Magic Kingdom
WDW at Large


Here is a listing of the rides in Disney's Magic Kingdom.

Here are photos of the Attraction Seats/Vehicles.

Comments and experiences on individual rides follow the chart.


Main Street


ATTRACTION
SEAT TYPE
DESCRIPTION
bench seats (backs)
gentle ride
Main Street Vehicles
bench seats
(some backs)
horse drawn trolleys, buses

Tomorrowland


ATTRACTION
SEAT TYPE
DESCRIPTION
similar to Dumbo, an up and down, round and round ride. Must use small elevator to get to vehicle
Special Notes
low T bar, small space
roller coaster
Special Notes
Slow Ride - You Can Spin the Car - Shoot Laser Beams at Targets
Special Notes
theater seating
show - Open Seasonally
Special Notes
Dark theatre
Special Notes
bench seat, small space
slow car ride with occasional bumps from other cars

Fantasyland


ATTRACTION
SEAT TYPE
DESCRIPTION
small space
mild coaster for kids
gentle up and down, round and round ride
Special Notes
gentle ride -  2 wheelchair boats with 6 single seats out of 23 boats
Special Notes
twirly ride
Special Notes
gentle ride
3-D movie and special glasses
bench seat, high bar
gentle ride
Special Notes
bench seats & carousel horses
gentle ride
Special Notes
coaster and dark ride combo
Special Notes
bench seat, high bar
gentle ride

Liberty Square


RIDE
SEAT TYPE
DESCRIPTION
theater seating
standing pre-show; show
gentle ride
Special Notes
bench seat and standing
gentle boat ride

Frontierland


RIDE
SEAT TYPE
DESCRIPTION
roller coaster
Special Notes
show
gentle ride

small bench-type seat

Must step down to sit and step up to get out

gentle sit down ride -- couple dips -- one very steep 5-story drop
Special Notes
walking
short barge ride to and from island, encouraged to stand in the middle of barge

Adventureland


RIDE
SEAT TYPE
DESCRIPTION
small space
gentle up and down, round and round ride (Dumbo Type Ride)
gentle ride; step down into boat
gentle ride; step down into boat
walking
walking tour through the treehouse
bench seats (no backs)
sit down show

WDW Railroad

RIDE
SEAT TYPE
DESCRIPTION
gentle ride

 

General Comments

Tony G.: Just wanted to give a report on my recent trip to WDW May 4-11, 2014.

Being a big person (6'2" - 370lbs - 54" waist - 4XL t-shirt) I was concerned about fitting on the rides at WDW. I felt some relief after reading AllEarsĀ®, but the doubt was still there. I didn't ride a lot of rides, spent time letting the kids have their fun on the kiddie stuff, but here are the ones I did experience.

Splash Mountain - I was in the middle row of the "boat". The lap bar was no problem at all, where I ran into trouble was the leg room. My legs were absolutely crushed in the ride. I ended up sort of crossing my legs at the ankles, just to get some comfort.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - No problems at all, rode this one, in comfort, more than once! GREAT RIDE

Haunted Mansion - No problem, fit just fine with my 9-year-old and my wife in the car with me.

Pirates of the Caribbean
- No problems again. Very comfortable.

Under the Sea with Ariel
- No problems, rode with 9-year-old on this one. PLENTY of room


I weigh about 290lbs and a size 24. I had no problems fitting into any of the rides. Thunder Mountain Railroad was a bit tough but the bar did close down and I felt safe enough to ride it. Other than that the only time I had problems is Frontierland where the Country Bear Jamoboree is. The turnstiles were smaller than the rest it seemed but I did manage to go through them sideways.

