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

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  1. jennc27

    jennc27 Mouseketeer

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    My family and I went to Harry Potter World today and I wanted to help some of those who are worried about riding the Forbidden Journey because of their size. I was able to ride it just fine. I weigh about 230, wear size 18, large thighs, a fluffy gut, and have a large bust size of 40F. I did try the seat outside and the lady checked me and said I could ride. I did not have to try the second test seat inside. When I went to get on the ride the gentleman asked me to sit on the end. The restraint came down just fine and all they did was walked over and lifted it to make sure that it was latched. During the ride I was actually sliding around the seat a little bit.

    Oh and the ride was beyond words of how great it was. Loved it!
     
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  3. gcoolie

    gcoolie I do believe in fairies!

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    We are back from a wonderful visit to US/IOA. I had previously posted that my 6'4" 280 lb DH wasn't allowed on FJ last summer. They checked him inside the ride right before you get on and said no.

    This year we checked the test seats outside the ride. He sat in one and the light turned yellow. The TM standing there said he would have no problem on the actual ride, just sit in an outside seat. Sure enough, no one even looked twice at him when we arrived at the front of the line and he got in the outside seat with no problem. He is pretty much the same size this year, so maybe something changed since last June. Who knows :confused3

    On a side note, I had read on another thread to try riding at night, because the lines really die down. We aren't early morning people on vacation, so we risked doing it that way. On Thursday night, we got on about an hour before park close in 20 minutes. On Friday, it was about 30 minutes and again maybe an hour before close. :cool1:
     
  4. aaronbynion

    aaronbynion Earning My Ears

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    Sorry folks, been trying to research this particular thread and it looks like its mostly women looking for help but I'm gonna throw my hat in the ring....

    I'm 6`1" and weight roughly 320 give or take about 5 pound all in the belly area.

    What are my chances? :confused3
     
  5. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    there have been a few males that posted their size


    go back more pages and you'll find them.

    i know donaldduck52 and ky07 posted in this thread


    i think the man's girth was more important than the height in fitting in the chairs.
     
  6. BrinkofSunshine

    BrinkofSunshine DIS Veteran

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    It's all about body dimensions. The only way anyone can know for sure is when they get in the test seat. I know it's unfortunate, but it's hard to predict how someone's body is going to be when it is in the seat. Sometimes an overweight person with a squishy gut will make it on instead of a guy who is really buff because his arms have too much muscle.
     
  7. aaronbynion

    aaronbynion Earning My Ears

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    I understand completely how that could come into effect.

    Doing some more research, I found a post from another forum (which I won't link of course ;-) titled "Islands of Adventure Trip Report for "The Oversized"

    that article pretty much put me at ease because that gentleman was 5'7" and 320 and fit on all the rides including FJ so at 6'1, 320 i would imagine im ok, but im not going to worry about it :p
     
  8. aubriee

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

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    True! My husband works outside all day doing manual labor and has huge, muscular arms and chest from all the lifting he does. He does not have a butt at all and has a somewhat squishy gut. His legs are just normal size. It's just his upper body that's big. He's 5'10" and about 230 lbs. He can fit into the outside bigger seats with no problem, but can not fit in the two middle seats. His chest/back will just not go back into the seat far enough and he can't get his arms to come around the restraint enough for it to fasten (not enough room between the edge of the seat and the restraint). Even riding in the outside seats, he's sort of hunched forward a bit due to his broad shoulders. His problem is not height, weight, or even gut, it''s strictly his broad chest and huge upper arms.
     
  9. bumbershoot

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    And it certainly doesn't help that they have that barrier between the seats. I still can't quite figure out the reason for that, other than maybe to keep your mind in the ride. (which is difficult for me because when a ride scares me I like to have a broader view of things)
     
  10. Sarahjp7

    Sarahjp7 Earning My Ears

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    Hello there,

    I'm about to go to Universal for the first time and wonder if I'd fit in The forbidden Journey. I looked back through the thread and I see people posting weights but everyone's weight hangs on them differently.

    I'm apx 230lbs.
    Bust 48"
    Waist and hips 49"

    I can suck in my waist a bit but I don't know if that'll help. Lol. I guess I don't want to get there and go through the embarrassment of being turned away. What do you think.

    Sarah
     
  11. KorbensMomma

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    I think you will, i am bigger than you and I have ridden it.

    I am a 26/28 pants

    You can always just head for an outside seat just in case.
     
  12. Sarahjp7

    Sarahjp7 Earning My Ears

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    Are the extra seats always on each end of each row?
     
  13. disneygal55

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    That's what I was told...one on either side of the row of four seats. I was really nervous about fitting in the seat when the ride first opened. I don't think that they even had the larger seats back then. But I had no problem at all and have gone on FJ about 5 times since then without a problem; was just on it 2 weeks ago! I guess certain body types have an issue as do very tall people. Don't stress out about it....like I did....you can try the outside test seat. Good luck and have a great time!
     
  14. damo

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    The seats were never changed. It was just that the over the shoulder restraint was modified so that you would still get the three clicks without it having to come down as far.
     
  15. disneygal55

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    Thanks Damo! You are such a fountain of "Universal" knowledge LOL. :thumbsup2
     
  16. Leucky

    Leucky Earning My Ears

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    Hi Sarah,
    I had almost your exact measurements and I fit on all seats of FJ. Its a blast. This year I should have an easier time since Ive lost 40 lbs. Also hope to have some pictures that I will not cringe at when I see. Good luck and dont worry you will fit!!
    :thumbsup2
     
  17. Sarahjp7

    Sarahjp7 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks very much. I do feel better now. I'll be back with how it goes. I think I'll still try to loose some before I go but weightless takes time. I do hope I get to ride!
     
  18. Demeter04

    Demeter04 Earning My Ears

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    I have a friend that has been wanting to ride this ride and has started a diet(losing about 4-5lbs a week) and we want to know the chances of her fitting. We are using a test seat for a coaster to gage it but that's the best we have.
    Our trip is 9/11

    Height 5'9
    Weight 300lbs
    Chest 51 inches
    Stomach 55 inches(down from 60 2 weeks ago)
    Waist 52 inches
    Thighs 26

    She is wearing a size 22 pant and a men's XXL(but nearly an XL)

    She had 2 clicks in April when she was a lot larger and is only an inch from clasping a roller coaster seat meant for a 53 chest, and it isn't modified.
     
  19. fairyfiona

    fairyfiona Earning My Ears

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    Now in the past at about 200lbs, 38G Size 18 ish I always wore jeans and a minmiser bra, to try and make things easier for me, but looking at posts, it would seem this is the wrong thing to do, I currently weight about 220, so am a bit nervous this time round, do you think I'm better with a bra that allows a bit more squashing once seated iyswim?
     
  20. damo

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    Yup, embrace the squishing!!!!
     
  21. Sarahjp7

    Sarahjp7 Earning My Ears

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    Okay, my trip is 10 days away and I'm hoping I fit. My measurements are 48" Bust, and 49" hips and waist. Think I'm good or no? Just wanted a final opinion. :)
     

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