Sunday, April 14, 2002 12:23 AM
Just want to know has anyone ridden Freeze with laps, how was it, and are the lapbars comfy? What about larger guests? Can't wait 6 more days to Freeze my butt off at SFStl!
Sunday, April 14, 2002 8:04 AM
Man, I was supposed to ride it at Spring Break @ Texas, but it wasn't open (BOOOO!) ! So I'll have to settle for going back to Texas this august for acouple weeks and ride it then.
I need tacos, I need them or I will explode! I do that sometimes. --Gir from Invader Zim
Sunday, April 14, 2002 4:50 PM
Can't wait 6 more days to Freeze my butt off at SFStl!
Me and you both!
Sunday, April 14, 2002 10:24 PM
I have ridden Freeze with lapbars.
I rode twice today (4-14). They only had one side open but the park wasn't too crowded so the wait was only about 30 min when I first arrived at the park and 10 min the second time I rode.
How was it?
Only one word comes to mind, INSANE!!!! All the G-forces are still present but now your free to fully experience them.
I never felt such a feeling of freedom on Freeze like I felt today. Especially in the front seat. I held my hands up all the way through the course and baby what a rush!
What do I mean by "freedom"? Well, up until today I had only ridden Freeze with those cumbersome OTSR's. Needless to say they tend to obscure your vision as your traversing the track. Now, with lapbars, the view is spectacular, especially on the vertical spike.
Then there's also the ability to trun your head more freely and look around, even behind you if you wish. Also, anyone who complained of headbanging before will discover that they no longer have anything to complain about. There's no more rider discomfort in the slightest. Hell, B:TR hurts more than this thing does now.
The feeling that you are finally free to feel this rides forces and nuances the way the designers meant you to feel them is umistakeable.
As for the view, I was able to see things in ways that I had never seen them before, especially on the tophat and vertical spike.
What do I mean by that? For starters, during the tophat, you get a MUCH better view of the element in all it's splender. The sensation of heading straight up over and straight back down again gives you almost a flying sensation! Especially since you can move your arms and head freely with no discomfort!
Going up the vertical spike is another story. Going up is now far more awe inspiring with a view that can, for the first time, be experienced the way it was meant to be experienced by it's designers.
The view from atop the spike is enhanced, again, by the fact that you now have full freedom to move your head around. The view of Batman:TR and particulary downtown Dallas was awesome with no cumbersome OTSR's to obscure your view.
In short, it feels like a whole new ride, and an AWESOME!! one at that.
You are in for a treat when ride Freeze with lapbars.
Oh yeah, the laps are petty snug. The seats are slightly inclined to accomadate them. There's no discomfort of any kind, but some people have claimed that the foot supports were not easy to get your feet into. I personally didn't have any problems with this. My feet, which are size 12, seemed to fit fine.
There are seatbelts that attach to the sides of the lapbars as a saftey measure. You do not, however, were any seatbelt yourself.
Hope this post was helpfull to those wondering about Mr. Freeze's lapbars.
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Monday, April 15, 2002 2:25 PM
Thank you for the wonderful report on Freeze at SFoT. We have been salivating since the awesome news was first reported and confirmed with a call to the park in St. Louis. The forcast for Saturday is upper 60's, but we plan on Freezing to death! :)
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Monday, April 15, 2002 3:22 PM
angnjc, I don't want to burst your bubble, but don't count on Mr. Freeze at St. Louis being open this weekend. They just put the train on Saturday. On Sunday they tested all day, but the train never made it through the top hat. Unless they bust their butt all week witht his ride, I don't think it will be open.
Monday, April 15, 2002 3:49 PM
Heard they were shooting for a April 27th opening. Sorry. but you are going to have to settle for Scooby Doo instead. :)
S W :) :) S H
Do you bleed blue? BLUES HOCKEY 2002
Tuesday, April 16, 2002 9:35 AM
After a call to SFStL today I was told by guest info at the park that Scooby Doo will NOT open until late May. I was also told that unless problems arose Mr Freeze would open on Saturday April 20 with lapbars as the trains have been testing perfectly and the ride has passes inspection and been granted its insurance form avoiding the problems at SFoT. This from guest information, not the Dippin Dots (r) man! :)
Tuesday, April 16, 2002 3:50 PM
Don't believe anything guest relations says. I guess I forgot to mention that I witnessed the trains being put on the track and it testing. BTW Scooby Doo is scheduled to open on May 18th. Don't be dissing on the Dippin' Dot guys. They are my friends but I believe that Mr. Dave Roemer is a much more reliable source ;)
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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 4:31 PM
You Guys might wanna listen too eagle guy. And hes so right you never wanna belive guest relations. Also I have been at the park all week and I have yet too see the mighty Freeze run So you all will have too wait a week or so. Also I thought the openign was for the 17th, oh well its only a day.
Tuesday, April 16, 2002 6:44 PM
It's INCREDIBLE! A totally different ride and easily one of my fav's now.
.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 12:09 AM
Right on Brandon, Freeze rules with lapbars.
Friday, April 19, 2002 6:40 AM
Just to update everyone about Mr. Freeze at SFSTL. I called the park today and talked to park operations and they said Mr. Freeze will be ready for Opening Day. He said it has been tested and certified. The only problem is the weather which is calling for rain and thunderstorms most of the day. So I hope to get lucky and be able to ride Mr. Freeze with lapbars tommorrow.
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Friday, April 19, 2002 8:58 PM
I would not bet on it opening.
Saturday, April 20, 2002 8:00 AM
Is Freeze really having trouble with the top hat and making it because Chiller can't make the top hat with lap bars either so how did Freeze at SFOT do it.
Saturday, April 20, 2002 6:29 PM
*Eating Hat* Well it appears I bet on the wrong thing. I was "shocked" today when I saw Freeze run.
Saturday, April 20, 2002 8:40 PM
Life lesson #1 to all you young pups out there, NEVER trust everything you are told by management or you will soon realize there is a knife in your back! :) For once I was very glad to find a rumor on this board to be wrong!!! Now, about that 16 lane highway...... ;)
Sunday, April 21, 2002 3:45 PM
Why does everyone doubt me on this, jsut because I was slightly wrong about Freeze (And trust me if you were told what i was you would think it would not have opened this weekend eather) But I was told durnign orintation that it would be as said above. they only got to add a new over pass and 4 or so lanes.
Sunday, April 21, 2002 5:40 PM
As far as being wrong about Freeze, not your fault, see post above. As far as the highway goes don't worry, see post above. :) I went Saturday and only had 45 min. to stay and got there 1 minute too late as they were closing the que to do a safety inspection and after waiting 40 minutes then going back to the car to head home I heard it run(arrrrrrrrgh) So we went back today and Freeze was a walk on and all we can say is "wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!! This made Freeze a top 3 coaster in our books.Of the coasters we have ridden only Goliath and Superman: Krypton Coaster are better. And can anyone tell me why they would have single train op on the Boss and still give double rides?(arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh) 40 minute wait on what would have been a 10 minute wait on normal days!
Sunday, April 21, 2002 7:44 PM
Glad you finally got to ride Freeze with laps. I had about 7 more rides on Freeze at SFoT today. Just awesome!!! It's just so fantastic to finally have the freedom to truly experiance this ride.