I'm about 5'6 and currently weigh about 265 (size 20 pants, size 22/24 shirts). I'm currently in the midst of some new lifestyle changes (healthy eating, exercising), but we've got about 5 weeks until we go on vacation, and Dollywood is one of our planned stops. I'm HOPING to lose another 10 or lbs by then, even more if I can manage it. I'm also hoping that my new workouts will help trim trouble areas, like my tummy, hips, and butt. Obviously, there's no way to know how much smaller I'll get in 5 weeks' time, so let's say I go to Dollywood as I am right now - would I be able to fit on the coasters? I'm a coaster fanatic, not really interested in other rides. My biggest fears are that my butt/hips will be too wide to squish into the seat (especially on the narrower stuff like Thunderhead) or that my belly won't let lap bars and restraints close properly. Is there anyone out there who's a similar size, who's successfully ridden the Dollywood coasters? And men, we ladies love you, but you aren't built like we are (with your skinny little hips and flat butts lol) so please don't say "I'm a guy who weighs x-y-z and I fit fine".
Thanks, folks! And wish me luck on my continued healthier lifestyle!Edited: 2:22 pm, September 06, 2013