Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by RainbowWit, Mar 20, 2010.
OK, I hadn't seen your comment before asking my question. Thank you for this!
You should love yourself for who you are. Everyone is different
Hi, i think you are talking about the Donoho sisters - they are now called Unscripted Life on youtube.
@vegg, thanks!! Actually, I finally had found it. It's called Sister's Talk on youtube, and they are hilarious!!
My DH and I rode 7DMT together back in 2014 on our last trip there. He was at the time about 385 and I was probably just under 300. He is tall 6ft and I am much shorter-5 ft 4. It was a tight fit bit we did ok.
This thread is so great! My family of 4 has a trip planned for October 2018, and the parents and myself are all Pooh-sized. I'm going to attempt FoP with my Tigger-sized sister while my parents enjoy the Na'vi River Journey.
Does anyone have thoughts about the dining chairs at table-service restaurants? Do they all have arms? Are the seats comfortable? I'm the most concerned about Be Our Guest, Liberty Tree Tavern, Skipper Canteen, 'Ohana, and Sanaa.
I've eaten at all of those in the past couple years, except for Skipper Canteen and 'Ohana. I don't recall the specifics of each, but I always ask for a chair without arms, and I didn't have any problems at any of these locations.
The only WDW restaurant I can remember that didn't work for me was the Sci Fi Dine In, since all seating was in booths or at picnic tables with attached seats. I believe Sci Fi now has a few tables for larger groups that have separate unattached chairs for each person.
I second this! I went in April and it was an uncomfortably tight squeeze. I could hardly bend over in the seat without feeling I was cutting myself in half. I probably should have said something, but it was a car in the front row in the middle!
I would say that if you are not comfortable in a booth at Waffle House (or any other restaurant that uses "standardized" booths), you may want to skip Sci-Fi.
I've eaten at Be Our Guest and Liberty Tree Tavern from your list. Be Our Guest has chairs without arms as well tables that are half booth and half chairs. Liberty Tree has chairs without arms as well.
FYI, we went a few weeks ago to the MK and rode 7dmt. We did fine but if you are over 5'7" and your height is in your legs, it's going to pinch a bit. It's a very short ride and fun though, so give it a shot. I am a very big girl and still did it. I will say that the turnstile into CoP is uncomfortable and I forgot how tight it is getting in/out of the parking lot trams. We went to AK on Halloween and did the Na'vi River Journey with no problems at all, but I will still not even try the FoP seat. WAY too many people milling about for me to even want to use the tester seat.
So it sounds like everyone should fit on every ride except maybe FoP and 7DMT may be tight. But what about turnstiles? I really don't want to have to go through the wheelchair door and draw attention. Oldest will be 6 and will want to know why and I don't want my weight to be a focus on the trip. Where are the turnstiles and how tight are they?
On my most recent trip, I think the two tightest turnstile fits I encountered were at Country Bear Jamboree and the WDW Railroad. In both cases, I was able to squeeze through, though at the railroad it took some pushing up to make it.
Personally, I'd rather use the wheelchair door than try to push my way thru a turnstile and end up getting stuck.
I'm about 5'7 and carry my weight in the middle. I found if I turned a little sideways and stood on my tippy toes as I moved through the turnstiles, it was an easier fit. But if you're worried about the fit, don't be afraid to use the stroller/wheelchair entrance. Lots of folks use them.
Carousel of Progress is really, really hard for me to get through (I almost got stuck), and Country Bear Jamboree is as well. I'm 5'10" and carry my weight everywhere. I almost got stuck. Next time, I think I'll just point and tell them flat out I won't fit. I'm not embarrassed, I didn't make the turnstile that small.
I can't believe Disney hasn't done away with all turnstiles!
Does Country Bear, WDW Railroad, and CoP all have handicap entrances? I would think they would have to, but just making sure. Thanks!
I don't have to many problems with restaurants, the main one I did have a problem with was Sci-Fi sitting in the cars, because of that reason I don't want to go back there. I love Liberty Tree Tavern but the seats are uncomfortable to me. They are armless chairs but the chairs where the legs are have a nub that is higher than the seat and it digs into the back of my thighs and makes it uncomfortable to me. I will still deal with it though because I love the food! I have eaten at 'Ohana's once a few years ago and don't remember any issues.
I've been to HK Disney and Tokyo Disney. I carry most of my weight on my chest and stomach and had no issues at HK Disney. I had some issues at Tokyo Disney with a couple of rides. They are really great there though. They discreetly pulled me out of line. They had a book to describe to me in English why they were doing so and took me to a discreet hidden location to try a test seat. I wish more parks handled things that way, it was much less embarrassing when I didn't fit.
I just wanted to add about Sci-Fi: I read in advance that the cars were tight, so when we checked in we said we wanted a table in the back. It worked out great! I would not want to try to enjoy a meal squished in a car!
They are very tight.. we did them once.. and the next time I knew I wouldn't fit so we did a picnic table in the back.
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