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

sillysassy

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
I just got back home too. I was able to ride and having so much anxiety about not being able to get on the FJ ( due to weight/size) . Husband rode too, and both of us are overweight too. The first day I went on was Sunday the 20th , I did the test seat out front and fit, though it was tight. Inside I actually asked if I should do the test seat again, and she (attendant) says "no, your ok".
cool!! rode it and it was awesome!!:wizard:

The second time we went on was Monday the 21st. We went right into castle after a long delay( due to technical problems we assume)and Both DH and I got pulled to try the test seat first... we were ok... and got to ride again :)
 

chataro

Mouseketeer
Joined
Oct 23, 2007
Just got back from IOA and ended up with a great surprise. I'm 6'3" and go about 265 right now. I'm just a big sized guy that wears a 42-44 waist and 2x tall shirts. Well after reading all the doom and gloom, I truly expected not to be able to ride FJ. DW and me beelined to the test seats outside, and just as I expected, RED Light of death. TM even came up to check and they confirmed my doom. Well, wanted to let DW ride, plus see the inside of castle, so we headed to single rider line.

3 min. later, we approached the inside test seats and the TM asked me if I rode it before and I said "no and I also already received my fate outside". He though told me to have a seat and lets make sure. THREE clicks later, I was good to go!!!!:cool1:

2 min. later, DW and I lucked out and got to ride the same car. Incredible ride!!! Best part of the whole thing was that when we left the castle, I decided to go to the TM outside and let her know that I made it. She was happy for me and then asked if we did the single rider line and we said yes. She then asked if we would like a tour of the castle to see the rooms we missed. We said "Nah". . . .I mean who would want that???? Just kidding. We loved going through it on our own little personal tour. Emails will be written for this wonderful TM. Made our day.

So the moral of the story is. . . Red light outside doesn't mean you're dead. Don't give up hope until you test the inside "official" seats. I'm glad the TM encouraged me to do it or I would have missed out on the NEW best ride in Orlando.
 

cottonwoodgal

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jan 13, 2010
I had serious doubts whether I would be able to ride while planning this trip and while standing in line, but I got to ride!!!! :cool1:
I'm female, shaped a little like the dancing smilie guy at the end of the previous sentence. 5'4" 220 pounds. Size 18W to 20W depending on the brand. Mostly belly and butt--not much bust that isn't fat. The first day I rode, I was wearing lightweight cotton shorts and fit fine. The second day I wore bluejean short with embellished pockets, etc. and it was a bit tighter.
Also, DH who is 5'7" got to ride. He won't tell me what he weighs, but he recently purchased size 42" shorts and 18" neck shirts.
Thank you for posting your experience and your weight/sizing! :worship: (It sounds like we might be body doubles!) There is hope for me to ride Forbidden Journey! :yay:
 

wheezywhizzy

Earning My Ears
Joined
May 6, 2010
I could ride:

Height: 5'5"
Biggest part of chest: 42"
Waist: 37"
Biggest part around hips/stomach/butt: 47"

the tightest part was around my thighs, but my upper body had plenty of room.
If you don't mind me asking how big are your thighs around? Inches wise? You can pm me if you like.
 

Albytaps

Mickey's Biggest Fan
Joined
Jul 6, 2007
Just got back from IOA and ended up with a great surprise. I'm 6'3" and go about 265 right now. I'm just a big sized guy that wears a 42-44 waist and 2x tall shirts. Well after reading all the doom and gloom, I truly expected not to be able to ride FJ. DW and me beelined to the test seats outside, and just as I expected, RED Light of death. TM even came up to check and they confirmed my doom. Well, wanted to let DW ride, plus see the inside of castle, so we headed to single rider line.

