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Six Flags Weight Restrictions?

Six Flags Magic Mountain: Im overweight and just questioning what rides are good and bad to ride.

From Nicole Hiu
Posted March 4, 2007 at 12:13 AM
Hi, my cousin is getting married and her along with her fiance decided to combine the bachelor and bachelorette party and take the wedding party to six flags magic mountain. My concern is that i am a big girl. i am bout 300lbs, i wear 2x/3x clothes and am a size 24 in pants. I have never been to many theme parks. I went to California Adventures park and rode the SCREAMIN roller coaster and had no problem. But i am unsure about six flags. is there any suggestions of what rides i can and cannot ride. Any input would be wonderful. I just want to save myself the embarassment. Thank you!


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From Erik Yates
Posted March 4, 2007 at 10:34 AM
I know that they put weight restrictions on water slides.....though they do not enforce them...I'm not sure about the coasters. I think as long as you can fit in the seat, you can ride. I know thats how it is at parks like Islands of Adventure that provides modified seating on their coasters.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 4, 2007 at 12:35 PM
Really? Modified Seating? Cool!


If you could fit in Californian Screamin, I do not see it being too much of a problem at Magic Mountain.

From Erik Yates
Posted March 4, 2007 at 8:11 PM
Yeah, modified seating....for fatties like me Anthony. Its not on every car, just certain seats. And Busch does it as well.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 4, 2007 at 11:24 PM
Well I am not too skinny either!

That reminds me! I need to stay on my New Year's Resolution!


That might say something about our society in general with the bigger seats and all. I wonder if Disney does or will do this.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted March 5, 2007 at 2:45 PM
Well I used to be about the same size I liked to never had gotten in the GA Cyclone seats but the inverted, standups, floorless coasters haven't been any trouble at all, neither has regular coasters like viper, Loch Ness, Ninja, BBWolf, etc. SFOG Ninja & GASM was a slight snug fit but nothing like the Cyclone. I'm happy to say I've lost SOME weight but still have trouble w/certain coaster trains like the Cylone but I did ok w/Colossus, Rattler, Rebel Yell, Hurler, which, like Roy Scream was a slight snug fit but nothing like Cyclone & did fine on any of the reg. steelies which had enough room. Weird huh. Just keep in mind that it seems, for me anyway in my opinion just for myself, as though the older models like viper, SFOG Ninja, etc. have a narrow fit as opposed to newer ones like the floorless, inverts & standups which I know the inverts have special seats just for larger people like me, they're usually rows 5-6 or 4-5, I know that Alpengeist had a sign posted telling which seats were the larger seats. As far as SFMM, you might fit in Viper, Superman, Ninja. You most likely will fit in Riddler's Revenge, Batman, Colossus, Scream, & Goliath but dunno about X, Revolution, DeJaVu, the mine train or Tatsu since I haven't ridden those 5. Hope this helps.

From Sara Giba
Posted March 8, 2008 at 11:06 AM
So, I know it's a year later but how did it go? I'm overweight too but never had any problem with any ride, except batman. For some reason, and maybe it's the way I'm built, after the shoulder harness comes down it takes the attendant a lot of push to get my belt snapped in the crotch. Anyone else experience this?

From Justin Spisto
Posted March 8, 2008 at 11:33 AM
Ya you should be fine on all B&M. Try to aviod arrows like viper, and revolution the seats are tight for me and im not over weight. But im also 6 foot 1.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted March 11, 2008 at 10:54 AM
Not on that one but liked to have never gotten the belt clicked on UltraTwister or Poltergeist which I've ridden several times but for some reason last time, cudn't hardly get it done & I'd LOST some weight by that time.

From John Smith
Posted March 12, 2008 at 7:33 AM
i don't know of any "weight restrictions" on the roller coasters. but if the safety restraints do not close the way they are designed to, then that person won't be allowed to ride. the park doesn't make the rules, the state doesn't make the rules, it's the company that made the ride that makes the rules. one time, i was trying to secure a guest on a roller coaster and the safety bar just would not close. i tried and tried using all my weight (i'm a big guy too) with no luck. she wasn't huge, but her legs were and that prevented the lap bar from securing properly. she wanted to see a supervisor. she stated that we embaresed her trying to secure the lap bar. did i get in trouble? no, because i went by the book and it was a safety issue. same thing with kids not tall enough to ride a ride. again, safety issue. i would hear it all from upset parents. "my kid already rode it" sorry. not going to put YOUR child's safety in danger just because you didn't check the height limit that is posted at the begining of the line.

From Robert Cardenas
Posted May 25, 2008 at 11:50 PM
Well, I just went to SFMM last weekend, and the one coaster that I had a problem with was Batman. the strap was about 4 inches away from the fastener, and took the help of the attendant and not breathing deeply for the duration of the ride to get on. Now I'm not a small guy (5'8 270lbs 54 jacket size), but I thought that it was strange, because six months eariler, I went to Disneyland, and my wife and I fit in Space Mountain with no problems(I was in the 290 range then, and My wife was over 310). Just wondering if it's the way B&M made it or what. I guess I'll find out when I'm on Flight Deck later today at California's Great America.

