Height/Weight KBF/SFMM/Disney

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 1:13 AM
Hi, a friend and I are going to KBF/SFMM/Disney sometime in Sept., and i was wondering about those parks' height and weight restrictions. He is 6'6", 295. what rides can we expect for him not to be able to ride? Thanks for any info.


Wednesday, August 17, 2005 1:15 AM
Have you checked each park's website? Usually a very good place to start. I know Knott's website lists rider restrictions.

*** Edited 8/17/2005 5:24:01 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 9:45 AM
'moosh: that's true, but few parks are able to be specific about maximum sizes (as opposed to minimums), and that's where personal experience can play a role. For example, on KBF's site only the kiddy rides, Rip Tide, and Timberline give height maxima, though I believe there are maxima for La Revolucion and Xcelerator, too. None of them give weight maxima, other than the generic definition of a "guest of exceptional size" who may have difficulty on "some attractions."

Not very specific.

In fact, I defy anyone to give a textual definition of someone who is too large to fit the Millennium restraints in current operating procedures. We've tried for two years now, and haven't gotten it right yet. So, I suspect the park web sites won't ever be able to be specific about who is "too big" for each attraction, because it really depends on very specific proportions.

My sense is that the Disney parks will be most accomodating (as they don't have many tight-restraint rides). I'm not sure about KBF or SFMM, but chances are they'll be more of a challenge.

*** Edited 8/17/2005 1:47:33 PM UTC by Brian Noble*** *** Edited 8/17/2005 1:48:08 PM UTC by Brian Noble***

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 10:43 AM
True, good point. At Knotts the only ride I can think of where being too tall would be a problem is Xcelerator. I can't think of any at Disneyland.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 11:31 AM
Okay, speaking from someone who is 6'4" and was 270 back in December.

KBF, Silver Bullet will be an issue because of his height/size. The taller you are, the thinner yo have to be with OTSRs. I know I barely fit back in December.

La Revolucion might be an issue too, make sure he sits in an outer seat as they allow a little more chest size.

Montezuma is tight on leg room, but should be doable, my 6'7" friend had no problem on Revolution at SFMM though which has the same train style (besides the OTSR).

XCelerator is possible if the thighs aren't too big. That's where it punishes the taller riders. I've never had problems fitting, it's just a bit uncomfortable on the legs.

That's all I can think of at KBF, don't know about Riptide.

At SFMM, Deja Vu is out because of the height maximum of 6'3". Batman is the same as Silver Bullet. But that's all I can think of there that seems to pose an issue.

I've never had a problem at Disney.

Of course now that I'm down to 250. I haven't had a problem with anything. *** Edited 8/17/2005 3:32:52 PM UTC by Blaster_1578***

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 3:21 PM
Awesome, thank you guys for all of your info. i wasn't expecting he would be able to ride Xcelerator...hoping, really hoping he can, but realistically not expecting it.
Silver Bullet/Batman? I hope he gets to ride at least one of these rides, he has never ridden an inverted.
And Ghostrider? He sould be fine, right? And X? Should he be alright on X?

Seems like the ones you mentioned will be the only concerns.

Again, thanks for the info. I appreciate it.


Wednesday, August 17, 2005 3:32 PM
At Disney, the one ride he might have a problem would probably be Space Mountain...he'll probably fit, just not that comfortably cause of his height.

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