This mom said her trip to Universal Studios was ruined when she couldn’t ride any rides because sizes weren’t included, and trying out the test seats in front of crowds with no privacy felt like an embarrassing sight.
The matter of size inclusiveness applies to much more than just clothing. For TikToker and parent Summer Len Davis (@summerlendavis), the inclusion of size means enjoying a trip to Universal Studios without worrying about whether or not he’ll be able to ride a roller coaster with his daughter. Davis recently took to TikTok to share a video describing her humiliating experience of visiting Universal Studios as a plus-size woman, and many viewers resonated with her story.
The clip opens with Davis addressing the camera as a green screen shot of his photo appears in the background.
“I’m going to tell you a story about how this woman is too fat to ride a roller coaster at Universal Studios,” Davis says, gesturing to herself in the photo.
Before breaking down the situation at the theme park, Davis tells viewers, “I’m under no illusions that I’m skinny.”
However, she explains: “What I’m teaching my children and what I’m teaching the team of people I work with is that a body like this is capable of climbing mountains and doing good things, and also capable of having blood tests quite solid. “
“What I don’t like is taking my daughter on a girls trip for her 13th birthday and not being able to spend time with her,” shares Davis. Davis says her daughter had to ride the roller coaster by herself because she was “too fat” to ride it.
Davis, who loves roller coasters, says she strives to teach her daughter self-love, acceptance, and an understanding that “everyone’s body is capable of doing the things they want to do.”
Through tears, Davis explains that it has gotten to the point where she has chosen not to do any racing. “I didn’t want to be humiliated in front of hundreds of people sitting in the test seat.”
After saying she’s never had this problem with the rides at Six Flags or Disney Parks, Davis says, “I’m so disappointed in Universal and the message this trip has sent to my daughter.”
Davis closes the video by imploring Universal to move the rehearsal seats to a private area instead of having guests use them in front of everyone, an experience he found “humiliating”.
Viewers, who have had similar experiences, took to the comments to thank Davis for sharing her story.
“Honestly, I’m so glad you posted this, even though I’m sure it was difficult. I am similarly built and now I won’t spend a fortune to go and not fit any ride,” commented one user.
“Not many people talk about it… I literally cried that I couldn’t do it [go on] the Harry Potter ride,” shared a TikToker.
“It’s so frustrating. And why can’t they put ALL the test posts together in one room near the entrance where there is privacy? one spectator asked.
Fortunately, by sharing his story Davis is helping others by reminding them that they are not alone and that their struggles are valid.
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