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Plus size and Forbidden Journey

Universal Orlando: Can plus size people ride Forbidden Journey? Does anyone know any measurements for this ride?

From kaci henderson
Posted April 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM
I would like to know if plus size people such as a 18W - 22W have been able to ride Harry Potter Forbidden Journey? Does anyone know any body measurements for this ride?


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From Amy Smith
Posted April 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM
It's sort of hard to give a specific size measurement for who can fit on Forbidden Journey. I wear size 20 jeans and I fit in the regular seats just fine, but my friend wears the same size and has to use the bigger seats (end seats), meanwhile our other friend wears a smaller size and doesn't fit at all. It really depends on how the weight is distributed.
The only advice I can give is to try it: sit down quickly and immediately yank the restraint down hard and fast - that way if you're in the maybe category you have a better shot of making it. (The test seats out front are wrong. The ones right by the loading platform are the exact seats but still occasionally don't catch everybody.)

From N B
Posted April 29, 2012 at 6:39 PM
FJ does have a test bench with restraints outside the ride so you can see how comfortable you are before getting in line.

From Amy Smith
Posted April 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM
NB, the test bench outside the ride is not right. It doesn't use the seats in the exact same configuration and therefore many people were getting the green light on them and then finding out they didn't actually fit once they got to the front of the line. The test seats at the end of the line are actually a ride vehicle that was pulled off the track so it's the exact seat. Even that can occasionally give a false positive if you get complacent and don't yank down hard enough on the restraints once on the actual ride.

From Jon Mathis
Posted May 15, 2012 at 3:45 PM
im a bigger guy(6 foot 4 in, 250 lbs, 38 in waist) and all i could fit in was the end seats. it was miserable otherwise

From Jon Mathis
Posted May 15, 2012 at 3:46 PM
im a bigger guy(6 foot 4 in, 250 lbs, 38 in waist) and all i could fit in was the end seats. it was miserable otherwise

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 15, 2012 at 7:16 PM
I saw Johnny Mathis perform in person a couple years ago. He didn't look that big. And I didn't know he liked theme parks and was on this site. How wonderful, wonderful.

From Michelle Kowalski
Posted May 17, 2012 at 1:29 AM
I went to IoA last year with My step mother and her best friend. They wear the same size as you and they were able to ride all the rides with no problems. Have a great time!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 17, 2012 at 4:07 AM
Welcome aboard, Michelle!

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