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Old 08-16-2011, 10:57 AM   #511
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I'm 5'3" and 240lbs. I wear a size 18/20 bottom and a 2x top. When I rode FJ, I went straight for one of the end seats because I know they're modified. I got at least one click on my own, but maybe two. I'm not entirely sure. Then, the worker came and pulled it down at least for one more click and then asked if I was okay. I said yes, and then we were sent into the ride.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:40 AM   #512
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Went to IOA in June, and just wanted to report i rode just fine! I'm about 5'6, weighed around 255-260lbs, with wide hips and butt! I did the test seat outside and i got to the yellow but i was not pushing down all the way, was told i would need a modified seat. Went to the ride and got down several clicks on my own and i believe the attendant pushed down a couple more times. Great ride!!

I rode alot of the rides with exceptions of the roller coasters except the mummy which i fit just fine out, ripsaw falls was my tightest squeeze and barely made it in but did lol!
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:26 PM   #513
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Hubby too tall?

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My Dh is 6'8" and all legs! Is he too tall? Has anyone this tall ever ridden?
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:40 PM   #514
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My Dh is 6'8" and all legs! Is he too tall? Has anyone this tall ever ridden?
Universal stated that Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard, who is 6' 11", rode the ride.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:40 AM   #515
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My husband is 335 lbs, 6'2", 50" chest, 46/48" waist and he could not ride Forbidden Journey, Dragon Challenge or Hulk at IOA and Rip Ride Rockit at US. The outside test seat for FJ said he would be fine on the modified seats, but the test seat inside wouldn't even give him a yellow. The TM working the inside seat said that the outside test seats are useless as they don't give an accurate reading.
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:49 PM   #516
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My husband is 335 lbs, 6'2", 50" chest, 46/48" waist and he could not ride Forbidden Journey, Dragon Challenge or Hulk at IOA and Rip Ride Rockit at US. The outside test seat for FJ said he would be fine on the modified seats, but the test seat inside wouldn't even give him a yellow. The TM working the inside seat said that the outside test seats are useless as they don't give an accurate reading.
I'm sorry. My DH is shorter than yours but similar stats, and didn't even try after the outside seats said "nope".
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:41 AM   #517
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I'm sorry. My DH is shorter than yours but similar stats, and didn't even try after the outside seats said "nope".
That's was the problem. The outside seats said yeah, no problem, but apparently they're completely inaccurate.
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What happens if you don't fit? Are they terribly loud and embarassing about it or are they discreet as possible. Also, I have been to WWoHP, but was to chicken to try the FJ. Now that I have lost some weight, I wondered where the modified seats are located on the ride if I were walking up to them. Thanks guys.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:48 PM   #519
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I'm sorry. My DH is shorter than yours but similar stats, and didn't even try after the outside seats said "nope".
My DH is a bit taller, but almost the same dimensions and didn't fit on the outside seats either so he didn't try inside. Are the outside seats larger or smaller than the inside ones? I didn't realize that they were different.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:54 AM   #520
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What happens if you don't fit? Are they terribly loud and embarassing about it or are they discreet as possible. Also, I have been to WWoHP, but was to chicken to try the FJ. Now that I have lost some weight, I wondered where the modified seats are located on the ride if I were walking up to them. Thanks guys.
The modified seats are the two end seats on each bench. They are discreet if you don't fit. Most CMs will try to get that last click for you, but some don't. Regardless, if you don't make the third click, they just raise the restraint and ask you quietly to come with them. They then escort you to the exit (otherwise known as the fat walk of shame).

There may be no rhyme or reason to it either. Last August/Sept before they did the modified seating, I had ridden several times one morning using the single rider line. I got right off the ride and immediately got back on, sitting in the same end seat on the left I had just gotten out of a few minutes before. There was a different CM at the loading zone, who took one look and motioned for me to get off. I told him I had already ridden it three times that morning and had in fact had just gotten off a few minutes before and hadn't had a problem riding it multiple times every morning that week and that the CMs just gave the restraint a gentle push downward. He rather coldly informed me that the CMs were not allowed to assist in any way and that it could break the restraints if they did so. I had to walk the fat walk of shame. I waited about an hour or so and went back on with no problem and continued to ride it several times every morning for the rest of the week. I've also ridden it multiple times in Oct, Dec, and this past May and never had a problem fitting in those end seats. Most CMs will give the restraint that gentle push you might need.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:46 AM   #521
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What happens if you don't fit? Are they terribly loud and embarassing about it or are they discreet as possible. Also, I have been to WWoHP, but was to chicken to try the FJ. Now that I have lost some weight, I wondered where the modified seats are located on the ride if I were walking up to them. Thanks guys.
We don't have direct experience in this at Universal, but considering how awesome the TMs were, I bet they are just like the CMs at Disney (and they sometimes are, literally, the same people), and do things quietly and kindly. I woudnl't worry about being shamed or anything by the TMs.

The modified seats are the ones on the outsides of the "benches". Look at the 4 seat bench, head to the outer seats.


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Are the outside seats larger or smaller than the inside ones? I didn't realize that they were different.
I think she's saying that the outside seats are actually *bigger* than the inside ones? Though the seats themselves aren't the the things that were modified; it was the harnesses, as far as I read.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:17 PM   #522
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this thread is extremely helpful and reassuring, so thanks to everyone who has contributed!

i'm (ek) really tall, busty and broad-shouldered and have gained some weight since my icon photo, so i've been really scared i wouldn't be able to ride this ride come december but after reading the experiences of some other ladies with similar measurements, i feel a lot better.

i'll still probably try and get a few minutes of exercise in with the kinect every day or so for the next 3 months just to be sure, though!
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:51 PM   #523
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I'm not sure how FJ operates in terms of TM's pushing down on restraints, but my roommate is a Lead at Mummy, and they're not allowed to push on the restraints to make someone fit on the ride. The guest can do it themselves, or a family member can push, but the TM loading the vehicle can not. The reason being is because if they feel discomfort while on the ride, they can come back and say "I was uncomfortable and couldn't breathe (or whatever) because the employee pushed it too hard on me." FJ might have the same restriction, to avoid a liability.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:35 AM   #524
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Well I am going to get my DW to get a running start and just jam that stupid bar down to get the green

Actually I will try the test seats outside and see how tight the fit ... If it is not to be this year then the next trip.

I am 50" chest, 60" belly (46" waist) so from what I read I doubt any of the rides will fit me BUT I was actually bigger last year and fit on all the Disney rides so we will see

THANKS for all those that have shared their experience ... It has helped allot
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:56 PM   #525
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I have just lost 50 lbs but am struggling right now so this thread is just the motivation I need to help me lose some more before my November trip so thanks all! I would be greatly disapointed if I couldn't ride FJ!
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