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Pandora Flight of Passage for Pooh Sized People

by Bill
(Enid, OK)

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“Any updates on Pandora’s Flight of Passage for Pooh-sized people. I saw comments when it first opened that it wasn’t very accommodating ride for larger individuals. We’re going in early September and don’t want to waste a Fast Pass on it if we’ll be unable to ride. Five of us in total, but two of us are larger guys. Thanks in advance for your help.”

The ride vehicles for Flight of Passage

The ride vehicles – Photo by Laurie Sapp

Dad’s kind of a Pooh-sized person, I’ve been more of a Pooh-sized person. Lost a lot of weight, but I understand about Pooh-sized people and the rides, and mostly Disney does a fabulous job about making rides that work for Pooh-sized people.

Flights of Passage, when it first came out, there were a lot of comments about how it really is not friendly to Pooh-sized people. I think some of that was overblown. What I’m hearing from a lot of people, that if you are really big in the middle, in the tummy area you might have some problems. But if you’re just a big guy, a little bit overweight, or just big, then you should be okay.

Dad’s Flight of Passage page

Now, it’s hard to quantify. Most people are able to ride. There are some test vehicles outside of the ride where you can actually get on and test and see if you’ll fit. I know that doesn’t help you with the FastPass thing, but for the most part unless you are really big you’re probably okay. You said you’re larger guys. Larger guys are gonna be okay. You have to be pretty big not to fit on Flight of Passage.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Okay, the bottom line is: Most people are okay on Flights of Passage. A few people that are really big in the middle have some problems. That’s it.


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Comments for

Sep 13, 2018 Flight of Passage
by: Bill G.

We were just there on 9/7/18, I sat on the test vehicle at the ride entrance, and was told it would be close, so I gave it a shot, and unfortunately could not fit. I am 5 foot 10 inches, weigh 315, with a large belly. Must have just been the wrong shape.

Sep 13, 2018 Will my dad fit?
by: Anonymous

My dad is 6″3 and 315 lbs with a belly? Will he be able to enjoy the right?

Dad Answers

He should. The mid body restraints aren’t too bad for bellies.

Jul 24, 2018 Views on will I fit FOP
by: Andy

5 feet 6 inches and 269 pounds 46 inch waist any chance I’ll fit?

Dad Answers

You should with no problem.

Mar 11, 2018 Measurements
by: bmccour

Standing: waist 61″ calves 18 1/4″
Sitting in a chair: waist 66″ calves 19″

I did just ride it again on 3/9/2018. This time the back restraint locked without me having to take a breath in like I did the first time I rode in October of 2017. Not sure if adjustments have been made to the ride since then. I’m relatively the same size. 5’9″ and 331 pounds. Hope this helps.

Mar 07, 2018 Response to bmccour
by: Anonymous

Bmccour would you mind sharing you dimensions of your waist and calves? Thank you

Mar 01, 2018 Fit on ok
by: bmccour

I’m 5’9″ and around 330 lbs. I fit ok. It was slightly uncomfortable but was totally worth it. I did notice that while the leg restraints were no issue, the part that engages against your back did not lock initially on its own. I took a breath in. Heard it click and was good. Never needed help from a cast member.

Definitely be sure you are as far forward as you can get yourself. Sit strait up. If the back restraint is squishy (moving back and forth if you push a little) it’s gonna be a no go. Suck it in like I did if you can! All in all it was worth it.

Jan 10, 2018 Flight of Passage
by: Carly

My husband is 6’6″ and about 315lbs his tummy wasn’t the problem, because he is so tall the ride didn’t lock around his calves so he was unable to ride the ride, they cast member said that weight is not the problem but height is an issue if you are a tall person the odds are slim that you will be able to fit.

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