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Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:46 AM

Yes, if someone is with a group and wants to visit with their friends instead of sitting on a bench alone for 2 hours. Why is that strange?

You can't make the attendant at the entrance ask everyone if they know that they can or cannot ride.


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Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:07 AM
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That's what the posted signs are for. It's up to the rider to initially determine whether or not they'll be able to ride. That whole "personal responsibility" thing applies in these circumstances, too. Or it should, at least.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:21 AM
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gamerguy said:
It pisses me off when a ride gets held up because they have re-measure a kid, when that is done at the entrance of the ride.

This has been solved at some parks by measuring children at the gate and giving them wrist bands for their height restrictions

gamerguy said:
If someone is over weight they should stop them and have them try the test seat and if they don't fit they cant enter the que.

Anyone knows that the test seat doesn't always match the actual seats on the ride. And in cases like TTD and MF, the seat belts are even different between seats on the same train.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:48 AM
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gamerguy said:

It pisses me off when a ride gets held up because they have re-measure a kid, when that is done at the entrance of the ride. The attendant standing in front of a ride entrance should make sure that everyone going into the que is able to ride.

While I can understand exactly where you are coming from here, there are ways that kids who are too short could enter a ride without having to go through the entrance. It's been done before, so I suspect that is one of the reasons that kids get rechecked for height.

You know somewhere, sometime, a dad told his son who is not tall enough to ride to wait for the family to enter the ride through the entrance, and then crawl through the bushes to get into the queue to meet up with them.

Those who are overweight are another story though. I don't see why the test seats are sometimes a little bit different then those that are on the ride.


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Monday, May 27, 2013 9:57 AM

Travis, I don't understand the test seats being different either. I kind of get the seatbelts being different due to wear and tear, shrinkage/stretching (I'd imagine the belts probably shrink or get stretched out with time), and newer belts being either more or less size restrictive due to not having these factors yet applied. I actually think I've questioned WHY the test seats are so different from the seats on a ride quite a few times here, but I forget if I've ever gotten an answer.


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Monday, May 27, 2013 10:55 PM
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Right. Why have the test seats if they are not the same as the regular seats? It makes no sense. It totally goes against what they are there for in the first place.


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Monday, May 27, 2013 11:48 PM
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I always thought they were there so I could take ridiculous pictures of my kid in abnormally oversized coaster seats, and therefore always thought that they worked perfectly.

Also, I can't figure out how to attach the accompanying picture, so imagine my son at 3-1/2 making an airplane motion while sitting in Kumba.

edit: Jeff is the only one here who has met my son, so I guess I'm going for a really narrow demographic with this post.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:22 AM
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In the rich text box, click the icon of the tree, which is next to last, and then paste the copied link to the picture. I put the photos that I want to show here on Photobucket, and link from there, but there are other sites to link from too. Does anyone know if Facebook works as a place to link your photos from?

Edit: I never thought of taking a picture of a small kid in a test seat before, but that's because I don't "own" any small kids. Great idea. lol

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:32 AM
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LostKause said:

Does anyone know if Facebook works as a place to link your photos from?

As long as they're set to 'public' it works.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:36 AM
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LostKause said:

Right. Why have the test seats if they are not the same as the regular seats? It makes no sense. It totally goes against what they are there for in the first place.

But see - that would make SENSE - so why would they do it? ;)


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 8:48 AM
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LostKause said:

In the rich text box, click the icon of the tree

So what you're saying is, embedding images in posts adds charm to CoasterBuzz. ;)

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:29 AM
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I was trying to upload it from my hard drive, but I guess the pics here need to be online. I was thinking that it would be the same as the DIP forum. Yeah, that's right. I called it the DIP forum.


Hi

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 9:59 PM
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You could create a Day in Pictures with the pic of your son in the test seat and then link it from there.

That would be a unique DIP trip report.

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