Too Hippy for Nessie?Busch Gardens Williamsburg: At 5'9", 260 pounds and carrying much of that in my hips and thighs, will I fit the Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens?
From Sherry FortunaI am female, 5'9", 260 lbs, wear a size 20 to 22 and carry most of my weight in my hips and thighs. I will definitely use the larger size seats where available, but would like to hear from anyone who is comparable in size to see if I will be able to ride the Loch Ness Monster. This is the most important one to ride because it is the one my son most wants to try so any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
Posted August 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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From Russell MeyerLoch Ness Monster is pretty accomodating. It has the standard Arrow over-the-shoulder restraints (OTSRs) that are typically only limiting on extremely tall people (over 6'6").
Posted August 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM
You probably won't have a problem with any of Busch Gardens' coasters. Apollo's Chariot is probably the most limiting, as it tends to weed out those with extremely large waistlines. Alpengeist has standard B&M OTSRs that weed out those with large chests, but rows 4 and 5 have special seats that can allow those guests to ride. Griffon has those special seats on all 3 rows of the train, so there's no need to sit in an indesirable train location if you aren't able to fit in a normal one. Verbolten has a simple lapbar that can take just about everyone.
Large-hipped people tend to have trouble with woodies and Intamin's, so since there are neither at BGW, you should be fine.
From Sherry FortunaRussell thank you so much! You have helped me tremendously and I feel much better about going now...you are great!!
Posted August 26, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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