(Closed) Very sensitive subject for me, dont know who else to ask

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t know about Disney Land but I’ve been to Disney World.  Most of the rides at all the amusement parks I go to have “test” seats before you get on line, where you can sit in a real seat from the ride and pull the harness over you to see if you fit.  I totally understand how you feel–several years ago I was about 80lbs more than now and I went to a Six Flags–I did the test seats when I was concerned.  My big problem was my boobs, it was a tight squeeze to get some of the overhead rides down over me.  Don’t be embarrassed!  I would check out their website and see if it says something.  Sometimes they will have weight guidelines or how many inches you need to be under to fit.

Also, Disney is not like the local parks or the carnivals that setup/break down–their rides are much sturdier and therefore the seats tend to be bigger ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

What is your waist/hip measurement?  I have a 45″ waist and a 57″ hip, and I can fit on the rides at Disneyland just fine.  It’s the best park in SoCal for larger people.  None of the rides go upside down, so usually the only restraining device is the lap bar.

ETA: Only two rides at Disney has an over-the-shoulder restraint: the roller coaster in California Adventure that goes upside down… forgot the name…and Soaring over California does… it’s also in CA Adventure.  But you shouldn’t have a problem. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just looked online (google disneyland and “pooh-sized” and apparently there are lots of discussions on plus sized guests!) and found this:

“Disney is very plus friendly.  I have been on everything at Disneyland and WDW.  I have ridden even when I was at 320, and my husband has ridden when about 340 or so (he doesn’t always let me weigh him! lol) and all with no problems, except for maybe a little sqeezing in on the “kid” rides (as in the swing type ride at California adventure) but for every coaster type ride, the belts extend way beyond what we would need, and we often see persons larger than ourselves getting on with no problem.  And the staff is usually very friendly, the only time I ever recieved any grief was when my husband took a few minuites getting off the rockets, then the employee complained, but everyone else was very helpful (ps. my husband has a problem with his knee, so being listed as disabled with the pass really brought out the friendlyness).
Go and have fun!”

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would assume that Disney rides have the same standard size seats and safety restraints as others.  Just like with bus and airplane seats, the rides are tested for the average sized adult and have minimum and maximum sizes for safety reasons.  I don’t see anyone spending the money on making those larger, especially on established rides that have been there for years.  

If riding the rides is important to you having fun at Disney, then I’d probably pick another honeymoon location so that you can have fun and feel beautiful and happy after your wedding.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@zomgwut:  Actually, Disney’s rides are way more roomy than other amusement parks, such as Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios Hollywood.  The OP should be fine. 

Plus most of Disneyland’s rides have been upgraded within the last decade.  They don’t have very many rides with original seats.  And I believe CA Adventure is only 12 years old.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh and by the way, I agree with your family, I doubt you will have any issues, I say go and have a blast!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You will be fine! Go have fun!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have NO idea the size of seats for the rides since iv never been to Disney Land (I am dying to go! ) But I just wanted to add in that you are beautiful! Dont be so hard on yourself!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Make sure you go to the tortilla factory in CA Adventure!  You can usually get a fresh tortilla – so yummy!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

you are SUPER cute! i just had to say that first ๐Ÿ™‚  and i have to say thanks for starting this thread because even though i am not going for my honeymoon, i have wanted to go to disney with our son who just turned 3 but i was so afraid i wouldnt be abke to fit in anything (currently 350 and losing)

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@FutureMrs.Spencer:  I have nothing constructive to add. Posting only to say that you are lovely!!!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m not plus-sized, but we went to Disneyland last year when my FI was at his largest, and he didn’t have any problem in any rides. The only thing I can think of is… I think Thunder Mountain? It’s an original ride, I think, and the carts are kind of small, it’s supposed to feel like a mining cart. He rode that one too though and he had a really round, protruding stomach at the time. I really wouldn’t worry about it if I were you, just go and have fun! And get wedding mickey ears lol.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My uncle is a very big guy (linebacker) at 6″5′ and over 300 lbs. He and his family vacation at Disney, specifically because (in part) it works with larger people. So I say go. Have fun. Scream your head off. And as a side note -you are  stunning. I’d kill for your hair – it’s beautiful!

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