Info on who fits/who does not - for FJ - post here if you've been

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  1. sillysassy

    sillysassy Mouseketeer

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    I just got back home too. I was able to ride and having so much anxiety about not being able to get on the FJ ( due to weight/size) . Husband rode too, and both of us are overweight too. The first day I went on was Sunday the 20th , I did the test seat out front and fit, though it was tight. Inside I actually asked if I should do the test seat again, and she (attendant) says "no, your ok".
    cool!! rode it and it was awesome!!:wizard:

    The second time we went on was Monday the 21st. We went right into castle after a long delay( due to technical problems we assume)and Both DH and I got pulled to try the test seat first... we were ok... and got to ride again :)
     
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  3. chataro

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    Just got back from IOA and ended up with a great surprise. I'm 6'3" and go about 265 right now. I'm just a big sized guy that wears a 42-44 waist and 2x tall shirts. Well after reading all the doom and gloom, I truly expected not to be able to ride FJ. DW and me beelined to the test seats outside, and just as I expected, RED Light of death. TM even came up to check and they confirmed my doom. Well, wanted to let DW ride, plus see the inside of castle, so we headed to single rider line.

    3 min. later, we approached the inside test seats and the TM asked me if I rode it before and I said "no and I also already received my fate outside". He though told me to have a seat and lets make sure. THREE clicks later, I was good to go!!!!:cool1:

    2 min. later, DW and I lucked out and got to ride the same car. Incredible ride!!! Best part of the whole thing was that when we left the castle, I decided to go to the TM outside and let her know that I made it. She was happy for me and then asked if we did the single rider line and we said yes. She then asked if we would like a tour of the castle to see the rooms we missed. We said "Nah". . . .I mean who would want that???? Just kidding. We loved going through it on our own little personal tour. Emails will be written for this wonderful TM. Made our day.

    So the moral of the story is. . . Red light outside doesn't mean you're dead. Don't give up hope until you test the inside "official" seats. I'm glad the TM encouraged me to do it or I would have missed out on the NEW best ride in Orlando.
     
  4. cottonwoodgal

    cottonwoodgal Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for posting your experience and your weight/sizing! :worship: (It sounds like we might be body doubles!) There is hope for me to ride Forbidden Journey! :yay:
     
  5. wheezywhizzy

    wheezywhizzy Earning My Ears

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    If you don't mind me asking how big are your thighs around? Inches wise? You can pm me if you like.
     
  6. Albytaps

    Albytaps Mickey's Biggest Fan

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    Congrats! That's great news considering I have similar (very similar) dimensions. It makes me think I shouldn't even bother with the test seats outside.
     
  7. seadd67

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    I am so happy for you, so was better then you thought?. We will be there a week from Saturday, and I am a little nervous:rotfl2:, just a little I am abig guy but If I dont ride no Biggie, but It would be nice:goodvibes
     
  8. texaslover

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    Hubby was not able to ride last weekend. He was tested outside the ride and they let him through. Then they pulled him to test inside and told him he didn't get 3 clicks. I walked ahead with our party because I thought he was behind me so didn't get to see or suggest they push down the harness. Apparently if people didn't ask or protest they weren't trying. He was not that excited about riding and doesn't watch HP so he didn't put up a fight at all and truly didn't care - lol. I do think it is very randomly enforced.

    DH is 6'4 and between 240-250. He has a long torso and a midsection that sticks out 4 to 5 inches. His chest is about 50 and waist 40-42. He was very close to getting on and I think he probably would have depending on the employees/time/asking to push down on harness/etc.
     
  9. knieriem

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    My husband and I rode fine, but we're pretty average when it comes to body type/size. However I kept staring at a guy in front of me..he was a good 6' 7" with a basketball player type build and he totally fit. Saw him get in the bench in front of me. Not sure how comfortable he was but he fit! I was expecting him not to after reading all the posts on the boards.
     
  10. Disney Padawan

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    Thank you so much for posting back. I wish the TM's would remain more consistent but I know that this happens everywhere. Hopefully they do loosen the standards soon so many more can ride. :)
     
  11. schnerk

    schnerk I am SOOO not addicted to Disboards... I can quit

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    We went to WWOHP yesterday and had a blast. I was not expecting to be able to ride as I am 6'1" and 275, but I figured I would give it a shot. I was able to get 2 clicks on my own and the TM pressed to get the third.

    There is hope fellow Shrek's...:thumbsup2
     
  12. Albytaps

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    Right on!
     
  13. aubriee

    aubriee <font color=brown><marquee>Chocolate always makes

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    Does anyone know what the biggest butt size to fit is? Most of my weight is in the stomach, butt, and thighs. I fit on the Sum of all Thrills at Epcot, but it was a tight fit for the butt.:rotfl:
     
  14. EEyorelover22

    EEyorelover22 I want to live in the Castle

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    This gives me hope for DS. I hope he makes it...I'm not sure he'd deal well with being turned away:rolleyes:
     
  15. EEyorelover22

    EEyorelover22 I want to live in the Castle

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    Any tips on fitting better? DS is a big dude.
     
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    I hate to get to personal here but this is for men, right? And do men measure chest the same way that women measure, tape measure under the arm at the fullest part? I am more concerned with my hips and tummy. My extra weight is mostly there and I wonder what is the cut off measurement for the hip and tummy.
     
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  19. OrlandoUnited

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    Except that the harness presses on your lower stomach and thighs/hips, which will also stop the harness.
     
  20. asta

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    My tactic, in addition to trying to lose weight before the trip, will then be to try and sit up straiter than normal, suck in my tummy and press my rear back into the seat. I'm only 5'5'' so I should have plenty of room to get tall. Kind of like spreading my extra weight over a bigger area. I won't be there until the end of July but will post my details and let everyone know if it works.
     
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