Plus sized CP rider

Sunday, July 6, 2003 7:22 PM
My friend is 350lbs and is 6ft with a 54" waste..... what coasters will he be to large for???
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Sunday, July 6, 2003 7:38 PM
I'm guessing Raptor and Wicked Twister are pretty good guesses...

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Sunday, July 6, 2003 7:39 PM
Since CP has seatbelts on alot of their coasters, I would guess he wont be able to ride those.

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Sunday, July 6, 2003 7:44 PM
Unfortunately, many of them :(

Definite no's would be Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force, Wicked Twister, Mine Ride, Raptor, Mantis, Wildcat, Mean Streak, and Blue Streak. Magnum, Disaster Transport and Gemini would fall into the "maybe" category depending on the seatbelts. Corkscrew may still be a go since it just has the horsecollar, but again, that depends on whether the restraint will engage.

Every person is different, but unfortunately, coasters are very unaccomadating (especially Intamins) for larger people.

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*** This post was edited by jimmybob 7/6/2003 11:51:38 PM ***

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Sunday, July 6, 2003 7:48 PM
Most likely Mean Streak, Raptor, Mantis, Blue Streak, Woodstock Express, Jr Gemini, Magnum XL-200 (It is possible you may fit with a 54 inch waist), Millennium Force, Mine Ride, Top Thrill Dragster, and Wicked Twister.

The other coasters not listed here are most likely maybes, but I'm preaty sure you can go on those.


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Monday, July 7, 2003 2:10 PM
I have a 40-42 inch waist with a pretty large shoulder width and long legs (I'm 6'5 and a half at 15 yrs old), will I be able to ride Millenium Force, TTD, and Raptor? I know I probally won't be able to ride Wicked Twister. I've always have had problems with Intamin's restraints.

Just curious.

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*** This post was edited by The_Lost_Phantom 7/7/2003 6:11:59 PM ***

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Monday, July 7, 2003 2:31 PM

The_Lost_Phantom said:
I have a 40-42 inch waist with a pretty large shoulder width and long legs (I'm 6'5 and a half at 15 yrs old), will I be able to ride Millenium Force, TTD, and Raptor? I know I probally won't be able to ride Wicked Twister. I've always have had problems with Intamin's restraints.

Though not nearly as tall, I am as wide (40-42") and I can fit on all of the coasters at CP, though some of the seatbelts are tight. Your height may give you some problems, a good suggestion is to cross your legs when you sit down, this will help quite a bit.

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Monday, July 7, 2003 3:01 PM
DaNo, I think your friend will have trouble on most of the coasters, 54" is pretty big. I think Magnum, Blue Streak, Mean Streak, Gemini, Iron Dragon, Disaster Transport and Corkscrew are your best bets to attempt. The rest are out for sure. Like others have mentioned, look for a tester seat at entrances.

The Lost Phantom: You should be OK on everything except Wicked Twister. I am almost the same size as you (6'4", same waiste size) and had no trouble on any of the rides at CP when I went in 2000. WT was not there yet, but from what I have read, Intamin Inverts are the smallest restraints out there. I think TTD has the same seats as Xcelerator, and I fit in those.

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Monday, July 7, 2003 3:20 PM
First, the standard disclaimer. Everyone is different. It really depends on where your girth is at. You won't know how any particular ride will affect you until you try it out. Some people who would appear to be just fine have had trouble on some rides. Other people, who appear to be too large, don't seem to have any problems.

But, in general, coasters that will provide problems to guests with larger upper bodies (say, perhaps, a 54" chest - though that is a general idea, not a rule) are Wicked Twister, Mantis, Corkscrew and Raptor (also Power Tower, but that ride is more accommodating than the mentioned coasters).

In general, coasters that will provide problems to guests with larger lower bodies (say, more than a 48" or 50" waist - again ... in general, not a rule) are Mine Ride (also affects tall people), Blue Streak, Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force, Disaster Transport, and Mean Streak (though it isn't as bad as Blue Streak).

I've been told that Top Thrill Dragster and Millennium Force will accommodate up to a 48" waist, FWIW.

