One of the largest attractions in Florida is MGM, a large, size-friendly theme park. Here are some details on how to be comfortable on the rides and attractions based on a compilation of information from the staff at the park as well as visitors to the park. Remember, things change and different body shapes have different experiences.
Attractions at MGM Florida
ts = theatre seats
bs = bench seats
lb = low bars (lower deeply into lap)
hb = high bars (do not lower into lap, or lower slightly)
ss = small space
w = walking show, self-paced (wheelchairs allowed)
s = standing show (wheelchairs allowed)
nws = no wheelchair space, but handicapped accessible
All shows have handicapped access and all ts and bs locations (except those designated “nws”… no wheelchair spaces) have wheelchair spaces, never having to leave the wheelchair, and a place for a companion as well.
Tower of Terror
Beauty and the Beast
Magic of Disney Animation
Great Movie Rides
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Monster Sound Show
Indiana Jones Spectacular
13 story drop
jerky flight simulator
Editor’s Notes: 1. The information provided in this article was compiled by Stef Jones in her online FAQ about Physical Resources for Big Folks in answer to the question “What theme parks are comfortable for larger bodies?”
2. If you are considering a trip to Walt Disney World we highly recommend PassPorter’s Walt Disney World for Your Special Needs: The Take-Along Travel Guide and Planner! (Passporter Walt Disney World) It is an up-to-date review of the Disney World facilities with lots of useful info on size-friendly rides, facilities and restaurants.
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