Friday, May 28, 2004 9:35 PM
Hi, I am going to Texas this summer and am going to go to six flags in Arlington and San Antonio. Also, we are going to Sea World San Antonio. We have never been to these parks before, infact we have never been to a six flags before.
Me and my fiancee are large people and have some problems fitting on some rides at Cedar Point. I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of what rides may cause us larger riders problems. Thanks.
Friday, May 28, 2004 9:49 PM
Fiesta and SFOT shouldnt be a problem on most rides depending on your size, obviously. Their B&M's have bigboy seats and the 2 Premiers will accomadate larger riders with some effort. If you have never ridden a "speghetti bowl" coaster you must ride Poltergeist. We found it to be a little rough but a real blast. Fiesta may be the best themed park around and was extremely clean. Roadrunner express and the Bugs Bunny water rides are must rides for the theming alone. My wife and I are both larger people and had no problems with the rides we tried to ride at either park, so hopefully you wont either. If we could pick Fiesta up and move it to St. Louis we would as we really loved the park. Not the most rides but quality and the setting of the old quarry more than make up for the lack of rides.
Friday, May 28, 2004 10:33 PM
While I don't know your exact size, the two LIM Premier's you'll encounter (the aforementioned Poltergeist and Mr. Freeze at SFOT), could be a tight squeeze. There's a seatbelt that has to click on a metal clip on one side of the rider. You should have no problems with the three B&M's on your trip--Batman the Ride, Superman Krypton Coaster, and Batman the Ride in Disguise, or the ride better known as Great White at Seaworld. I think Steel Eel (it's a Morgan afterall) was pretty roomy, but it's been two years. Titan might cause you troubles, as well as Roadrunner Express, which I don't remember being particularly roomy.
If you like flat rides, there's only one park that really has a lot and that's SFFT. There you'll find a Chaos, Topspin, Wipeout, Frisbee, Skyscraper (upcharge attraction), and The Hustler, a teacup ride with pool balls. The first four listed are notoriously tight in room.
Friday, May 28, 2004 10:41 PM
well, with a little effort we could both fit into the top thrill dragster and Millennium Force restraints last season. If that gives a little concept of our sizes. We both have about a 46" waist and I have more trouble with shorter seatbelt rides and he has more trouble with OTSR rides like Raptor (Although he did fit last year) and Wicked Twister which he didn't fit.
Do they have test seats in front of any of the rides that may cause us problems?
What kind of restraints are on the other mentioned coasters/rides?
If I recall correctly I rode chaos at CP with no problem last season. *** Edited 5/29/2004 2:45:55 AM UTC by Kally***
Dan D McD
Friday, May 28, 2004 10:44 PM
I agree with Intamin Fan, Premier's LIM coasters can be a real tight squeeze. With lots of effort myself, I was barely able to squeeze into the ride, the seatbelt had to go the distance, but I still made it on.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 6:37 AM
Hey Dan how big are you, if you don't mind me asking. Just trying to get an idea if we will fit or not. Thanks *** Edited 5/29/2004 10:38:44 AM UTC by Kally***
Dan D McD
Saturday, May 29, 2004 11:26 AM
Sorry, that would have been helpful, at the time I was 6'1" and weighed 240lbs wit habout a 38" waist (since then I've lost about 30lbs, so fitting on small coasters is no longer an issue for myself). As I mentioned, the Premier coasters are a tough fit, but I had no problem with anything else, although Batman The Ride I had a tough time getting the seatbelt to click, but it seemed to be more of a problem that the belt is to short then anything, because there is a ton of room in those seats.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 2:54 PM
I was just in Texas this past March and back then I had a 46 inch waist which I have dropped almost to a 42 now but was able to get on everything at all the parks there with virtually no problem. I too have had problems getting on Wicked Twister but no problems for Raptor. The tightest fit I probably had was Poltergeist. Mr. Freeze seemed to have a longer belt because it gave me no problem. I would say you really shouldn't have any problems. I don't really remember test seats near the rides. I guess I wasn't paying attention. The parks in Texas are great so enjoy. There is also Astroworld in Houston if you have time. Though not as good as the other parks but still have some good coasters.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 4:30 PM
Batman the Ride at SFOT has a test seat at the entrance. I agree that you should also hit Astroworld if time and money allows. You haven't lived until you ridden Ultratwister, and the Texas Cyclone is awesome as well.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 6:19 PM
Well, I'm going to be in Dallas for the National Junior Gold bowling tournament. How far is Astroland from SFOT park? I will have extra time if I don't qualify for the final 2 days of the tourney (which I don't think I will). We are all getting season passes to Six Flags so going to Astroland wouldn't be much problem depending how far away it is from Dallas.
We originally decided to go to San Antonio to go to Schlitterbahn water park and ended up wanting to go to SFFT and buying tickets for Sea World. We are spending a total of 13 nights in Texas. But some of the days need to be spent bowling. My parents are concerned that I want to go more for the parks than the bowling, which is probably true.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 7:10 PM
Its about a 4 hour drive from Dallas to Houston. You should be able to do all 4 parks in 4-5 days. We were able to do it in 4 days back in March with being able to ride everything more than once. We had a blast. Have fun.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 7:29 PM
I'm 6'1" and around 250 with a 39" waist. I rode everything at SFOT and SFFT last summer without any problems at all. Don't know if anything's changed this year though.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 10:29 PM
I'm about 325lbs, 6'6 and was at SFFT at the end of April. I couldn't ride Poltergiest because of my long legs and I couldn't ride Superman. The belt on both was about a quarter inch to short.
Sunday, May 30, 2004 12:56 AM
I think I can work it out to go to Astroland..just talked to the other people going. Are there any rides there that we need to look out for? Thanks everyone for the infornation. Hey The_Lost_Phantom what is your waist size? Also, are the seatbelts like a MF belt?
Sunday, May 30, 2004 1:53 AM
My waist size is 42-44. My main problem was my height, so if your not Andre the Giant like me, you may not have the problems fitting.