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

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  1. seadd67

    seadd67 DIS Veteran

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    You will be fine, we where there right at opening and i went on it a few times and I am right there in the size dept. I am 5'9" 260#, i where 44 pants and 2 xxl shirt. I faild the test seat out side but was able to get through the test seat in side. With a little help got thre clicks no problem. Have fun
     
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  3. MIChessGuy

    MIChessGuy Proud, But Not a Redhead

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    I will be there in February, after failing the "original" FJ test seat back in August and getting sent to the fatso walk of shame. But that may have been partly my mistake because I found out later that people had been failing the test seats but still somehow getting into the actual ride seats. Even with the modified seats now in use, I am a little worried -- can't shake the feeling that it will be very close. I am going to wear the lightest fabric clothing I can find and put everything in the locker. Then I'll suck it up and when the team member inquires, I'll wheeze, "Yep, feelin' great!" And then I'll get stuck inside the ride for 25 minutes... :upsidedow
     
  4. Tink2Day

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    When we were there no one was pulled out of line. The TM doesn't ask they just check the lights and the harness.

    My friend, size 18 5'8" said her thighs were the main problem and think they're like 23". Remember girls, we can squish the stomach our chests are ahem, somewhat adjustable.
    However I understand from my friend that it just takes 2 clicks now and after walking around the park for 5 hours she fit much better the next time she rode it.:rotfl2:

    Oh and the TM who was checking, wouldn't have fit on that ride on a bet. Bowling ball shape, maybe helps her judge better?
     
  5. MIChessGuy

    MIChessGuy Proud, But Not a Redhead

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    The weird thing I recall about last August is that I didn't hear any clicks from the outside test seat. The team member called me over, said (in polite language) that I wasn't quite measuring up, and told me to check again with the other test seat inside the castle. Since that day, I have wondered whether I got a click or two but just didn't hear it for some reason. I'd assume that I have no chance if there were no clicks at all. Reducing it by a click isn't going to do anything in that case.

    I've been wondering if the single-rider line offers better chances. Maybe the Sorting Fat does not pay as much attention to that line. :smooth:
     
  6. Praise2Him

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    My DH is 6'4", weighs 290, size 44 pants. He cannot fit in the regular seats but fit in the modified seat just fine. You should be okay!
     
  7. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    They actually adjusted the locking mechanisms on some of the seats so that it isn't just fewer clicks that you need -- the entire mechanism has been rotated. This is on the modified seats. So people who couldn't ride this summer, may now fit in the new modified locking seats.
     
  8. Tink2Day

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    I asked my friend who was freaked out by that as well, also looked at a website that had some info and it seems that the outside seat only lights up doesn't click. That's what made her think she wouldn't fit. She said she went on single rider and regular line and not even looked at. But I guess size 18 at 5'8 might not seem that large?
     
  9. ducky_love

    ducky_love Saving the world one tourist at a time.

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    I'm 5'7" size 14/16 and the guy out front laughed at me for trying the test seat. You will be fine.

    I hope this isn't hurtful to anyone, but it seems people have to be over 300lbs to be turned away these days. (please correct me if that is wrong. It just seems that way from what I am reading)
     
  10. MIChessGuy

    MIChessGuy Proud, But Not a Redhead

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    I think the major issue is where the, uh, "overage" is located on the body. If it interferes with the safety harness to a large extent, that's going to be a problem. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the relaxed locking mechanism will be the "magic" I need next month. :wizard:
     
  11. phamton

    phamton The Other Orlando Themepark Moderator

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    MIChessGuy, I have a good feeling about you. I just know that you will be able to ride this year. Send me a PM right before you leave to go on vacation and I'll find out where I'll be so you can stop by and say Hi with the good news that you rode! :dance3:
     
  12. courtiebabe420

    courtiebabe420 Earning My Ears

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  13. MIChessGuy

    MIChessGuy Proud, But Not a Redhead

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    It's not easy to judge how much more leeway you get with the revised "yellow light" safety harness. I will be finding out myself in a few weeks.
     
