Any help would be good

Kings Dominion: Any problems for overweight riders on coasters?

From Shannon Barnes
Posted March 17, 2009 at 8:27 AM
I'm not sure if anyone has asked something like this but any help would good.

I'm overweight (240) and I'm going to King Dominion this year. I was wondering if there are any roller coasters I'd have problems with? I went back in '07 and didn't have any problems, but I don't think I was this big back then.

Thank you.

From Eli Katzman
Posted March 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM
Shannon, everyone usually has weight problems here and there and/or thinks they are bigger than they actually are. Anyway, I think we had one for this about Busch Gardens Williamsburg a while back... James, can you please find it? That would be great.

So... are you tall? How tall are you? If you're something like more than 6'5'' (doubt you are; it's rare), than you most likely can't go on Volcano.

Anaconda, is a different story. Arrow (which was bankrupt, and the designer of Anaconda before that) makes trains that are for 8-year-olds that are super small. So, that's basically saying that it's hard to fit in it, no matter what. Same with Back Lot Stunt coaster, but that's not as bad. Dominator (unless you're tall) will fit you in nice and cozy, no matter the size. 240 isn't much, so yeah, you'll definitely fit in that. .... I love B&M...

Avalanche might be a problem, same with Ricochet, but these would all be problems if you were REALLY big, which I highly doubt, too. Flight of Fear isn't that bad, it's kinda big, probably big enough. Now, the woodies are a different discussion, but I won't go into that. Um... oh, and Shockwave is a stand up coaster, as you know, and that's not bad, just kinda narrow (the trains are).

So, I think that sums it up! Hope this helps!

From James Rao
Posted March 17, 2009 at 2:56 PM
Link from 2008 thread BGE....hope it is what you are looking for, Eli. Probably not much help at King's Dominion, tho.

From Shannon B
Posted March 18, 2009 at 12:07 AM
Thank you so much Eli. That pretty much helps me a lot, because, I don't plan on embarrassing myself on any of the rides. My family has decided to go on the opening day, so I'm very thankful for your quick reply so now, I can plan out what I want to ride -- I ride the coasters, only, which is why I asked about them.

Oh, and I'm about 5'4"-5'5".

From Eli Katzman
Posted March 18, 2009 at 4:01 PM
No Prob, shannon. Thanks, james, I just remembered that one, and I thought their weights were about the same.

Well, have fun! ... I'm going in '10... I'm mad I have to wait that long... If I get lucky, I'll go this year...

From Christy Shuman
Posted March 24, 2009 at 7:31 AM
Shannon, I went last year and was 210lbs. I had no problems with any of the rides. Hurler was a bit uncomfy b/c I was basically crammed in the seat, actually all the woodies are that way. At 240 I wouldnt think you'd have any problems, depends on where you carry your weight also. Im down to 190lbs now so I know I'll have no problems this year. Good luck and have fun.

From Eli Katzman
Posted March 26, 2009 at 5:31 PM
Good job, Christy!

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