I was just reported on KCAL 9 news here in LA that Cal-OSHA has ruled that the restraint system on Plunge is "inadequate" and has asked the park to make chages.
I'm guessing we will be seeing OTSR soon.
I just wish I would have had a chance to ride before what ever chages are made.
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Lets not put the cart before the horse, people. Before we start proclaiming that the PP restraints were inadequate and complaining that OSTRs are coming we need to read the full report, which was not available here. Perhaps that is what the report said, but its entirely possible the report said that the restraints were "inadequate for a person of that size." If such is the case OSTRs are not needed, just a revised safety guideline claiming that certain park guests of "unusual bodily proportions" may not be able to ride. I am still speculating here since I have obiviously not read the report, but I think all the facts need to be known before first.
P.S. to ExJPranger - I don't mean to say that you were doing any of the above, I'm just trying to nip in the bud the hysterical posts I fear will follow.
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An excellent article on MousePlanet describes the ruckus Disney's legal department is causing on the Splash Mountain refurb at Disneyland. Apparently the lawyers are demanding OTSRs on the ride, which has to be a knee-jerk reaction to the PP tragedy.
No matter what the design team decides to do (OTSRs, lapbars, side-by-side seating), Splash Mountain has virually no chance of opening this summer.
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OTSR's on Splash Mountain is a joke... I just cannot believe that one will ever happen. Its fair to say that it isn't safe on a log flume. I do believe that side by side seating logs with lapbars may be coming. (just my opinion, no facts)
But on Perilous Plunge OTSR's are safe because the boat never freely floats until the very last turnaround. Its not like the boats will flip over, as is the fear on a log flume or rapids ride.
I hope that Intamin can design a more secure lapbar for Perilous Plunge, or make a comfortable (X style) OTSR for the ride.
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I take the comments from the general users at MousePlanet with a healthy dose of skepticism, but the 3 main columnists (Bennett, Lutz and Koenig) seem to have very good sources and I believe have a reasonable degree of credibility.
Like everyone dealing with speculation, they have been occasionally wrong in the past, but they acknowledge any errors quickly and will usually say up front if their info is just a wild rumor or if they have had confirmation from more than one source. They also will often give reasonable explanations for why they believe certain rumors they have heard, or why they think other rumors are a load of bull.
*** This post was edited by Karl DeAngelo on 3/20/2002. ***
It's cool Moosh, I was just posting what was said on the news. I do believe they said suggest that the park make the ride restraints better for all guest's, but only suggest. The only problem would be if they don't do anything and it was to happen again(God forbid, knock on wood) a Lawyer with that kind of ammo in CA would be a disaster.
The news paper's should be running the story tomorrow.
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