1. Follow the DIS on Instagram! www.instagram.com/the.dis

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

Discussion in 'Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums' started by Selket, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. ballarinamom

    ballarinamom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,365
    Thank you for putting true sizes up. Weight and height can still be way different from person to person. I should be fine! Hooray!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. johde

    johde DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    Messages:
    3,202
    I'm 6'4" and a little over 300lbs. I just barely made it on during my trip over new years eve. For those who are interested here's a picture of me in a local half marathon from last may. My biggest problem was my shoulders and the sides of the seat. By the time I got my shoulders back my chest was sticking out a little bit farther than normal.
     
  4. HarleyGirl514

    HarleyGirl514 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Messages:
    56
    Thanks for posting that pic-it really helps to get a better idea of who fits for my DH. He's very broad chested & shouldered. :love: does the harness fit more on the chest or on the stomach? He's about your height and weight btw.
     
  5. johde

    johde DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    Messages:
    3,202
    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. When you look at the test seat. [​IMG]

    My biggest problem was my shoulders fitting comfortably between the medal sides of the seat. So, instead of my back being flat against the back of the seat it was slightly curved pushing my chest out. That was especially true when moving my arms around to get the restraint down. I was able to get it clicked partially on my own then the ride op was able to get the last click needed to be able to ride.
     
  6. HarleyGirl514

    HarleyGirl514 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Messages:
    56
    Thanks so much for that! It definitely helps visualize the harness better. I so hope my DH fits! He would be so disappointed if he couldn't ride it!
     
  7. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
    Messages:
    48,898
    The shoulder distance is really the difficult part of it. If they didn't have the side walls more people could fit the seat. But for broad-shouldered people, especially if they carry extra weight in their torso, it's really very difficult.
     
  8. luvthatdisney

    luvthatdisney I wish I was in Cali!!!

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2000
    Messages:
    784
    Just was there this past weekend and was very worried I would not be able to ride. I am tall for a female (5'11"), but I am also heavy around the waist down through my thighs. I wear a size 20 tall pants; however, my chest and arms are just average size.

    I was told when I tried the first set of seats out front that they only have to get a green or yellow light. Only those with the red light cannot ride. I did get a yellow light and 2 clicks. I was told to ride in the outer seats as they are larger. I was not asked to try the seats inside the queue, they let me pass.

    When I got on the ride, the seat was snug around my thighs, rear and stomach area, but I fit and got the yellow light. The person locking the harness, pushed hard on mine and said I got a green light. It was tight, but I could breathe and was able to ride (I would have rode even if I could not breathe!!). My chest area was fine as I carry my weight below my waist. I could see those with broad shoulders or large chest would have problems.

    One thing I felt helped is that I wore very light capri pants (it was very warm) kind of like yoga pants material that was very stretchy. It let my weight mold into the seat and move around a bit. That sounds horrible, but had I been wearing jeans I do not know if i would have been able to fit as I would not have been able to move around to fill in all of the space as well.

    I hope that helps someone as it is a great ride!! Since everyone is built differently it is really hard to know if you will fit or not. I would have been embarrassed if I was not able to ride, but we rode that first and there were not many people out front most were still down in the shops area. I was determined to try!!
     
  9. XxDisneyfanxX

    XxDisneyfanxX Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    I'm actually headed to USO in a few hours. I am extremely nervous about riding the rides. I am 5'5 about 250lbs. I am a 40c and wear a 16/18 pant size. I am having serious anxiety problems about not being able to fit. I have read some of the posts and it seems like I should be able to fit. I shall let you know of my experience after today.
     
  10. sz9144

    sz9144 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2005
    Messages:
    495
    I am 5'1, and wear a 16/18 and a 40c and I fit with plenty of room to spare in the seat- enjoy! And make sure nothing loose is in your pockets!
     
  11. CPanther95

    CPanther95 Mummyketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2000
    Messages:
    328
    Last time I was there, I was 6'2 250lbs. FJ was no problem at all.

    To compare - Dudley DRRF was very tight getting in and out (legs wedging in). Hulk was moderately uncomfortable (harness pressing on chest). HRRR was borderline painful on the chest just going to the first click on the shoulder harness.
     
  12. XxDisneyfanxX

    XxDisneyfanxX Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Just got back from USO/IOA. Ok so like I said before I am 5'5 250lbs. I wear 40C and 16/18 pant size. I was able to ride everything. Don't be afraid to try the test seats, it saves you time and embarrassment. I rode modified seats just to be on the safe side. But I tried to test seats on FJ and got the ok. In the "check point" and I wasn't pulled over to the side. It's a great ride. Don't be afraid to try the test seats :)
     
  13. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    30,214
    Thanks for checking back in and giving the great advice!
     
  14. gcoolie

    gcoolie I do believe in fairies!

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    168
    We visited Universal last June as newbies and it was a very last minute trip. We had no clue about size being an issue on FJ. We got to the ride and they wouldn't let DH on ( 6'4" and 280). Very upsetting for the whole family. I know now to check the seat out front, but they didn't give using an outside seat as an option for him. Is that new since last summer? He is a tad bit lighter now. Any guesses about him getting on this time?
     
  15. mbrou24

    mbrou24 Theme Park Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    217
    I think it varies. First time I went to ioa I got on fj just had to use the modified seat. and at the time I was a 42-44 waist and 315 pounds and 6'3.
     
  16. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    30,214
    Nope, it was the same last summer. Did they put him in the test seats before you guys got to the ride? If they did, they would know if the outside seats were going to work for him. Or did you actually sit on the ride and the restraints would not click?
     
  17. gcoolie

    gcoolie I do believe in fairies!

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    168
    Yes, they tested him inside the ride right before you get on. Was that for the modified seat?
     
  18. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    30,214
    Yes.
     
  19. gcoolie

    gcoolie I do believe in fairies!

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    168
    Darn. Thanks for the info.
     
  20. disnutz

    disnutz Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Messages:
    396
    not to give false hopes, but i will say that last summer this was definitely a big issue at FJ. I have no idea what happened, but they were refusing to push the bars down and would not let anyone help you etc. From more recent posts, it does seem like they will push it down now.
     
  21. vleeth

    vleeth I heart Disney

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    2,180
    So thankful for this thread. Two different 2013 guide books have 6 ft 4 in as the maximum height. Glad to see some 6 ft 6 in people have been able to ride.:thumbsup2
     

Share This Page