Cedar Point and rider size

Friday, July 13, 2012 11:45 PM

Please do not think that if you are above 240 pounds and 6' tall or above that you will be able to ride the top 3 coasters in this park. They are real strict areas including "test seats" for size which are negative if you are above a certain size. I am a straight up person ... and warn similar sized people to just "BEWARE" ... We were very disappointed in a recent visit to this park.

Last edited by talon1189, Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:11 PM
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Sunday, July 15, 2012 11:28 AM

I've never experienced this issue. I am 6'2 and at my heaviest I was pushing 240 lbs. Now I'm down to 206 lbs. My issue was that my giant stomach used to get in the way. It was a real drag during the colder months trying to get on MF and Blue Streak. TTD, Maverick, WT, Magnum all seem to be very accommodating to larger guests.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012 8:51 PM

I am 6' & 255 and have never had a WoS at CP. The only one I ever had was El Toro and even after I got up, they couldn't get the sensor to clear. It ended up not being my seat at all. :(

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Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:32 PM

I'm 6'1" and about 230. Last year I came within a millimeter of taking my first Walk of Shame on Wicked Twister, a ride which never gave me grief before. Suffice to say, I haven't been back on it since.

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Monday, July 16, 2012 10:11 AM

I don't even bother with Wicked Twister anymore. It is not my belly on that one, it is my shoulders. Funny thing is I can get on Possessed at Dorney and fasten my own belts without any effort.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 1:32 AM

Interesting thing I noticed at Wicked Twister during Coastermania. The test seat, at least as it was on Friday, is set up nothing like the actual train. The actual train has two buckle location, a shorter and longer one. The test seat has just one buckle, but instead of being positioned equivalent to the longest position on the train, it's somewhere closer to the actual location of the shorter buckle. Just from eyeballing it, the test seat was probably around 2-3 inches shorter than what you'd actually encounter on the train.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:33 PM

My friend Paul and I used to go to Cedar Point every year. I am only 5'5 137 pounds, and can ride anything, but Paul is 6'2 at 200 pounds. He found that he did not like riding the wooden coasters, because there wasn't much room for his long legs, and on his few rides on Mean Streak he came back fairly bruised. A front seat ride provides a little more leg room, but not much.

His least favorite ride was Mantis. He said that it put a lot of strain on his shoulders, and he often had to crouch down, so that he would not be pinned down. I guess there was a lot of downward force on his shoulders, and he always said, there was way too much head banging for him to handle. My problem was with the seat popping up, and being airborne most of the ride, but, I love that! But, not so much hitting the brakes, because I have no way to keep myself from launching forward, and it's a horrible punch to the gut. Not to mention the pain in the groin...ouch.

We both love Raptor though. Another one of his favorite rides was Raging Bull at Great America. Plenty of leg room! No problems there. But, he rarely does the parks with me any more. He just doesn't like all the waiting in line, and the crowds of rotten kids. He'd rather stay home and watch tv for free.

Last edited by Timber-Rider, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:39 PM
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:10 PM

I started this post. I am 6'4" tall and 230 pounds (stomach mostly). I needed help to get the bar down on MF to ride it. If I was 5 pounds more....it would have been a no go. Thank god for the "test seats". My friend was 6"2" and about 280 pounds and missed the cut by at least 6 inches to be able to ride MF unfortunately.

Last edited by talon1189, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:11 PM
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:14 PM

I never had much problem at 6'6" and my heaviest at 268lbs. Currently, I am down to about 255lbs or so, so I have a little more seatbelt slack now then before :) But even at my heaviest, I never really had issue with MF, TTD, Maverick, etc... Only one year when MF had the tiny belts prior to the SROS incident was I not able to ride. That was the only year though and never had any issue on any other ride.

It really depends where your weight is. I have an athletic type-ish build.

Any of the ride with OTSR's are no problem at all for me. The wooden coasters can be a bit tight on leg-room, along with Magnum.

I have seen people that were much shorter and lighter not be able to ride MF and TTD, but only because of how they carried their weight. It really depends. Mostly on the waistline and thigh area.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:25 PM

SteveWoA said:

I never had much problem at 6'6" and my heaviest at 268lbs. Currently, I am down to about 255lbs or so, so I have a little more seatbelt slack now then before :) But even at my heaviest, I never really had issue with MF, TTD, Maverick, etc... Only one year when MF had the tiny belts prior to the SROS incident was I not able to ride. That was the only year though and never had any issue on any other ride.

It really depends where your weight is. I have an athletic type-ish build.

Any of the ride with OTSR's are no problem at all for me. The wooden coasters can be a bit tight on leg-room, along with Magnum.

I have seen people that were much shorter and lighter not be able to ride MF and TTD, but only because of how they carried their weight. It really depends. Mostly on the waistline and thigh area.