We spent two days here, but rode almost all of our rides on the E-Ticket night, thinking that if the crowds were less, we would have less anxiety about riding or not fitting in seats. Let me say that this was a FABULOUS idea. After a huge rush of people practically knocking us down on their way out, we were virtually alone inside the Kingdom and it was so beautiful I cannot put it in words.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

 

Patricia Dahl: My husband and I were excited to have FastPasses and get to try the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train out. He is 6 feet 5 inches tall and could not sit in the seat. He is not "big," just tall. They told him his legs had to be firmly on just his side of the car and under the restraint. The bone in his leg from hip to knee doesn't bend! Sad day for us in the Magic Kingdom, as we both got off the ride.

Annabelle: I am a 5' 5'' female weighing 315 lbs. I fit comfortably in all of the rides at Magic Kingdom except the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster in Fantasyland. The restraint must fit over the top of and around your thighs. The width is not adjustable so you must squeeze your thighs together and force the restraint down around them. I barely, and I mean barely, was able to squeeze my legs together enough to fit and was uncomfortable the entire time. I also recommend saying you are a 'party of one' so you can ride solo, because the width of the car is slim. I loved the ride -- very smooth -- but won't ride again unless I lose weight.

Melanie: After having ridden on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train I can tell everyone it's a must do! While the seats are on the tighter side, as a 16/18 woman I had no issues fitting and had a fantastic time! In fact I have never had any issues on any ride at Disney, don't be afraid to get out and have a great time!

Stitch's Great Escape (was Alien Encounter - same theater)


Standing preshow. Individual theater seats were comfortable for my 56" in butt. LOTS of legroom. Overhead harness drops gently down over your shoulders, plenty of slack over my 56" busom. May not be enjoyable if you are extremely claustrophobic. The harness automatically adjusts for height and it looked like a very tall person would be comfortable. No seatbelts or lap bars at all. Warning: two exits at opposite ends of the attraction may make it confusing to meet up with the rest of your party after a baby swap. The exit to your right as you face the attraction has comfortable benches in a shaded area to wait at if you are not going in.

Astro Orbiter


I am 5'8" and 300 lbs( a size 26). I had no problem but I rode alone. I planned on riding with my husband after reading another at large report. But after seeing this ride, I decided it was best that I fly solo if you know what I mean. This one was fine with me in it, but the thought of my husband packed in there too, would have been just too much.

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My girlfriend and I were originally planning to ride this one together, but we just couldn't squeeze even her tiny 5'2, 115 lb frame into one ship with my 6'6", 390 lb one, so we had to ride in separate space ships. I couldn't quite get the seatbelt to fasten on this one, but trust me, once I got in that ship, I wasn't coming out of it. I ended up really enjoying the ride, though it went higher and faster than I remembered. As a side note, we rode this during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and the Astro Orbiter provided one of the absolute best views of the spookily redecorated Magic Kingdom. It was excellent. Joshua Olive

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Elevator ride to spaceships. Probably wheelchair and possibly scooter friendly if you can climb up into the ride vehicle from a still platform. Narrow opening on spaceship, with more room once you pass the rim of the long rectangular opening. I could squeeze my 56 inch butt through the hole in the top, and it spread out comfortably once in the ride. Seat inside is low, and made to seat two people with one directly in front of the other (nestled). Your legs are only slightly lower than your butt, so you have to be fairly flexible to scramble out of the thing and to sit with your legs extended almost straight out in front of you.

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I rode with a 2 year old and was surprised to find the seatbelt fit around both of us with about a foot to spare. I would not recommend a supersized person riding with another adult, as the car may not be able to rise (see Dumbo ride). Just use 2 separate spaceships. Don't count on the Cast Member to tell you if you will fit into the car. The young man (on the ground, in the line area) I asked looked at me like I had grown a third head and told me it would be no problem. It was tight, like I said, but the 130 lb guy didn't have a clue.

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I went on this ride on an e-ticket night. I would do it again BUT it was the scariest ride I went on in WDW. I am very afraid of heights. My heart was pounding for a good 15 minutes after my feet were back on the ground. I dispensed with the up and down motion to ease my fear, and just went around in a circle in the up position. Great views of the surrounding park and hotels. I'd like to try it in the daylight next time. I am a supersize woman.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad


For rides like Big Thunder Mountain, with the lap bar, I found that if I stood up a bit and closed the bar over my thighs rather than my belly, I was then able to sit and my belly slid right under the bar where it was supposed to be.

