CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Walt Disney World is a few weeks away from introducing its Tron Lightcycle / Run attraction to the Magic Kingdom lineup. Folks who have previewed the ride are discussing its merits, including ride time, visual appeal and its unusual seating that puts passengers in a prone position and presents physical challenges for some people.

Disney has placed replica seats ahead of the queue, where potential riders can test their comfort levels for the vehicle.

The attraction, which debuted at Shanghai Disneyland in 2016, is designed to put visitors in a motorcycle-racing position, leaning forward with feet curled behind their torsos. As the lightcycle’s handlebars are moved into place, a seat back also slides forward, and metal pins on each side fold out to secure legs.

Orlando’s Fox affiliate reports:

“Going into it, I was nervous the whole time, or I was even skeptical like, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to fit this one,’” Jeff Jenkins, travel expert, said. He’s not the only one. People on social media have been commenting that they also didn’t fit in the Tron Lightyear seat during previews of the ride in Orlando.

Another person tweeted, “My 5’7 daughter who weighs 170 had a hard time getting on and off. She [said] it’s not made for bigger people.” Jenkins, who runs an online platform for plus-sized travelers called “Chubby Diaries,” said it’s a familiar issue for larger guests at any theme park.