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razza1987 09-25-2012 10:55 AM

Disneyland For Big People?
 
I am a large person. Approximately 295 pounds. I am wondering if I would have trouble with any of the rides at Disneyland

onecutemouse 09-25-2012 11:07 AM

Hi Razza,
You should not have any issues, a couple of the rides might be a little bit of a squeeze but not too bad.

wdw_monster 09-25-2012 11:09 AM

Don't worry at all, my husband is 350 and I'm about 275 and we fit perfectly on everything

twinkletink 09-25-2012 11:17 AM

I found this thread while poking around for something else...but found it very helpful.



Hope that helps :)

Luliemouse 09-25-2012 11:52 AM

The Hubby and I are both tall. I'm 5'8 size 26 and hubby is 6'3 about 295.

We have no issues in the parks what so ever... There are some attractions that have no leg room or that are a little tight...

Luliemouse 09-25-2012 11:53 AM

This might help some...

Alice in Wonderland – Lap bar, No leg room
Astro Orbitor- Seat belt pretty long
Autopia –Seat belt, No leg room
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Lap Bar
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters – Lap bar
Captain EO Starring Michael Jackson – Theater seats… Small if you have big hips or larger behind
Casey Jr. Circus Train – tight leg space… Try for cage, no restraints and more leg room.
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes – No restraint – Just need balance :)
Disneyland Monorail – Bench seating
Disneyland Railroad- Bench seating
The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln - Theater seats… Small if you have big hips or larger behind
Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Seat belt, good leg room
Enchanted Tiki Room- Bench seating
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – no restraints, very tight space…
Gadget's Go Coaster – Lap Bar- No go if your taller than 5’8
Haunted Mansion – Lap Bar
Indiana Jones Adventure – Seat Belt VERY long *tip* Put your seat belt on before you sit down… it’s easier!
"it's a small world" – Bench seating no restraints
Jungle Cruise Bench- seating no restraints
King Arthur Carrousel – Bench seats for adults! There is only one got to act quick!
Mad Tea Party – Might be hard to turn… No Leg room , No restraints.
Main Street Vehicles –No issues, no restraints
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Lap Bar
Matterhorn Bobsleds – No leg room – Just changed ride cars… Haven’t ridden in new cars.
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride– Lap Bar
Peter Pan's Flight– Lap Bar
Pinocchio's Daring Journey– Lap Bar - No leg room
Pirates of the Caribbean – Bench Seating
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin – Lap bar
Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough – tight spaces LOTS of Stairs.
Snow White's Scary Adventures – Lap Bar – No leg room
Space Mountain- TIGHT space, No leg room
Splash Mountain – No restraints
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – Seat Belt VERY long *tip* Put your seat belt on before you sit down… it’s easier!
Storybook Land Canal Boats – No restraints
Tarzan's Treehouse – Walk though… Lots of stairs!

Luliemouse 09-25-2012 12:22 PM

Here's my DCA List
 
California Screamin'—Over the shoulder Bar
Disney's Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular-- Theater seats… Small if you have big hips or larger behind
Flik's Flyers – Bench Seating
Francis' Ladybug Boogie – Seat Belt
Golden Zephyr – Seat Belt -LONG
Goofy's Sky School – Lap bar… VERY tight fit, no leg room. I dislike this ride… it’s like whiplash!
Grizzly River Run – Seat belt… They have extenders if you need them
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train – Bench Seat with lap bar
It's Tough to Be a Bug! --- Bench seating
Jumpin' Jellyfish- No go… Lap bar
King Triton's Carousel – No issues no seat belt needed.
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure – Lap bar lots of room
Luigi's Flying Tires --- Long Seat Belt
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree – LAP belt, lots of room
Mickey's Fun Wheel - No restraints, Lots of room.
Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! Bench seating, Lap bar
Muppet*Vision 3D -- Theater seats… Small if you have big hips or larger behind
Radiator Springs Racers – LONG seat belts, Front seats have more leg room.
Red Car Trolley - Bench Seating
Silly Symphony Swings- Never even tried… Looks small
Soarin' Over California – LONG seat belt… Large seats
Toy Story Mania! – Bench seating
Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies – Seat belt
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror—LONG SEAT belts… I like the back row... feels like there’s more room.

Luliemouse 09-25-2012 12:27 PM

For rides like....

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Radiator Springs Racers
Soarin' Over California
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Indiana Jones Adventure

It really is much faster and easier to put your seat belt on while standing. It's faster and less awkward. The seat belts are really long on these attractions.

Good luck and have fun!

PM me if you have any questions.

bumbershoot 09-25-2012 01:56 PM

If you have bigger legs, I probably wouldn't even try Goofy's Sky School. When it was Mulholland Madness, Dh wasn't able to ride it. The restraint is really narrow (it's a lap bar that comes down) and he would have had to fit his knees in between the bars in order to allow the bar to get under his belly, and his legs are too sumo-esque for that. It was his absolute worst moment, because the guests waiting were NOT kind. The CMs were wonderful; those guests though, they must have been really emotionally damaged people, to be that mean to a total stranger. (worse, it was just before DH was finally diagnosed with a pituitary tumor that was causing most of his weight gain, and it was a VERY emotional time anyway)

Astro Orbiter is incredibly awkward, especially if you have a child riding with you who isn't quite big/old enough to get in and out on his/her own.