I was always afraid to ride big thunder mountain - not sure why - just thought I wouldn't fit - these are very large seats - each fitting two people very easily with a lap bar - no worries - my husband (average sized man) and I fit easily together in the car. (I am 5'10 and about 300 lbs)

 

No problems at all with low bar. However, when I rode with my tiny (5'2" size 8 ) friend she slid around a bit in the seat because the bar rested so high on me. My favorite ride at WDW!!! We rode this at least 5 times during e-ticket night. I am an agile size 26, with long legs 36 inch inseam.

I am 5'8" and weigh close to 350, with a very large tummy and ample bosom. My husband is 6'3" and has a nice, big belly. The cars here were very low in my opinion, and briefly put a strain on my knees, but once we were in we were both very comfortable and had no problems with the ride at all. Plenty of leg room and my tummy was not an issue.

Buzz Lightyear


I did have a problem on Buzzlight year -- be mindful about where your feet are and where your shooter is as you exit and you should be fine.

Carousel Of Progress


The turnstiles for the in Tomorrowland are VERY small. My grandmother whom is plus sized had trouble getting through them. I am 5' 8" and 150 pounds, and I even had a little trouble hip wise. I just made it through. Any wider and I think I would've been stuck :) I'm just average, so I can imagine the problem it causes for "larger" folks. Go through sideways :) :) :) You may want to let people know about this one :)

Prince Charming Regal Carousel


I was agile enough to clambor onto one of the largest (outside row) horses, as I wanted pictures of me taken from the ground. The inside rows have smaller horses and are not visible to the camera on the ground. The large horses are securely fastened and felt steady with a 370 lb person on them. Some of the smaller horses may not be strong enough to hold that much weight. Note: the big horses get proportionally taller so it may be quite a climb for a person with short legs to get off and on.


If you get on the Carousel then decide you don't want to climb up on a horse, you have the option of standing next to the horse and just holding onto the bridle or the post. It looks less silly if you have a child with you on the horse! Keep in mind the inner rows of horses are not too visible to passers by, so head for one of those if you don't want to put on a "performance" for anyone. I am a supersize woman.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant


I asked the mid-sized Cast Member if my 2 year old, midsized daughter and supersized me would all fit into one Dumbo car. She assured me it was "no problem" so like idiots we all piled in. The seatbelt did not fit, but as we were veterans of this ride we knew we were in no danger of falling out and just hung tight to the 2 year old.

 

Unfortunately, after "take-off", our Dumbo did not take off. We went around about 3 times in a circle with us lifting up on the lever trying to get ole Dumbo off the ground. Everyone else on the ride was doing fine, so we just laughed it off and figured we'd do okay near the ground. About then we came to a stop and I commented on it being the shortest Dumbo ride I'd ever been on. The CM came right up to us and ushered my kids onto a different elephant. The CM did it quickly and without a fuss.

 

Moral of the story: if you are supersized or suspect you might be, get on a Dumbo alone or with only a small child. Alone, the seatbelt went on snugly around my 56" waist, but wouldn't be long enough to go around a child as well. As I said before, this is a pretty tame ride so I felt comfortable with a firm grip on the child even without a belt on her. Getting into and out of the Dumbo may be fairly clumsy since the door is tiny. Once on the seat, with the tiny door out of the way, there is plenty of room for a large butt, stomach, and tons of leg room.


Haunted Mansion


Like many of you have stated, I had tremendous anxiety before my trip because of my size (5'10", 350). : On Peter Pan's Flight and The Haunted Mansion, the lap bars on the seats didn't open and close on their own. (this was especially scary on the Haunted Mansion, as it happened first and I thought I wouldn't be able to ride) I just want others to know that if this happens, don't panic. The CM just manually raised/lowered the bar and there were no problems riding.


