Were both Pooh-sizedIm more Pooh than she. The only issue a person of size might run into is the guest restraints not fitting properly on certain rides. I know Im fat, thats not my question. That was a godsend! If you dont have a big belly you should be alright. Hi, Grandpa and I are headed to WDW this summer and Im concerned that we (mostly Me) may not be able to ride some of the rides, at least not together. Great information on the site. They lock in the legs and the midsection, so for plus-sized riders, they may be more uncomfortable. I also could not ride the river rapids ride beacause I couldnt close the seatbelt (very embarrassed ) had to get up and walk off the raft but my wife and daughter were able to ride. I am 59 350 lbs. Leg room on Its a Small World is a bit tight I found on my last trip. They can even make some adjustments if necessary to accommodate you. Plan your day so you are not going back and forth: explore one area and move on. Typically the belts are long enough, but if they arent there are extenders available. So I have booked a week at the parks for me my son and my wife!!! It was a bit restrictive, but I was not in any discomfort or pain. I was very nervous about riding the mine train because of all that was said about it being smaller. Make sure to look out for signs warning you about body size restrictions these rides are not for big folks other than that I still had a good time. Thank you again! On Space Mountain the car is not real roomy, but big enough for wide bodies. While rides like Expedition Everest can be helpful for guests riding with a smaller person as the lap-bar is not shared, it is worth noting that the individual lap-bars can be more problematic for guests who carry their weight in their hips and thighs. Thanks! Space Mountain has a T-bar that comes up between your legs and holds you in. Im not quite sure what else I can say. i have read the other comments and noticed i am much bigger than most on here. The last thing I want to do is have the ride delayed for an hour while they search for enough muscle to get me out! Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is one ride that can give big people problems. Any first hand experiences?? The only rides that have turnstiles (that I can remember) are Carousel of Progress, the railroad at Magic Kingdom (NOT Big Thunder Mountain Railroad), the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, and the Liberty Belle riverboat. I am going to Disney world in a few weeks. The Space Mountain T-bar is the same way. Im 54 and 425 lbs. I am headed to Disney World in Sept. 2018. I was able to ride EVERYTHING at Disney. (Dont worry though, if it isnt safe for you to ride together cast members will let you know. I just learned that splash mountain logs now have lap bars. Roller coasters and other fast rides are where vehicles start getting a little more constrictive. This provides you with multiple benefits. We spent 3 days in Universal and 5 at the Disney parks. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train might be uncomfortable but he should be able to get on. Just make sure the weight is evenly distributed among the boat passengers. I'm more than just fluffy. #6. Mom and I are Pooh sized too. Take note that a $100 credit card deposit is required for strollers rented at Disney Springs. Some were a little snug, but I have always been able to enjoy the rides. Most of the rides where you share a lap bar restraint are mild (like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) and some have none at all (Pirates of the Caribbean). For the most part the same thing applies. But I have large in both height and weight. ?aka not fitting at universal.. Im still a little worried but Im hoping itll work out! Mining train did not go on notoriously small from what I have read. I actually cried knowing that I will be able to enjoy the rides with my young children without tears being shed because I cant fit. As far as the walking goes, I will just have to take my time and rest when necessary. Its found outside of the ride itself, so you can check things out before you stand in a long line. To make the ride vehicle more immersive and believable that you are riding a motorcycle, Imagineers made the restraint system very restrictive and compact. Just a word of caution to big boned tourists visiting Universal Studios in Orlando. I hope you dont take this the wrong way, but you are Pooh (as in Winnie the Pooh) sized. Im concerned we wont be able to fit on the rides together. Im worried about the rides there. Did You Notice How Disneyland's Runaway Railway Was "Plussed" Versus Disney World's? I love this article thank you very much it makes my trip to WDW not so worrisome!!!! Splash Mountain: no issue at all, I easily fit into a seat by myself. There have been lots of grumblings about the small seats on the Mine Train. Disney is a very inclusive company, so most of the rides are very non-restrictive, but for some tighter rides with unusual ride vehicles like Tron and Avatar Flight of Passage. The majority of people that dont fit into Flight of Passage its because of their calves. Single Rider at Disneyland: The Only Guide You