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Old 06-16-2010, 09:13 AM   #1
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Post Info on who fits/who does not - for FJ - post here if you've been

I went through some of the threads here and compiled info on who said they fit and who didn't for FJ. I hope it is ok to try to paste the info in this first thread. It would be helpful if the thread isn't used for debate but just to post info on whether you attempted to ride (especially if you are bigger/taller) and if you were allowed or turned away!

Here are the reports I compiled from other threads:

I attempted to ride it tonight. I am 5'9", 230 and carry most of my weight in the upper half of my body. I was not able to get my third click in the seat and then escorted out what I called the "fat people door."

Now since I've been on it (twice) I'm only 5'10" 140lb... and *I* felt cramped in that seat.
New here but I just wanted to add my opinion since I have actually dealt with the Forbidden seats. Chest and stomach size can be roughly 48-49 inches. Anything above will NOT fit. This is only if you are proportionately overweight. If you have a large chest or stomach that sticks out then you may not fit even at that size. A large rear can also cause a problem since the harness fits snugly against your thighs.

I went again yesterday. My weigh in before going was 258 pounds. My height again, is 6'3. Waist size 38 with a size XL upper. I still felt hunched forward in the seat, and this time I noticed the harness pressing more on my upper pectorals, with still plenty of room around my stomach. I was turned away again.
Just wanted to add our info: Greg was able to ride and he's 6'1" and around 260 lbs. They pulled him out of line to be tested every time and he easily got the 3 clicks.
6 Feet exactly here, and under 300 pounds. I did not get 3 clicks.

me and my buddy that went are both around 6'2", i think he may be close to 6'4" and we got on with no questions. My height is in my torso, his are in the legs, so I think that as long as your not Shaq your good

I just wanted to post - I got to ride Forbidden Journey on Saturday.

So for all you ladies of the, ahem, bustier variety, who are somewhere around 5'6" and roughly 227lbs - there's hope! (also, sorry for the tmi, but I'm about a 40DD - and, in my opinion, that makes a big difference in how the harness will fit you).

DH is 5'7" and around 230 lbs, but yep, they caught him around the shoulders and chest. He tried 2 separate days, different attendants, and they couldn't push the harness down far enough to hear 3 clicks.

We rode the Forbidden Journey a couple of times each morning. The largest people in our group were men. One was 6'3" and weighs 230 lbs. The other is 6'1" and weighs 210 lbs. We also had another man that was 5'10" and weighs at least 230. All men were able to ride this ride without any problems.

i'm 5'9" 240 lbs. let me add that they did pull me out of line to sit in the test seat, they were very nice about it and had my whole family "tested". 2nd time in line, they pulled me out again, but i told them that i rode it once already and got the 3 clicks.

I am one person who couldn't fit. I am 5ft 6in and o nly 225 lbs. But weight is in belly and butt. DH has belly and no butt. He fit fine and is 5ft 7in.

I am 6'0 and 250lbs. Not a very muscular chest, but a fat belly. I'm a FATTIE. I said the word fattie...report me! Whiners. Anyway, I'm a fattie and I rode it just fine. It goes on your chest. Bigger than 52 inches and you won't be able to ride. Now if you're like my ex-wife and your belly goes into your chest...that could be a problem.

My son is 6'3", weighs 245 lbs and he rode FJ last Saturday with no problems. My daughter & I are both size 16 and we had no problems.

I was lucky, and knowing of the issues of size in this ride, made a beeline for the test seats outside the line. No dice. It really is body dimensions, not weight. I was traveling with my friend and my DH. DH is the same height as me (6'0")and outweighs me, but is a slim build with a long torso. He barely made it and had to shimmy around to keep his shoulders from preventing the bar from fully coming down. My friend wears the same size as me, but is 5'2" and had no trouble whatsoever. I couldn't fit. My friend and I have traded shirts and pants (she hemmed them up first, lol) with no issues.

I was able to ride Sunday! I am 5'1" and 235. I tried the test seats outisde of the ride on Saturday and did not get a green light. DH and I waited in line with my mom on Sunday and I decided to try the test seats inside. Worst thing they could say is that I didn't fit, which I already knew. I got the harness down one click myself and the TM asked if I minded if she pushed on the harness. Of course I said I didn't and she got it to click three times.

Today they were not pressing on the harness at all. They had 5 people within 2 minutes of me that all wanted to see a manager/lead because they waited 45 minutes to find out they couldn't ride. These were all individuals from different parties. A few days ago I got three clicks and now I got 1. Still on a strict diet and I didn't gain any weight since then. I've gone from 50 inch chest and stomach to 48 inches. So now it depends how much they want to push on the harness.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
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Forbidden Journey Size Limitation Reports

I'm wondering if I will fit in the FJ ride so hopefully we can get a streamlined report thread going here.