It's a Small World


Comfortable, long seats. Probably would fit 4-5 standard sized humans. Our party of 2 supersized women and 3 kids took up two seats for comfort. We could have all fit into one seat, but this ride doesn't have much of a line and empty seats abound. The CM will ask "how many in your party" and we just said "2" and "3" instead of "5". I am a supersize woman.

Mad Tea Party aka Spinning Tea Cups


Husband who is 6'2 400 pounds was able to ride everyride at MK and AK without much trouble at all. He fit with room to spare on most as a matter of fact, only had trouble in the leg room department. The only trouble that I had was the Tea-Cups! I'm 5' 250lbs. When I tried to get out of our cup, I couldn't squeeze through the opening. I had to have my husband lift me up a bit so that my stomach would slide over the top of the opening so that I could get out. Other than that we had a wonderful time. Dawn

 

Very small door to squeeze into teacup. Once in, the seat is plenty wide from side to side, but limited front to back. The pedestal you use to spin the cups around is smack in the center of the teacup, like a small round table. My stomach stuck out enough in front to hit it, but not impede its progress. I would say a person much larger than I am (56" waist) would be uncomfortable. It was pretty borderline for me. If you carry your weight in your hips, not a problem at all. Large abdomen people and pregnant BBWs (Big Beautiful Women) might want to give it a miss.I am a supersize woman.

Peter Pan's Flight


Like many of you have stated, I had tremendous anxiety before my trip because of my size (5'10", 350). : On Peter Pan's Flight and The Haunted Mansion, the lap bars on the seats didn't open and close on their own. (this was especially scary on the Haunted Mansion, as it happened first and I thought I wouldn't be able to ride) I just want others to know that if this happens, don't panic. The CM just manually raised/lowered the bar and there were no problems riding.

This ride is a suspended pirate ship, rather than a car with all wheels on the ground. Pretty tight seating for more than one supersized butt and with the usual lap bar problem for us stomach enhanced people. It is a very gentle ride with no worries about falling out if the lapbar isn't tight.

Space Mountain


I am 5'9" and 300 lbs, with the majority of my weight around my torso. I'm a size 24/26. Our only problem occurred with Space Mountain. I fit in the seat easily but I got bounced and beaten half to death on the ride and when we returned to the station I was absolutely unable to lever myself out of the seat. I just couldn't get traction for my feet and didn't have the upper body strength to haul myself out. I was getting very frustrated until I finally heaved myself up onto the back of the seat and then managed to stand up and get out with my husband's help. I was in the last seat on the car and that may have played a part since you sort of sit down into the space like getting in a kayak. BTW, the castmembers were very nice about the whole scene but they didn't offer to help me even when I asked which I suspect was due to some liablity concerns. We found that the castmembers never helped with the restraints on any WDW ride.

I am 5'8" and 300 lbs( a size 26). I was worried about this one. I could understand if someone had long legs that this might be an issue, but for a big girl such as myself. It was fine. I did ask for the first car, and they were fine with that. You sit only one person to a cart anyway, so this was great. At first, when I sat down, I didn't think the bar that comes between my legs would close, I almost had a panic attack! Then the car moved up just a bit, to a controller that checked the bars and all of a sudden the bar locked in place just before I took off. It must be hydraulic or something. So no worries. Whew!

I'm 5'7 and about 275 lbs, and didn't experience any discomfort on any of the rides but Space Mountain. We rode this at the end of the day and had accumulated a few too many souveniers that as the mom, I was carrying. By the time I got to my turn, it was too late to hand the bags off to my husband when I discovered that the ride was gonna be very cramped with me and all my bags!! Luckily I didn't damage anything as I pushed and shoved it around my legs to get it secured in the car with me! As we were going through our final safety check, the CM asked me if this was my first time to ride the ride. I didn't take it sarcastically at the time, but looking back I do. I discovered that I split my pants getting into the ride! How embarrassing! I didn't discover it until I was back at the car which was at least an hour later!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it was the fact that you basically are sitting in a squatting position in the seat the entire ride. OH well, I still had a BLAST! The only fear I had on the ride was of my queezy 7 year old getting sick...he was sitting in front of me - yuck! But he did fine.

