Epcot
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Here is a listing of the rides in Epcot.

Links in the Seat Type Column, take you to Photos of the Ride Vehicles. Additional comments on individual rides are below the chart.


Individual attraction comments from readers are below the chart.


Future World


ATTRACTION
SEAT TYPE
DESCRIPTION
high bar
gentle ride
gentle ride
Special Notes
theater seats
movie
gentle ride
Special Notes
standing pre-show; 3-D movie with special effects

Lifts off the ground and simulates ride you created! "Thrill Ride"
Motion Warning!
Special Notes

short gentle dark ride;
must be able to transfer to standard wheelchair.
carpeted bench seats
interactive show
bench seat
standing pre-show; gentle ride
harness, close quarters
rough simulator ride (Orange)
Non Spinning Ride (Green)
Special Notes
gentle ride that lifts you off the ground and simulates hang-gliding
Special Notes
a wondrously fun ride, especially the end... not scary at all... very exhilarating!
Special Notes

World Showcase


ATTRACTION
SEAT TYPE
DESCRIPTION
bench seat
gentle ride; step down into boat
boat ride with two small drops; short movie after ride
standing
360 CircleVision movie
theater seats
show
movie
standing
360 CircleVision movie

 

Innoventions - The Sum of All Thrills

This is just a quick comment about the new "Sum of All Thrills" adventure at Innoventions. We wanted to try this out but when we tried out the sample seats to see what the fit was like, we found the seats to be very tight. I am a larger woman and found that we could not fit in the seats at all. I would guess that this is really designed for thin adults, teens and younger children. I know that I have been pleased with the way Disney makes their rides accessible to almost everyone but this one is a no-go. Angela


Journey Into Your Imagination


No problem once actually in the ride vehicles, but had to "wiggle" into them (this and Energy). This seems to be a problem with a lot of the vehicles that have a molded "doorway" into the car. The one on Journey was a particular problem because the car is higher, but I made it in finally by standing on my tiptoes. A taller person probably wouldn't have a problem.


The Land


Like many of you have stated, I had tremendous anxiety before my trip because of my size (5'10", 350). The problem I had was riding "The Land" boat of all things. There were three large people in our party and we all sat side-by-side on the middle bench. (I guess we decided we wouldn't tip the boat forward or back that way:) Well half-way through the ride, WE GROUNDED THE BOAT! I mean it completely stopped and a maintenance worker had to come along and start having people get off the boat. It was humiliating at first, but fortunately we all eventually laughed it off and didn't let it ruin our trip.


Mission: SPACE


I am 5-10 435# my friend is about 6-5 380# and we rode on the ORANGE side. One heck of a ride. I look forward to doing it again. However the challenge I had with the ride was when the shoulder restraint locked down my arms had limited movement to just up and down. I was not able to move laterally. Then once the console moved forward I was basically only able to move from the elbow downwith my arms folfed across my chest. This added to the clostrophobic feeling. Thank goodness for the screen and the cool air fan blowing on me. Now this ride. I've heard subjects you to 3 G's (three times the force of gravity). if you are not used to those types of stressors go to the GREEN side. We survived (barely) and after about an hour, and the color returned to our faces we had a good laugh about it. Overall a great ride, However even macho men should heed the 17 advisories on the way into the rise to go to the green side if one is not used to the physical stresses one will be subjected to. (Michael)


No Problem at all - surprisingly! I was also worried about when the monitors came down with them not closing, but it was fine - my stomach was VERY CLOSE to touching it, but it would not have impeded the closing of it. Also, the harness was further out than the rest of the riders, but it snapped into place just fine.6'2 about 375 Pounds. 56" Pant Size worn at Belly Button level. 20-30 year old age range. (Patrick)


As a very large Disney guest (400+) and in a wheelchair (due to a severe leg injury) I have a couple tips. We had a wonderful experience with a great Cast Member at Disney-MGM. However, a total opposite experience at the new Mission: SPACE. While still near the doorway trying to decide whether I should try it or not the snotty little blond cast member took it upon herself to come over and loudly proclaim in front of all that she would not recommend I even try going in as someone my size didn't have a chance of fitting in the ride. That not only ruined that ride but ruined the entire day for me. I then refused to go on anything that day for fear of the same embarrassment. Editor's Note: This type of behavior is not typical at WDW. If you encounter a Cast Member like this, ask for a supervisor to explain what happened.


If you get claustrophobic, do NOT ride this. (However, you can bail out up until the time you enter the "capsule," so if you're not sure, check it out.) We rode this twice -- both times I was on an outside seat (it seats 4 across) and my size was not an issue -- the seat was wide enough. My husband, on an inside seat, did not complain, either. However, when they closed the capsule, it wasn't quite closing. I suspect it might have been my stomach causing this problem. Finally, when they opened and re-closed the capsule, I pushed down on the panel in front of me, and it seemed to catch.


Being a larger person at Disney can be difficult at times, especially on the older attractions. However, it appears that the Imagineers have recognized this and the newer rides are designed to accommodate us. Mission Space is no exception. I have the chance to ride MS yesterday and I wanted to let anyone who had fears about being stuck or not fitting - not to worry. I am a 6'2" 350lb person and I had no trouble at all fitting. In fact it was rather comfortable.


Soarin'


Rob G - I'm 6'2" 400lbs, with a 58 inch waist. I just returned from a week at WDW where among other rides I was able to ride 'Soarin' at Epcot. If you dont know, the ride is a long bench-type seat with armrests dividing up the individual seats with lap belts to hold you in place. I fit pretty snug in between the surrounding armrests and in the event my seatbelt would not have gone around me I'm positive I would've been held in place by my hips and legs. The seatbelt was more then long enough to go around me and the only real problem I had was finding the connector which was at the moment beneath my right side and I could not find the slot and had to ask my mother-in-law to connect it for me. Other then that, I had no problem on the ride and really enjoyed it.


Test Track


We requested a front seat on this ride too, based on All Ears Net’s advice, and the Cast Member still tried to put us in a back seat. He figured out really quickly, however, that wasn’t going to work, so he went ahead and put us in a front seat. Ah, much better. They actually ended up putting us in a car all by ourselves, so that was pretty cool. It was more a height issue than anything on this ride, so if you’re 6’6” or even close (and I’m sure the 390 lbs didn’t help), definitely ask for a front seat on this ride. Joshua Olive

*****

Important Note: It is Standard Operating Procedure on Test Track to have Cast Member do a seat belt check at a safety stop after the ride has left the boarding area but before it enters the main ride path.

*****

Firstly, I'm 5' 10", roughly 340 lbs. I'd read this website prior to going so I wasn't too worried but it was still gnawing at me as I was waiting in line. The seat was a little snug but I fit fine. The seat is reclined a little so your stomach seems to stick out more. There must have been at least two yards of seatbelt so there was plenty of room. The big problem was latching the seat belt. It's in an odd spot I had to lift myself out of the seat a little in order to see it and latch it, and with the extra give in the seatbelt, this was no problem. This ride is definitely worth the trouble.

 

I am 5'10 and about 300 lbs. I agree its just like a car's front seat belt - but my knees were red from pressing up against the front seats. So leg room is the only real problem there.


Make sure you get a front seat in Test Track, Have someone help you buckle the seat belt and you'll be fine.

Back seat- no problem with seatbelt, but I had very little knee room. I am 5'11" and 320 pounds.

Lots of fun! Followed your advice to stay in the front and had plenty of slack in the seatbelt but needed my husband's assistance to buckle the belt. I sat on the left side and had some problems with my legs because of the wheel well. Maybe the middle would be better. I am an agile size 26, with long legs 36 inch inseam.