Please Help = too big for the rides ???
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Worst problem I can recall from the '09 trip, was that a couple of times it was a tiny bit awkward to get TO a seat on some attractions - Kali River Rapids, for example; the space between seats, that you climb/step through to get into the boat, is a bit narrow. (once in a seat, though, I was fine.)
But otherwise? Yeah, not a problem, anywhere.
From left to right:
Myself, Cinderella, Jeremy, and Krisna.
The last time I went I was 5'2", 215 (less now). I am an apple shape so I thought the waist would be an issue. But I was able to fit into every single ride at WDW without any trouble. My closest call was getting through the turnstiles at Pirates, but only because it hits me in a bad spot, if I were taller it wouldn't. I still walked right through without trouble, I just noticed it was smaller than some turnstiles. I rode Mission: Space, Test Track, Tower of Terror, Rockin Rollercoaster, Soarin' (I do think the Soarin' chairs could be deeper, IMO), every "kiddie" ride, Haunted Mansion, all the mountains -- had no trouble. I can't think of any area where I didn't fit.
As we just completed our fist ever trip to Disney, I thought I'd throw my two cents in. I was really worried about this, being 5' 10" and 270lbs, most of which is in my stomach. Disney is absolutely, hands down, the best park I've ever been to as far as this is concerned. I rode everything from Rock n Roller Coaster to Star Tours to Space Mountain to Dumbo and Soarin' and had NO problem in any of them, Some were a little hard to get in and out (Rock n Roller Coaster and Space Mountain, for example) but I think they might be a little awkward for anyone. I wish Disney made the plane I'm going to have to take home on Friday (let the post-Disney depression begin).
I just wanted to share a pooh sized tip for the belt on Kali. Sitting down I couldn't quite get the belt to buckle, so I stood up and buckled the belt around my thigh area, and then just kinda "sit" into the belt. It worked great for me. Much less embarrassing the second time around too!
Thanks for posting these sections, its a sensitive issue for some of us. Ihave a daughter who is large and I am large, so we were very concerned, I even had a nightmare about it, so i was very grateful to see these postings thanks all
Does anyone know how the seats are on these two rides? I am getting a bit scared. Maybe I won't head over to Universal.
Universal is difficult for large sizes. Husband did not like Universal for that fact. Alot of rides he could not get on. I'm large size too and barely fit on some. If I had gone a year earlier I would not have been able to ride either.
I have heard lately that they changed the belts on Kali River Rapids and that some. Does anyone know if this is true. They used to go over 2 people I thought but now just do individual. Any insights would be great.