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Old 02-15-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Forbidden ride Journey question

I think I read somewhere that this ride isn't for people who are over weight. I was wondering if anyone around 5'5 inches and 200 pounds has recently been able to ride this, I read that they have certain seats that are supposed to fit bigger people but I am I even too big for them? Thanks
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #2
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I would think 200 would be fine, I'm 200 but I'm 6'2
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #3
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It isn't the weight itself that is the issue, it is dimensions.

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A poster stated.... "I'm 5'4" about 250 lbs. 44DD, mostly a size 22" ... and she fit fine.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies, hopefully I will fit, I'mckind of an hour glass figure, I am planning on starting a walking routine to help in getting prepared for walking Disney and Universal and hopefully drop a few pounds before I go too, I will head straight to that ride first and try the test seat, I've never had to do that before, alittle embarrasing, I am the heaviest I've ever been before.
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I am shorter and was 20 lbs heavier than you, with hips and tummy and chest, and the side seats were fine.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:14 PM   #6
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I am sure you will be fine. If there ever is an issue, the staff can add a little leverage. I am fluffy, but I fit just fine normally; however, I hurt my wrist on my last day of the last trip and couldn't get the 3rd click by myself without causing extreme pain (I had ridden close to 100 times previously on the trip, but I tore the fibro-cartilage in my wrist earlier that day).
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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There is a test bench out front, it's all about the balancing. If you are in the wrong seat, the will put you in the correct one if it's out of balance. Should be fine. Don't remember if I can post blog links, but these on mine will help (yes it's ugly, not finished http://www.augustadventures.com/?p=23
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:34 PM   #8
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Same height, about 40lbs heavier, and I fit in the modified seating (at the end of each bench). It's a snug fit, but I do.

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