I agree 90% with your above post. If you are muscular and fit....you will be able to be a larger size than I originally mentioned. With everything you read about America getting "larger" in size in general. I just feel that the "average" person and weight that is "NOT" fit and in shape should "beware" You are an exception to my post.....LOL!

Last edited by talon1189, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:39 PM
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:50 PM

My friend is every bit of 6'2" and 280 pounds. We have been to SFMM last December. He was able to ride every coaster available @ MM other than the "Superman" ride? Why are rides so restrictive today in a more restrictive park at Cedar Fair? He was able to ride Maverick, Magnum + Gemini, Blue Streak, and Mean Streak. If you are a larger man......Beware! You just may be very disappointed. Hope that you have a great time.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:35 PM

With all of this being said, why can't they make cars and seats for rollercoasters larger. I am not a big guy or a small one either. I go about 6 foot and 275. My weight is evnely distributed, with a slight gut. I am very barrel chested though. My problem is that on TTD I can get the seatbelt within about 1/2" to 1" from locking. When I try to turn to see the latch though that distance increases and there is no way it will latch. I see no reason that with people getting larger that adjustments can't be made to make these great rides more accomodating. I have not been to CP since 2009 because of this. I go to Waldameer and Kennywood and have no problem fitting. Just my 2 cents.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:24 AM

I'm not trying to pick on anybody here, but I would certainly qualify someone who was 6', 275 pounds as "big." That would put your BMI at 37.3 ("obese"), and about 90 pounds heavier than a normal, healthy weight for your size. I say this not to be personally critical, but to point out that I think it's unreasonable to expect that ride manufacturers can design their restraint systems to accommodate even persons with abnormal body sizes and shapes. Your argument seems to be that your size is not abnormal, but factually that doesn't really seem to be the case.

-Nate

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Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:27 AM

I switched to diet soda and began to do a little more daily physical activity about 3 months ago and have already lost about 30 pounds. I never thought of myself as "obese", but I noticed that I was well on my way to being there. I am really proud of myself.

If you put your mind to it, it's easy to lose weight; at least for me it was, and still is.

I am 6' 2" tall in my bare feet. When I started losing weight, I was 279 pounds, and was determined to never hit 280. I weighed myself this morning and I am 249. I still want to lose about 30 or 40 more pounds. I'd really love to weigh the same that I did when I was a teenager; 180, but I'm not so sure that is possible.

Losing it slowly is the best for your health, and there is less risk of gaining it all back too, or so I have read.

By the way, and more on topic, I have never had trouble with "fitting" on a ride, but everyone's body is unique.

- I Edited this post because I was confused about the numbers. I am satisfied that they are correct now.

Last edited by LostKause, Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:57 AM
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Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:54 AM

30 lbs with little effort is awesome! Congrats.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 3:03 PM

This is 100% a true statement and I think that even being 240 would not get you on TTD or MF. I was at the park last wed, and thursday and I was not able to ride anything besides Maverick, Mean Streak and XL-200. I am about 5'11-6 foot tall and about 270. Although i know im overwieght i still have an athletic build. The problem was not my gut at all it is 100% the lap belts that I later found out that they shortened this year in the entire park. after going through a few hours of getting refunds(which they did without questions asked) and a cheaper room rate to stay another night I was able to get to the bottom of all of this.

I was really confused since over the past two years I have riddin every coaster at Six Flags Great adventure, Kings dominion and Busch gardens without an issue at all, so i wanted some answers. From what the Manager at Breakers Hotel told me(very very helpful), the park had to change every restraint strap in the park because of whatever freak accident happened in the park last year. They were forced to make changes because they were sued so badly over it.

Even though I wasnt able to ride all the coasters, with Cedar point giving us the refunds I thought we deserved I have nothing but great things to say about the park and the service that we got. I just wanted to post this because i know for a fact that none of this will be posted on thier site, and thought that people traveling 400 miles like I did should know before getting there.

I still have to say that CP is one of the nicest parks and water parks that I have been to and staying at Breakers was 100% worth the money.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 7:45 PM

I weigh 255 and rode millennium and top thrill many times last year with no problems at all. This year, I still weight 255 and out of the three times I've been to the park, I have not been able to buckle the belts on any of the seats I've tried. I'd guess I'm about 2 inches short.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 9:03 PM

I have to be a skeptic here... these claims of shrinking belts have been made every year for the last four, to the extent that if it were true, no one would be able to ride anymore.

While my weight has varied a little, my waist has been consistent. I've noticed about the same amount of belt slack every year. That might be anecdotal, but not any more than claims of shrinkage.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 9:15 PM

The last time I was at cedar point I was 270 6'2". I rode everything with no problems.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 11:05 PM

I'm 5'11" 155 lbs. What do I win?

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