Hi ladies and gents,
I was wondering if anyone who has been to Port Aventura could help me out with something. I was involved in booking a holiday to Salou that I'll be going on next week.
There's a group of us. Salou, with a trip to Port Aventura, was my idea, as I figured it'd suit everyone down to the ground.
Anyway, fast forward to today and I've been hearing reports of Shambhala (the rollercoaster) not being very accommodating to 'bigger people'.
I was wondering if anyone would have any information on this? I'd be a fairly big guy myself, personally, but there's another larger guy in the group, and I'd feel like a moron after having suggested this place and harped on about it for ages, if it now looks like he's gonna be made feel horribly embarrassed there, so I'm just looking to see if I can find out what kind of restrictions the larger rider faces on it.
Pretty much, from what I've read, it seems to be attacking mostly people with a bigger thigh area (so belly, etc. doesn't seem to matter too much). Unfortunately, at a guess, that'd be where this guy would hold a fair bit of his weight (and myself too, though i'd be a bit smaller than himself, and I don't really care if I get kicked off stuff, but I'd be more concerned about himself).
I contacted PA asking if they had a rough measurement for the maximum suitable size, but I never got a reply (this would've been a week or so ago). I know most theme parts usually state a maximum user waist size or such on their ride information, but I can't seem to find this information on Shambhala, so I was just hoping to see if anyone here could assist at all?
(To give an idea of my size, I wear pants that are about a 40" waist, and they'd be a comfortable fit on me. Not sure if that will directly relate to this or not though. I wouldn't be able to make an educated guess on my friend, but he'd be a little bigger than I).
Sorry for the drawn out/long message.