No arguing in this thread please.

I feel like I'm borderline to fit onto the FJ ride, my dimensions are:

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6'2" - 265lbs
waist - 42
chest - 50"
gut - 50"
thighs - should not be an issue with me

I will have my first attempt at FJ next Thursday July 2nd and will report back soon after.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:20 PM   #3
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Here is a link to a thread someone else tried to start. The person did a good job with compiling stats from other posts.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2489210
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:32 PM   #4
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Hmm, thanks Damo. It seems like the only topics that stick around are the controversial ones.
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Here is a link to a thread someone else tried to start. The person did a good job with compiling stats from other posts.

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I went ahead and merged the two threads since they are similar.
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Probably. Seems like people with chests under 49" and pants waist sizes under 46" have been able to ride.
My waist is 42 inches, chest is less than 50. I'm 6 feet, and at the time was 275 pounds (270 now, yay). I did not fit.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:32 AM   #8
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I went through some of the threads here and compiled info on who said they fit and who didn't for FJ. I hope it is ok to try to paste the info in this first thread. It would be helpful if the thread isn't used for debate but just to post info on whether you attempted to ride (especially if you are bigger/taller) and if you were allowed or turned away!


I was able to ride Sunday! I am 5'1" and 235. I tried the test seats outisde of the ride on Saturday and did not get a green light. DH and I waited in line with my mom on Sunday and I decided to try the test seats inside. Worst thing they could say is that I didn't fit, which I already knew. I got the harness down one click myself and the TM asked if I minded if she pushed on the harness. Of course I said I didn't and she got it to click three times.
This is me! Just for a little added info...I am fairly large chested, but it was my thighs that the harness got stuck on. And because of this we didn't buy the picture...the harness squished my thighs and made them look like huge pancakes!
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Sure am glad I was able to lose about 100 lbs... now if only I wouldn't get sick!
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UPDATE: Size Question

So we went today, and the first seats we tested were the Dragon Challenge seats. The B/F was unable to fit in those, mostly because he couldn't get the harness down over his shoulders. He's a short-statured guy, and although a lot of his weight is in his stomach, he's broad shouldered, and big chested, too. So he didn't try the seats at FJ, since they are similar. But now it's a goal, to be able to fit in the seats. But he had fun just being in Harry Potter world, and we got to celebrate the millionth butterbeer sold, and got free ones! Thanks everyone for their thoughts!
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I was there this weekend and very nervous about fitting. I am a female, size 20/22. I carry my weight in my hips and belly, so I was concerned. I tried the test seat outside and got the yellow light. I went through the line, told the first CM (or whatever they are called there) that I needed a modified seat and she said to sit on either end. I did and pulled the bar down and got the three clicks on my own. Big sigh of relief.

I rode it three more times, never an issue. One of the times one of the CMs just asked me to sit on the end. The last time I pulled it down and didn't hear clicks, but the CM pushed down and gave me a thumbs up.

I honestly didn't feel like it was a tight fit for me at all. Once the ride was going, I was sliding around the seat a lot, in fact.

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My husband did not fit in the test seat outside the ride. Then a tm came over and said just to tell them he needed modified and he would fit in that seat. He is 6' 4" and about 280 with broad shoulders and a long torso. When we went throught he line we told them he needed modified and the inside tm said no problem just pick an outside seat on the bench. He fit in and the tm pushed down quiet a few clicks until it was tight. Hubby said the harnish was harsh on his shoulders, but worth it in the end...hope this helps someone. Without modified, he probably wouldnt have been able to ride.
Did he get the red light? But he was still able to ride? Wishing there'd been a CM when hubby was trying the seat, if that's what happened with your husband... Sigh.
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Sure am glad I was able to lose about 100 lbs... now if only I wouldn't get sick!
Lol...I just lost 50 lbs so now i will fit ok but I too hope I don't get sick! If it isn't one thing it's another.

Oh and congrats on the weight loss!
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:04 AM   #14
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Any Possibility?

Hello everybody!
It seems like people have been having a lot of luck since the ride was modified and I was wondering what you thought about the following dimensions. I was hoping to take my wife for our anniversary, but don't want to risk embarressing her. She either wouldn't give me her dimensions or didn't know them, but she did tell me her dress size, which is a 30/32. From there I learned the typical dimensions are:

57 1/2 - 59 (BUST) 51 - 55 1/2 (Waist) 60 - 61 1/2 (Hips) 5'8" (Height)

Any Hope?

We've never had a problem at Disney, but from what I hear Universal in NO Disney in this regard.

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Do the modified seats have to get a green light/third click or just to the yellow/second click?
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