Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Aug 14, 2011
    Christy from GA 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.

    My husband & I are both plus size (Problem area-THE BELLY) I'm concerned about "fitting" on the rides. We have 3 little ones-ages 6,4,2, one of us will need to ride w/ them at all times. Insight on fitting into the seats, lap bars, etc? Vi

    Hi, Christy!  I am a very plus-size gal myself (as you can tell from the Moms Panel videos), and I have found Walt Disney World to be a very accommodating place to visit.  I can proudly say that I can ride EVERY ride in all four parks.  You should check out the "WDW at Large" section of the website.  It helped me tremendously in alleviating my anxiety about fitting into rides, theater seats, etc...  before my first trip. There is a wealth of information available there. They tell you where to ride on specific rides (for example, the front seat or back seat are sometimes roomier).  


    With seat belts, make sure to pull the belt ALL the way out and hold it until you get it locked.  Then, let it retract to where it is comfortable.  For lap bars, the biggest concern is that the little ones don't get jarred around too much.  Put the most like-sized people together whenever possible.  Younger or smaller people bounce around too much if the lap bar is not secure on them. Theater seats aren't a problem if your weight is in your stomach.  They are more constricting on large hips.  If you have any specific questions, you can send them directly to me from my Meet the Moms page. I would be more than happy to answer them.  Don't stress! You can have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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