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Old 09-01-2010, 03:31 PM   #256
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Saw one lady today who couldn't ride and she told the TM that her chest was too big. She was extremely large on top.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #257
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I think this is what makes it so anxiety inducing. It really is straight down to how your weight is distributed. You could have someone that weighs 225, but doesn't fit for some reason, and then have someone that weighs over 300 but fit into the seat because of how they are built. I've never heard of a restraint being that selective.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:15 PM   #258
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So basically it doesn't matter.... anybody that isn't built like Ken or Barbie could end up not fitting..... Does anybody else find that super strange?

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Old 09-01-2010, 09:54 PM   #259
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So basically it doesn't matter.... anybody that isn't built like Ken or Barbie could end up not fitting..... Does anybody else find that super strange?

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*giggle* Actually, if Barbie were life sized, she'd probably have issues with that harness too.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:50 PM   #260
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I'm 220 pounds, and 5'7 - do you think I'll fit?
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:28 AM   #261
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*giggle* Actually, if Barbie were life sized, she'd probably have issues with that harness too.
Haha i was thinking the same thing... hahaha
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:37 AM   #262
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I'm not sure I'll make it on but I am worried, I'm guessing probably not. I have a very large chest and I'm not small overall, though other people with similar dimensions seem to have made it on. But my chest is probably the deal breaker.

I'm just so torn about even going to Universal. I don't want to not fit on the ride and have it ruin my time there. I really would be going for the Harry Potter experience, which would be pretty miserable if I couldn't get on the ride then had to wait 45 mins just to get into the shops!
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:08 AM   #263
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I'm not sure I'll make it on but I am worried, I'm guessing probably not. I have a very large chest and I'm not small overall, though other people with similar dimensions seem to have made it on. But my chest is probably the deal breaker.

I'm just so torn about even going to Universal. I don't want to not fit on the ride and have it ruin my time there. I really would be going for the Harry Potter experience, which would be pretty miserable if I couldn't get on the ride then had to wait 45 mins just to get into the shops!
We were at the parks for three days this week and there were no lines to get into the stores. The stores were very manageable. If you can't ride the ride you can still walk through the castle (which is extrememly impressive).
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:02 PM   #264
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Don't see what anyone posted this

I'm assuming we've all heard already, but Banks Lee, the first visitor to be turned away from FJ for being too big to fit, was able to ride last Friday (8/27). He started at 306 I believe and lost 12 pounds (I believe he mentioned being in the 290s just before he went to try again).

He's got a blog called Banks Lee and the three clicks where he's been tracking his progress. He might have more dimensions on there besides his weight, or you can see a picture of how his weight is distributed.

I know he had to get assistance from 2 of the workers to get it down to 3, but they got it and he rode.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:52 PM   #265
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seeing as chest sizes seem to be the issue, anyone know of a guide for blokes (tshirt size wise?)
ie im xxl and didnt fit etc
(ps - ive not been on, above is a possible example)
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:26 PM   #266
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seeing as chest sizes seem to be the issue, anyone know of a guide for blokes (tshirt size wise?)
ie im xxl and didnt fit etc
(ps - ive not been on, above is a possible example)
Dh is between a XXL and XXXL (closerer to XXXL), he couldn't even get one click. He's also tall, 6'3". Imagine a linebacker...lol.

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Old 09-03-2010, 08:47 AM   #267
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I was an XXL, around 6'2 in height, and I had to drop to an XL before I could fit.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:58 AM   #268
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I'm assuming we've all heard already, but Banks Lee, the first visitor to be turned away from FJ for being too big to fit, was able to ride last Friday (8/27). He started at 306 I believe and lost 12 pounds (I believe he mentioned being in the 290s just before he went to try again).

He's got a blog called Banks Lee and the three clicks where he's been tracking his progress. He might have more dimensions on there besides his weight, or you can see a picture of how his weight is distributed.

I know he had to get assistance from 2 of the workers to get it down to 3, but they got it and he rode.
So that photo showing him on the ride is supposed to be someone who weighs 290-something!? I think a very strong spell will have to be cast against me before I start believing that.
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So that photo showing him on the ride is supposed to be someone who weighs 290-something!? I think a very strong spell will have to be cast against me before I start believing that.
They must have crushed him in there, because when I was around 290, I couldn't fit at all.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:13 AM   #270
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So that photo showing him on the ride is supposed to be someone who weighs 290-something!? I think a very strong spell will have to be cast against me before I start believing that.
It's possible. My husband weighs 275 lbs at 6 foot and carries the weight in his tummy. His legs are as skinny as Banks' legs. You can't really see Banks' stomach so he may be the same way. My husband got 3 clicks with a little effort, not as much effort as Banks had to get though.
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