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what is the maximum weight to ride most amusement park rides.I am 225 lbs so will I be descriminated against.

I want to go on the amusement park rides in KY or Indiana but I weigh about 250 lbs. Will I be able to ride or will I be descriminated against or made to feel horrible about myself. I plan to go tomorrow so please answer ASAP.

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29 Responses to “what is the maximum weight to ride most amusement park rides.I am 225 lbs so will I be descriminated against.”

  1. August 11th, 2010 at 6:14 am

    [email protected] says:

    You’ll be fine as long as you can fit in the seat with the safety bar over you.

    Imagine two people in a seat, and they each weigh 150 Lbs (a normal weight). That’d total to 300 lbs. So if all else fails, you could ride by yourself and still be perfectly safe (Once again, safety bar)

  2. August 11th, 2010 at 7:04 am

    pamela_d_99 says:

    Well what the hell are you 225 or 250?

  3. August 11th, 2010 at 7:39 am

    cdngurl83 says:

    you won’t be “descriminated” against simply because of your weight, it’s because of safety regulations that the weight limits are in place. don’t take it personally.

  4. August 11th, 2010 at 7:42 am

    bill l says:

    You’ll be fine.

  5. August 11th, 2010 at 8:19 am

    drgoodhi says:

    as long as you aren’t too short I don’t think weight will be a problem.

  6. August 11th, 2010 at 9:16 am

    brandi says:

    You should be fine. I think you’re right around the border of the weight capacity. I think it’s more about if you can secure yourself with the safety bars and strap than about how much you weigh. If you have a big stomach, that’s what I would worry about. That usually prevents the bars clicking all the way.

  7. August 11th, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Daniel L says:

    Hi “Bishop Sharon”,

    You need to realize the rule is there for safety reasons. Some rides may not have been designed for people as large as you.

    Call the park and ask which rides have weight restrictions and what the limit is. Then you will know which rides to avoid so you will not be embarrassed.

    Here is a website on amusement park safety:
    http://www.expertsafety.com/consumer.htm

    It says, “pay close attention to all posted signs. If you have difficulty sitting in any seat properly then do not ride that ride and/or device. ”

    I hope you are striving to improve your health.

    Good Luck!

  8. August 11th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    MackMama says:

    Well is it 225 or 250? I’ve seen some bigger folks on those rides. Usually its a matter of whether you can fit into the seat. The weight limits are pretty high. Check the website of the amusement park for exact info, but if you’re not more than that you should be fine.

  9. August 11th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    old lady says:

    Okay. You gained 25 pounds between the first sentence and the second one. How much do you really weigh? If you live anywhere near the park, phone and find out if there is a weight limit. The word is ‘discriminated’ by the way.

  10. August 11th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Jennifer B says:

    First of all do you weigh 225 lbs or 250 lbs…….25 lbs is a big difference.

    If you cannot fit inside the rides and get the safety equipment done up around you, then you will NOT be able to go on the rides.

    Why don’t you change your eating habits NOW and start going for 30 minute walks three times a week and by next summer you’ll be able to go and have a blast and not have anything to worry about!!!

  11. August 11th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    strangeduck82 says:

    You’re not being discriminated against. It’s not the ride companies fault you’re bigger than the ride is designed to accomodate.

    Generally speaking, if you can fit inside the safety harness, they’ll let you ride, I’ve yet to see an amusement park with scales by the rides.

  12. August 11th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    tonalc1 says:

    If the parks have websites, go to see their limits. Or give them a call.

    It’s more about size than weight with most rides. If they don’t think you’d be safe in a seat, they’ll ask you not to ride.

  13. August 11th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    infernomanor says:

    If your tall enough, 250lbs is not large. If your 250 and short it will be dangerous/impossible for you to properly secure your self in the rides. Discrimination laws protect things that an individual can’t change, such as, sex, race, age, creed. Not weight, or hair styles, or tatooes. No one made you 250lbs but yourself.

  14. August 11th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    towel 42 says:

    No, you will not. I rode next to a guy, at least 400 pounds, so fat that when he put the bar down, his fat flabbed over the bar, and no one said anything to him. You’re fine.

  15. August 11th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    likeitis says:

    I weigh 230 and go all the time I’m not really fat but some times it’s more enjoyable for my girlfriend not to ride with me – especially the tilt a wirl spinning in the wrong direction – have fun

  16. August 11th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    ivylily26 says:

    I don’t think you will have a problem. I have been to many theam parks with a very overweight friend of mine and she fit on the rides just fine. She still fit on the rides when she was 300lbs, it wasn’t until she got close to 400lbs that the lap belts and safety bars would not fit anymore.

  17. August 11th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    rap35 says:

    I am around that weight and went on Powder Keg at Silver Dollar City (thought I was gonna die by that is besides the point). As long as you can fit in the seat and have the safety bar down and you are comforable than you’ll be fine. Kind of scope out the other people in front of you and see how they do. Good Luck and have fun.

  18. August 11th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    jugglaman says:

    The weight is not the issue. It’s your size, if you are big around the waist, stomach, or thighs then you may have a problem. Most amusment parks have a replica seat at the entrance so you can try it out first and strap the seatbelt on.

    I myself am 265 pounds and I have only not been able to ride 2 rides in all the parks I’ve been to. That was just recently at Cedar Point, Sandusky Ohio. The Dragster and the Millenium Force, they both have a shorter seatbelt than most rides. There were several people getting turned away that didn’t seem that big.

    I was discouraged, especially since I went skydiving. How can they let me go skydiving but not ride a damn roller coaster because the “last resort strap” is 4 inches too short.

    I say go anyway, regardless of your size. There are pleanty of rides and roller coasters that us bigger guys can ride. Besides, like I said, there have been only 2 that I couldn’t ride. (2 of the tallest and fastest in the world) I would say 95% chance you will be able to ride anything in the park.

  19. August 11th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    raz says:

    I know that some amusement parks (like Cedar Point) put the specifications for different rides on their webpages. So check the web pages before you go to avoid other peoples rudeness.

  20. August 11th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    coasterman1234 says:

    Cedar Point’s weight/”size” limit on rides is about 225 pounds, any higher than that and the restraint will be unable to lock into place and subsequently you will be unable to ride. All manufacturers have different limits so try the test seat outside of the ride to make sure you will be able to ride.

  21. August 11th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    coasterbeth4 says:

    If you’re 5′ 8″ or taller, no problems at all. If you are short – chances are your stomach is out of proportion and that is what will stop the safety bar from clamping down.

    Good luck to you!

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