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Fat at Disneyland California: My Fluffy Adventures in the Happiest Place on Earth

Updated: Feb 19

Growing up in Southern California as a kid I had the privilege of frequenting several amusement parks like Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Sea World and Six Flags. And, to no surprise, Disneyland has and forever will have a special place in my heart. Every time I imagined going back as an adult, the flood gates of magical memories come to mind. But, of course, as a fat-bodied adult that has had embarrassing experiences at other theme parks over the years, the thought of trying to reclaim the magical nostalgia of Disneyland always brought me great pause.

Aside from my own physical limitations, my mom also has a great deal of limitations and challenges that prevents her from doing many things. As she continues to age, the realization that long distance traveling is becoming more of an issue, therefore I am always on the search for activities that she can experience and enjoy creating as many memories as we can.

Can you be FAT and HAPPY at Disneyland?

The short answer is YES!!! Disneyland is by far one of the most fat-friendliest and accommodating places in California. Aside from mindful accessibility and inclusive design (compared to other parks), the customer service provided by cast members is absolutely top notch. Their job is to make sure that EVERY guest has a magically positive experience. Therefore, it is so important that you take advantage of all the resources they provide to ensure that you have an amazing time for yourself and all members of your party.

Keep reading to see my reviews and ratings for fat-friendliness and accessibile attractions at Disneyland.

To skip to just the ride reviews, click the below links:

Splash Mountain

Haunted Mansion

Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Pirates of the Caribbean

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Star Wars: Smuggler's Run

It's a Small World

Mark Twain Sternwheeler

Jungle Cruise

Indiana Jones

***PLEASE NOTE: I am not an expert on ADA/accessibility or the needs for various disabilities,

especially as it pertains to the breadth of Disneyland's accommodations and services. I am simply sharing my observations and experiences to hopefully help someone else gain additional insight or perspective. Please do your own research that answers the question you may have about your own individual needs. I highly recommend contacting Disneyland directly on any questions you may have.