Being Oversized: Am I Too Fat For Disney World Rides?

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If you’re planning to go to Disneyland, then you may be thinking about the rides. If you happen to be a bit oversized, you might also be wondering if you are too fat for Disney World rides.

No, you are not “too fat” for Disney World rides. In fact, Disney World offers a whole variety of rides and activities for people of all sizes, so that everyone can enjoy this place to the fullest.

In this article, you will learn about the best rides for oversized people. I will also let you know about many useful tips and tricks for oversized people to remember during their visit to Disney World. So, let’s get started!

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Is Being Oversized A Problem For Disney World?

Being oversized is not a problem for Disney World rides. This is because most of the rides have accommodations that can help people of all sizes. Safety belts and wide seating spaces are present for most of the rides.

In fact, there are many cast members that are ready to assist oversized people in numerous ways during their trip to Disney World.

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Are There Weight Limits For Disney World Rides?

No, rides at Disneyland do not have specific weight limits. But some of the rides might feel a bit uncomfortable if you are overweight. In no way does this mean that you will not be allowed to sit on the rides. It only means that you might find yourself in a tight position, especially if the passenger you are sitting next to is not overweight.

If this is the case I would advise you to seek the assistance of one of the workers. You should ask if you will be able to get an empty seat. You can even ask for a seatbelt extender. I should tell you that it would be wise of you to ask one of the helpers to make sure the weight is spread evenly throughout the ride. In this way, one side will not be too heavy on the scales.

From a distance, the seats in some rides might seem too tight. But if you go ahead and check in advance if the seating is comfortable and safe according to your weight, then there should be no problem. I would advise you to head out early to the rides you want to ride and determine if they are right for you.

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Best Rides For Oversized People At Disney World

I should tell you that even though all the rides in Disney World welcome people of all sizes, some rides are just more comfortable for oversized people.

1.  Mad Tea Party

I should tell you that the Mad Tea Party is one of the best rides for oversized people. This is because there are no high stairs to climb. You just have to get in the teacup and sit on the bench. There is a steering wheel that you have to spin to move the teacup.

You should know that even if you feel slightly uncomfortable while sitting on the bench, you should not feel embarrassed. This ride, like others, has lots of cast members who are willing to help you find another ride whenever you need it.

2. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel is also quite suitable for oversized people. It has got no seatbelts or benches. It is a ride that involves sitting on a horse that hangs from a pole. Not only is this comfortable, but it is also very convenient for people of different weights.

There are a lot of different sizes of horses that you can choose from. I should tell you that some of the horses are pretty large, so you should remember that you might have to step down from a pretty high height.

However, if this is a problem for you, small horses are also available, even if you are oversized. You should just remember to ensure that it is comfortable before the ride begins. In this way, you will not compromise on your safety.

3. The Haunted Mansion

You should know that the Haunted Mansion, like the Magic Teacup, is also located in Disney’s Magic Kingdom section. This ride will also feel comfortable regardless of your weight. The main reason for this is the bench seating arrangement. This will help you fit in easily on the ride.

This ride has a lap bar, which leaves a lot of room for you even if you are oversized. Even if the person next to you is oversized, it is not a problem because the ride itself is very spacious and balanced.

However, I should warn you that the floor on which the ride is situated moves a lot. If you have a problem with the movement, then you must be careful about your safety and inform the workers about this before you get on this ride.

4. Alien Swirling Saucers

Alien Swirling Saucers is also another one of the best rides for oversized people. This is because, like the Magic Teacup, this ride too has bench seats. You are not able to steer it, but it has a lot of space.

This ride has seat belts even if it has no lap bar. You may feel nervous, but I must tell you that this ride has a lot of areas for even two oversized people to sit in.

You can even loosen or tighten the seat belt. For this reason, it is usually considered pretty safe. However, if you do feel dizzy, make sure to hold on tight to the seat belts. You may even let the cast members know ahead of time if you have a tendency to feel dizzy. In this way, they may be able to help you if you feel ill.

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Tips For Oversized People To Enjoy Disney World

Even though Disney World has a lot of accommodations for people of different sizes, it is always best to know some tips and tricks of your own. Knowing this will help you have a smoother time at Disney World, even if you are oversized.

1. Clothing

I advise you to wear clothes that you feel most comfortable in. You may be tempted to wear fancy clothes because you’re at Disney World. But you should not make this mistake.

Any clothes that feel uncomfortable on your regular days will have a double effect on you on your Disney World park days.

So if you are oversized, choose what is best for you. If you are uncomfortable in jeans, then you can skip them and wear leggings with a loose, long top instead.

2. Shoes

You have to walk a lot in Disney World. So you should wear the shoes that fit you best. If you have bought new shoes specifically for Disney World, then I would advise you to try them out some days before your visit.

If you wear shoes that are too tight, you could get blisters. Flip flops can also be risky because the chances of hurting your toes are much higher in a big crowd. I will also advise you to stay away from high heels.

Shoes that you wear to the gym or use for walking should be perfect for this scenario. If your shoes are too old or have a chance of tearing in the middle of your walk, it is best to get them fixed before your trip. In this way, you will not have the chance of discomfort in the middle of your walks or rides.

3. Backpack

I should tell you that this is one of the most essential items for you to carry to Disney World. This can store all of your important items, such as your phone, wallet, and hand sanitizers.

It is best to carry a backpack that can also fit a water bottle. There are many water fountains throughout the parks at Disney World, so you can fill up your water bottle whenever it is finished. You can even carry extra clothes in your backpack for rides that might splash water on your outfit. In this way, you are prepared for different situations.


So, now you know a lot about visiting Disney World as an oversized person. I have told you about the weight limits for their rides. Now you also know about the best rides and tips for oversized people when visiting Disney World as well. Make sure you come back tomorrow for my most recent post about planning your next Disney World vacation.


Heather Noyes, the visionary behind this website and a former Disney travel agent, has woven her lifelong passion for Disney into the fabric of her daily life. Nestled just 3 miles away through the enchanting trees lies Cinderella's Castle, a magical neighbor to Heather's everyday adventures. From her earliest days, Disney has captured her heart, and this enduring love has translated into the meticulous planning of numerous trips for her family, friends, and cherished clients, all destined for the enchanting realm of Walt Disney World.

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