However, and it's unfortunate (on Intamin's part, not yours), but there's probably no chance you will fit on MF with the rediculous new seatbelt rule from Intamin. Many people with 40" waists are being turned away. It's not a weight issue, just size...and it's rediculous.
However, you should be fine on Dragster :)
Just a heads up.
[Edit: "Which ride" you ask? Well... that'd be Millennium Force. What's the matter? Can't you read my mind!?]
*** Edited 6/7/2005 1:03:53 AM UTC by Michael Darling***
So I think it is 1/2 inch now.
I had '36-inch' waist pants I could wear when I was in the 230s, '34-inch' pants I could wear in the 220s and '36-inch' waist pants that fit just right at a little over 200. I can't blame the clothing manufacturers one bit: If you can wear a Brand X size labeled smaller than Brand Y, which one will you leave the store with?
Of course, that still says nothing about the girth (or lack) of the belly above it, which doesn't matter when you're standing up but makes a world of difference when seated for a coaster ride.
Long story short, your mileage may vary. Even the test seat (by some reports) won't tell you the whole story.
Give it a try and good luck.
*** Edited 6/8/2005 3:07:56 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***
I'm not hugely overweight by any means, I have a nice sized (non) beer gut that I'm working on right now. I personally was able to ride because the way my body is was fitting to the ride. I was comfortable, but I can't imagine someone with much larger a waist than me (between 36-38) riding the ride.
Regardless, go and have fun anywho. I know you probably don't want to go and not be able to ride, but Millie is (more than likely for most) hardly the best coaster in the park. I'd rather sit on Gemini all day than an oversized (albeit fun) kiddie coaster.
But another in our party could not ride it. As said, it is hips and thighs not your belly size. If you dont fit one seat try another. Belts DO differ in lengths, maybe not much, but dont just give up.
As everyone else has stated its a matter of where you carry the weight. I am 6'2, 240 lbs, 42 inch waist, and I fit nicely into MF. However, I have witnessed patrons who are sporting a major beer gut ride MF. So who the hell knows. I did make the choice to eat healthier so I could go on the attractions. I am still working on it.
People were falling off coasters, falling off flumes (yes, plural) and then the manufacturer tightened them up in areas--the cheapest ones to modify, of course--that would exclude a good number of riders.
Just because I might fit doesn't mean I don't feel for those who can't. So be a little easy on everybody, okay? There's justifiable reason to be upset.
First time poster, long time viewer;-)... I was just wondering if anyone can tell me the true height and weight restrictions for rides like Millenium Force and Top Thrill Dragster, I am 6-3 and 295 lbs and i was wondering is that to big, should I even bother going? Now that I embaressed myself in front of every reader of the forum... i would just like to thank ya'll
6-4, 260 here...
Can't ride the following (as of last year) at CP:
TTD (belt rule)
Millie (belt rule)
Everything else was fair game though, including (oddly enough) Wicked Twister.
It gives me reservations on making a return trip anytime soon, but you can still have fun if you enjoy the older rides.
It's Intamin's fault because they changed the restrictions mid-stream and didn't do a good job designing the restraints to begin with.
People were falling off coasters, falling off flumes (yes, plural) and then the manufacturer tightened them up in areas--the cheapest ones to modify, of course--that would exclude a good number of riders....(snip) There's justifiable reason to be upset.
I'm not Peabody either, but I did stay at Holiday Inn Express last night. Intamin *could've* just admitted that their original seats/restraints were less-than-adequate and re-designed the seats to make sure riders kept their butts DOWN and their thighs *perpendicular* to their shins and backs. (That's the Z-position we've heard so much about these past 10 years or so)...;)
Of course, had Intamin done that, the lawyers for those who WERE thrown from Intamin rides would've had a *litigation field day*...
If B&M would design rides and trains more like Intamins, with truly "extreme" forces, then it would be a different story....but Intamin is the one company that HAS "gone out on a limb" and designed for the real thrillseekers, so it's a shame to see them standing by their past mistakes without even the slightest hint of "catching a clue".
As always, IMO, YMMV, AFAIK, ERT, LOL, and lots of other "inscrutable abbreviations"...;)
kinda off....but I'm going up to SNFE this week, should I be ok on SROS
But it is true, if Intamin would do a good job of designing seats/restraints, and Stengle keeps doing a good job of designing coasters, we'd all be a lot safer.
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