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Fat people and rides at Kings Dominion?

Kings Dominion: Is it possible to have fun while being fat @ Kings Dominion?

From Nicole Jackson
Posted April 5, 2008 at 3:15 PM
I'm fat. Really fat. Trying to lose weight but by next month when my husband and kids want to go, I'll still be fat. Will I be able to ride ANY of the rides @ Kings Dominion or would it be better to not even go yet?


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From Jake Rivers
Posted April 5, 2008 at 8:36 PM
LMAO is all I can say about this Topic.....

From Kelly Smith
Posted April 6, 2008 at 8:42 AM
Oh Jake, you're always so delightful and helpful. A real asset to these discussion boards, I tell you what.

To the OP: I'm sorry, I don't know. I hope someone here will be able to answer.

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 6, 2008 at 6:58 PM
Nicole, I'm sorry that you think about yourself that way, but unfortunately, you asked an honest question and I will you give you an honest answer, first of all, jake is a jerk, dont listen to anything he has to say, and second of all, most rollercoasters, don't accomidate heavier occupants, until you practice a healthier lifestyle, your vacation will probably be better spent somewhere else... Good luck in your weight loss and try to enjoy your vacation... =)

From Eli Katzman
Posted April 6, 2008 at 7:03 PM
Okay, first off, even without seeing you phisically, I know you're not really fat. I think I'm fat, and EVERYONE; literally EVERYONE; tells me I'm not fat. Anyway, you shouldn't really take my word on this one, because I only know about "big people" on Griffon at BGE. They might send you back if you're a little to big, but at the "lap bar" rides, they will PROBABLY let you go on. Because I don't know that much about this, just check KD's sight, and if it doesn't say, look for their e-mail adress and contact there.

From Allen jones
Posted April 6, 2008 at 7:33 PM
Well im not fat but the restraints on the rides are relly tight and seem to tighten as you ride so it is uncomforatble for everyone in my opinion. Also on some rides there like anaconda you have to press down to release yourself. I had a time doing that. I heldd up the line big time. I hate the restrainents there

From Eli Katzman
Posted April 7, 2008 at 7:10 AM
the rides aren't very comfortable either.... But I still love 'em

From Nicole Jackson
Posted April 8, 2008 at 8:06 AM
thanks you guys, for your honesty. I do appreciate the answers. I think I'll just go and watch the kids having fun.

From Eli Katzman
Posted April 8, 2008 at 1:58 PM
come on, try some out! If you think you'll get embaressed for some reason from your phisical appearence, you'll probably get the same "behind the back" comment sitting on a bench as waiting in line for a ride. If I were you, I would kick it back a little, but try SOMETHING. If the kids you plan to watch are yours, then it will be more fun though.

From Eli Katzman
Posted April 8, 2008 at 1:58 PM
I'm sorry if that sounded bossy or mean...

From Christy Shuman
Posted April 8, 2008 at 2:08 PM
I'm about 200lbs, overweight but not extremley fat. I dont know what your definition of really fat is. I have had no problems on any rides anywhere I go, including KD.

From Dan Rosenberg
Posted April 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM
I think anyone can have fun there. I'm overwieght so I'd tease myself that my extra weight will make the ride go faster

From Marcy Blazejak
Posted August 5, 2008 at 11:42 AM
Great question! I don't consider myself over weight. I am 150lbs and 5'6", but when I put my but in the Grizzly...it was tight. There really isn't a lot of "extra space" on these rides, which I think is totally unfair for todays society!!

From George Abagis
Posted August 5, 2008 at 4:35 PM
That's a hard question to answer because you didn't really describe yourself that well. I think you might get a better answer if you tell us how much you weigh or something. I hope that didn't seam mean or anything. I also think I'm super fat and i fit on everything at all the parks I go to but they were tight but thats when i had a 40 inch waist. But like you I went on a diet and fit fine into 36 inch waist pants. so i think if you aren't over a 42 inch waist you will be fine on everything.

Good luke hope you have fun =)
Also good luck on loosing weight thats hard to.

From Peter Stephens
Posted August 5, 2008 at 5:08 PM
All of the wooden coasters have narrow seats. I'm a fair-sized man (a little over 200#) and my backside is about all those cars can handle. Dominator and Volcano (the two top coasters) are more accommodating. Avalanche, Triple Spin, Scrambler and the Flying Eagles are great rides that can handle the larger guest. The water rides are probably ok, too, as is the carousel. Avoid the ever-painful Shockwave and Anaconda. (You won't be missing anything by skipping those two!) The Swings aren't a good choice for overweight folks, nor is the Stunt Coaster, Ricochet or Flight of Fear because of seat size/width. The real key to having a good time will be avoiding crowds (weekends) and high temperatures. KD is a fun park. You have fun!

From Christy Shuman
Posted August 6, 2008 at 2:56 PM
Marcey-I know what you mean by the "tight" fit on the woodies there. Im surprised I even fit but surprisingly I do and Im 200lbs 5''5. but yes it is a tight fit.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted August 9, 2008 at 9:25 PM
Well, I fit everything that I rode. I/we didn't ride everything & Grizzley was closed when we were there so dunno 'bout that one but I know I fit just fine in Rebel Yell, Hurler, & FoF. Depends on what you mean by "really fat". The only thing I can suggest it just try it, if you fit...great...if not well it just wasn't meant to be. Good luck & have a great time nonetheless.

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