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Help on ride limits for a woman.

Cedar Point: Will I be able to ride?

From Jen Sanders
Posted May 14, 2009 at 12:17 PM
I know there are a lot of questions on weight and ability to fit on rides but I don't see many from women. I had a baby late last year and after months of bedrest and illness following her birth I peaked at 260lbs. I am currently 240lbs and 5ft 7in tall. Cedar Point has always been a great way to get away for the day for my hubby and I since it's so close. Will I be able to ride the rides?? I wear a size 18 in pants right now and a size 14/16 in shirts. Anyone of similar size had an OK situation with rides?? Obviously I'm hoping to be much slimmer by the end of summer but we're planning on going this Tuesday with some friends and I don't want to be embarrassed. Thanks!


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From Derek Potter
Posted May 14, 2009 at 12:51 PM
The rides that larger sized people may have issue on are..

Millennium Force
Dragster
Maverick
Wicked Twister

It's more of a proportion issue than a weight one. They have test seats at the entrance to the queue so you can try them out before riding. I'm pretty sure you should be fine on all the other rides.

From Audra Distler
Posted May 14, 2009 at 1:29 PM
If you have a stomach that sticks out a lot, it may be a problem on Millennium. My mom is overweight, and mostly in her stomach, and she has trouble getting on. She doesn't have problems on any other rides. Like Derek said, a lot of it has to do with how you are proportioned. :)

From Scottland Jacobson
Posted May 14, 2009 at 4:13 PM
Agreed. I've been with people who were tall and big - and they had all sorts of problems. The front of the cars in Milennium are often better than the back. I had to buckle my friend in on several rides - but I got the seatbelt to click! You should get in first, then have your husband try to buckle the belt for you. The four rides mentioned above are defnitely the problematic ones.

From Ben James
Posted May 15, 2009 at 8:42 AM
Wicked Twister is a hip issue if they are to wide or big, than you will not fit.

On TTD and MF I was able to get on because my stomach is more dunlap and I could easily slide the belt under.

On Maverick you should be able to fit on pretty easy. You just have to fit the "cage" of restraints for the ride.

From Sam T
Posted May 18, 2009 at 9:55 PM
Jen, could you please let us know how your trip goes? I am going with some friends this summer and some members of the group have concerns about this issue as well. You're right, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of useful info out there. Would really like to know someone's personal experience before we go on the trip.

From Tyler S
Posted May 29, 2009 at 2:59 PM
I'm a 16 or an 18 (depending on the clothing) and weigh 200 lbs. I'm a little bigger on the bottom than on the top, but am still on the bustier side. I went to cedar point a two summers ago and didn't have any problems. I weighed around 195 at the time.

I used to go all of the time. We lived only a hour and a half away so we used to get season passes all of the time. I can only remember once someone getting off the ride because they didn't fit. And she wasn't even that big, it was just her proportions.

Hope that helps!

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