'Harry Potter' ride modified for obese

Sept. 14, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Florida's Universal Orlando Resort said it has altered some seats on its "Harry Potter"-themed roller coaster to accommodate larger passengers.

ABC News reported some larger patrons had complained safety devices were too tight to fully close -- the only ride in the park on which they could not fit.

"Ever since it opened, there has been some discussion about how people couldn't ride," said Matt Roseboom, editor-in-chief of Orlando Attractions Magazine, which reported the change during the weekend.

Test seats at the start of the line that previously told larger park-goers they were too large for the ride now direct them to a special row of seats designed for bigger riders.

"We're thrilled to be able to give more people the opportunity to experience this attraction," Universal Orlando spokesman Tom Schroder said.

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