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Not sure if this is the spot for this or not but figured I would try! I have searched several different sites and forums and cant seem to find an answer to my question, then I found you guys so hopefully you can help. My family is planning our first visit to BGW for this July and I really need to know about the seats on the coasters. My husband is on the tall side and I am on the wide side lol, so sometimes we worry about fitting into the rides. I have noticed newer rides work better than older rides so I am concerned as i notice several of the BGW rides are older models. Anyone have any experience with the seating of larger guests? I had no trouble at WDW with any of the rides and I live in TN so DW is no problem either. I did notice on another forum that BGT had special seats for larger guests but no mention of BGW. Thanks!
 
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jrnewso said:
Not sure if this is the spot for this or not but figured I would try! I have searched several different sites and forums and cant seem to find an answer to my question, then I found you guys so hopefully you can help. My family is planning our first visit to BGW for this July and I really need to know about the seats on the coasters. My husband is on the tall side and I am on the wide side lol, so sometimes we worry about fitting into the rides. I have noticed newer rides work better than older rides so I am concerned as i notice several of the BGW rides are older models. Anyone have any experience with the seating of larger guests? I had no trouble at WDW with any of the rides and I live in TN so DW is no problem either. I did notice on another forum that BGT had special seats for larger guests but no mention of BGW. Thanks!

The only coaster you might have trouble with is Loch Ness Monster, the others have seats for larger guests. Enjoy your first trip! Feel free to ask for any other info you're interested in.
 
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I'm 6'5", 290.

Loch Ness is no problem.

Apollo isn't either, but you have to be able to pull the lap bar far enough into your lap to expose the little red line at it's base.

Alpengeist and Griffon both have seats with longer belts (2 red straps as opposed to one black strap on the regular seats) for larger riders. Griffon has them in every row (counting from the farthest to nearest, the 6th seat in front row, 4th and 7th in the middle row, and 5th seat in back row). I usually count the people in front of me and make sure I'm in position to snag one of those.

There is one seat in the 4th and 5th rows only on Aplengeist. If you and your husband both need the larger seat, you may have to ride in separate rows on this one.

Apollo, Alpen, and Griffon also have a sample seat at the entrance you can use to see if it's a comfortable fit before getting in line.

I don't have any issues on any other rides.

Have fun.
 
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Apollo's Chariot is the only one i would be worried about if you're a little large around the hips. Try sitting in the sample seat outside and make sure you can pull the restraint down enough to expose the red line. I've seen too many people sit down, then find out they can't ride because of their body shape. It's got to be a little embarassing for them. Loch Ness shouldn't be a problem, and Griffon and Alpengeist have restraints for guests with larger chests.

As for your husband the only one that will bug him is Loch Ness. The over the shoulder restraints were made for shorter people IMO. I'm 5'9"-1/2 and I feel like I'm too tall for it sometimes. You can get on the ride but those shoulder restraints will be pressing down on you.
 
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I'm 6'3" and don't have any problems on Loch Ness, but I make sure I ride in the front of the cars. The front of the train is best for tall people, but the front of any car in the train still works ok.
 

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Looks like everyone has you covered. I'd stress what Robbie said though. If you are on the tall side, sit in the front of a car. My legs and feet are too long to fit into the back.

Have fun!
 

Fur Dozy

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The last two post are about Nessie. The cars are two rows of two seats each(meaning every other row is the front of a car, and same with the back of the cars. The front of each car has a hollow nose, but the back is like the back of a pickup truck. One more thing, stay to the front of the train, the cars in the back will crush you into the seats.
 
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