Introducing the SuperSize Guy
Super Size Guy Chad Ridge is originally from Scarborough, Maine where he grew up on Higgins beach. From age 8, Chad traveled with Children's Theater of Maine as a principal child actor. At age 16, he graduated from high school and had the opportunity to join the world-famous Espãna family where he became the world's youngest ringmaster, a professionally trained European-style clown, and spent his younger days learning the circus business. In his free time, he returned to Maine where he worked events such as the Deering Oaks Family Festival, Maine Lobster Festival And the Old Port Festival.
As he got older, he also had the opportunity to work on national tours with entertainers like Gavin DE Graw, Dane Cook, Jeff Dunham, Josh Kelly, Lady Antebellum, and Don Rickles. But Chad always seemed to find his way back to the circus. In more recent years, he has served as a Senior Marketing Director for both Carson and Barnes Circus and Cole Bros. Circus, as well as in several capacities with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice.
But in 2004, just one day after the final major hurricane hit Orlando, Chad decided to call Orlando his home. From that point on Chad has served in several entertainment roles in the theme parks. Some of his most memorable times were those that he spent as a scare actor at Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights, or as a greeter at Walt Disney World. In the same year that Chad moved to Florida, he was blessed to be cast in the Mardi Gras parade at Universal Studios where he received performer of the year award.
Unfortunately, being a big guy, some magic has been lost. Chad is an avid roller coaster buff, but does not fit on a lot of central Florida roller coaster and attractions. The upside is that he quickly found out that there are a lot of things that he can do. His inability to fit into some ride cars will not rain on his parade! He is committed to enjoying his time in the park with his family and friends, and he is constantly looking for new ways and new adventurers in his super size body.