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Weight restrictions at Busch Gardens Europe

Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Do you think I should even go and just save myself the embarrassment of not fitting on the ride?

From Jerrod g
Posted July 23, 2007 at 5:02 AM
Hello everyone I am a 5'8 300lbs. male solid, and I am going to Busch Gardens Europe in 2 weeks. I am alil worried about fitting on to the rides I like the most which are roller coasters. Do you think I should even go and just save myself the embarrassment of not fitting on the ride? Thanks to everyone with help.


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From steve lee
Posted July 24, 2007 at 2:21 PM
Jerrod, what are you accustomed to riding that gives you no problems? Busch Gardens is heavy on the B&M coasters, and those tend to be the most forgiving when it comes to size. Is there anything you've ridden lately that hasn't been an issue (so we can contrast it to what BGE has)

From R C
Posted July 24, 2007 at 3:30 PM
Jerrod,

We are locals and visit Busch about once a week.... Your concerns, in my opinion are warranted. I'd hate for you to miss out on the fun but the embarrassment of trying to fit in those rides can be more than just embarrassing. (My family knows this first hand!)

BG has those "try it before you wait in line" seats at some of the major roller coasters. Apollo's Chariot and Alpengeist for sure. My son and I don't remember if there is one for Griffon or not. (I'm thinking not!) My husband is a big guy (although not the same as you). He rode Griffon but was very uncomfortable and says he won't try it again. I rode it and found the seats very narrow for my behind! The seats on the Griffon seem to be even smaller than those on Apollo's Chariot.

Don't know if this information helps or not...but I wanted to let you know what we know! Enjoy your trip!

From Tyler W.
Posted July 24, 2007 at 4:18 PM
There is a testing seat for griffon and I believe that the bigger seats are the two in the very middle of every row.

From R C
Posted July 24, 2007 at 8:54 PM
Tyler, Thanks for the information about the larger seats on Griffon. We asked one of the BGE ride attendants but either he didn't understand our question or he didn't care to "deal" with us. We will try out the middle seats as well as ask again!
Our other son (after my earlier post this afternoon) corrected us about the "try me" Griffon seat! I actually came back here to "fix" my earlier remark!

Also, I'm not too sure where to post this: Re our trip today: We were (once again) dismayed at the clothing choices that so many BGE guests are choosing to wear and sadly for a $, BGE is allowing to enter the park. Why are bathing suits considered appropriate for a day there? Suddenly I'm an old prude when I start complaining of too much flesh being flashed (by young, old, pencil thin, and grossly obese alike)--no one seems to want to wear clothes anymore! (And it wasn't even THAT hot today!) Just had to complain about to someone! Thanks!

From Tyler W.
Posted July 25, 2007 at 5:05 AM
Yes it was only about 85 degrees today. You would think that the 50 something dollars that they paid to get in the park they could at least afford a shirt to wear over their bathing suit. It's not like this is Six Flags or anything. Also, can you post a trip report?

From Jerrod g
Posted July 25, 2007 at 9:12 AM
tha only time i had trouble on a roller coaster was at kings dominion. Tha 2 coasters were tha volcano and the outer limits. All the other coasters i tried to get on worked for me. But this was a time when i was shortier, and have grown taller much sense then. And sense back then tha shortier i was tha more i came out in my stomach area. Also i am on a diet tha is going well so i am slowly slimming down i hope by tha time i go my belly goes down even more.

P.S. Does all of tha coasters have bigger seats on them.

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