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Old 05-08-2013, 11:19 AM   #1111
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I don't think so. There's not a lot of room, plus a lap bar to contend with. In the past, my daughter would ride with me and my husband would sit by himself in the row behind us. Then, we'd ride again, with me alone and my husband with my daughter.
Thanks! That's what we planned on doing. Like I said the last time I was there like 3 or 4 could sit in a row. How are the lap bars? Do they just sort of sit there or do they have to click down so many times?
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:35 AM   #1112
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DH and I are both pooh sized, and we don't even like to share a seat together. We have been asking for seats alone but next to each other for years. It is just so much more comfortable and easier to get in and out.
DH and I prefer to sit together, especially on roller coasters. Its hard to explain but we don't get tossed around. I had a CM offer to let us sit together on Dumbo. We said...umm...no. He said...really...it won't be a problem and explained that he often has larger people ride Dumbo together. I asked him how many people he could fit into a telephone booth.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:08 PM   #1113
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We do ride next to each other on roller coasters, but Splash is a tight squeeze for us. Also, with it being a low ride, DH has a hard time getting back out, which is even harder if I am sitting next to him.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:29 PM   #1114
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Also--a tip for anyone who is just close to buckling the seatbelt but, for whatever reason, doesn't want to request a belt extender (though I still recommend that you do--you'll be so much more comfortable and probably safer): recline the seat to buckle your seatbelt.

Just pull the belt into position around your narrowest part (belly or hips), recline your seat back, fasten the belt, and return to the upright position. Of course, the belt will be VERY snug, but this will usually get it buckled if you're close.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:00 AM   #1115
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Thanks! That's what we planned on doing. Like I said the last time I was there like 3 or 4 could sit in a row. How are the lap bars? Do they just sort of sit there or do they have to click down so many times?
I don't remember splash having lap bars. Maybe I'm nuts.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:12 AM   #1116
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I don't remember splash having lap bars. Maybe I'm nuts.
They are somewhat new. They are there to keep guests in the boats.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:07 PM   #1117
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You aren't nuts (well actually I dont know you well enough to really say) but the bars are new
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #1118
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I have seen it asked recently, but not answered yet. So I would like to bring the question back up. How is Universal, especially the Harry Potter rides, on us larger folks?

Also, I have seen the lap bars on Splash Mountain mentioned several times but I have not really seen how they are on the Pooh sized either.

I appreciate the information.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:30 PM   #1119
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I have seen it asked recently, but not answered yet. So I would like to bring the question back up. How is Universal, especially the Harry Potter rides, on us larger folks?
Back when I was 180 pounds (waaaaaay back when) the rides were snug at best and some I couldn't fit on at all. I keep a lot in my hips and butt. My DH isn't too pooh sized but he's got a 40 inch waist and he said rides were barely able to accommodate him so there was no way they would me anymore with an extra hundred . So I don't bother to go and let them go by themselves. I can't pay $100 to go and watch most of the fun form the sidelines. It's depressing. Potter, he said was VERY VERY snug and as I said, he's bigger than average but not too much.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #1120
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It has been two years since I have been there, and at that time the big ride at HP was a definite no. In fact, if you were over 6'4" (I think it was) you were too tall to even ride it. And I think we were told around 250 lbs was too much. We did do the walk through tour, which was good to see, and went quick, but not really very much to see.

We were also too big for the Mummy ride. Have not ridden the Hulk Roller coaster or The Simpsons, so cannot say. One nice thing is that if there is a question, most of these rides have sample seats outside that let you see if you fit before actually standing in line for the ride. And if you do stand in line, and then cannot go, they do give you a pass for another ride of your choice. (happened to us on Mummy!)

While there are lots of rides at US and IOA that we cannot ride, there are still some experiences and rides that do work. We had no issue's with MIB, JP, Spider Man or the rides in Suess Landing and comic strip land (the water rides). And there are several shows that it doesn't matter, however the chairs are not necessarily comfortable.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:07 AM   #1121
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I was there 2 years ago and weighed around 250-260 and wearing size 22-24 pants. I'm largest on the bottom. On the Forbidden Journey the 2 outside seats have been refigured for larger folks and you just need to tell the attendant that you want an outside seat. They were really nice about it. I didn't ride any of the roller coasters at either park, but rode everything else and didn't have a problem. Some rides were snug, but I squeezed my thighs in them!
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:01 PM   #1122
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I just Googled the SW thing and there it is, on their site. Smart!! They must have caught a LOT of flack for what they did. Good. THANKS for the tip. I'm not sure we'll ever be able to do it because I'm worried about not being seated w/ my special needs son, but I'll let my extended family know of their change in policy.
This is AWESOME!! I fly Southwest several times a year and didn't know of this new policy. I always just did a window seat toward the back of the plane and prayed that no one sat next to me. I would say I "sort of" fit in one seat, but it's much more comfortable if I can raise the armrest. I can put it down, but I know my hip squishes out underneath it a bit. I do need a seatbelt extension though, as most of my weight is in my stomach. I bring my own and I've only had it not be compatible with the plane once. I'll totally book 2 seats now though.

As far as Universal goes, I worked there back in college and was about 100lbs lighter than I am now. (That's hard to type!) I was probably around 220 then and had a tough time fitting on Hulk, what was then Dueling Dragons, The Mummy, etc. It's a bummer because I'd really like to go see the HP stuff but refuse to spend the money until I can fit on all the rides again.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #1123
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I am leaving for Disney on Wednesday woo-hoo! Our first trip ever! I am pooh sized and nervous about the rides. So someone please tell me if there are any I should avoid. I am about 5 foot 6 230 pounds. I wear a size 20 pants and 22-24 tops. So most of my weight is around the belly area. I am interested in the little kid rides too like the tea cups, dumbo, flying carpets etc I have two small children that will want me to go on stuff with them. As well as the grown up rides and anything in the middle lol. Thank you so much :-)
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:36 PM   #1124
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I am leaving for Disney on Wednesday woo-hoo! Our first trip ever! I am pooh sized and nervous about the rides. So someone please tell me if there are any I should avoid. I am about 5 foot 6 230 pounds. I wear a size 20 pants and 22-24 tops. So most of my weight is around the belly area. I am interested in the little kid rides too like the tea cups, dumbo, flying carpets etc I have two small children that will want me to go on stuff with them. As well as the grown up rides and anything in the middle lol. Thank you so much :-)
You will be fine. Enjoy your trip. I wear a 26/28 and I fit on everything at Disney.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #1125
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I am leaving for Disney on Wednesday woo-hoo! Our first trip ever! I am pooh sized and nervous about the rides. So someone please tell me if there are any I should avoid. I am about 5 foot 6 230 pounds. I wear a size 20 pants and 22-24 tops. So most of my weight is around the belly area. I am interested in the little kid rides too like the tea cups, dumbo, flying carpets etc I have two small children that will want me to go on stuff with them. As well as the grown up rides and anything in the middle lol. Thank you so much :-)
Sounds like we are about the same. I went on everything with no problem. Try not to worry about it and just have a fabulous time! First trip, SO EXCITING!!!
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