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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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