It's hard to tell without knowing you, but I doubt you'd have any trouble with Gemini, Magnum, WildCat, or Iron Dragon. The seatbelts on Gemini and Magnum are accommodating to larger riders, especially if riding alone.

If you want more specifics or need clarification, just ask.

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*** This post was edited by Gemini 7/7/2003 7:24:00 PM ***

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 1:24 AM
Has your friend been to any parks lately? That could help answer your question if he attempted or has ridden any rides/ coasters recently? Also I'm sure it would depend on his build, about 3 weeks ago 2 of my girlfriends co-workers went to CP with us and just by looking at them I would of bet that they would of only been able to ride the train (not trying to be mean but honestly) also I have seen quite a few exceptionally sized people ride, and I have also seen quite a few that I would have thought would have no problem riding not fit on Mantis or Millennium, so I'm thinking the question can only be answered one way, trying it out. I mean I have had a few leg room problems on rides, and I'm not tall at all. So I'd say it depends on his build.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 1:20 PM
I rode Vertical Velocity last summer at SFGAm, at my current size. (6'3", 39-40 inch waist.) And don't remember having any problem at all. Maybe it's just "where my waistline is", but I recall it being fairly easy to fit in.
*** This post was edited by Mamba_Tim 7/8/2003 6:49:36 PM ***
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Friday, July 11, 2003 6:46 AM
My weight loss plan and way of gauging how much I've lost has been solely based on how well I can do the test-seats for WT and TTD. ;) (Note: I'm female so for me, it's a question of having a 46" chest area and around the same for the waist concerns.)

I went down on Memorial Day and it was a definite no go on both of those rides, though I could fit for everything else.

Two weeks later, CPLady and I realized that I would've been able to ride TTD... had it been up and running. ;)

Now, I'm going back and am pretty sure that I'll be able to do WT... or at least, I'm praying that I've lost enough for that shoulder harness thing to fit fine this time.

At any rate, I weigh under 250 and a month ago, it was a close-call for Blue Streak and Meanstreak's seatbelts, so FYI for anyone around that weight if you're around 5'6" like me.

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*** This post was edited by TheRealCP 7/11/2003 10:47:33 AM ***

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Friday, July 11, 2003 8:16 AM
Just wanted to kick in that at IoA yesterday, they *announced* in the DD queue that rows 3 and 6 will accommodate larger guests....speeds things up, creates less *waisted* time...;)

Just *another* way FL parks have the rest of you beat....BADLY...:)
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Friday, July 11, 2003 8:24 AM
gator, my homepark has seatbelt extenders! Does IOA?

--Ryan

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Friday, July 11, 2003 8:28 AM
No, but they *were* grouping people to fill up the trains to maximum capacity...:) Unfortunately, they weren't *groping* people as well...maybe next time? ;)

The bummer was that the re-entry door was closed even with the minimal crowds....WHY make old people like me walk ALL that way for a re-ride? ;)

edit: I know what YOUR homepark is Ryan, and it's THE park for me...:)
*** This post was edited by rollergator 7/11/2003 12:29:48 PM ***

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Friday, July 11, 2003 9:05 AM
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Friday, July 11, 2003 9:21 AM
Lost Phantom-

Im just as tall as you are, all be it 10 years older. The Intamin impulses & inverts arent a problem because of width, but you're too tall! A good trick is to pull down on the harness where its above your shoulder (opposed to the vertical part in front of your chest) as this will give you more leverage. Then snap the buckle or have someone do it. The ride ops on both WT and S:UE helped me with this and otherwise I wouldn't have been able to ride...

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Friday, July 11, 2003 6:11 PM
DaNo, I'm 6'4", 42" waist and about 280 lbs. and I just fit into most of the seats, so I don't think that your friend will be able to ride many of them.

On the other hand, Lost Phantom should have no trouble getting on any of the rides.

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Friday, July 11, 2003 6:17 PM
Thanks for all the help. I was starting to get worried about not being able to ride some of the *headline* rides. I'm going to have my friend help me on WT. Thanks again! :)
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Saturday, July 12, 2003 6:32 AM
Do any of the rides have actual height restrictions at CP? The only ones I've seen with it on the info board at the beginning of the ride are the Vekoma GIB's.

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