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Old 09-06-2010, 09:53 PM   #301
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Sorry, but I wanted to know this, so I posted it again. I am just wondering if this ride would be too intense in its movements. What are your thoughts?

P.S. My dimensions and stuff are in my previous post.

I dont think it is too intense.... I was fine most of the ride but I did get kind of motion sick near the end of the ride when it looks like you are flying... but that was right at the end and I could have closed my eyes and been fine... but I was not about to miss any part of the ride!
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:21 PM   #302
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OK, I'm here to recant my "I can't fit." If you're of longer leg, cross your legs at the ankle. I tried it, passed the green light with ease, the infamous "three clicks" came with no issue or assistance. If you keep your feet flat, you'll push up on the bar. I felt like an idjit.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:02 PM   #303
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Very resourceful. In my case, I need to find somewhere else to put my midsection...
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:13 PM   #304
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Very resourceful. In my case, I need to find somewhere else to put my midsection...
try sucking it up into your ribcage when you inhale and pull the restraint down, you might see 20-30 seconds of the ride before you black out
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:12 PM   #305
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Thanks everyone!!! I bought a trial size Dramamine today, just in case. ;P I've got to remember the crossing of the ankles...that is a nice tip.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:57 PM   #306
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Be Careful Nellas!

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Thanks everyone!!! I bought a trial size Dramamine today, just in case. ;P I've got to remember the crossing of the ankles...that is a nice tip.
As someone who has enjoyed much of life thanks to the aid of her trusty Dramamine, just wanted to shoot you a tip - if it's not the extra strength, it will knock you out. The ones that are stronger (I believe they last for 12 hours and you only take 1 as opposed to 2) are much better.

I went to NYC last year and it was teh first time in years I was only able to find the original Dramamine. We had to pull over on the way there because I was falling asleep behind the wheel about an hour after taking it. The way back I slept the entire 8 hours. Finally realized it was due to teh dramamine. Was able to find the ones I normally take for a 4 hour trip a few weeks ago adn I was absolutely fine.

Just wanted to warn you cause it can totally ruin your day if you're not prepared for it - like, you can't keep your eyes open!
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:04 PM   #307
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I use the "Less-Drowsy" Dramamine and it doesn't make me sleepy at all.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:51 PM   #308
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I fit!

Rode FJ twice this morning. Was so worried about myself and my best friend fitting. We had no problems whatsoever! We tried the test seats out front and took some nice photos as well. A Hogwart's student had to assist us because we couldn't see any of the lights (the sun was shining very bright), but we both got the green! Then we reached the test seats, neither of us was pulled to the side, and we got the 3 clicks with ease! The ride is A-MAZE-ING!!!!! I am a big girl 5'4", 42DDD, about 47in chest, 220lbs. 49in waist and I think about a 51in in the hips. My friend is very close to my size with her being 5'6" and a much smaller chest. I will say that it is all about belly and thighs!!!! I have pretty big thighs but again was able to get the 3 clicks (or more)? I would say don't sweat it! The castle is amazing as well!
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:17 PM   #309
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As someone who has enjoyed much of life thanks to the aid of her trusty Dramamine, just wanted to shoot you a tip - if it's not the extra strength, it will knock you out. The ones that are stronger (I believe they last for 12 hours and you only take 1 as opposed to 2) are much better.

I went to NYC last year and it was teh first time in years I was only able to find the original Dramamine. We had to pull over on the way there because I was falling asleep behind the wheel about an hour after taking it. The way back I slept the entire 8 hours. Finally realized it was due to teh dramamine. Was able to find the ones I normally take for a 4 hour trip a few weeks ago adn I was absolutely fine.

Just wanted to warn you cause it can totally ruin your day if you're not prepared for it - like, you can't keep your eyes open!
Oh, no...I think I got the wrong ones, then. The ones I have last 4-6 hours and I can take either 1 or 2. If I do need it, I will take only 1 or else I WILL fall asleep. I am hoping that just taking 1 won't cause drowsiness. :P
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:49 PM   #310
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Really worried

I am going to Orlando in October and I have heard a lot of people not being able to ride Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey. My friends dad is going and he is 6 foot and weighs about 220 pounds. Will he be able to ride?
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:19 PM   #311
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I am going to Orlando in October and I have heard a lot of people not being able to ride Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey. My friends dad is going and he is 6 foot and weighs about 220 pounds. Will he be able to ride?
Tell him not to sweat it cause he'll get on easily.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:05 AM   #312
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http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/show/3759

Guess what...... looks like the modified seats are already up and running! GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:13 AM   #313
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I was just about to post about the extended seats - so exciting!!!
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:35 AM   #314
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Sorry but this begs a question or two.

Was twig-boy's sole motivation strictly based on size or was there some other bias involved / evident?

Were there no other CMs available who *would* do their jobs?
Whoa, hang on here...no one's calling those who are overweight or obese any names, so there's no need to call those who are normal or underweight any names either. Thank you.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:29 AM   #315
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I rode for the first time today - wow, wow, wow, momma..

I got both the yellow and green lights outside (at the same time ?!?), so I just went ahead for the modified seats inside. There was no trouble at all - I have no idea how many clicks I got, I just heard several kind of like "crunch", no one helped me get the restraint down. But I was very comfortable. Female, 5'3", 220 lbs, 46 inch bust, carry a lot of my weight in my tummy.

I did get a touch queasy and dizzy towards the end of the ride, but by the time I got back to the lockers I was just fine, and able to get my first butterbeer - there was a party in my mouth!!!!

As I go back to ride again, I'll let you all know if I run into any future problems, or how I do on the regular seats.
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