  14. aubriee

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

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    It may depend on where he carries his weight. For example you said that you are 5'7" and 240lbs. When I was there last September (prior to the modified seating being introduced), I did not fit in the middle seats, but did fit in the larger end seats. I was 5'6" and 230lbs at that time. When I went back in Oct I was 5'6" and 220lbs. I still didn't fit in the middle seats, but did fine in the end seats. My husband who is 5'9" and about 240lbs was able to squeeze into the regular middle seat, but was very squished. He did fine in the end seats (both modified and nonmodified). I carry my weight in my stomach, butt, and thighs. All of his weight is in his chest and arms.
     
  15. jessrose18

    jessrose18 ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!!

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    My husband did not fit in the test seat outside the ride. Then a tm came over and said just to tell them he needed modified and he would fit in that seat. He is 6' 4" and about 280 with broad shoulders and a long torso. When we went throught he line we told them he needed modified and the inside tm said no problem just pick an outside seat on the bench. He fit in and the tm pushed down quiet a few clicks until it was tight. Hubby said the harnish was harsh on his shoulders, but worth it in the end...hope this helps someone. Without modified, he probably wouldnt have been able to ride.
     
  16. Coach81

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    Sure am glad I was able to lose about 100 lbs... now if only I wouldn't get sick!
     
  17. courtiebabe420

    courtiebabe420 Earning My Ears

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    So we went today, and the first seats we tested were the Dragon Challenge seats. The B/F was unable to fit in those, mostly because he couldn't get the harness down over his shoulders. He's a short-statured guy, and although a lot of his weight is in his stomach, he's broad shouldered, and big chested, too. So he didn't try the seats at FJ, since they are similar. But now it's a goal, to be able to fit in the seats. But he had fun just being in Harry Potter world, and we got to celebrate the millionth butterbeer sold, and got free ones! Thanks everyone for their thoughts!
     
  18. linnell

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    I was there this weekend and very nervous about fitting. I am a female, size 20/22. I carry my weight in my hips and belly, so I was concerned. I tried the test seat outside and got the yellow light. I went through the line, told the first CM (or whatever they are called there) that I needed a modified seat and she said to sit on either end. I did and pulled the bar down and got the three clicks on my own. Big sigh of relief.

    I rode it three more times, never an issue. One of the times one of the CMs just asked me to sit on the end. The last time I pulled it down and didn't hear clicks, but the CM pushed down and gave me a thumbs up.

    I honestly didn't feel like it was a tight fit for me at all. Once the ride was going, I was sliding around the seat a lot, in fact.

    I hope that helps someone!
     
  19. bumbershoot

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    Did he get the red light? But he was still able to ride? Wishing there'd been a CM when hubby was trying the seat, if that's what happened with your husband... Sigh.
     
  20. MIChessGuy

    MIChessGuy Proud, But Not a Redhead

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    I am less than two weeks away from Round 2 with FJ's Sorting Fat. Although there's no way to know at this point, I am not optimistic. I heard no clicks at all last August with the "regular" test seats, both outside and inside. Strangely enough, I have managed to ride The Simpsons, Revenge of the Mummy, and even the notoriously confining Ripsaw Falls (before it burned up, anyway). I knew about the seat harness situation before my first try at FJ, but was still surprised when I failed.

    Any recent experiences/observations with the modified seats? Have there still been instances of people failing the test seats, but riding anyway? :listen:
     
  21. bouncy54

    bouncy54 I Believe In Fairy Magic

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    Hmmm.. I rode FJ twice in November. I am 5'3" and am size 24 with a lot of my weight around my middle. I tried the test seat outside the attraction and got the yellow light so knew that I had to use the modified seat once I got to the attraction. I had no problems fitting on the ride at all. Went on it twice!

    This picture was taken in November at the Magic Kingdom. Hope I've been helpful!
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