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Old 03-25-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Will I get the green light?

Hi everyone, this is my first post here, and I can't wait to explore the boards. : I am in the middle of planning a mom/daughter trip this August '11; celebrating my college graduation!! . I am an overweight gal, 5'8" 330 lbs. carry most of this in my ars and hips : what can I say...I am what I am!! I wear a size 28W bottoms and I'm hoping to get some replies about whether or not I will fit into the rides at WDW. ALL the rides, I am a major thrill ride girl and want to ride ALL the thrill rides...can anyone reassure me that I'll fit, or give me any tips? THANKS!!! Can't wait to post more!
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:53 PM   #2
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I'm smaller than you, but longer (LOL).... you may be a little tight in some but not too bad, its not NEAR as bad as say Six Flags......

I think Rockin' rollercoaster and Atsro orbiter and ummm perhaps one or two others might be tight but you should over all be fine

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Search for "pooh sized" under trip planning and you will find a lot of helpful threads.
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I wear about the same size bottoms and I fit on everything. The one thing I have an issue with is getting out of Space Mountain because you're sitting with your legs pretty much straight out in front of you and nothing to help push up on when you're getting out. I've figured out that I can turn over and put my knees on the seat and get out that way. The Castmembers have NEVER rushed me or made me self-conscious about clamboring out of the ride car.

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Old 03-25-2011, 06:49 PM   #5
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Here's a link to a page on Allears.net that you might find helpful:

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I'm smaller than you, but longer (LOL).... you may be a little tight in some but not too bad, its not NEAR as bad as say Six Flags......

I think Rockin' rollercoaster and Atsro orbiter and ummm perhaps one or two others might be tight but you should over all be fine

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Definitely Astro Orbiter. It's hard for the "average" size people. Those vehicles are atrocious.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:05 PM   #7
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Thanks to all!! Loving the boards so far, checked out allears and feel better now. But if anyone has first hand experience with my kind of situation it would be fantastic!:
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Thanks to all!! Loving the boards so far, checked out allears and feel better now. But if anyone has first hand experience with my kind of situation it would be fantastic!:
I have first hand on all of your situations! We leave in a week for a surprise trip for my boys and it's to celebrate my Master's Degree!

I'm also Pooh sized (5'7ish when I stand tall and 335lbs) and I am the trill junky in my house (for the most part...don't like the wet rides...), but I fit in everything I rode. Space Mtn was awkward getting out of, and I kind of resembled sometime like a susage and a casing, but I fit and I loved it...but I don't know if I'll ride it this time...

The first time we went, I looked at all the rides and fear struck, but I finally decided, it's not Six Flags, I don't know these people, the worse thing that can happen is they say no...and I never heard it. Never even got a 2nd look at Expedition Everest!

You will have a ball! If you have any specific questions, please feel free to PM me if you want!
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Do not go on the Simulator roller coaster in Innoventions. Those seats are so tiny, i swear they were ridiculous.
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I'll second the poster who said Astro Orbiter is a bad move. I am fairly small and for some reason my 8 year old and I had a problem squeezing in there. Not sure if it is just the size or the actual design of the ride vehicles on that one but I won't be doing it again
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I have first hand on all of your situations! We leave in a week for a surprise trip for my boys and it's to celebrate my Master's Degree!

I'm also Pooh sized (5'7ish when I stand tall and 335lbs) and I am the trill junky in my house (for the most part...don't like the wet rides...), but I fit in everything I rode. Space Mtn was awkward getting out of, and I kind of resembled sometime like a susage and a casing, but I fit and I loved it...but I don't know if I'll ride it this time...

The first time we went, I looked at all the rides and fear struck, but I finally decided, it's not Six Flags, I don't know these people, the worse thing that can happen is they say no...and I never heard it. Never even got a 2nd look at Expedition Everest!

You will have a ball! If you have any specific questions, please feel free to PM me if you want!
CONGRATS on your masters and enjoy your boys' surprise

Thank you so much! This has really put my mind at ease. I haven't been to Disney since I was 8 years old, and for sure didn't have to worry about my weight back then but this year will be a different story. I have definitely taken the walk of shame at six flags and that's really what I'm dreading...I will try anything at Disney though...I mean it's DISNEY!!!!!!
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[QUOTE=mrp4352;40468163]I wear about the same size bottoms and I fit on everything. The one thing I have an issue with is getting out of Space Mountain because you're sitting with your legs pretty much straight out in front of you and nothing to help push up on when you're getting out. I've figured out that I can turn over and put my knees on the seat and get out that way. The Castmembers have NEVER rushed me or made me self-conscious about clamboring out of the ride car.

I am 5ft nothing and am a bit overweight and older I can't get out of the cars at SP! I need my DS to help me. I have never felt selfconscious except in my own mind!
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