The Everything Pooh Sized Thread

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by RainbowWit, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Mom2TwinGirls01

    Mom2TwinGirls01 Earning My Ears

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    I'm 5-10 and wear 24/26 and had no issues. I pick the window and put a kid in the center and we raise the arm rest. The only uncomfy part was if i tried to put the tray down. So i borrowed some space on kids tray.

    We flew united in Dec.

    Have a great trip!
     
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  3. mamabear0222

    mamabear0222 Countdown to 2014 trip

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    I've been doing this too. I've lost 60lbs since July just by my fitness pal ..exercise and monitoring caloric intake .great job

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  4. scdak

    scdak DIS Veteran

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    I ride Soarin and Haunted Mansion every trip and am 5'4, size 28 on a great day:rotfl2: so I don't think you will have a problem.
     
  5. Bubbles331

    Bubbles331 Earning My Ears

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    Oh yay!!! :cool1: Thanks you so much for posting! I'm leaving on Saturday, and was trying not to dwell. Have you done Space Mountain? I'm on the fence on braving that one, but super excited about everything else.
     
  6. disneegrl4eva

    disneegrl4eva <font color=darkcoral>now we just need a secret ha

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    I think I have posted about space Mountain on here before I just can't remember& So here's my take on it& I lost a lot of weight since last year I lost about 60 pounds but at that point being is heavy as I was I really didn't have a lot of stamina nor did I have a lot of strength in my legs... Which is where my real issues lied& Because it is so far down to get in and out of there I was okay getting in but when I tried to get out I had a lot of problems because I just did not have the strength in my legs to pull myself out of there and you feel like you're almost laying back in the seat
    ... Plus because of the way that I was sitting in there the ride was so jerky it really jacked up my back& I have to say that is probably the worst ride I was on the entire trip... If you don't really have issues pulling yourself up and getting down then I don't think this is going to be a problem.. but if it is you might want to consider skipping it

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  7. Bubbles331

    Bubbles331 Earning My Ears

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    We're here right now, but we haven't had the opportunity to to even think about Space Mountain yet. I was mostly at Animal Kingdom and was able to fit on everything I wanted. I was very happy about that! By what you say, I THINK I'll be okay. Thanks again for your help!
     
  8. disneyjr77

    disneyjr77 Mouseketeer

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    I'm so glad i found this thread! I haven't made it all the way through yet but had 3 questions.

    I am rather large up top and can never seem to find a bra that fits comfortably for Disney...usually this isn't a problem as it's cooler when we go. This year we're heading down in July and the heat will be bad enough, without any added discomfort. Any recommendations?

    I also need recommendations for tank top style shirts and a cute but supportive swim suit.

    I purchased a pair of the Keen Whisper slides, and am hoping they really are as comfy as everyone says.

    thanks everyone!!!!
     
  9. disneyjr77

    disneyjr77 Mouseketeer

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    I like the idea of the peppermint foot rub. Is it a lotion or a scrub? Is there a specific kind?

    I'm def going to try the antiperspirant spray, that sounds like a great idea!!
     
  10. Bubbles331

    Bubbles331 Earning My Ears

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    Sadly, I'm back from vacation, but I am happy to report I was able to ride everything I wanted. Woohoo!

    Here are the rides I went on:

    Pirates of the Caribbean
    It's a Small World
    Little Mermaid ride
    Buzz Lightyear
    Peter Pan
    Expedition Everest
    Safari
    Tower of Terror
    Rock n' Roller Coaster
    Star Tours
    Toy Story Mania
    Great Movie Ride
    Mission Space
    Nemo
    Soarin'
    Spaceship Earth
    Norway ride
    Mexico ride

    Theater Seats:
    Muppet Vision
    Nemo Musical (bench seats)
    It's a Bug's Life (bench seats)
    Little Mermaid show
    Mickey's Philharmagic

    Rides I was worried about or have a comment about:

    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - No problem at all. I was with my 6 year old and yes there was a huge space between her and the bar, but I just held her against me and she was fine.

    Haunted Mansion - No problem at all. The bar touched my stomach, but barely. I wasn't squished at all.

    Winnie the Pooh - First time I went on, I sat in the front. I had no problem getting in or out. Second time I went in the back. That was a little challenging. The problem is the bar that goes up and down is in the way of the door. That's why I found it difficult to get in and out. **If you're worried sit in front.

