Fandango @ Knoebels

Monday, May 2, 2005 2:24 PM
I just wanted to give a heads up to everyone that Fandango is up and running now. I rode it once on Saturday. The ride itself is cool but the restraints and seats suck.

I'm about 6ft tall and weigh about 170 or so, so I'm basicly an average build. The seats are narrow and don't give you much room side to side. My shoulders were pretty tight I had room but not quite enough to be comfortable. The restraints come down and keep coming down so you are in the seat tight.

I'd say if you are around 200 pounds or more you may not be able to ride.

The Phoenix went up $0.20 to $1.80 but I think everything else stayed the same.

Monday, May 2, 2005 2:27 PM
"I'd say if you are around 200 pounds or more you may not be able to ride."

Ooooops. Guess I won't get to excited about this one then.

Monday, May 2, 2005 2:50 PM
Sounds good for me, I'm 5'5" 116 so I should have some room.
Monday, May 2, 2005 4:15 PM
Check my TR, coasterpunk. I'm kind of surprised that you found it such a tight fit. But I will agree that the seats and restraints suck. In the time I watched before and after riding it, a number of times the restraints didn't release automatically after the ride. This meant the ride ops had to go around pushing several of them in manually to release them.

Additionally, there are supposed to be belt extenders added to the restraints which should make them a bit more comfortable. I was able to ride, and I'm well over 200 lbs. There were other larger people (mostly men, but a few women) who rode. It wasn't the most comfortable, but the restraint did close. That didn't happen last time I tried riding the Claw down at Hershey in November (when I weighed a bit more and had a few more layers on).

Monday, May 2, 2005 4:19 PM
Okay, RatherGoodBear, here is a question...

I've got no problems on StormRunner

I've got no problems on the "big boy" seats on B&M's... and only need the slightest push by a ride op to get the belt to latch on the non "big boy" seats....

The Claw is definately out (tough the Zamperla equivalents like Nitro at Martins Fantasy Island are not a problem).

That being said... think I will have any luck with Fandango?

*** Edited 5/2/2005 8:23:35 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

Monday, May 2, 2005 4:21 PM
Is Fandango a Moser or Zamperla ride? The Zamperla Discovery at La Ronde has bad restraints... but I'm 6'3, 250 lbs and I fit without any problems.
Monday, May 2, 2005 5:03 PM
It's Moser. I wish it had Zamperla restraints and seating though.
Monday, May 2, 2005 5:53 PM

I think you should be able to ride Fandango, without having an idea how you're built. It sounds like we might have different "issues," though. I think it might actually be more a question of shoulder vs. stomach on Fandango. I think a guy with broader shoulders will have more problems with the restraints than a guy with a gut, particularly if coasterpunk said the restraints felt tight to him.

Monday, May 2, 2005 6:06 PM

Absimilliard said:
Is Fandango a Moser or Zamperla ride?

I thought it was a ZZ Top album...

Monday, May 2, 2005 6:35 PM
I had more of an issue with shoulder room in the seat rather then the restraints. If the seats were a bit wider I wouldn't mind them. I had no problem with the restraints other then them coming down and keep coming down on you kind of how they do on 1001 Nachts. That said I don't think the restraints will be the main issue other then the seats being tight in the shoulders.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005 1:47 PM
Ah yes, 1001 Nachts... everyone's favorite German/Arabian ride.
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 1:30 PM
One other really important change you didn't mention, coasterpunk, is that they moved the Cosmo picture frame off to the side of the walkway-- more toward the fence around the mini-golf. So now you don't have to wait 10 minutes to take a picture because of obnoxious people in the way, in the background, etc. Now you'll just get bonked on the head by stray golf balls.
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 1:39 PM
I thought that was different but I couldn't remember from last year. Wow, the excitement never stops at Knoebels! :)
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 2:02 PM
What idiot would take a picture in the Cosmo picture frame? ;)
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 2:39 PM
Ummm, this one?

Duck Moosh, duck!

-Jimvy! ;)

Wednesday, May 4, 2005 2:45 PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 2:46 PM
Yeah, you gotta be more careful these days ;)
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 3:03 PM
It didn't hurt much...I was just surprised by it. Good thing you throw like a girl ;)
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 3:09 PM
Next time I'll use my club!

*edit - pesky space bar lol*
*** Edited 5/4/2005 7:09:44 PM UTC by invy***

Wednesday, May 4, 2005 6:00 PM
There's a difference between taking someone's picture in the Kozmo frame and POSING for a picture inside the Kozmo frame.

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