Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Dec 29, 2014
    Deanna from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am a bigger woman with a big belly. I have never visited before and we are taking our 4 boys for the first time in February 2015. I am just wondering if I can ride any rides with my kids?

    Hi, Deanna! I consider myself a Pooh sized woman, and until I had gastric bypass surgery, I was over 300 pounds in size.  I never had any difficulty on the attractions at Walt Disney World, and I was able to ride most things with my girls.  

    The only attraction I have been uncomfortable on thus far at a Walt Disney World theme park is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. I have some pretty thick trunks, and the way the lap bar comes down, my legs were pretty squished between the bars on either side.  The seat also has molded areas for each person, and I think if my "bottom line" was a bit wider, I might have spilled into the seat next to me.

    If you feel worried about anything, just tell the cast member you would prefer your own car on the attraction.  You can have the boys seated in pairs in the cars in front of you, and you'll be just behind them, enjoying the ride.

    I hope this helps alleviate the anxiety.  Believe me when I tell you I know how stressful it can be to plan when you aren't sure you'll fit on things, but I think if there is anyone who is sensitive to those types of issues, it's Walt Disney World.

    Have fun on your very first visit!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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