Now with more space: Wizarding World modifies seats on Forbidden Journey ride

A few weeks ago we told you about a man named Banks Lee who lost 12 pounds so he could ride The Forbidden Journey at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Banks has kept a running blog of his progress and trips to the Wizarding World and today took a trip to the park after a reader posted that the seats had been modified! Upon his return, Banks posted the following:

“Decided to head out there today and test out the modified seats, and let me tell you, they are a much needed addition to Forbidden Journey! Let me explain the process of riding in a test seat. At the entrance to the ride, and right before the loading area, there are test seats. Used to be every person had to get three clicks in order to ride, and the restraint was not very forgiving for larger guests.

Now, with the addition of the modified seats, the test seat process has changed. When you sit down, there are three lights next to you; red, yellow, and green. As I stated earlier in the post, red=no ride, yellow=modified seat, and green=sit anywhere. If you get yellow and need a modified seat, once you get to the part before the loading platform where the second test seat is, the attendant will put you in the middle line, which is reserved for guests needing the modified seat.

Since there are only around 8 vehicles that currently have modified seating, you have to wait for one to come around. Once it does come you go to the loading platform, and choose either of the outside seats. The two middle seats are not modified. You still need three clicks to be able to ride, but they are now much easier to get, especially with the little extra room you have in the seat.”

Banks said only one rider has been turned away since the change, as opposed to 50-60 people last week. Banks also added he will continue to diet despite the seat changes. Read the full post right here!