At Disney World are the rides accessible to larger people (height or weight)?

Q:  Are the rides accessible for larger people (taller or overweight)

A:  Short answer for people who are overweight, yes most rides are. However, there is a caveat to this, there are some rides where the vehicle is designed for two people but depending on the size of the people it may be more comfortable to ask to ride by yourself.   The picture below is of me on Primeval Whirl at Animal Kingdom, the seat I am in is designed to hold two “normal” sized people. As you can see it was better that I had the seat by myself.

Carolyn on Primeval Whirl
Carolyn on Primeval Whirl

The only other ride that I needed to have a seat by myself or with a much smaller person was on Kali River Rapids.  My friend, who I was at WDW with, was a larger person, but smaller than me, originally sat next to me when we went on Kali River Rapids. However the seat belt would not secure over both us sitting together so she switched seats with a teenager and then there wasn’t a problem securing the seatbelt.

For the rest of the WDW parks I have  never had a problem sitting with my friend in the same seat, even on the rides in Fantasyland.   I have yet to go on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, I have seen discussion on the You Might Be a Disney Addict Facebook page that have said that they are larger and either didn’t fit or weren’t comfortable in the seat and I’ve seen other people post that they had no problem fitting on the ride.

In regards to taller people, I have family members that are over 6 feet, I don’t recall any of them having any problems fitting in the rides.  Again for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, I have seen some discussion that people with longer legs may have a problem with the lap bar going over the knees and locking in to place.

For any taller or larger people what have been your experiences on ride accessibility at WDW?

 



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