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  • Leviathan
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    I don't ride the Astro Orbitor anymore. I Find being big makes it hard to get out of the ride at the angle it has when its over. The rockets are just to narrow and tipped for me to manage getting out without looking silly. I also do not fit into the Silly Symphony Swings now that I am over 200 lbs. I can do all other rides in both parks but have come home with some bruising from it being a close fit on some rides. I usually knock my knees in Fantasyland rides getting out. like Snow White. The Tea Cups also is tight with others so I ride it alone or with one of my kids bit never both. Have a fun trip when you go!

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  • Acpisme
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    We do that as I cannot do stairs. It is nice as you get all the visualizations along with the video and spiel all in an air conditioned room.

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  • bee1000
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    One suggestion: Pack light and/or use a locker. You don't want to have to squeeze a big backpack into the ride vehicles with you.

    Originally posted by Malina View Post
    [snip] Nemo has an "alternative experience" that doesn't involve going down into the submarine--good for anyone who is claustrophobic, disabled or for whom the subs might be a tight fit.
    This is the first I've heard of this - nice to learn something new! Naturally, Wikipedia fills in the details:

    Marine Observation Outpost (M.O.O.) - Guests see a show on a high definition LCD screen which is similar to the underwater attraction. This alternative experience is provided to accommodate guests with conditions preventing them from boarding the subs.[1] This "virtual" version was filmed from aboard the submaries before the attraction opened to the public, and includes a few minor features that were subsequently removed from the actual attraction.

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  • Michael808702
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    Like most said front rows of Matterhorn, goofys sky school, I'm only 5'6 but only 145 lbs so I am smaller then you, but I still felt uncomfortable in these two rides

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  • Acpisme
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    Actually as a very fluffy 5'8" person myself, I would definitely not suggest the front row of the Matterhorn on the new sleds. The old sleds were best for that, but not any more! I found it insufficient leg room since my fluffiness made it impossible to comfortably cross my legs and sitting with a standard knee bend made me hit the front ledge the whole ride. I recommend the middle or back of the sled to make it manageable without completely cramping yourself in

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    Also, for Goofy's Ski school, try to ensure that you are the only rider and try sitting in the back. I find that it works for me like that.

    I second the though of Gadget Coaster being the only person (it is a bit of a smoosh for a fluffy adult and a child forget two adults)

    If you sit singular, then most of Fantasyland should not be an issue. Although with Peter Pan, I sit with my husband and daughter on one ship. With Alice I sit with my husband in the back and the girl in the front and the same for Snow White and Pinocchio. On Toads, she sits with one of us and one rides alone.

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  • DonaldMissingPants
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    I am 5'8 and i would recommend going for the front of the bobsleds on Matterhorn to have ample legroom

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  • PinkiePieFan
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    I'm 5'9", and since the age of 19, my weight has fluctuated between 240 and 350, and I really don't have problems on rides, although sitting in the front row on Space Mountain is a bit uncomfortable(which isn't all that much of an issue, seeing as I prefer the back row on roller coasters, but that has more to do with the actual ride experience, and nothing to do with my size). My biggest problem in the parks is that my shirt size is, depending on the shirt, either 3X or 4X, and if I want to buy a shirt at the Park, the largest size they carry in that particular shirt is 2X, which I can wear on certain shirts, but unfortunately, if I really like a particular shirt, 2X is a bit too small. . .

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  • Malina
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    One more thing: they have ride vehicles for a few rides: Dumbo, Mr Toad, the Teacups, in Fantasyland and Luigi's Tires in DCA--outside the queues for those rides. They're for photo ops but if you're larger, it's also a good way to test it out to make sure you fit in the ride vehicle before you get on line.

    Nemo has an "alternative experience" that doesn't involve going down into the submarine--good for anyone who is claustrophobic, disabled or for whom the subs might be a tight fit.

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  • razza1987
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    Thank you all for your answers. It's very much appreciated

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  • DrFink
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    My dad is a big guy (5'11"ish and around 300lbs) and he does fine on most rides. He wasn't comfortable on the Nemo Submarines or the Fantasyland rides but everything else was complaint free. He rode in his own "doom buggy" on Haunted Mansion and we stuck him in the back of the log for Splash Mountain so we didn't get overly drenched.

    Trust me, you see plenty of heavy people walking around Disneyland. Most of the rides are pretty accommodating, imo.

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  • emwhysee
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    I have a friend who's a big guy, and he wasn't totally comfortable on the Nemo subs. They're pretty tiny seats, and you basically get squashed in "cheek-to-cheek" -- it's more a question of comfort with zero personal space than will-you or won't-you fit.
    He didn't have any trouble on the Grizzly River Rapids (you may be right that it was a particular seat mousedaddy...or they've fixed it).

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  • yensid1987
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    I'm slightly heaver than the stats listed above and just got back from a week at Disneyland. The only problem I had was with Silly Symphony Swings, couldn't fit in the swing, also Pooh was a hard sell, but that's what I get for sitting in the back row.

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  • Chesire
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    Originally posted by razza1987 View Post
    Which ride is grr? Sorry I am unsure as I do not know Disney that well XD
    Grizzly River Rapids, the tube ride in California Adventure.

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  • razza1987
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    Originally posted by mousedaddy View Post
    i am also a larg person and when ca first opened i could not get the seat belt on the grr to fit but i have hurd it may have just been the seat i was in dont know i would like to know and maby try agen now
    Which ride is grr? Sorry I am unsure as I do not know Disney that well XD

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  • kanga
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    Gadget's Go Coaster may be a tight fit. Make sure and ride by yourself if you decide to go.

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  • mousedaddy
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    i am also a larg person and when ca first opened i could not get the seat belt on the grr to fit but i have hurd it may have just been the seat i was in dont know i would like to know and maby try agen now

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  • Trav1Disney
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    Agree with nemo , that's the only tight fit everything else accommodates

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  • razza1987
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    Remind myself to steer clear of that one lol

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  • NemoVir
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    5'7" and 270. only ride I truly had any problem with was Mulholand Madness, which is now Goofy Sky School. Hard to get in and out, really cramped, hurt like heck during the ride. I had absolutely no problems with being comfortable with any other ride.

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  • razza1987
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    Big People At Disneyland And DCA

    My 21 year old brother and I are planning a visit to California in February next year.

    I am 5'8 and about 295 pounds.

    Can anyone tell me about their experiences of going to Disneyland and DCA and rides they could and could not get on?

    Thank you

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