From alida baileyu
Posted June 28, 2008 at 2:08 PM
regarding magic mountain california, the only ride that you may not be able to fit in is the riddler. scream has a special seat (there are two belt that meet on the middle versus one between the legs) colossus, viper and all the older coasters have lap belts that work fine. looks like could just be a bit tight

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted July 1, 2008 at 12:07 PM
I disagree, Riddler's is a standup, they have a lot more room than even the floorless type like Scream because the harness is only over the shoulder, your lower body is not sitting IN anything, just on a little bitty bicycle seat which might pinch your rump but since there's no restrictive box to sit in you're basically "free to move about the cabin" so-to-speak. As for Batman, I've never had any trouble latching down & my top half is quite a bit bigger than my bottom half so you'd think I'd have trouble latching down or buckling but so far I haven't, I've only had trouble in certain woodies & Arrows. I've only ridden a couple of Scwartzkopfs like Revolution & Rev was closed when I went so I really can't tell you about that one, especially since I think it still has OTS Restraints which is odd for them because they usually only have a lap bar in most cases. The suspended coasters like the Ninja at SFMM may be kinda hard getting in/out of, I usually have trouble w/that but once I'm in I'm okay. Anyway, I hope you had a good time.

From George Abagis
Posted July 19, 2008 at 5:06 PM
this is off topic but im 5'10 and weigh 240 pounds and when i sit down my stomach in 12 inches would i have any problem on the rides?
i'v bean to SFNE and went on super man but it was a tight fit but iv lost 15 pounds since then.
some one please tell me cuz i don't want to drive a day and not get on the good rides

From lan jav
Posted June 7, 2009 at 12:26 PM
I'm not sure about the rides at MAGIC MOUNTAIN, but At SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA, I can tell you specifically which rides are good for bigger people, Maybe you can compare them to the rides there.. The rides that have harness that click with a seatbelt at the bottom connecting the harness to the bottom can be VERY HARD TO GET INTO SINC THEY HAVE TO BE CLICKED BY A NON-ADJUSTABLE BELT, BUT THOSE THAT HAVE JUST A LAP BAR SHOULD BE OKAY, AND EVEN THE HARNESS THAT DONT HAVE AN EXTRA BELT TO LOCK IT IT SHOULD BE OKAY, BUT I WOULD CHECK ANY WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS ON THOSE FOR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, BECAUSE I HEARD SOME OF THEM HAVE LIKE A 250 LB. LIMIT, SUCH AS SUPERMAN WHERE YOUR FACING THE GROUND AND ONLY BEING HELD BY A HARNESS.... BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY, I HOPE YOU HAVE FUN AND SAFE TRIP!

From Anthony Aldridge
Posted June 7, 2009 at 2:21 PM
I can't really tell you about Six Flags Magic Mountain but im sure it is like my local park Six Flags ST. Louis there should be signs in the ride ques also you may ask a ride operator but if you are really unsure go to guest services and ask about which rides they will let you ride.

From Sean McGinley
Posted August 31, 2009 at 3:18 AM
I just went to Six Flags Great Adventure yesterday. I am about 5"9" 300Lbs and although I still have somewhat of an athletic build I am still plenty fat around the waist.

Roller Coasters and Fit.

Superman - Good fit with plenty of room to spare.

Scream Machine - No problem

Nitro - Little snug but in there.

Rolling Thunder, Dark Night, Skull Mountain - Tight but not really a problem.

Bizzaro - Renovated Medusa. There is a big person seat in row 5. It was the only ride that I saw yesterday that said that specifically. It was still a very tight fit though... Not uncomfortable but took a good amount of force to get it buckled.

Batman - No way... Couldn't squeeze the seatbelt in.

El Toro - Not even close. Lap seat belt had a good 6 inches left to be able to close... I saw normal sized men squeezed into this ride. I asked about any rows with bigger seats and they said there weren't any. This ride seemed to just be built small.

From carolina herrera
Posted May 18, 2010 at 9:29 PM
After researching the internet for a couple of days on weight restrictions for Magic Mountain I found nothing that could really help out. Of course some of the writers on this thread made me feel a little better but was still extremely nervous to go to Six Flags Magic Mountain since I didn’t want to embarrass myself. After sending them e-mails asking about weight restriction and test seats I got such bias answers that I just decided to go.

There are no weight restrictions in any ride. Basically if you can lock the restraints you can ride. I am a big girl at 300lbs and 5’4 inches tall. I wear a 22 size pants and a 2x/3x blouse size. If you’re a girl, you have to realize that the reason why you might not fits it’s because of your thighs and not your stomach.

Rides that you will fit

All water rides
X2
Viper
Déjà vu
Terminator (tight snug but in)
Colossus
Ninja
Goliath
Superman
Revolution

Stay away from Scream and Riddler Revenge you will not fit.

My friend who is a male 6’0 and 300lbs was able to ride every single ride including the Scream (tight snug) and the Riddler Revenge (good fit). I guess men have a better body type for the rides.

Hopefully this helps. Enjoy the trip and stop worrying about fitting in the rides.

From Andreea Woo
Posted November 24, 2010 at 11:26 PM
This question is for carolina herrera
did you ride batman? and how was the fit?

From Mandy Reynolds
Posted May 14, 2011 at 10:29 PM
I'm going to six flags in calfornia in August and wanted to know if there is a weight limit on any of the rides?? Please let me know...I would very much appercatie it Thanks=-)

From Thomas Nilon
Posted June 1, 2011 at 7:57 AM
Ok I'm 6 4 280 and I worry about the rides to but I just went to magic mountain and here is how I fit on the rides
X2: Good fit
Viper: barley fit (legs were to long)
Tatsu: Good fit
De ja vu: too tall :(
Apacolypse (terminator): ok fit a little tight
Ninja: sit in the front part of the car couldn't fit in back
Riddlers revenge: too big
Scream: sat in the seat for big guys and fit
Goliath: plenty of room on that bad boy
Didn't ride colassus or batman
Hope this helps can someone make me a list for cedar point? Thanks

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