I am 5'8" and weigh close to 350, with a very large tummy and ample bosom. My husband is 6'3" and has a nice, big belly. I was apprehensive, as I'd read on this site that the cars had changed. At the top of the ride, I asked the attendant if I could ride in the front of one car, and my husband would be willing to ride in the front of the next car. He smiled and said no problem and was so kind. I let out a big sigh and my husband squeezed my hand. When it was our turn, about fifteen seconds later, we both stepped forward to get in our separate cars. Someone stepped in front of me and took the first car. I hesitated, looking at the attendant and said 'I'll wait for the next one' and he said 'Go ahead and get behind her.' I said, 'No, I just explained it to you...' and he rolled his eyes and said very loudly, 'Oh, yeah, she's too fat for the back ones.' I was mortified, and my husband, who had been trying in vain to squeeze his very long legs in his front car, jumped up and came beside me and said, 'Sir, I heard you tell my wife it would be no problem...' and another guy said 'Look, there are people waiting and we're holding them up.' I looked around and I kid you not there were four people behind us. FOUR. I grabbed my husband and we ran out of the ride, me crying my eyeballs out, him seething. We got outside and considered leaving, but I stopped sniffling long enough to make it back to Splash Mountain.

There are all new seats now. There are no more of the old cars. I am 5'10 and about 300 lbs and didn't really have much trouble at all getting in and out and the bar went down enough to catch.

As you suggested, I took the back seat. No problem in the "old cars" but the new ones have arms installed in the seats that restrict the width of the seat. I could not make the bar catch in the 'new car' seats. Leg room was fine in the old cars but new cars was again way too small. Since I rode SpMtn at the end of e-ticket night there weren't many people around to observe my problem but if this had happened during the day I would have had an audience for my performance - and would have been very embarrassed. By the way, the right side had more "old cars" than the left side. Ride itself was jerky but very fun!I am an agile size 26, with long legs 36 inch inseam.

Seats are low (you step down from the platform). Getting in and out was the hardest for me. If you are flexible enough at home to go from standing up to sitting on the floor, (and vice-versa) using a low handle for balance, you should be able to get in and out. Once sitting, there is limited leg room (you have to sit with your knees bent). Each seat is only one person wide, and if you are very big you will not have room to separate your legs much. If you have a large stomach it will probably not have room to drop between your knees, it will have to rest on them. The good news is, my 56 inch butt fit just fine into the seat width-wise. The bar did not come down too far into my lap as it ran into my stomach first. This was not uncomfortable for me and I felt safe since it did click closed and I was pretty stuffed into the seating area. I am a supersize woman. Note: this was the only roller-coaster ride in WDW that irritated my chronic low back pain. It is pretty jerky and I only rode it once.


Splash Mountain


Again, having done my research on All Ears Net, I knew to ask for the front seat of the ride, and it's a good thing I did. As it was, I was barely able to cram my 6'6", 390 lb self into this log/boat. Of course, I was on the right hand side in the front of the boat - I got absolutely drenched. My girlfriend learned early on in this trip that sitting next to me on a water ride was a sure way to get soaked. Joshua Olive

I am 5'8" and weigh close to 350, with a very large tummy and ample bosom. My husband is 6'3" and has a nice, big belly. Front seat issues- had to sort of slide my legs in by sitting on the headrest area of the seat, and doing feet then legs then hips then butt on the seat kind of thing to get into the seat. Once in, I did begin to panic because I thought, Oh, dear, how the heck will I get out of this at the end of the ride? I felt stuck....as most of us know, it's usually easier to find a way in than find a way out gracefully. However, getting out of the ride soon came, and I put my hands behind me on the headrest area and sort of pulled my tummy back and up out of the ride. I would ride it again, but would caution riders to watch out for this, as it turned out to be a very anxiety-ridden issue for about ten minutes.

