Sunday, March 23, 2003 1:59 PM
I'm finally going to CP and I'm going with my Dad. Only I'm worried about weight and waist limits on TTD and MF. My dad is 5'6'' 220 lbs. and has 42 inch waist will there be a problem for him riding cause I saw they have a thing that says on their website that larger guests may not fit so I was just wondering if anyone knows about what the limits would be.
Sunday, March 23, 2003 2:27 PM
The problem with Intamin's seats is not so much with the hydraulic lapbars, but with the seatbelt. Unless they have seatbelt extenders (which I don't think they have), it could be a problem.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003 5:01 PM
My husband had a 44 inch waist and was able to fit into MF. Have your dad try the test seat, but I think he should be able to fit.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003 5:14 PM
I'm 6'1", 260lbs (i know, i'm a sexy beast baby, yeah!), and I even fit on Wicked Twister. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003 5:20 PM
6'1 230 with a 40 inch waist at the time I was at CP. I fit on WT, so you should be fine.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003 6:26 PM
My 6'4, 260 pound Uncle got into everyrollercoaster at Kennywood just fine, Including Exterminator...he did have to have one of the ride-ops Squeeze him into the shoulder restraints on Pitt fall, but they got the saftey belt that connects to the seat latched.(barely) If a person 5'6 and 220 pounds cant fit on a major ride, the world has come to an end.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003 6:49 PM
I'm 6'2", 260lbs, with a 42 inch waist(I'll get down to 240 by the time I go to CP, Atkins diet rules), but the problem I have is I have a 48 inch chest. It makes getting the shoulder restraints on WTdown far enough tough. Even at 240 I have trouble getting the belts buckled on MF and probably wiil be the same on TTD. I think it all depends on how your built.
With your dad's measurements, He should be fine.
Maybe there should be a spot in our profiles with all of our measurements instead of us posting them here.
Sunday, March 23, 2003 7:20 PM
Ditto Mr. Ninja, I have resigned myself to understanding that I will never ride an impulse again (freak of nature somehow fit on S:UE a couple of years ago after not being able to ride V2) due to my body size ( while fat does compress, collar bones do not and that is where the pressure is for me with OSTRs)
He should be fine, I have a 44" waist and the hardest part I have with snaping up on MF is fitting it under the metal bar, once Im thru it is easy to snap. Also since he is short he should have no problems with any OSTRs.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003 8:25 PM
6'3" 240# 38" waistline. I fit into every coaster at Cedar Point, including Jr. Gemini. Tight fit, but I got in.
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Monday, March 24, 2003 1:02 AM
Chest size seems to be the bigger factor. The restraints on Wicked Twister are the same as Volcano, and when I was at 265, I just barely fit into Volcano, mainly because of chest size. That was 2 years ago. Now I am working on getting down to about 185, but I seem to be stuck in the 210 range for the last month or so.
Monday, March 24, 2003 3:07 AM
Alright James K; how'd you get on Jr. Gemini? Did you have a kid or sweet talk a ride op? I've been trying to ride the damn thing since they built it.
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Monday, March 24, 2003 3:57 AM
The only coaster I've seen ever to give people lots of problems seems to be Hypersonic at PKD. I've seen many attempts and then give ups to get people in there.
Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:47 PM
I think all the seatbelts should be thrown out. Cause when I went to cp the only problem I had was the seatbelts on MF and WT. I was able to ride MF. But they told me I couldn't ride WT. If my sister was able to push down on my harness then the seatbelt would have latched. But they said "You have to pull it down your self."
Tuesday, March 25, 2003 9:26 PM
That sucks Rob. After all I rode it, I had the ops at S:UE to know me and how to push down on the restraint to get the belt to latch. I didn't have the same problem at WT, though (or V2 for that matter), because it seemed like their belts had a little extra length to them. If it seems like you can fit but the ops say you can't ride, just ask them to push straight down on the top of the restraint while you "suck in" your weight as hard as you can - once the belt latches, it's actually pretty comfortable.
But don't give the ops a hard time! Remember, they're there to help you out, so be nice and most likely they'll be nice back. They deal with this problem all day long, and have solutions. If you yell at them, they're not going to divulge their tricks for getting you in, and I don't blame them.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:23 AM
From CedarPoint website:
"Due to rider restraint system requirements, guests of exceptional size may not be accommodated on some of our rides. This may apply, but not be limited to, guest who exceed 6’2” or those who exceed 250 pounds, have a 46” waistline or 54” chest.
Our larger guests may experience difficulty on Blue Streak, Chaos, Corkscrew, Disaster Transport, Mantis, Mean Streak, Millennium Force, Mine Ride, Power Tower, Raptor, Wave Swinger, Wicked Twister. "
It looks like your dad is under the weight, height, and waistline limit. He should be fine.