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Old 07-04-2010, 08:28 PM   #61
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We loved the ride!! We went back today again to ride...DS wore lose athletic shorts because they were going to ride the water rides afterwards. Yesterday he had on cargo shorts. He said the fit was easier today for him so if you are borderline, he said it would matter what type of shorts you wear.

He did not sit on the outside either. I have no idea if that matters as we never tested it out in another seat.

Awesome Ride. Even though DH nothing nothing about HP, he thought it was cool.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:37 AM   #62
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I want to echo the sentiments of those that said don't give up if you don't fit in the seat at the main entrance. My light came up red on that one as well, but I went through the line with my family anyway if nothing else to check out the castle.

I didn't get picked out by the staff to try out the second seat so I carried on thinking at worst I'd have to exit the fat door at the ride, but when I got on, I had an easier time fitting on that than on Hulk.

I'm 5'10" 245lbs. 48" chest and 42" pants.

So don't give up at the entrance!!
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:46 AM   #63
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Is it possible that someone could post a picture of the test seats please? (I just want to get a visual idea of the size)
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:08 PM   #64
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Fox & Friends had a story about a 24 year old guy who was refused entry on Forbidden Journey( he made it to only 2 clicks out of 3)....he took it in stride and now is attempting to lose the weight so he can fit in December....he didn't give his weight (and honestly didn't look that big to me from what I could see) but said his waist was a 48....he's now a 46!
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:02 PM   #65
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I am a little nervous about not being able to ride too! I am 5'9" and 233 lbs. I have lost 10 lbs since May and I am hoping to lose about 15 more lbs by my Orlando trip on August 7th. I wear a 38" waist and don't have a large chest or beer belly. I do have large legs due to playing tennis for 15 years and I think that might lead to me not getting the green light but not sure. Does the restraint fit more tightly around the chest and stomach area or will leg thickness be more of an issue?
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:54 PM   #66
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WOOOHOOO, I rode FJ 6 times in 3 days!

I think all the soft opening people may have freaked us all out. They must have been just trying things out and testing the best ways to do stuff before GO.

They never even pulled me over to test the seats, they just let me right on.

When I got there the first morning, I tried the seats outside and the TM pushed down and I got the green light. I was very happy but knew it wasn't over yet, but I was confident at this point.

When I got to the ride, they immediately helped out and got the bar down. It was a very snug fit... I even got nervous at the 2nd click. They always asked if I was ok and pushed down to get the 3rd click.

I only once saw a family get pulled to test the seats before the ride... but they were big, Shrek sized to be honest. So if you look skinnier than Shrek I wouldn't worry too much (and Shrek is huge remember.)

So my dimensions again are:

6'2" - 265lbs
50" chest
50" gut
42" waist

I'm half muscle half chub. The tightest parts of the harness were on my chest/shoulders and gut. My thighs did not get in the way at all. I would say if they had to they could have gotten it down one more click, but they might have needed 2 people to push down hard... and it would've been very uncomfortable.

If I get the guts to do it I might post a picture of myself. Good luck to all those that are still worried.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:05 PM   #67
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Yay Albytaps. So glad you got to ride!
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:29 PM   #68
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Seems to me that the guys are the ones posting unless I'm reading it wrong - based on measurements. Can the ladies post bra size (if it's not TMI) for those ladies worrying about large chests?
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:40 PM   #69
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Thanks Damo!

Misdis, my wife has a huge bra size (she doesn't even know what it is it's so big) but she rode with no help from the TM's. The place where the restraint hit her was her thighs. I think bra areas will be fine, unless the stomach area pushes too much against the bra that both areas will not allow the restraint to go down. Squishy areas won't be a problem IMO.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:55 AM   #70
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Thighs seem to be the biggest problem and deal breaker when it comes to not being able to ride. And it's ridiculous, because IMO, that part of the restraint that comes down on the thighs seems the most superfluous.

After being turned away in June, I'm trying again in early August. I'm down 8-9 pounds, and hope to be down 10-15 pounds by the time I try again. I still don't have much hope (even though it was a close call when I tried), but I'll keep you updated when I try again.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:39 AM   #71
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We went on July 4 and DH and I were both unsure if we'd be able to ride.

I'm 5'4" and 230 lbs - pear shaped with most of my weight in my hips and thighs. I was able to ride. It was a little tight on my outer thighs, but not uncomfortable. They always asked me if I was okay (they had to push down to get the last click). I had plenty of room in the chest area and I'm a 42 DD (so bust measurement is about 46).

DH is 6'4" and 290 lbs - large chest and stomach. He was not able to ride (tried twice, but couldn't get the 3rd click, even though they tried). His chest measurement is 54 or 56 (can't remember exactly now). I felt bad for him, but at least we knew ahead of time that he probably wouldn't be able to. He thinks that if he loses 10 or 15 pounds he would make it because it was pretty close.

Our DD lives in Orlando, so we'll be going back several more times this year and both plan to lose weight, so he'll be able to ride and just to be able to walk more comfortably.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:18 PM   #72
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Thighs seem to be the biggest problem and deal breaker when it comes to not being able to ride. And it's ridiculous, because IMO, that part of the restraint that comes down on the thighs seems the most superfluous.

After being turned away in June, I'm trying again in early August. I'm down 8-9 pounds, and hope to be down 10-15 pounds by the time I try again. I still don't have much hope (even though it was a close call when I tried), but I'll keep you updated when I try again.
my son would agree. I'd post a pic of him, but I'm a techno dork
my DH knows nothing about HP and just was in awe of the ride though.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:47 PM   #73
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Hope I fit

Any help will be welcomed on this. I weigh 225-230 and 5'4. I wear a 42DD size 16-18. Although Ive been working out for 3 months my weight is coming off slow. I am going nexy July and my then seven year old is looking forward to riding this with me. Now Im scared.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:23 PM   #74
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You should be fine. I am about your size; a little shorter and a little lighter, but a larger bust. I was able to get 3 clicks on my own. Didn't need a TM to push or anything. Since the TM's seem to be allowed to push, it should be no problem for you.
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You should be fine. I am about your size; a little shorter and a little lighter, but a larger bust. I was able to get 3 clicks on my own. Didn't need a TM to push or anything. Since the TM's seem to be allowed to push, it should be no problem for you.
Thank so much for the reply. Hopefully, I will be much thinner by then but the slowness of my weight loss has me wondering.

My husband is 6'1 and 260lb. He too is trying to loss. Does anyone if he will be able to ride. he has broad shoulders too.

I also want to add that Ive been reviewing other websites with similar threads and I am shocked at by how nice everyone is one here compared to the other sites.
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