Question about weight and parasailing

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  1. roliepolieoliefan

    roliepolieoliefan DIS Veteran

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    I notice it says 90 pounds minimum weight. My DD is 8 but not 90 pounds. Does DCL mean 90 pounds combined weight of both parasailers or one person?

    Thx!
     
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  3. "Cinder" Ella's Mom

    "Cinder" Ella's Mom DIS Veteran

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    It is per person. My DD8 could not go because she was not heavy enough.
     
  4. DisneyOHFan

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    My son went with my husband and he only weighed 75 lbs at the time. It was never questioned, so I assume that is if they go alone.
     
  5. Anal Annie

    Anal Annie at least I KNOW I'm a kook...I just can't help it

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    That would be a combined weight. Our DS has gone plenty of times but was paired tandem with one of us in order to get to the minimum.
     
  6. "Cinder" Ella's Mom

    "Cinder" Ella's Mom DIS Veteran

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    I am so sad about this!!! We were told DD8 could not go, even with us. I guess maybe I shouldn't have asked ahead of time!
     
  7. Anal Annie

    Anal Annie at least I KNOW I'm a kook...I just can't help it

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    Are you sure it was not a minimum AGE limit of like 10 or something for this? I would be inclined to think that Disney will put a dumb age restriction on something like this too. :confused3
     
  8. jlwhitney

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    Parasailing is a weight thing, and changes day to day based on the wind and such. The last time we went everyone had to go in pairs even those who weighed more than the combined weight.

    Minimum age is 8.

    Minimum weight is 90 pounds, which can be done by going solo or tandem, if your son does not weigh 90 pounds yet he will have to go with someone but can still go.
     
  9. 3Mickeys

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    There is an age restriction:
    ages 8-12 must ride with an adult over 18
    ages 13-18 can ride alone but must have an adult over 18 present with them (I assume on the boat)

    I just booked this for me, my 13 yo and 9 yo. As I read it I assume it has to be single riders. I can't imagine an 18 year old (at minimum) riding with an 8 year old and having the total weight be 90 lbs. Doesn't make sense. The 8 year old must be with an adult, so I assume it is single weights.

    For the other poster who had a 79 lb child fly... I doubt they are there with a scale before they let you on the boat. It doesn't surprise me no one asked.

    It's a safety issue. They hope everyone follows the guidelines and wouldn't register someone under the weight guidelines to fly.
     
  10. 3Mickeys

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    This may help some:
    Additional Information
    Minimum weight 90 lbs., maximum weight 375 lbs.
    Single rides are not guaranteed. At the Captain's discretion, Guests may be required to fly tandem depending on weather conditions. For safety reasons, the Captain's decision is final.
    For Guests wishing to ride tandem, the combined weight cannot exceed 375 lbs.
    Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
    Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
    Children aged 13-18 years participating unaccompanied must be escorted to Marge's Barges by an adult 18 years or older.
    All Guests must have a paying ticket and no ride-along Guests are permitted.
    Guests must stay on the boat for the duration of the time while other participants fly.
    Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
     
  11. roliepolieoliefan

    roliepolieoliefan DIS Veteran

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    I did read that. To me it seemed like the minimum weight was 90 pounds if the rider wanted to parasail alone. So since DD is not 90 pounds but meets the age of 8, but is under13, must parasail with me. Correct?
     
  12. ppiew

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    Yes. This has happened to us twice and both times had to have an adult ride tandem. the 90 lb minimum is TOTAL weight if you have an adult, and child riding tandem, it is the sum of both
     

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