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  • On Feb 4, 2022
    Connie from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Some plus-size/busty girls in our group and would like to know before our trip if we’ll be able to ride some attractions (Avatar is at the top of this list). Is there a list of rides with some specific measurements to help us manage our expectations?

    Hey there, Connie!

    I am in those same shoes, and I've done all the things that most curvilicious ladies would try at Walt Disney World. For the most part, they'll find that even the most plus-sized people can fit on the theme park attractions.

    Now let's talk Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom. For this ride - and some others - it's not really about size, it's more about proportion. If you imagine the position you would be in when you ride a motorcycle, that's sort of how the vehicle is for this attraction. I recommend sliding ALL the way forward, breathe in, and lift up "the girls" as much as you can. The second tricky spot is the calves - those supports can be tight if you have larger calves, but the good thing is that you can try out the test seat outside of the attraction to make sure you're safe and comfortable before having to do the walk of shame. 

    There's not really a list of ride measurements, but honestly, most rides are a go. As far as body measurements go, my best friend gave me permission to share her sizes for you to compare - she has been able to ride everything with a 42DD chest, 43-inch waist, and a 56-inch hip. She's a size 22, 5'4", and 230 pounds. The only attraction for me, even at my heaviest, that has been a problem was Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - and that was a knee issue for me. I'm a size 16 and 5'8" tall. You can do this, Connie.

    I hope you all have THE BEST time! 
    Anna
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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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