This Disneyland Paris plus size guide gives you all the information about ride restraints, riding with kids when plus sized and lets you know the best seats for bigger sizes to make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable trip.
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Disneyland Paris Plus Size Tips
Now if you are plus size at Disneyland Paris you may be worried about ride restraints being too tight. However I want to tell you first and foremost that there are very few rides where you will likely be uncomfortable or be unable to ride due to being plus sized.
Being an American company Disney actually usually caters to plus size travellers really well. Now I will be honest that Disneyland Paris is as good as say Disney World or Disneyland California when it comes to being plus sized however you still shouldn’t struggle too much.
Riding with Children
If are going on ride with small children you may want to consider how you organise your group. In rides that are bench style with a pull down restraint you may find the restraint sits too high if you are plus sized with a toddler.
Rides with these types of restraints include:
- Les Voyages des Pinocchio
- Blanche neige et les sept Naine (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
- Peter PAn’s Flight
Disneyland Paris Plus Size Ride Restraints at Disneyland
For me rides are one of the best things to do at Disneyland Paris, but if you are plus sized you may be concerned about the ride restraints.
The rides listed below are the ones where people have raised concerns about the ride restraints or where people have mentioned to me that they have struggled or found things a bit of a squeeze or are uncomfortable.
I will do my best to keep my guide up to date but if you travel to Disneyland Paris as a plus sized person and struggle with a ride or make an observation that isn’t listed here please leave me a comment and I will update accordingly.
Buzz’s Astro Blast
Actually this ride I have not found to have any negative information on the restraints. The issue I have heard about with this ride is due to the turnstiles.
The turnstiles at Buzz’s Astroblast are tighter than at other rides so can be a bit of a squeeze to get through. However there is a door a CM can let you through if you are uncomfortable at the turnstile.
Mad Hatter’s Teacups
The Mad Hatter’s Tea cups is another where the ride itself isn’t a problem restraint wise but it can be a tight getting through the teacup door.
The Carousel horses have a seatbelt restraint that I know can fill people with dread but I have ridden this ride dozens of times and let me put your mind at ease …
Of all the times I have ridden the carousel I have never once been asked as an adult to put on the seatbelt. I usually travel to Disneyland Paris with toddlers and they are always required to wear the seatbelt but I have never seen an adult wear one.
Now the Orbitron won’t be a problem in terms of ride restraint however I will say I find it very tight to get in and out of and I think this is something adults at Disneyland Paris struggle with universally.
Autopia – actually this ride isn’t a worry for plus sized people however my 6ft 5 husband does find the cars a little uncomfortable because of his height. If you are tall you Amy want to consider this – it isn’t you can’t ride but just be prepared for it not being as comfortable as some others.
Disneyland Paris Plus Size Ride Restraints at Walt Disney studios
Now we have discussed the rides at Disneyland Park what about the rides at Walt Disney Studios?
The bad news is that I find some of the rides a little plus sized friendly here than in the Disney park. However, that isn’t to say that you won’t be able to ride but you may be a bit more uncomfortable doing so.
If there is one ride I hear about at Disneyland Paris that is a struggle for plus sized people it is Crush’s Coaster.
The general consensus is that on Crush Coaster you will be able to ride if you are plus sized however it is a bit of a squeeze and you may be uncomfortable in the ride.
This ride is also the ride with the longest queue at Disneyland Paris in my experience so if you are worried I would say given the discomfort and time wait you may want to skip but you don’t have to.
RC Racer is another that can be a little tight if you are trying to ride as a plus sized person. However there is good news on this one.
Unlike many of the rides at Disneyland Paris RC Racer has a plus sized seat that gives you a bit of extra room. It is designated with a blue head rest.
If you feel you would be more comfortable in this speak to the CM near the front of the queue.
Cars Quatre Roues Rallye
Unlike Disneyland California there is no Cars Land in Paris. However there is the Cars Quatre Roues Rallye. This ride is another where it can be a bit of a squeeze to ride.
If you are plus sized and wanting to ride this then my advise is to sit on the back row of the vehicle where you will have more room than in the front.
There is also usually an option of getting a seat belt extended on this ride too.
FAQs about being plus size at Disneyland Paris
Is there a weight limit for Disneyland Paris rides?
There is no published weight limit for any Disneyland Paris ride that I am aware of. Most lap bars will just go until they meet the body.
Saying that Crush’s Coaster can be a bit of a squeeze.
So that’s it – our guide to visiting Disneyland Paris as a Plus Size person. Are you plus sized and have visiting Disneyland Paris? We would love to hear your experiences in the comments and let us know there are any rides you found uncomfortable or were surprised by.