Is Disney accessible for tall people?

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Is Disney accessible for tall people?

Like I said in a previous thread, I'm planning my first trip to Disney in November. I'm about 6'0" tall, 6'1" on a good day. I'm a lady and wear around a size 10-12 depending on the designer, so I'm not fat per se, although a bit hippy. I'll be traveling with my mom who is 5'9" and around a size 4-6. I figure she'll have no problem with the rides, even at her height, but I'm a little cautious about me? I'm a big girl, basketball player type. Anyone have any advice for us, or will the rides be fine? I have really long legs too, as one would imagine, as does my mom. I know I have trouble on a few rides at Six Flags as far as leg space goes, but I usually cram in fine. Haha. So how does Disney treat tall people, women especially?

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The only attraction I can think of that may be a problem is Space Mountain. The cars for it don't have a ton of leg space unless your in the front or back of it. Other then that, you should be fine.

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Some of the rides sit kind of low--I'm thinking boat rides like small world, pirates of the Caribbean, and jungle cruise might be somewhat uncomfortable just because your knees will probably be on your chest, but all should be rideable an dare worth the squeeze! I'd probably steer clear of Goofy's barnstormer.

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Oh, I will squeeze if I need to! Trust me. Hahaha. Do you think they'd let me sit alone, if I needed room to stretch my legs (like sideways I suppose)?? I'm just trying to picture Small World for example. Hmm.

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Watch out for Haunted Mansion if you are tall. I'm 6'3" and when the doom buggy closes after you get seated, that thing smacks my knees hard every time. OUCH! People think the scream they hear is part of the ride... it's actually me!

I try to remember now and turn sideways as it closes.

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alicemouse wrote:
Some of the rides sit kind of low--I'm thinking boat rides like small world, pirates of the Caribbean, and jungle cruise might be somewhat uncomfortable just because your knees will probably be on your chest, but all should be rideable an dare worth the squeeze! I'd probably steer clear of Goofy's barnstormer.

Alicemouse and Ken are about dead on I think. Barnstormer especially! Unless you want to be extricated with the jaws of life, stay clear of that one. It is a great ride, but I'm 5'6" and I have a hard time with that one

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Well, I am a towering 5'4" and... Sorry, wrong thread.

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Well my husband is 6'5" and the only place we had an issue was the Doom Buggies. Like KenJ said he gets hit in the knees when they close. Just remember to turn sideways and all is good. On the plus side with his height (I am 5'5") I can usually find him in a crowd because he is so tall!

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I'm 6'2", rather chunky, and I've never had a problem. Even Space Mountain was fine for me. My hub is 6'5" and thin and doesn't have a problem on anything either. Enjoy!

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I'm 6'2" as well and never had any issues with Disney, now Universal Studios on the other hand i don't fit on some of their rides (Harry Potter).

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My husband is built like a football player. He's almost 6'5, & 275 pounds. We've ridden almost every ride at all 4 parks. He's only had a real issue with Space Mountain at MK. He was in agony because of his knees. He rode it once in a front seat and once in a back seat and they were both really bad for him.

He's never had any issues with any of the low sitting rides. They are a tight squeeze for his knees, but nothing too uncomfortable.

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You probably won't feel the need to sit alone on the boat rides, I would guess that you might just be slightly uncomfortable while riding. As far as barnstormer, I don't think two adults could ride together if you used a shoehorn to squeeze them in, so they are definitely fine with people riding solo. Good news is it's a really short ride, so if you decide it was a bad idea, at least it's over fast! It's supposed to be a "kids" coaster, but it's such a cool little ride. If it was 3x's longer, it would probably be my favorite!

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As far the Barnstormer my friend and I rode it. It was a VERY TIGHT FIT but rode it just the same. Shoe horn anyone?!?!?! laugh

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I brush 6ft and have the same issue at Universal - mostly rides with the shoulder bars...the only ride I have any real issue with is the Rock'n'Roller Coaster at Studios. I have an issue with the depth of seat and the ride bars pushing quite hard on my shoulders, but like the others, I squeeze!

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PirateGirl wrote:
As far the Barnstormer my friend and I rode it. It was a VERY TIGHT FIT but rode it just the same. Shoe horn anyone?!?!?! laugh

Hubby and I rode it together, too. For a smaller couple, it was definitely cozy but doable.

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Lots of men are around your height, and they fit fine. Just don't stand in front of me at the parade; I'm only 4'10".

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I'm 6'5" and not a roller coaster fan. The only rides I have to adjust my ride position on are the doom bugey style rides. Haunted mansion, finding nemo, and little mermaid. It is doable just have to slump. Other wise it's better than average.

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Yes. I am 5'11 and never have any issues. Mostly just leg room can sometimes be uncomfortable...I have really long legs (36 inch inseam)

My dad is 6'6 and he has ridden everything at WDW and never had any issues. He just has to duck a lot when walking in and out of places! lol Most of the time, his knees are up by his chin when sitting in some rides....His legs are longer than mine!

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King Fergus wrote:
Well tho I'am male..I'am 6 ft and I'll look like a dwarf next to those Avatar folk..LOL...You'll be fine...Relax... clapping

Amanda wrote:
Like I said in a previous thread, I'm planning my first trip to Disney in November. I'm about 6'0" tall, 6'1" on a good day. I'm a lady and wear around a size 10-12 depending on the designer, so I'm not fat per se, although a bit hippy. I'll be traveling with my mom who is 5'9" and around a size 4-6. I figure she'll have no problem with the rides, even at her height, but I'm a little cautious about me? I'm a big girl, basketball player type. Anyone have any advice for us, or will the rides be fine? I have really long legs too, as one would imagine, as does my mom. I know I have trouble on a few rides at Six Flags as far as leg space goes, but I usually cram in fine. Haha. So how does Disney treat tall people, women especially?

I am a female at 5'10" (and a "bit" bigger than you in size) and my DH is 6'6". We have no issues with fit or mobility. Our sons are 6'6" and 6'8" and also freely move.

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