Need! Adulting is for the birds, so I go to Disney World every chance I get for that magical escape from reality. Will i have any problem? Come visit and you will see why they call Disney the Happiest Place on Earth. Disney Cast Members have been trained in advance to accommodate individuals who need to move for their own comfort. I didnt not try Rockin Roller Coaster because the son is too short, but Id ride any ride without fear. There are always minimum height requirements on several rides for safety reasons. Ill be going down to WDW in a few weeks and had a bad experience at ValleyFair here in Minnesota where I tried to ride a roller coaster and the restraint wouldnt lock. I wouldnt worry too much. i hopefully will be in better shape before going but im happy to know that Disney will accommodate even me! The only problem will come if you have mobility problems and cant climb up and down. Walt Disney World Resort does its best to include all riders of all sizes, even providing options when a plus-sized visitor wants to join in the fun. You will be fine. Hi we are visiting magic Kingdom in march for spring break. Jun 27, 2017. She rode, I did not. My experience has been that I have had no trouble on lap restraint rides, as I'm heaviest in my . I have never been so I super excited, but also nervous that I wont fit. One less accommodating (but still mostly doable) ride with this kind of restraint system is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Youll be behind 300 marathon runners and still have to wait several hours for it. Thanks for the comments and I am also pooh size at 53/297lbs. Copyright 2009-2020 Theme Park Tourist, website by Siruss. Thanks so much for this site. Ive had to get out of a rollercoaster car before and I dont want to repeat that. The harnesses work very well for broad-shouldered (as one who has broad shoulders). Weight limits Disney World Height Requirements in each park Magic Kingdom EPCOT Hollywood Studios Animal Kingdom Typhoon Lagoon Blizzard Beach Minimum Height requirements at Disney World 54 inches 48 inches 44 inches 42 inches 40 inches 38 inches 35 inches 32 inches Attractions and rides with no height requirements Magic Kingdom Animal Kingdom There are a couple that have lap bars that might have some issues, but he will be fine on almost all of them. Overall though, you should be good to go & enjoy! No belts no bars no issues. Im a large man at 61 and 370 with a 50 waist I was very nervous having been to other parks and not being able to ride anything. Avatar has a ride vehicle similar to TRON where the rider leans all the way forward and they are closed in by bars coming up the back and calves. I did skip Test Track, as I didnt want to struggle but that was a personal choice. Although, I do think that they need to design virtual experiences for those who cant ride for whatever reason, weight, prosthetic, or simply not tall enough. I am 68 and around 400 lbs. My family and I are going to be going to Disney World in March on a trip through Dream Connection. I promise. Mission Space isnt a problem. I am fat at 350lbs and 56. Now imagine thats your head. I am also partially handicapped and am in a wheelchair (not due to the weight, but other medical reasons which thus caused the weight gain). I am a larger person, about 270, but actively working on my weight, and am about to be going on a trip with a group. For the most part no, you wont have any problems. You wont be denied. Any advice? West Coaster here. Unfortunately, my jumbo thighs and calves kept the ride leg restraint from locking in. Any thoughts on me fitting? There are lots of reports that bigger people dont fit on the rides over there. For the 511 370 person. Of all of the roller coasters in Walt Disney World, Rock n Roller Coaster has the tightest seats of them all! Space Mountain: I was worried about this one. Although there are no weight restrictions on the Flight of Passage ride, there are some other limitations that could restrict you from getting on board. Im 59 350 very evenly distributed stomach may be the biggest and broad shoulders. Thanks so much! Any tips on Animal Kingdom? But the seat is wide enough and the seatbelt pulls out really far. Just like any ride at a Walt Disney World Resort or park, they do what they can to ensure comfort and accessibility for all guests. Latest Walt Disney World News Coming Soon Remy's Ratatouille Adventure - Late 2020 Epcot Space Restaurant - 2020 TRON Coaster - Spring 2021 Epcot Play Pavilion - Early 2021 Guardians of the Galaxy - Spring 2021 Clint Gamache, the owner of ThrillGeek website, said he noticed more people struggling with the leg restraints than with size matters . In fact, that is what they are there for. I have been to Universal I rode everything i wanted to ride but that was before Harry Potter stuff was added. Me and my family are going to Disney World for the first time this year. In some cases, some other advance preparation is necessary. What is the weight limit? Check out this video that shows the boarding process for the Disney Skyliner. Youll be fine on most rides. The restraint is an over the shoulder collar. Im a little more at ease but know my anxiety