Cedar Point and Plus Size Riders - Tips, Hints, and Overall Experiences Appreciated!

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:42 PM
CoasterMom91's avatar

Hello! My husband and I are planning to go to Cedar Point this year after they [hopefully] open but we have a few concerns as we have not been in about six years.

I am a mom of two young kiddos [which is why we haven't been in so long haha] and lets face it, my pre-mom bod is NO MORE. I am quite busty [DDD] and wear a size 18/20 pant. Currently Sitting at 258 lbs but I'm a shorty, only 5'1". I carry most of my weight in the front of the belly, yay momma pouch.

Husband, only 5'7", is also now about 250-260 but he carries most of his weight in the chest, broad shoulders, and a lot in the gut. Pant size is roughly 42.

We both have been working on losing weight and are still in the process of doing so but I want to be somewhat prepared just in case. We USED to be able to ride everything without even a blink of an issue. Now, I'm a bit concerned because we haven't gotten back down to our pre-kiddo weights [quarantine snacking definitely didn't help].

Has anyone gone to the park in the last year or two as a bigger rider? Issues? Tips? I remember MF and TTD being notoriously tight but I've also seen some people get on that I thought for sure wouldn't fit. I know a lot of it has to do with where you carry your weight and even seats can vary. I would just like to hear others experiences and hope to have a bit more information or tips before we attend.

We are working hard to steadily lose weight and this will only further motivate us! Told the husband, if I lose more weight than him before we go, he has to ride TTD front row with me, so wish me luck!!


GL2CP - Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:51 PM

I used to be 5'10 and about 280. Never tried MF, ttd or any otsr ride except wicked twister, and it didn't work back then. I did get on the arrows just fine. I can ride all now at 210 lbs. I knew a lady who was 200 lbs and about 5'3 and could get on mf, blue streak and dragster, as well as everything else just fine. But again that was a few years ago.

Now may be a good time to go any try because it shouldn't be as busy and you can try test seats without so many people around (been there it sucked). Good luck and believe me in my experience it feels sooo good to fit comfortably into a roller coaster seat after being uncomfortable for so long.

Message me if you have any more specific questions I've had a lot of ups and downs with ride restraints. Pun mostly intended.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020 3:04 PM
Paisley's avatar

I'm a women's size 20 and just barely fit the seatbelt on Millennium Force. I fit the same on Dragster last time I rode but I don't think I rode it last season. Blue streak is tight because of the stupid dividers but they are not all even. Last season 2nd to last row was a sweet spot where the divider was off center and one side had more room. Mine Ride is awful on the belly. I've been hanging around the just under 230 mark and I'm 5'7"

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:56 PM
Cargo Shorts's avatar

MF and TDD will be iffy. Ride-ops have done their best to staple you in the past but that could change this year. We really don’t know what the policies will be but I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t get up close anymore. If that is the case a lot of coasters could be a problem.

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