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Harry Potter Magically Makes Room for Chubby Wizards

Universal Orlando changes seating to make ride roomier

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    Universal Orlando is learning that one size doesn't fit all at the theme park.

    Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has become the flagship attraction at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

    But not every visitor to the Hogwarts castle was welcome. It seems the roller coaster type ride doesn't have room for the Hagrids of the wizard world.

    In wizard-style, it takes three clicks on the safety bar to make sure you're securely locked in place. But if you're carrying a few extra pounds, three clicks are out of the question.

    One rider was turned away and in his disappointment, he launched a blog and went on a diet. He lost 25 pounds but Universal didn't want to disappoint others who weren't diet motivated.

    Monday, the park changed some of the seating to allow everyone - and they mean "everyone" - to get their three clicks before they are swooped away.