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Old 06-21-2013, 08:52 PM   #706
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I understand completely how that could come into effect.

Doing some more research, I found a post from another forum (which I won't link of course ;-) titled "Islands of Adventure Trip Report for "The Oversized"

that article pretty much put me at ease because that gentleman was 5'7" and 320 and fit on all the rides including FJ so at 6'1, 320 i would imagine im ok, but im not going to worry about it
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:01 AM   #707
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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.
True! My husband works outside all day doing manual labor and has huge, muscular arms and chest from all the lifting he does. He does not have a butt at all and has a somewhat squishy gut. His legs are just normal size. It's just his upper body that's big. He's 5'10" and about 230 lbs. He can fit into the outside bigger seats with no problem, but can not fit in the two middle seats. His chest/back will just not go back into the seat far enough and he can't get his arms to come around the restraint enough for it to fasten (not enough room between the edge of the seat and the restraint). Even riding in the outside seats, he's sort of hunched forward a bit due to his broad shoulders. His problem is not height, weight, or even gut, it''s strictly his broad chest and huge upper arms.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #708
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True! My husband works outside all day doing manual labor and has huge, muscular arms and chest from all the lifting he does. He does not have a butt at all and has a somewhat squishy gut. His legs are just normal size. It's just his upper body that's big. He's 5'10" and about 230 lbs. He can fit into the outside bigger seats with no problem, but can not fit in the two middle seats. His chest/back will just not go back into the seat far enough and he can't get his arms to come around the restraint enough for it to fasten (not enough room between the edge of the seat and the restraint). Even riding in the outside seats, he's sort of hunched forward a bit due to his broad shoulders. His problem is not height, weight, or even gut, it''s strictly his broad chest and huge upper arms.
And it certainly doesn't help that they have that barrier between the seats. I still can't quite figure out the reason for that, other than maybe to keep your mind in the ride. (which is difficult for me because when a ride scares me I like to have a broader view of things)
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #709
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Hello there,

I'm about to go to Universal for the first time and wonder if I'd fit in The forbidden Journey. I looked back through the thread and I see people posting weights but everyone's weight hangs on them differently.

I'm apx 230lbs.
Bust 48"
Waist and hips 49"

I can suck in my waist a bit but I don't know if that'll help. Lol. I guess I don't want to get there and go through the embarrassment of being turned away. What do you think.

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Old 06-27-2013, 02:48 PM   #710
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I think you will, i am bigger than you and I have ridden it.

I am a 26/28 pants

You can always just head for an outside seat just in case.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #711
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I think you will, i am bigger than you and I have ridden it.

I am a 26/28 pants

You can always just head for an outside seat just in case.
Are the extra seats always on each end of each row?
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #712
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Are the extra seats always on each end of each row?
That's what I was told...one on either side of the row of four seats. I was really nervous about fitting in the seat when the ride first opened. I don't think that they even had the larger seats back then. But I had no problem at all and have gone on FJ about 5 times since then without a problem; was just on it 2 weeks ago! I guess certain body types have an issue as do very tall people. Don't stress out about it....like I did....you can try the outside test seat. Good luck and have a great time!
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:47 PM   #713
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That's what I was told...one on either side of the row of four seats. I was really nervous about fitting in the seat when the ride first opened. I don't think that they even had the larger seats back then. But I had no problem at all and have gone on FJ about 5 times since then without a problem; was just on it 2 weeks ago! I guess certain body types have an issue as do very tall people. Don't stress out about it....like I did....you can try the outside test seat. Good luck and have a great time!
The seats were never changed. It was just that the over the shoulder restraint was modified so that you would still get the three clicks without it having to come down as far.
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Thanks Damo! You are such a fountain of "Universal" knowledge LOL.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:07 PM   #715
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Hi Sarah,
I had almost your exact measurements and I fit on all seats of FJ. Its a blast. This year I should have an easier time since Ive lost 40 lbs. Also hope to have some pictures that I will not cringe at when I see. Good luck and dont worry you will fit!!
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:57 PM   #716
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Hi Sarah,
I had almost your exact measurements and I fit on all seats of FJ. Its a blast. This year I should have an easier time since Ive lost 40 lbs. Also hope to have some pictures that I will not cringe at when I see. Good luck and dont worry you will fit!!
Thanks very much. I do feel better now. I'll be back with how it goes. I think I'll still try to loose some before I go but weightless takes time. I do hope I get to ride!
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:02 AM   #717
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I have a friend that has been wanting to ride this ride and has started a diet(losing about 4-5lbs a week) and we want to know the chances of her fitting. We are using a test seat for a coaster to gage it but that's the best we have.
Our trip is 9/11

Height 5'9
Weight 300lbs
Chest 51 inches
Stomach 55 inches(down from 60 2 weeks ago)
Waist 52 inches
Thighs 26

She is wearing a size 22 pant and a men's XXL(but nearly an XL)

She had 2 clicks in April when she was a lot larger and is only an inch from clasping a roller coaster seat meant for a 53 chest, and it isn't modified.

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Old 07-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #718
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Now in the past at about 200lbs, 38G Size 18 ish I always wore jeans and a minmiser bra, to try and make things easier for me, but looking at posts, it would seem this is the wrong thing to do, I currently weight about 220, so am a bit nervous this time round, do you think I'm better with a bra that allows a bit more squashing once seated iyswim?
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Now in the past at about 200lbs, 38G Size 18 ish I always wore jeans and a minmiser bra, to try and make things easier for me, but looking at posts, it would seem this is the wrong thing to do, I currently weight about 220, so am a bit nervous this time round, do you think I'm better with a bra that allows a bit more squashing once seated iyswim?
Yup, embrace the squishing!!!!
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:44 PM   #720
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Okay, my trip is 10 days away and I'm hoping I fit. My measurements are 48" Bust, and 49" hips and waist. Think I'm good or no? Just wanted a final opinion.
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