Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Oct 13, 2012
    Erica from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My hubby is very plus size (5x) he will be uncomfortable in the seats with the arm rests. Also he wants to go on rides with our little princess, will he have a problem riding with her and fitting in the rides

    Hi, Erica!  I want you and your husband to rest assured that there will be plenty of things he can do at Walt Disney World without regard to his size.  I was a large 3X, approaching 4X, before I had gastric bypass surgery, and I never had any trouble at all doing the attractions at Walt Disney World.  Some of the attractions have a bar that pulls down, so it can be adjusted to where it's comfortable for him, and there are attractions with a wider, bench type seat that will allow him to do some of the attractions with your beautiful little princess!

    You'll find even the spas have robes that go up to a size 5X, and I was never made to feel uncomfortable by any of the cast members due to my size.  They really seem to make certain that everyone, no matter what size or shape, can enjoy the theme parks.

    If you want a bit more information, visit and do a search on WDW at Large, which gives some great advice for us Pooh sized people.  There's also a book available called Open Mouse that you might want to check out.  It gives some of the dimensions for attraction seating that might make your husband feel more comfortable before he goes.

    I hope you all have an absolutely amazing time on your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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