Harry Potter ride adjusted for the really big fans
Overweight Potter fans finally accommodated after seat size adjustment
Harry Potter fans at an Orlando theme park must be wishing the schoolboy wizard could cast a vanishing spell on their waistlines after a ride at the park had to be adjusted because too many customers were too overweight to enjoy it.
Bigger seats have been added to the Forbidden Journey attraction after visitors said they could not fit in the existing ones – a case of too much butterbeer and cauldron cakes, perhaps.
Now staff at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter tactfully single out queuing guests and usher them towards the bigger seats.
The adjustments represent a victory for one Potter fan, Banks Lee, who went on a diet and launched a blog after he was turned away from the ride.
Banks called the addition of bigger seats "fantastic news" and added: "Even though I have lost the weight to get the three clicks in a regular seat, I'm still at a size where it depends on how hard the ride attendant pushes the restraint."
But some commenters on his blog were not happy with the way visitors are plucked out of the queue depending on their size, with one saying: "I hate the way they do it right in front of everyone in line! This is not the way I wanted to spend my day at the park with my family!"
Theme park spokesman Tom Schroder said diplomatically: "We're thrilled to be able to give more people the opportunity to experience this attraction." ·
Comments are now closed on this article