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FattyBomBomBom Mon 25-Jul-11 22:18:02

and I may get stuck in a ride at Thorpe Park shock.

DD has decided that she and 5 of her friends want to go to Thorpe Park on Friday. Initially it was decide that DH would take them and he would drive home afterwards (an hour each way) but he then decided he would stay there and go on some rides, generally embarrass DD in front of her friends for a bit and hang around on his own weirdo like as 4 hours driving is too much.

When I mentioned that it was not fair as he gets a day 'off' (we have 3 other DCs), he said 'well you could take them you know'. That never actually ocurred to me! So now I am thinking that I would like to although I am terrified of driving on the M25 and have also put on a lot of weight since DC4 (size 20 and 16 stone). Am I too fat? Will I seriously embarass DD by having to be hauled from the ride with a JCB? Or will it just not go with me in it?

I am seriously concerned? AIBU?

I am going to start a weight loss drive (tomorrow, tomorrow) and I know I am very fat before anyone starts!

GandTiceandaslice Mon 25-Jul-11 22:19:58

YABU to worry about it.
I was on the M25 today. For the 1st time in ages as I do find the road quite stressful. But it was fine.
Start your diet & just have fun on Friday.

worraliberty Mon 25-Jul-11 22:22:15

Your bum will be fine..most rides allow for bigger people

To be honest, I'd be more worried about you driving the kids on a Motorway that you're terrified of.

Can you get them looked after and see if your DH will come with you on a trial run?

LadyOfTheManor Mon 25-Jul-11 22:23:30

In America (Universal and Disney) they have like test seats for you try with the seatbelt before getting on the ride so you don't have to deal with the humiliation of getting kicked off after queuing. I haven't been to Thorpe Park-but I don't think we have the level of obesity in the UK they have the in the States so I don't think they'd provide them. DO they not write the seat allowance down at the "check you're tall enough to ride" sign? Could always measure your bum, or ring ahead and ask if they have a weight restriction...they can't tell who you are on the phone.

discobeaver Mon 25-Jul-11 22:30:55

Just did a quick search, yahoo answers says body restraints are max 51 inches and Slammer is the only weight restricted ride of 17 stone?
I love Thorpe Park, have a great time if you do go!

discobeaver Mon 25-Jul-11 22:32:32

I am pretty sure there are test seats at the entrances of the rides anyway.

prudaloo Mon 25-Jul-11 22:36:11

You should be OK. Went a few years back, accompanying a school trip, and one of the teachers was turned away because the safety bar wouldn't close when he was in the seat. Very embarrassing! he was a lot bigger than you, though.

FattyBomBomBom Mon 25-Jul-11 22:36:14

Oh I know I will be fine when I get on the M25. I used to drive long distances on it daily without a care in the world then stopped for a few years and since then the thought has worried me but I will be OK.

Weight restriction is 17 stone. That's cutting it fine. Better weight myself again <scream> to check that I have not put anymore on! Thanks discobeaver

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