DLRfan31 09-25-2012 02:12 PM

This link has pics of all the ride seating: http://allears.net/dlr/tp/seatpix.htm

disneegrl4eva 09-25-2012 07:13 PM

i would say that some of the turnstyles on the rides you might be squished and make it a little difficult to get through and for sure without a doubt there will problems getting on Winnie the Pooh and also you may have issues with fitting on Space Mountain especially if you are tall as well...not alot of leg room, and there is a possibility you may have issues with Goofy's Sky School....other than that you should be ok but......there is something that I never see that I really feel is important to stress.. although I dont think this goes for everyone, I do think that a number of larger people may have mobility and endurance issues...and where actually fitting into the ride may not be a problem, getting out of it may be more difficult if you dont have alot of lower body strength....for example...getting in Space Mountain and Matterhorn isnt difficult but getting out it can very well be...also, getting on the train sometimes is rather difficult to pull yourself up...and the worst of all is getting out of Splash Mountain....I have lost alot of weight in the last year and all of the problems are non existant for me anymore but when I was around your size I did have all the problems that I have indicated...the worst was Splash and i had to get help getting out and it was sooooo embarrassing that I didnt ride it again until just this past June...because now my endurance and lower body has more strength so I didnt have any issues....but let me you, I was scared to death waiting to get on that ride...my dd told me i wouldnt have any problem so i went ahead and bit the bullet and as soon as I sat in the log I attempted to lift myself with great success!!! so i breathed a sigh of relief and enjoyed the ride but if i got over 275 lbs I probably wouldnt try it...the only way to know is how you are normally able to go up and down stairs and such...if you have problems then i would steer clear of Space/Matterhorn, Splash and Winnie the Pooh oh and as Bumbershoot said...dont even try astro orbiter lol

Geemo 09-25-2012 07:26 PM

On Goofy's Sky School height can also be an issue. If you are long in the body when sitting, watch your head. If you are the first one in the car (left hand side) when you are going up the first climb there is a spot where your head will be real close to the structure.

I agree the turn-stiles can be a challenge to go through.

Geemo

razza1987 09-27-2012 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by disneegrl4eva (Post 46267021)
i would say that some of the turnstyles on the rides you might be squished and make it a little difficult to get through and for sure without a doubt there will problems getting on Winnie the Pooh and also you may have issues with fitting on Space Mountain especially if you are tall as well...not alot of leg room, and there is a possibility you may have issues with Goofy's Sky School....other than that you should be ok but......there is something that I never see that I really feel is important to stress.. although I dont think this goes for everyone, I do think that a number of larger people may have mobility and endurance issues...and where actually fitting into the ride may not be a problem, getting out of it may be more difficult if you dont have alot of lower body strength....for example...getting in Space Mountain and Matterhorn isnt difficult but getting out it can very well be...also, getting on the train sometimes is rather difficult to pull yourself up...and the worst of all is getting out of Splash Mountain....I have lost alot of weight in the last year and all of the problems are non existant for me anymore but when I was around your size I did have all the problems that I have indicated...the worst was Splash and i had to get help getting out and it was sooooo embarrassing that I didnt ride it again until just this past June...because now my endurance and lower body has more strength so I didnt have any issues....but let me you, I was scared to death waiting to get on that ride...my dd told me i wouldnt have any problem so i went ahead and bit the bullet and as soon as I sat in the log I attempted to lift myself with great success!!! so i breathed a sigh of relief and enjoyed the ride but if i got over 275 lbs I probably wouldnt try it...the only way to know is how you are normally able to go up and down stairs and such...if you have problems then i would steer clear of Space/Matterhorn, Splash and Winnie the Pooh oh and as Bumbershoot said...dont even try astro orbiter lol

I can manage stairs fairly easily. I have stronger legs than any other muscle really but I will take it with caution. If I can't get in and out of these rides when I go to WDW I will steer clear of them at DLR hahaha

razza1987 09-27-2012 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luliemouse (Post 46263194)
For rides like....

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Radiator Springs Racers
Soarin' Over California
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Indiana Jones Adventure

It really is much faster and easier to put your seat belt on while standing. It's faster and less awkward. The seat belts are really long on these attractions.

Good luck and have fun!

PM me if you have any questions.

You have been so very helpful. Thank you :)

And trust me I will have a lot of fun. Being from Australia, America let alone Disney seemed to be a long away dream. Now I am planning a trip to WDW AND DLR in the one holiday. Life can't get much better :)

razza1987 09-27-2012 01:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DLRfan31 (Post 46264198)
This link has pics of all the ride seating: http://allears.net/dlr/tp/seatpix.htm

Thank you. This link is very helpful. I keep watching videos of DLR and WDW and looking at the rides to try and see if I will have problems with them. Yes I am that obsessed about it lmao


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