Someone help me. I am thinking of going to Cedar Point this year, because I have never been there. The problem is, I'm 6'2, 380 pounds, 48" waist line. Can someone tell me if I'd be waisting money going there? Is there ANY ride I'd be able to do?
also, if you guys can recommened another one, maybe King's Island or 6 flags...one where I'd be able to ride at least 75% of the rides without worrying about weight issues!
My suggestion would be to pick up a plane ticket and head to florida to Universal Studios. My partner and I went last summer and he's a bit bigger than you are (weight wise). We were able to ride everything BUT the coasters. Spiderman, Men in Black, Jurassic Park, etc etc.
Rollercoasters are (unfortunately) designed for a specific size, too much off in one direction being either weight or height, equals an emberassing situation in the station and a great amount of wasted time in line.
If your weight is mostly in your belly, chances are the lap bars are not going to go down far enough, or you will not be able to breathe the entire ride. If the largest part is the hips area, then you have to worry about the small seats. I have a 36inch waist and the seats are very snug for me on most of the rides. :(
They have 2 B&M coasters and to my knowledge all B&M I've seen/ridden have big boy seats. So you should be good on them. Wicked Twister has 2 different buckles for the seat belt so it might be a tight fit but its possible. Corkscrew should be no problem. Mean Streak and Blue Streak probably are a negative. Disaster Transport is ride able. MF and TTD are out of the question. Mine Train also out of the question. Iron Dragon should also be no problem. Magnum I am unsure about. Good luck with your trip.
Sorry to be a negative in here, But this is no joke at all. I just found out 3 hours ago that I have Diabetes partially due to being over weight for too long, I barely fit into some coasters and this year I have lost 30 lbs and can fit now but, it is too late for my Diabetic outlook. Now, if pills cannot control this, I will have to inject myself with insulin. I am sure other Diabetics will read this and understand the news sucks. But you "Heavy Dudes" trust me, I can say this because I have been there. Change your lives now because it is not about coasters it is about the only body you will ever have. Take care of it. Or it will take care of you! Not too mention the fact that you still will have not ridden some coasters in the end!
Coasterguy, I'm really sorry that you've been diagnosed with diabetes. Don't let it rule your life though, hopefully the pills will work.
Weightwise I'm normal, but theres a 1-2 inches around my chest I'd love to lose but no matter what I do I can't get rid of it. I can only imagine how hard it is both physically and mentally for people who have a lot of weight to lose.
I have been thrown off 3 rides but 4 I can't fit on. Last year was the first time I have ever been to CP. I went to ride MF., waited in the long line and they kicked me off because the seatbelt didn't fit, the atendent got it latched for me but then you have to pull it out an inch but I couldn't. Same with Dragster but I did the test seat for that. My advice try the test seats on most rides. This year I did the test seat for Wcked Twister I fit but couldn't fit on the ride. I also got kicked off the mine ride this year because of the lap bar. Now I hear they put seat belts on the corkscrew but i have not been there recently to see.
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Crashmando said: They have 2 B&M coasters and to my knowledge all B&M I've seen/ridden have big boy seats.
Minus the ones at Cedar Point, to my knowledge (Raptor is pre-bigboy seat era, and Mantis doesn't use them).
I'll save you some of the trouble by comparison (me = 6'4"/260lbs):
Cannot ride: TTD, Millenium Force (which is due to the new seatbelt policy... I am happy that I did get to ride it in its inaugural season though), Mantis (height moreso than weight). Disaster Transport (again a height issue, not enough leg room in the sleds).
Can ride: everything else for adults (including Wicked Twister, but just barely).
Can't ride: Flight Of Fear, SOB (Premier trains aren't the most accomodating with the exception of Italian Job. I think these are roomier).
Can ride everything else.
My suggestion, if you have a local park that you go to, guage comparable rides to rides that exist there (IE if you can ride a wooden coaster at your local park, you should be able to ride Mean Streak, et al...). If not, then I wouldn't suggest going if you're just wanting to ride rides. You'll probably wind up disappointed. The same is true for CP, King's Island, or any park in that sense.
If you do want a more accomodating experience, the previous suggestion of going to Universal is a pretty decent one. Most of their rides and attractions ARE more accomodating to a wider range of guests. Even most of the coasters have the bigboy seats (for B&Ms... Mummy is Premier, so take what I said about PKI's Premier trains for an appoximation). Even some of its shows feel like a ride (Poseidon's Fury for example).
It's a hit or miss proposition, but with more and more parks becoming wary of lawsuits and safety issues, the tighter the restrictions are going to become. Just be aware of that.
Ride of Steel said: Coasterguy, I'm really sorry that you've been diagnosed with diabetes. Don't let it rule your life though, hopefully the pills will work.
I plan on doing what it takes, to take care of myself and try not to let it rule my life either I agree. thanks... I just thought it was ironic that I signed on tonight and saw this thread after the day I have had.. take care all!
Sorry to hear about your diabetes Coasterguy. My dad has had it for about 2 years now and is not letting it lead his life. I'll also support you and your theory about weight loss. At my last check-up in November, my new doctor walked in and the first thing he said was, your overweight and need to lose weight. That was my eye opener. At the time I was 6'5, 365 pounds and only 17 years old. Since heart problems, diabetes, and high cholesterol run in my family, it was a must that I lose weight. Even getting kicked off rides at amusement parks in front of my friends from the marching band, didn't convince me. It took my doctor to tell me that I was overweight to convince me. I'm now 6'6, 286 pounds and trying to get to around 220. My metabolism has finally kicked in and I feel better than I ever have. Coasterguy, in about 2 months, you'll notice a big difference in your lifestyle habbits due to the weight loss. You'll have more energy and won't tire out as easy.
Sorry for getting off-topic. I was one of those people that firmly belived that they couldn't lose wieght. Back on topic.
Head on over to Gueaga where you can ride all the wooden coasters, Proablby the Inverted, The flying coaster and the boomerang and the double loop. The only one you won't be able to ride is the Launched inverted with the spikes whatever its called now. The B&M floorless has big boy seats so you might be able to ride it.
Sorry but when it comes to rider size. CP is the worst. Oh, Kennywould you could probably ride everything also.
I am finding it hard to loose 15-20 pounds, so I feel for you all who want to lose more.
I am 6'1", 215 pounds, and I have no trouble at all with almost any coaster. a few weeks ago, I couldn't fit on my first ride ever. It was Skydiver at Lakemont Park; the lap bar crushed my muscular thighs painfully hard.
Kennywood is a great idea. Exterminator, PR, the woodies (that all have no seat belts that I can remember), and a lot of the flats will more than likely be large enough for you. The only problem I can forsee is Pittfall, maybe.
And I hope this does not sound inappropriate, but KW has some really great food!
Also, for height-wise (although not an issue for little 5'2" me) issues, sit in the front row of most coaster cars. There is much more leg room.
I can't stand bumping my legs getting in and out of Magnum. I end up with bruises on my legs by the end of the trip (I could do the step on the seat trick, but I usually decline). If you sit in the front of the cars, the space to enter and exit the car, and space for your legs overall is greater.
And Blue Streak at CP, has an unbelievably small seatbelt. It makes TTD and MF look roomy.