3 min. later, we approached the inside test seats and the TM asked me if I rode it before and I said "no and I also already received my fate outside". He though told me to have a seat and lets make sure. THREE clicks later, I was good to go!!!!:cool1:

2 min. later, DW and I lucked out and got to ride the same car. Incredible ride!!! Best part of the whole thing was that when we left the castle, I decided to go to the TM outside and let her know that I made it. She was happy for me and then asked if we did the single rider line and we said yes. She then asked if we would like a tour of the castle to see the rooms we missed. We said "Nah". . . .I mean who would want that???? Just kidding. We loved going through it on our own little personal tour. Emails will be written for this wonderful TM. Made our day.

So the moral of the story is. . . Red light outside doesn't mean you're dead. Don't give up hope until you test the inside "official" seats. I'm glad the TM encouraged me to do it or I would have missed out on the NEW best ride in Orlando.
Congrats! That's great news considering I have similar (very similar) dimensions. It makes me think I shouldn't even bother with the test seats outside.
 

seadd67

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 30, 2007
I just got back home too. I was able to ride and having so much anxiety about not being able to get on the FJ ( due to weight/size) . Husband rode too, and both of us are overweight too. The first day I went on was Sunday the 20th , I did the test seat out front and fit, though it was tight. Inside I actually asked if I should do the test seat again, and she (attendant) says "no, your ok".
cool!! rode it and it was awesome!!:wizard:

The second time we went on was Monday the 21st. We went right into castle after a long delay( due to technical problems we assume)and Both DH and I got pulled to try the test seat first... we were ok... and got to ride again :)
I am so happy for you, so was better then you thought?. We will be there a week from Saturday, and I am a little nervous:rotfl2:, just a little I am abig guy but If I dont ride no Biggie, but It would be nice:goodvibes
 

texaslover

Mouseketeer
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
Hubby was not able to ride last weekend. He was tested outside the ride and they let him through. Then they pulled him to test inside and told him he didn't get 3 clicks. I walked ahead with our party because I thought he was behind me so didn't get to see or suggest they push down the harness. Apparently if people didn't ask or protest they weren't trying. He was not that excited about riding and doesn't watch HP so he didn't put up a fight at all and truly didn't care - lol. I do think it is very randomly enforced.

DH is 6'4 and between 240-250. He has a long torso and a midsection that sticks out 4 to 5 inches. His chest is about 50 and waist 40-42. He was very close to getting on and I think he probably would have depending on the employees/time/asking to push down on harness/etc.
 
  • knieriem

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 28, 2009
    My husband and I rode fine, but we're pretty average when it comes to body type/size. However I kept staring at a guy in front of me..he was a good 6' 7" with a basketball player type build and he totally fit. Saw him get in the bench in front of me. Not sure how comfortable he was but he fit! I was expecting him not to after reading all the posts on the boards.
     

    Disney Padawan

    Imagining Imagineering. RCT3 Coaster Designe
    Joined
    Jun 19, 2007
    Yes, but I wouldn't get too excited about it. I think the oversite may have been lazy TM syndrome. They tugged, it didn't move, they didn't care. but the TM the day before pushed in a bit. Every TM is going to have a different tolerance level.

    I would say that I'm overweight, maybe even obese technically, but I don't look that big compared to some because my weight is evenly distributed. I was never pulled out of line to try the seats, and I would have been fine if I didn't have all that stuff in my cargo pants pockets and had sqeezed my thighs closer to the center. I'm only saying this because I don't want someone getting their hopes up that they've loosened up the standards.
    Thank you so much for posting back. I wish the TM's would remain more consistent but I know that this happens everywhere. Hopefully they do loosen the standards soon so many more can ride. :)
     

    schnerk

    I am SOOO not addicted to Disboards... I can quit
    Joined
    Sep 4, 2005
    We went to WWOHP yesterday and had a blast. I was not expecting to be able to ride as I am 6'1" and 275, but I figured I would give it a shot. I was able to get 2 clicks on my own and the TM pressed to get the third.

