I just wanted to give a heads up to everyone that Fandango is up and running now. I rode it once on Saturday. The ride itself is cool but the restraints and seats suck.
I'm about 6ft tall and weigh about 170 or so, so I'm basicly an average build. The seats are narrow and don't give you much room side to side. My shoulders were pretty tight I had room but not quite enough to be comfortable. The restraints come down and keep coming down so you are in the seat tight.
I'd say if you are around 200 pounds or more you may not be able to ride.
The Phoenix went up $0.20 to $1.80 but I think everything else stayed the same.
Check my TR, coasterpunk. I'm kind of surprised that you found it such a tight fit. But I will agree that the seats and restraints suck. In the time I watched before and after riding it, a number of times the restraints didn't release automatically after the ride. This meant the ride ops had to go around pushing several of them in manually to release them.
Additionally, there are supposed to be belt extenders added to the restraints which should make them a bit more comfortable. I was able to ride, and I'm well over 200 lbs. There were other larger people (mostly men, but a few women) who rode. It wasn't the most comfortable, but the restraint did close. That didn't happen last time I tried riding the Claw down at Hershey in November (when I weighed a bit more and had a few more layers on).
I think you should be able to ride Fandango, without having an idea how you're built. It sounds like we might have different "issues," though. I think it might actually be more a question of shoulder vs. stomach on Fandango. I think a guy with broader shoulders will have more problems with the restraints than a guy with a gut, particularly if coasterpunk said the restraints felt tight to him.
I had more of an issue with shoulder room in the seat rather then the restraints. If the seats were a bit wider I wouldn't mind them. I had no problem with the restraints other then them coming down and keep coming down on you kind of how they do on 1001 Nachts. That said I don't think the restraints will be the main issue other then the seats being tight in the shoulders.
One other really important change you didn't mention, coasterpunk, is that they moved the Cosmo picture frame off to the side of the walkway-- more toward the fence around the mini-golf. So now you don't have to wait 10 minutes to take a picture because of obnoxious people in the way, in the background, etc. Now you'll just get bonked on the head by stray golf balls.