I took my 14 year-old daughter to Kings Island a few weeks ago. My last trip before that was probably 2009-2010, and I have gained some weight since then. At about 6'1" and 308 lbs., most of the coasters we rode (Diamondback, Beast, Racer, Mystic Timbers, Adventure Express, Vortex, Flight of Fear), I had to be smashed into to fit, but I fit. They were fun, but not too terribly comfortable. Then we tried Drop Tower. Much to my embarrassment, I was several inches away from being able to strap in, so I had to take the walk of shame, while my daughter rode it by herself.
I know I need to lose weight for my health anyway, but this gives me something fun as a reward. I'm determined to go back next year and be able to ride anything, and comfortably. I've lost 6 lbs. so far, but I'm not sure what to set my goal at. I carry my weight somewhat evenly, maybe more weighted towards upper body (shoulders/chest area). Can anyone with experience guide me a bit as to what a good goal weight would be for the Drop Tower specifically? I assume if I can fit that ride, then the coasters would be comfortable to ride too.