    There is hope fellow Shrek's...:thumbsup2
     

    Albytaps

    Mickey's Biggest Fan
    Joined
    Jul 6, 2007
    We went to WWOHP yesterday and had a blast. I was not expecting to be able to ride as I am 6'1" and 275, but I figured I would give it a shot. I was able to get 2 clicks on my own and the TM pressed to get the third.

    There is hope fellow Shrek's...:thumbsup2
    Right on!
     
  • aubriee

    <font color=brown><marquee>Chocolate always makes
    Joined
    Dec 3, 2004
    Does anyone know what the biggest butt size to fit is? Most of my weight is in the stomach, butt, and thighs. I fit on the Sum of all Thrills at Epcot, but it was a tight fit for the butt.:rotfl:
     

    EEyorelover22

    I want to live in the Castle
    Joined
    Jul 18, 2002
    Just got back from IOA and ended up with a great surprise. I'm 6'3" and go about 265 right now. I'm just a big sized guy that wears a 42-44 waist and 2x tall shirts. Well after reading all the doom and gloom, I truly expected not to be able to ride FJ. DW and me beelined to the test seats outside, and just as I expected, RED Light of death. TM even came up to check and they confirmed my doom. Well, wanted to let DW ride, plus see the inside of castle, so we headed to single rider line.

    3 min. later, we approached the inside test seats and the TM asked me if I rode it before and I said "no and I also already received my fate outside". He though told me to have a seat and lets make sure. THREE clicks later, I was good to go!!!!:cool1:

    2 min. later, DW and I lucked out and got to ride the same car. Incredible ride!!! Best part of the whole thing was that when we left the castle, I decided to go to the TM outside and let her know that I made it. She was happy for me and then asked if we did the single rider line and we said yes. She then asked if we would like a tour of the castle to see the rooms we missed. We said "Nah". . . .I mean who would want that???? Just kidding. We loved going through it on our own little personal tour. Emails will be written for this wonderful TM. Made our day.

    So the moral of the story is. . . Red light outside doesn't mean you're dead. Don't give up hope until you test the inside "official" seats. I'm glad the TM encouraged me to do it or I would have missed out on the NEW best ride in Orlando.
    This gives me hope for DS. I hope he makes it...I'm not sure he'd deal well with being turned away:rolleyes:
     

    EEyorelover22

    I want to live in the Castle
    Joined
    Jul 18, 2002
    We went to WWOHP yesterday and had a blast. I was not expecting to be able to ride as I am 6'1" and 275, but I figured I would give it a shot. I was able to get 2 clicks on my own and the TM pressed to get the third.

    There is hope fellow Shrek's...:thumbsup2
    Any tips on fitting better? DS is a big dude.
     

    asta

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 13, 2001
    I've read that anyone with a chest under 50" (maybe 52") should fit.
    I hate to get to personal here but this is for men, right? And do men measure chest the same way that women measure, tape measure under the arm at the fullest part? I am more concerned with my hips and tummy. My extra weight is mostly there and I wonder what is the cut off measurement for the hip and tummy.
     

    Lewisc

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 23, 2000
    I hate to get to personal here but this is for men, right? And do men measure chest the same way that women measure, tape measure under the arm at the fullest part? I am more concerned with my hips and tummy. My extra weight is mostly there and I wonder what is the cut off measurement for the hip and tummy.
    You .
     

    OrlandoUnited

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Feb 13, 2010
    You won't be allowed to ride if the restraint won't fit (three click rule?). Size of your chest is the issue. I don't think the team member will notice (or care) if your hip and tummy go a little over your space.
    Except that the harness presses on your lower stomach and thighs/hips, which will also stop the harness.
     

    asta

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 13, 2001
    Except that the harness presses on your lower stomach and thighs/hips, which will also stop the harness.
    My tactic, in addition to trying to lose weight before the trip, will then be to try and sit up straiter than normal, suck in my tummy and press my rear back into the seat. I'm only 5'5'' so I should have plenty of room to get tall. Kind of like spreading my extra weight over a bigger area. I won't be there until the end of July but will post my details and let everyone know if it works.
     

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