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Flight of Passage: People of size be warned

bclane

Well-Known Member
One of our best friends is very large but all of her weight/size is in her stomach and chest. She is 5'10", has slim legs and rear end but is very very large around the middle Does anyone know what size girth the ride vehicles can handle?
 

Indyann

New Member
I appreciated this thread before my trip and wanted to report my positive experience with the ride (on October 9). I am a woman 5' 6'' and 245 lbs, size 18/20. I carry most of my weight in my butt, arms, and legs. I have 20-inch calves. So I wasn't worried about the torso restraint (and it was fine) but was very worried about the leg restraints. But I'm happy to report that I had no problems fitting in the ride. The cast member double-checked my leg restraints but didn't have to make any special effort to fit me in. Also, there was a man in my group whom I'd estimate to be 5'8'' 300 lbs with large legs. He was also able to ride, with a little bit of adjustment from the CM.

Based on the earlier posts on this thread, I wonder if Disney has found a way to make the ride accommodate a wider variety of sizes since opening. I'm happy to report that my 44-inch, 44-pound daughter was also able to ride -- so they have not excluded the smaller folks!
 

Rider

Well-Known Member
New sign at the entrance.

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Bartledvd

Well-Known Member
When i was there in september i was concerned if i would be ok after reading the issues when i sat down oddly my biggest problem was the distance between my heel and top of my knee was very tight i could feel big gap in front of my knee removed my shoes next couple of rides no problems fitting
 

iubigman

Active Member
I don't usually post about my weight loss on the internet, but since this attraction was my motivating force:

I was 354.7 lbs on May 18th, and was scared to death I wouldn't fit on FoP. My goal for my upcoming trip on 12/12 was to be 275 pounds. As of this past Saturday 10/28 I was 283.0 lbs, and should make my goal.

Even if for some reason I don't fit on FoP (hoping that this is not the case), I won't be nearly as upset.
 

Bartledvd

Well-Known Member
I don't usually post about my weight loss on the internet, but since this attraction was my motivating force:

I was 354.7 lbs on May 18th, and was scared to death I wouldn't fit on FoP. My goal for my upcoming trip on 12/12 was to be 275 pounds. As of this past Saturday 10/28 I was 283.0 lbs, and should make my goal.

Even if for some reason I don't fit on FoP (hoping that this is not the case), I won't be nearly as upset.
Wow congratulations that is fantastic FoP will be well worth the effort you have put in enjoy yourself and do not forget a little treat for your hard work
 

21stamps

Well-Known Member
I don't usually post about my weight loss on the internet, but since this attraction was my motivating force:

I was 354.7 lbs on May 18th, and was scared to death I wouldn't fit on FoP. My goal for my upcoming trip on 12/12 was to be 275 pounds. As of this past Saturday 10/28 I was 283.0 lbs, and should make my goal.

Even if for some reason I don't fit on FoP (hoping that this is not the case), I won't be nearly as upset.

Great job!!!! :)
 

LollyDal362

New Member
My husband and I have just returned to the UK following our ‘every five years’ trip to Disney (takes that time to save up!!). We were really looking forward to the FoP ride and must have been so excited that we totally missed the test seat in the crowds. I’m afraid after 1.5hrs of queuing, my husband was not able to enjoy the ride (he made me stay so I could tell him about it after ). He is 6ft 1, approx 314lbs, size 54” waist and chest (3-4xl) and UK Size 11 shoe. He is definitely Kung Fu Panda bless him! The back restraint was not a problem at all but measuring at 22-23”, it was his calves that prevented the locking. He wasn’t given any tips and was told ‘move your feet to the front’. When he said that they were, the CM said he had to get off. He was ok and accepted it, and was happy for me to share his details and experience should it help anyone else. Having read through the forum now, I wish we had researched more so we could use all of your good tips you have all shared. Here’s to the 2022 visit
 

tribbleorlfl

Well-Known Member
Its in a horrible place. Right at the entrance and all the kids play on it. And everyone stares when testing.
That's what I've been saying since they installed the test seat. The seat needs to be in a less conspicuous location, not right in front of the entrance of the ride for all to see. People of "certain body shapes or sizes" are often sensitive about their size as it is.
 

21stamps

Well-Known Member
My thought was to place it around the corner close to the stroller parking. Just not right smack dab in front of the entrance.

Then people will complain about waiting in line and not knowing it was there. Test seats are always by the ride entrance, so people can see them.
 

tribbleorlfl

Well-Known Member
Then people will complain about waiting in line and not knowing it was there. Test seats are always by the ride entrance, so people can see them.
Which is why the sign that currently is displayed at the entrance could easily read "please try the seat located to the right". Test seats aren't always located right in front of an attraction's entrance, they are just in the general vicinity and sometimes in the queue itself.
 

21stamps

Well-Known Member
Which is why the sign that currently is displayed at the entrance could easily read "please try the seat located to the right". Test seats aren't always located right in front of an attraction's entrance, they are just in the general vicinity and sometimes in the queue itself.

It doesn’t sound very productive to have a Test seat once you’ve already entered the queue, I had no idea that any place did such a thing. Even if so, Wouldn’t you still have the same amount of people around?
 

networkpro

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
Yes
It doesn’t sound very productive to have a Test seat once you’ve already entered the queue, I had no idea that any place did such a thing. Even if so, Wouldn’t you still have the same amount of people around?

I'd rather have a Texas or Georgia, but to each their own ;) You have to draw the line somewhere, if you place it too far away from the entrance does it impact the overall theme of the area ? At what point should it be... where they move the line to when its down the pathway to Africa ?
 

21stamps

Well-Known Member
I'd rather have a Texas or Georgia, but to each their own ;) You have to draw the line somewhere, if you place it too far away from the entrance does it impact the overall theme of the area ? At what point should it be... where they move the line to when its down the pathway to Africa ?

Ha ha. Siri is hard of hearing sometimes! I laughed when I read Tennessee, tried to edit quick. lol.

My opinion- in front of an attraction is where a test seat should be. That way no one can miss it, and no one has to wait in line to find out that they don’t fit.
 

SJH'72

Active Member
I felt really sorry for someone trying to ride in our slot a couple of weeks back with his young kids. He had queued some way behind us for 90 mins holding his kids up most of the way only to be way too tall to fit. I’m actually surprised the CMs hadn’t clocked him as he joined the line because he really was tall. He clearly hadn’t tried the seat but you think they might have stopped him before he joined the line to check?

The CM escorting him out was heard saying that they were looking into a seat design for taller people but he was clearly gutted :(
 

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