Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is arguably one of the BEST attractions at any of the parks. It’s thrilling, exciting, intense and immersive, it’s an attraction not to be missed. Unless of course you’re a certain body shape.
I remember visiting Universal Studios when the Harry Potter attractions first opened and being disappointed. They had made a fantastic new experience, but they couldn’t make it for everyone? It was brand new, they had so many options for design, yet they were limiting many people from experiencing it.
In order to experience Avatar Flight of Passage you need to ‘fit’ on the vehicle. I say “on” because it’s like a motorcycle where you straddle the seat. You lean forward on the chest bar and pull your feet forward.
Restraints are activated after you are in position – one comes across your back and two more behind your legs. The key is the ‘click’ on the restraints to ensure that it has you secure.
It may not necessarily be a size issue that prevents people from getting the ‘click’, sometimes it’s a body shape issue that prevents the restraints from locking. The size of your calves can prevent the leg restraints from locking, it’s not just your size around the middle. It’s not something you want to force or it would make for a very uncomfortable ride!
When the restraints are activated it really does hold you in place. Based on the attraction theatre and how you experience it, it makes sense that you need to be secure. If you want a full review of the attraction, click HERE
With the enormous wait times for this attraction, I would suggest anyone who is worried to try the test seat. While it isn’t ideal, I wouldn’t want you to skip the attraction all together – it really is as good as everyone says.
If you want to read the full review of the attraction – you can read it here.
Did you try the test seat for Flight of Passage before you rode?
how true! my traveling party are a little chunky!(lol) we have fast passed this ride more than once , every time that my daughters boyfriend has tried to fit on the scooter he has just missed being allowed on the ride by millemeters!(i know that we could have tried it outside but didnt) my point is that the cast member could have probable gone a little out of her way to squeeze him in! see maid no effort to help! maybe disney could make it a little easier for everyone! p.s the boy in question is an adult not a… Read more »
It’s so hard to know, I’m sorry he didn’t get the chance to try it. 🙁