I was doing research on discount tickets for Cedar Point when I came across this website. I am a full-figured size 22 woman who was planning on going to Cedar Point in 2 weeks. I was shocked by some of the statements that were made here so I decided to do my own investigation.
What did I find? Everything said here is true. On Cedar Point's website, they call a man weighing over 225 pounds, or a woman over a size 18 "exceptional" size guests. Exceptional size guests are stricted or forbidden from 17 roller coasters, including their most popular and fastest roller coasters!
According to Cedar Point, they are doing this to keep guest from flying off the roller coaster. When I called to verify this, they had me transferred to Handicap Services. The woman I spoke with on the phone was very polite but she basically said that Cedar Point has NO CONTROL OVER THIS POLICY that the seatbelts are made by the manufacturer and that even if they were to extend their seatbelts by ONE INCH, they run the risk of the person flying off the machine.
I then explained to them that DisneyWorld has seats that can accomodate larger individuals, and they said that their rides are not as fast or tall or as powerful as Cedar Point's. I asked them if this was a new policy and they said yes, that this has been a problem for a while.
Funny, though, how airplanes are able to accomodate larger individuals but not Cedar Point? It is what it is, though. And that's fine but I won't be spending my money there. I told them that they are going to lose a lot of business but time will tell if they'll be able to survive. As for me? I'm going to enjoy my summer and not let this get me down!
Metro Detroit, Michigan