level will be up once Im in line. The calf bar wouldnt lock. We are traveling to Disney in April and my husband and his friend are both linemen on a semi pro football team. I assume the boat ride will be fat friendly but the Flight of Passage looks problematic. Their services are 100% FREE to you! Omg thank you for this. Ive never been to Disney World and really want to go but Id be afraid of the investment if I have to ride alone. Ok. Im large AND tall and I got every ride. Do you think all the rest of the rides I will be ok with? Right off the bat, let us tell you that Disney World rides and attractions are designed for guests of all shapes and sizes. Its time to play the music. As long as the restraint bar can lock you are free to ride! So, thank you very much. Once I told my husband the strategies we used and how I already pretty much picked out which rides to do we shouldnt have any problems and he felt a lot better about it but on splash mountain do you think they would let us have a log with just the two of us? As previously stated, There are height limits on some rides but there are no weight limits on any rides at Walt Disney World. For Walt Disney World dining, please book your reservation online. We visit Silver Dollar City pretty regularly and I recently had to endure the walk of shame there. So Im 61 340 pounds with a 54 chest. What rides should I stay away from? Finally, I hope I never grow tired of skipping down Main Street, USA, and my dream come true would be friends with the Fairy Godmother in my old age. Im 58, 400lbs and have had zero issues with any Disney World ride, Space Mountain is a giant pain to get out of and the only thing I havent dared to try is Seven Dwarfs, otherwise everything is wonderful. Im not quite sure what you are asking, but all the Disney Parks are very Pooh friendly. Until now. (http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/disney-parks-disability-access-service-card-fact-sheet/). My Disney Experience. Another option is to choose a ride that offers bench seats. A larger person who carries their weight above their waist would have an easier time getting into Expedition Everest than a smaller person who carries their weight in their thighs. For example, if you have ever ridden in Space Mountain you may remember feeling terrified to put up your hands because of how close you feel to the steel beams above you. Rides for Plus Sized Disney Fans to Avoid, Expedition Everest Legends of the Forbidden Mountain, Rock n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Rides That Might Be Uncomfortable for the Really Tall in Disney, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover , Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid . I now, finally, feel at ease that I will fit on the DW rides with my 7-year-old daughter. My husband is 6 foot 4 inches and 375 lbs. If you were on the same row, you can always use the mom bar (mom throwing an arm over the kid) if its needed, but its not really needed. I think you should be fine as far as rides at Universal. I just want to thank you for easing my mind on the subject. I went on this ride seven times! So no issues there. No, you will not be decapitated on Space Mountain if youre over 7 feet tall, but just the nerves of it can really ruin a good time. Any rides I might have a problem going on? I'm a big girl. The best option to see if you are a good fit for a Disney ride is to check one of the test seats. I too am a pooh and unlike theme parks in other countries, Disney does not discriminate against size so you can enjoy the park too. I am confident that I will fit on most rides at the parks but I have heard flight of passage is a bit fat-unfriendly. I think Ill fit in most stuff based on this info (thanks btw). I commented on this page about a year ago with my experience as a Pooh-sized person at Disney. I am 510 360 i carry most of my weight in my thighs and butt, not to big in the stomach, with very broad shoulders. I weigh 325lbs. Its all based on how the ride was designed. PS. However, Ive never been to Disney before. 7 Refurbishments And Closures Happening Now At Universal Orlando Resort (March 2023), Wondrous Journeys Music Now OFFICIALLY Available To Stream, Lagoon: The Historic Theme Park That Was Nearly Destroyed. I am very excited to ride almost all rides in all 4 parks especially flight of passage, seven dwarfs mine train, and Expedition Everest. Sat in front of boat. I speak from experience on this one. Read that again: Walt Disney World has no weight limits on ANY of their rides. The only other ride other than Seven Dwarfs (and you could probably ride that one it just might be uncomfortable) you might have problems with is Flight of Passage. Im concerned I wont fit. Are Disney Rides An Walt Disney World Resort Fat-Friendly? I am very concerned about looks and have had extreme anxiety for most of my life, so this happening at the park with my group would be absolutely mortifying. Star Tours/ Radiator Springs Racers/ Soarin/ Other seat belt rides: I pull the seat belt out before being seated. Seat was a bit tight sat in last car lap bar a bit snug but got on. Do you know how SeaWorld rides are in Orlando?