    Space Mountain - This is the one I was the most worried about. I got in fine the lap bar was fine. Yes, getting up was difficult, but I did it. I wouldn't be afraid to try it again. However, I wasn't a big fan of that ride anyway.

    Dinosaur - I fit! Getting the seatbelt buckled was the biggest issue for me

    Test Track - I fit! Getting the seatbelt buckled again. I thought this ride was hard to get out of...good thing there are bars to grab onto everywhere.

    Primeval - It is a pullover bar. I went on with my daughter. I don't recommend that at all. When I pulled the bar down it basically stopped in front of my daughter's face where it hit my stomach. When we were riding it she hit her mouth on the bar. My brother was with his 8 year old and didn't have this problem, because they are skinny Minnie's.

    I think that's it. The only ride I avoided was Sum of all Thrills, because it sounds like a lot of people have problems with that one. Like others have said, don't worry about the rides. You'll be fine!!! Just remember to pull that seatbelt all the way out. :)
     
  11. DisNikki

    DisNikki Mouseketeer

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    Hooray! It sounds like you had a great trip! Thanks for the details on the rides! Even though we've been before I still like reading reassurances that I'll be ok :)
     
  12. awfullybigadventure

    awfullybigadventure Mouseketeer

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    Thank you for sharing this! So glad you had a good trip and were able to ride everything you wanted!
     
  13. IowaTater

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    This is great! It sounds like we're about the same body type so I shouldn't have too much trouble. I'm trying to lose weight before our trip in October but this still helps to relieve a lot of my anxiety.
     
  14. MidgeD79

    MidgeD79 5 generation photo. I'm a great-grandma!!

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    I haven't read all the posts--- my son-in law is going to be with us for the first time. He is 6'4 and about 300 pounds. Is there going to be a problem on any of the rides?
     
  15. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    I think the only one he might have a problem with is Astro Orbiter. The problem would be getting out of the rocket.. almost all adults have problem with it as it's just awkward.
     
  16. dbenlee

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    If he rides test Track at Epcot he should request to be in the front seat. There is more leg room in the front than there is in the back seat. I am also 6'4" and I found this out the hard way! LOL
     
  17. NuJoy

    NuJoy But you won't get your new sled if she's dead

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    I have to agree with this post. I lose the same 30lbs every year in preparation for Disney; but this past October I failed to lose the weight. I found it difficult to get out of the seat at Space Mountain and that made me very self-conscience. It was a negative enough experience that I didn't even ride it when we went back last month. Strength and agility is necessary to gracefully remove yourself from this ride.
     
  18. DisNikki

    DisNikki Mouseketeer

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    Bump! Anyone else been recently and want to share your experiences?
     
  19. Nhebron

    Nhebron Mouseketeer

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    I am very pooh-sized (26/28). I had an awesome vacation, riding on roller coasters for the first time in more than 10 years. I rode the following with no issues:

    BTMRR
    Space Mountain
    Expedition Everest
    Prime evil whirl
    Soarin
    Dinar our
    Tower of Terror
    Rock n Roller coaster


    It was an awesome trip!
     
  20. disneychic33

    disneychic33 Mouseketeer

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    I'm so glad you posted this, I was wondering about prime evil whirl. I've never been on it and wanted to try it with the kids this time.
     
  21. Blackbeltdisneygirl

    Blackbeltdisneygirl Disney obsessed and proud of it!!!

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    Primeval Whirl was pretty easy in 2011 when I went. I was still a 26/28 then, and I rode it with no issues. Someone suggested on the Dis that if I was unsure if I would fit to just sit in the seat by myself instead of squeezing in with someone else. I believe I sat in the seat with one of my kids and we were fine. I did get sick on it, but that's beside the point!!!

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    (Now to everyone)
    Last year I was down close to 40 lbs and had no issues with a single ride. I never do SoAT though bc my "girls" are a little bit too big for that ride. It is literally the only ride I cannot go on, and it wasn't even bc of my weight. It was my chest! Argh! Anyway, I've done Disney at my biggest weight, and now that I am losing weight, and both were fine. I did find everything was easier being lighter though!!! I got my seatbelt buckled on the plane without an extender!!! Woot, woot!!! I even left it on during the whole flight bc it was so comfy!!! Can't wait to lose more!!!!!
     

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