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Old 09-06-2012, 05:46 PM   #661
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I am about the same size as you, but I wear an XL shirt. I was able to ride in the regular seats. It was a little bit snug, but not uncomfortable.

My friend that was with me is 5'10", about 300 pounds and wears a size 20 in pants. She fit just fine in the modified seats. She could get all 3 clicks on her own, but she said that she felt kind of loose in the harness. The next time we rode, I pushed down on her harness before I got in my seat so she was held a little more snug. A TM saw me help her, came to her seat, released the harness and said to her "now do it again YOURSELF". She could easily get all 3 clicks herself, she just wanted it pushed in a little more to hold her tighter. I thought that was odd that she was already secured in her seat, but the TM released the harness and made her pull it down again by herself . Luckily it wasn't a case where she couldn't get all the clicks on her own, or I would have been furious if she would have had to get off the ride after she had already been secured in the seat .
I wonder why the TM did that? What is the difference if you click it yourself or someone else does? Glad she could ride without issue!

Not sure my husband is going to be able to ride he is a big guy, tall, and barrel chested. We'll see in 3 weeks!
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #662
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I wonder why the TM did that? What is the difference if you click it yourself or someone else does? Glad she could ride without issue!

Not sure my husband is going to be able to ride he is a big guy, tall, and barrel chested. We'll see in 3 weeks!
Rider requirements are that you have at least one appendage that can hold onto the restraint if necessary. The ride attendant probably thought that the guest was not able to pull on the retraint and that is why the friend pulled it down for her. My guess is that the attendant was just making sure that the guest was able to pull the restraint down themselves.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #663
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Rider requirements are that you have at least one appendage that can hold onto the restraint if necessary. The ride attendant probably thought that the guest was not able to pull on the retraint and that is why the friend pulled it down for her. My guess is that the attendant was just making sure that the guest was able to pull the restraint down themselves.
That makes sense - thanks. So if I try and click my husband in that's a no no?
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:05 AM   #664
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You should be fine helping your husband. Many people help their kids also. As long as the team member can tell that your husband has full use of at least one arm, they most likely won't say anything.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:09 PM   #665
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I was really worried about fitting on the ride. But I was there this past Sunday and I was able to ride. I am 298 lbs and I'm 5'10". I got two clicks on my own and the worker pushed for the third. So I would definitely try, even if you have doubts that you will fit.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:49 PM   #666
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You should be fine helping your husband. Many people help their kids also. As long as the team member can tell that your husband has full use of at least one arm, they most likely won't say anything.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:40 PM   #667
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My DH is 6'4" and now 300+ and he did not fit in FJ.
I wish we knew about the tour, he could have done that.
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I went and fit no problem. I'm 5'4" about 250 lbs. 44DD, mostly a size 22. Plus I was wearing jeans and had a big wallet in one front pocket and a camera in the other making me even wider than I already am. I got 2 clicks but thought I heard 3 so didn't try for the last one but the CM was like whoops one more and pushed lightly for the 3rd.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:49 PM   #669
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I went and fit no problem. I'm 5'4" about 250 lbs. 44DD, mostly a size 22. Plus I was wearing jeans and had a big wallet in one front pocket and a camera in the other making me even wider than I already am. I got 2 clicks but thought I heard 3 so didn't try for the last one but the CM was like whoops one more and pushed lightly for the 3rd.
Thank you, that helps me a lot I would have been upset if I didn't fit too. I can still squeeze into the airplane so I wasn't thinking about much else...other than the amount of walking I should have been training for
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I have read where the end seats of the ride (four seats in a row right?) are larger than the others. Does that mean that both of the seats on the ends of each group of four are larger than the middle ones?
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:18 PM   #671
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I have read where the end seats of the ride (four seats in a row right?) are larger than the others. Does that mean that both of the seats on the ends of each group of four are larger than the middle ones?
The actual seats aren't larger. The restraints have been modified to get the necessary number of clicks without being pushed in as far, but yes it is the outside two on each row.
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I have read where the end seats of the ride (four seats in a row right?) are larger than the others. Does that mean that both of the seats on the ends of each group of four are larger than the middle ones?
The seats are the same as the ones in the middle. The difference is in the harness. The farthest left and farthest right seat are the modified harness seat and even small kids can sit in the end seats
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #674
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This gives me more motivation to drop 40 lbs before we go in September. I will NOT be turned away!!!!!
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