Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 14, 2014
    Michelle from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are taking our first trip to Disney World in about 40 days! It will be my husband, 3 teenage boys, & myself. I am a large woman just over 300 pounds 5'4", I am terrified that I will not fit. Specific rides Haunted Mansion, Pirates, Tower of Ter

    Hi, Michelle! I have great news for you! I am an inch shorter than you and weigh about the same, and I fit on EVERY RIDE at all four parks! It took me a long time to get the nerve to try Mission:Space at Epcot.  It was my last ride to conquer because I was afraid with the ride vehicle's configuration that I would not fit, but I did! You will not have any trouble on the Haunted Mansion.  It is a lap bar that just comes down as far as it can and then rests in place.  Pirates of the Caribbean are just bench seats, so that's no issue.  The Tower of Terror has seat belts, but the key is to pull it all the way out until it stops before you sit down, take your seat still holding it all the way out, buckle it, and then let it retract into place.  The buckling will be easier, and you don't have to struggle pulling it out and releasing it over and over to get it to fit. I think your question was cut off, so if you have other specific rides to ask about, please write back. Happy planning and 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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