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Old 04-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #691
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Just got back from USO/IOA. Ok so like I said before I am 5'5 250lbs. I wear 40C and 16/18 pant size. I was able to ride everything. Don't be afraid to try the test seats, it saves you time and embarrassment. I rode modified seats just to be on the safe side. But I tried to test seats on FJ and got the ok. In the "check point" and I wasn't pulled over to the side. It's a great ride. Don't be afraid to try the test seats
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:16 PM   #692
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Just got back from USO/IOA. Ok so like I said before I am 5'5 250lbs. I wear 40C and 16/18 pant size. I was able to ride everything. Don't be afraid to try the test seats, it saves you time and embarrassment. I rode modified seats just to be on the safe side. But I tried to test seats on FJ and got the ok. In the "check point" and I wasn't pulled over to the side. It's a great ride. Don't be afraid to try the test seats
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #693
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We visited Universal last June as newbies and it was a very last minute trip. We had no clue about size being an issue on FJ. We got to the ride and they wouldn't let DH on ( 6'4" and 280). Very upsetting for the whole family. I know now to check the seat out front, but they didn't give using an outside seat as an option for him. Is that new since last summer? He is a tad bit lighter now. Any guesses about him getting on this time?
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #694
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We visited Universal last June as newbies and it was a very last minute trip. We had no clue about size being an issue on FJ. We got to the ride and they wouldn't let DH on ( 6'4" and 280). Very upsetting for the whole family. I know now to check the seat out front, but they didn't give using an outside seat as an option for him. Is that new since last summer? He is a tad bit lighter now. Any guesses about him getting on this time?
I think it varies. First time I went to ioa I got on fj just had to use the modified seat. and at the time I was a 42-44 waist and 315 pounds and 6'3.
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We visited Universal last June as newbies and it was a very last minute trip. We had no clue about size being an issue on FJ. We got to the ride and they wouldn't let DH on ( 6'4" and 280). Very upsetting for the whole family. I know now to check the seat out front, but they didn't give using an outside seat as an option for him. Is that new since last summer? He is a tad bit lighter now. Any guesses about him getting on this time?
Nope, it was the same last summer. Did they put him in the test seats before you guys got to the ride? If they did, they would know if the outside seats were going to work for him. Or did you actually sit on the ride and the restraints would not click?
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:02 PM   #696
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Nope, it was the same last summer. Did they put him in the test seats before you guys got to the ride? If they did, they would know if the outside seats were going to work for him. Or did you actually sit on the ride and the restraints would not click?
Yes, they tested him inside the ride right before you get on. Was that for the modified seat?
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Yes, they tested him inside the ride right before you get on. Was that for the modified seat?
Yes.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:59 AM   #699
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not to give false hopes, but i will say that last summer this was definitely a big issue at FJ. I have no idea what happened, but they were refusing to push the bars down and would not let anyone help you etc. From more recent posts, it does seem like they will push it down now.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:10 PM   #700
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So thankful for this thread. Two different 2013 guide books have 6 ft 4 in as the maximum height. Glad to see some 6 ft 6 in people have been able to ride.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:47 PM   #701
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My family and I went to Harry Potter World today and I wanted to help some of those who are worried about riding the Forbidden Journey because of their size. I was able to ride it just fine. I weigh about 230, wear size 18, large thighs, a fluffy gut, and have a large bust size of 40F. I did try the seat outside and the lady checked me and said I could ride. I did not have to try the second test seat inside. When I went to get on the ride the gentleman asked me to sit on the end. The restraint came down just fine and all they did was walked over and lifted it to make sure that it was latched. During the ride I was actually sliding around the seat a little bit.

Oh and the ride was beyond words of how great it was. Loved it!
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:38 AM   #702
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Success!

We are back from a wonderful visit to US/IOA. I had previously posted that my 6'4" 280 lb DH wasn't allowed on FJ last summer. They checked him inside the ride right before you get on and said no.

This year we checked the test seats outside the ride. He sat in one and the light turned yellow. The TM standing there said he would have no problem on the actual ride, just sit in an outside seat. Sure enough, no one even looked twice at him when we arrived at the front of the line and he got in the outside seat with no problem. He is pretty much the same size this year, so maybe something changed since last June. Who knows

On a side note, I had read on another thread to try riding at night, because the lines really die down. We aren't early morning people on vacation, so we risked doing it that way. On Thursday night, we got on about an hour before park close in 20 minutes. On Friday, it was about 30 minutes and again maybe an hour before close.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:37 AM   #703
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Sorry folks, been trying to research this particular thread and it looks like its mostly women looking for help but I'm gonna throw my hat in the ring....

I'm 6`1" and weight roughly 320 give or take about 5 pound all in the belly area.

What are my chances?
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:22 PM   #704
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there have been a few males that posted their size


go back more pages and you'll find them.

i know donaldduck52 and ky07 posted in this thread


i think the man's girth was more important than the height in fitting in the chairs.
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Sorry folks, been trying to research this particular thread and it looks like its mostly women looking for help but I'm gonna throw my hat in the ring....

I'm 6`1" and weight roughly 320 give or take about 5 pound all in the belly area.

What are my chances?
It's all about body dimensions. The only way anyone can know for sure is when they get in the test seat. I know it's unfortunate, but it's hard to predict how someone's body is going to be when it is in the seat. Sometimes an overweight person with a squishy gut will make it on instead of a guy who is really buff because his arms have too much muscle.
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