Delerium has a Max Height limit!

Sunday, April 27, 2003 11:32 PM
I went to PKI this past weekend to get a ride on the amazing looking Delerium. It was awesome, but when i got in line my third time the ride op told me I was about 1 inch to tall. Unfortunately the ride was designed only to fit people 54 inches to 76 inches... what a small span. All you tall people wont be getting a ride on delerium. Also I was informed Drop zone now has a max height of 80 inches, luckily I wasnt to tall to ride it. This whole Delerium max height thing stinks, especially that there are talks for adding a huss giant frisbee to Carowinds for 2004!
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Monday, April 28, 2003 4:39 AM
As ususal, I'll chime right in when a thread starts about height limits....

THIS IS NUTS!

I've been riding coasters and flats for 15 years now, and never had a problem....

Based on the trend, I won't be able to ride half the coasters out there in a couple of years. And what the hell am I supposed to do in 5 years? Looks like I'll have to stop giving my and my family's business to the parks.

Sad, sad, sad. I absolutely cannot believe this industry trend and what it seems to mean to me.

[ Edit - accidently submitted before I was ready. Must be THAT upset about this....;) ]
*** This post was edited by Doug Rowe 4/28/2003 8:48:19 AM ***

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Monday, April 28, 2003 4:46 AM
I ran into this on opening weekend. Unfortunaly, I was told I couldn't ride Delerium on Saturday morning after I rode it twice on Friday evening! The worst part is that I'm 6'4 1/2" in shoes. Evidently PKI did not know about the limit until right before opening day when they were going through the ride manual. The good thing is that if you're borderline like me, you should be able to be measured without shoes on according to PR/GR.

The question is does TR:TR now have a max height limit since the restraints on that and Delerium are identical?

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Monday, April 28, 2003 5:17 AM
My guess is that there is probably NOT a maximum on Tomb Raider, because the Tomb Raider tub actually has a floor in it.

Personally, I think arbitrary maximum height limits make no sense, but a maximum limit for Delirium...or for that matter, for virtually any feet-dangling ride...is perfectly understandable. Thing is, that limit should be based not on the rider's overall height, but rather on the clearance available for the feet. So on Delirium, for instance, there should be a test seat out front configured so that if your feet can reach the ground, you can't ride. If your feet can't reach the ground, you can ride provided you can get the shoulder bar down. THAT is how the height limit should be set, not by some arbitrary measurement.

Just my opinion, of course... :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Who is too short for this to make much difference to him anyway.

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Monday, April 28, 2003 5:25 AM
I agree. I'm upset to hear this because my husband is 6'4" (a little taller in shoes) but all his length is in the torso, NOT his legs.

He didn't wait for Deja Vu due to the height limit posted.

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Monday, April 28, 2003 6:06 AM
they should start manufacturing the ride with a dropping floor like on B&M inverters. convienience for getting in, and it will allow taller people to ride

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Monday, April 28, 2003 6:08 AM
I think the only reason there is a height limit on Delirium, is because of the shelter over the line. Maybe if the made that smaller they could set a higher limit. I don't see any other reason since it has a dropping floor.
*** This post was edited by coastertigger 4/28/2003 10:09:33 AM ***
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Monday, April 28, 2003 6:12 AM
it has a dropping floor??my bad, I have never seen one in person. Sorry :-)


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Monday, April 28, 2003 6:20 AM
Potential obstructions on Delerium are the queue roof, the edge of the loading pit, and I believe the support legs come perilously close to the gondola as well. I think the most serious one, though, is the edge of the loading pit.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, April 28, 2003 11:08 AM
Come to think of it I remember my feet coming very close to the supports, and I'm 6'2".
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Monday, April 28, 2003 11:41 AM
Some of you seem to be a little confused. From what I have gathered from riding Hangtime, the HUSS Top Spin, at Dorney Park, the height limit is not for your feet or legs dangling. Rather, it's for the restraints. On the Top Spin, the restraints come down at the same time and lock in one position. If someone's too tall, they won't lock. I had a friend who was 6' 4" try to ride Hangtime and the restraints weren't locking. The lap bar and OTSR just didn't come all the way down. When we hopped in line, a ride op stopped my friend and asked how tall he was. He said the limit was 6' 5".

That's what I imagine it is for Delirium. Your feet aren't the matter of worry. It's your shoulders. If the restraint doesn't go all the way down, you can't ride.

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Monday, April 28, 2003 11:59 AM
Although on many Huss rides, you would be correct, Haux, on Delerium and other Huss Giant rides, the OTSR's are pulled down individually, not all at one time. Thus, it does not try to force-lock like on the Top Spin.

I think the reason for the height restraint was a mixed logic between the danger of clipping your feet on a part of the ride (i.e. load pit, side supports) and the shoulder issue. Even though you can pull them down on your own, I do know that too tall shoulders can cause problems with the harnesses. Im just surprised we haven't seen this before on other rides, especially coasters. If the harness is going to cause problems on one ride, in theory, even with differences in style, that problem could crop up on other ride styles.

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Monday, April 28, 2003 1:29 PM
I'm 73 inches without shoes, so I guess I'll have to make sure I take them off before I ride. I just saw pictures of the thing this morning for the first time, and it looks INSANE!! Hopefully I won't have a problem. I am able to ride Delay-ja Vu without an issue, even though I refuse to actually get on the stupid thing anymore... I wonder if this will be an issue for me during my first ever visit to PKI come the end of May?

Justin "I'll be miffed if I can't ride this thing" Adams

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Monday, April 28, 2003 3:35 PM

haux said:


That's what I imagine it is for Delirium. Your feet aren't the matter of worry. It's your shoulders. If the restraint doesn't go all the way down, you can't ride.


If that is the case, then they shouldnt have a max height restriction. Everyone's structure(body) is different.

I to cannot understand why recently we have max height restrictions on adult(or older kid's) attractions. From the 90's and earlier, this was never an issue on rollercoasters or flats.

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Monday, April 28, 2003 7:20 PM
I'm a growing boy at 6 feet 1 in and still going i don't want to be booted from lines for being too tall. If your boarder line wear low shoes

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*** This post was edited by SFGAm Man 4/28/2003 11:21:17 PM ***

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 5:49 AM
The reason of the heigh limit, I have no idea. But I was under the impression that at least all the Huss Frisbee's have the same height limit. I know the one at Sfgadv does, and I'm pretty sure Sfne's does as well. So it's definately not a case of having no floor since both those model's do. Whatever it is, though, is clearly a general rule laid down by Huss and NOT any particular theme park.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:29 AM
Slouching- It's good for you, it's good for the world.

I say that, if course, because I'm 75 inches tall, but I can lose that inch in just a second of bad posture (-;

The bad thing is now we'll not only hear " I gotta lose some weight to go out coastering this summer" but also "My kid looks like he's getting kinda tall. Better stop feeding him til after the park trip."

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