Saturday, June 26, 2004 6:01 PM
Has anyone who was too fat to ride Millenium this year rode Storm Runner? I'm 5'7" and wear a size 16/18 jeans (a woman). I couldn't get the extra 1 inch of slack in the seat belt to ride MF. (rode every year with no problem, up till now) Now I'm scared to try anything Intamin. But I'd really like to ride SR. I spoke with someone at Hershey about what is too big to ride, and it sounded like I'd be ok. But I don't have a lot of confidence in the person I spoke to.
Saturday, June 26, 2004 7:03 PM
There is a test seat at the entrance if you're worried about fitting properly. Be aware that there is a picture in the station indicating the proper position of the lapbar. If it's not at a horizontal level flat with the train, you won't ride.
Saturday, June 26, 2004 7:05 PM
You should have no problem at all fitting into the ride. The restraints are very comfortable (and might I add, despite being OTSR's, I got MASSIVE airtime in two spots on the ride) There is a picture there that shows how far down the restraint needs to go. On the left or right hand side of each restraint, this cylindrical thing (don't know how else to describe it) needs to touch the back of your seat, which should cause you no problem, seatbelts are no prob either. Don't be afraid to go to HP and try out the test seat, you will probably be pleasantly surpised how roomy it is.
Saturday, June 26, 2004 7:22 PM
Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions, but trying the test seat first is not that helpful. If I don't fit in the test seat, it's too late. It's not the hr. or so waiting in line for nothing I'm worried about, it's the driving for 10 hrs. for nothing. Granted, I love the other coasters there, and feel confident I'll be able to ride them. But if Storm Runners restraints are as restrictive as Millenium, I'll wait till later in the year. (Been dieting and exercising since being told I'm to fat for MF).
What would be most helpful is hearing from someone who got the boot at MF, but rode SR.
Saturday, June 26, 2004 8:45 PM
Yea! I'm going to Hershey! Thanks for your help.