Guide for Pooh-Sized Disneyland Resort Guests

For many people, weight is a sensitive topic that leaves many plus-size (or Pooh-size) Disneyland Guests questioning whether or not Disneyland attractions will accommodate their size. Well, I’m here to inform you that Pooh-size guests have absolutely nothing to worry about! The Disneyland Resort does not have any weight restrictions on any attraction; However, Guests must be able to fit in the restraints securely in order to ride ALL attractions.

The following need-to-know information will help Pooh sized at Disneyland guests on their next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth so there is less worry and more fun!

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Attractions That Allow Guests to Try Them on for SizeMr. Toad's Wilds Ride

Some attractions, such as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Dumbo, and Mad Tea Party have attraction vehicles stationed around the attraction so Guests can test them out to see if they are a good fit. If you are plus size and you are worried about the fit in one of these three attractions, climb into one of these test vehicles to see if you fit comfortably.

Disneyland Resort Attraction Safety RestraintsAlice in Wonderland ride

Attractions with Lap Bars

Attraction lap bars could be a good thing or a cause of concern for Pooh-size Guests. On the plus side, lap bars are adjustable and allow Guests the ability to comfortably restrain themselves according to their size. On the downside, lap bars could be worrisome if a Pooh-size Guest rides an attraction with a smaller person, such as a child. No worries, though. The Disneyland Resort is all about safety and would never endanger riders. Even on Big Thunder Mountain, with its high speed and high thrill level, the lap bars keep all Guests safe no matter their position. If at all concerned, ask a Cast Member to check you and your riding partner’s restraint. Cast Members are obligated to ensure all riders safety.

Although attractions in Fantasyland, such as Alice in Wonderland, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, are a tight squeeze, their lap bars are non-constricting making the ride doable for Pooh-size Guests.

The following additional attractions are equipped with lap bars / lap restraints that fit Pooh-size Guests comfortably.

Disneyland:

  • Haunted Mansion
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Hyperspace Mountain

Disney California Adventure

  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
  • Goody’s Sky School
  • Toy Story’s Midway Mania
  • Monster’s Inc. – Mike and Sully to the Rescue!

Attractions with Seat BeltsDisneyland Matterhorn

Most attractions are equipped with seat belts that are large enough to open to fit two or more individuals. Seat belt-equipped attractions that can fit more than one Guest, such as Autopia and Dumbo, are large enough to fit Pooh-size Guests and a guest. If at all worried about fit, opt to sit by yourself!

Pooh-size Guests can also request seat belt extenders if the seat belt does not fit.

A tip that can assist all riders, not just Pooh-size Guests, when it comes to fastening your seat belt on any seat belt-equipped attraction is to pull your seat belt out and secure it before sitting down. Also, what I do when I get into any attraction with a seat belt is extend the seat belt to its full size and adjust after I am seated and belted in.

The following attractions are equipped with seat belts that fit Pooh-size Guests comfortably.

Disneyland:

  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Autopia
  • Star Tours
  • Dumbo
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • Astro Orbitor
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Disney California Adventure Park:

  • Golden Zephyr
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Outbreak
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
  • Jessie's Critter Carousel
  • Soarin Around the World
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish

All Other Attraction Restraints

All other attraction restraints, such as chest bars, like on the Incredicoaster, adjust to any size to safely keep Guests secured.

Also, many attractions do not have any restraints and comfortably seat ALL Disneyland Guests.

Disneyland:

  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Splash Mountain
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Sailing Ship Columbia
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats
  • Mad Tea Party
  • “its a small world”
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Disney California Adventure:

  • Red Car Trolley
  • Pixar Pal-a-Round Swing

Attraction TurnstilesAttraction turnstiles

Attraction turnstiles at DisneylandAttraction turnstiles are not a thing of the past… yet. Some attractions still place this tight-fitting equipment in the queue which makes it very difficult for Pooh-sized Guests to squeeze through. The following attractions may cause Pooh-size Guests a little extra effort to squeeze through:

Disneyland:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventures
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • it’s a small world (located at the exit)
  • Star Tours – The Adventure Continues
  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain

Accessible Yet Uncomfortable Attractions for Pooh -Size GuestsSymphony Swings in Disneyland

Although every attraction at the Disneyland Resort accommodates Pooh-size Guests, that doesn’t necessarily mean they will be comfortable. The following attractions may cause Pooh-size Guests discomfort because they are either super uncomfortable or difficult climbing into and out of:

Disneyland:

  • Splash Mountain
  • Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Astro Orbitor
  • Autopia
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

Disney California Adventure:

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Mickey’s Silly Symphony
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish

Super Comfortable Attractions for Pooh-Sized GuestsDisneyland Railroad in DIsneyland

Disneyland:

  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • The Disneyland Story Presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
  • Jungle Cruise
  • “its a small world”
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Sailing Ship Columbia
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

Disneyland California Adventure Park:

  • Red Car Trolley
  • Pixar Pal-a-Round
  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel's Undersea Adventure

General Tips and Tricks for Pooh-Size GuestsAutopia ride with mom and child- pooh-size guests

Know that the Disneyland Resort accommodates all body types. The following tips can help Pooh-size Guests when visiting the Resort:

  • Carry a small bag – The smaller your bag is, the less hassle (and space) it takes up on attractions. Plus, it really is easier to get in and out of attraction vehicles when you are not carrying a monster-size bag with you! Opt for a smaller backpack that is easy to put on and take off!
  • Do your research – Check the Disneyland website for any additional restrictions.
  • Choose the front seat – If possible, choose to sit in the front of most attractions (if you can). The front is always more spacious. Such attractions to request to sit up front are Radiator Springs Racers, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and Splash Mountain (and actually the back seat as well).
  • Visit guest services – Stop by Guest Services at City Hall in Disneyland or the Chamber of Commerce on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park before you ride any attraction to discuss accessibility and attraction comfort.
  • Indulge in the fabulous entertainment – Why not just spend an entire day witnessing every magical show that the Resort has to offer! You will not be disappointed! Choose from incredible live stage shows, parades, fireworks, and character experiences!

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