Sat in the back seat. My knees hit the back of the seat in front of us and I had to do some maneuvering to keep them from hitting during the drop sequences. I am an agile size 26, with long legs 36 inch inseam.

Tom Sawyer Island


I'm about 5'10" and around 240 pounds, and I would have to say that anybody much larger would have some serious problems going through the "Escape Tunnel" in the fort on Tom Sawyer Island . This tunnel narrows very considerably and even required that I duck and squeeze through some parts. This also would not be recommended to anyone with a fear of small places as I got somewhat nervous myself when the people in front of me stopped through one part of the tunnel. They really should probably not allow parents to go through here, but there was no warning saying that it was vary narrow and probably designed only for kids.


Tony's Town Square


I especially wanted to share our experience at Tony's Town Square. We were both a bit apprehensive about the seating because of a review we had read. It turned out there was nothing to worry about. We were seated at a table with both booth and chair seating plus we were able to move the table to our liking. This is perfect for us because I prefer booths and my husband prefers chairs. When we looked around, most of the seating seemed to be this way. I think just about anyone could fit here.

 

We just returned from our lucky 13th trip to WDW since 1993, and since both my husband and I are "people of size", I want to share our restaurant experience at Tony's Town Square Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. We had priority seating for 4, the two of us "biggies" and our two tiny, little girls (size 0 and size 6). After a considerable wait, we were shown to a booth that was a nice fit for the two girls but not possible at all for Mom and Dad. My husband commented to the hostess that the booth would not work and that we would need a table. She replied with "We are very busy tonight. You will need to sit here."

 

I then told her that not only would I not sit there, I COULD NOT sit there since I could not fit in the booth. Of course the girls were very embarrassed by all this. The hostess then made a big deal about the trouble we were causing and told us it would be an additional wait for a table (really hard to understand, considering that several tables were vacant but this appeared to be the only booth available.) Thank goodness, when our name was called the second time, we had a host instead of the wicked witch. After all that, the food was just ok, and the service was fair at best. Needless to say, we will not visit this restaurant again.


TURNSTILES


Some Magic Kingdom turnstiles are still very small. For us larger folks it is necessary to go through the handicap gates/doors which is not a problem for most attractions. Generally this is not a problem if you are already in line because at most attractions the handicapped entrance is immediately next to the turnstile. Cast members also will usually help you to find the handicapped entrance (This was especially the case at CoP.) However, the problem lies in the fact that the Space Mountain turnstile is nowhere near the handicapped entrance. Once you are in line and realize that you cannot fit there is nowhere to go unless you fight your way back through the crowd or climb over the turnstile. Check with a Cast Member before entering the queue!


I didn't find too many problems for me (a 26/28 sized gal who is 5'10'" and just under 300 lbs. Did all the biggies at the parks. No problem with fitting on any ride. The only issues were with some of the turnstiles at MK. I made it through without much trouble once I figured out that the poles where very short and that the turn sideways wasn't going to be a breeze.


WDW Railroad


Wheelchairs and scooters can indeed ride the Railroad. I use it often with my power wheelchair. Go to the Handicap entrance (near the engine and marked with the wheelchair symbol). The Conductor deploys a special lift for loading wheelchairs and scooters in the first car (right behind the engine). It's a very comfortable ride, lots of room and provides a bench seat for your chair-less companions. You just need to put the brakes on for the right. The Conductor usally asks when you're getting off and is ready to let you out when you arrive. (Jennifer Kokoski, 2/05)


My friend and I, both supersize women, rode several times on this. The bench seats are comfy but you do need to climb up a fairly large step to get to them. I did not see any mechanism to accomodate wheelchairs or scooters, although there might have been one I missed.