full size coasters with no seatbelts

Tuesday, July 3, 2001 8:42 AM
My family and I did the "PA" trip last week. Visited Hersheypark, Knoebels, Dorney. We had been to all of them two years ago. I did not remember Knoebel's Phoenix having no seatbelts; their Twister has none either (our first time on it). At no other park have I ridden a full size coaster without seatbelts. This is NOT a complaint. Just an observation. I just know that the ejector seat on Phoenix was (1-3) was really working! If that lapbar had ever failed...what a way to go!
What other coasters have no seatbelts?

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I know you rider Gonna miss me when I'm gone
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 8:46 AM
Pretty much every woodie at a Paramount Park: Beast, Racer, Rebel Yell, Thunder Road, Hurler (PKD), Hurler (Carowinds), Grizzly (PKD)....

And none of the Gerstlauer trains have seatbelts hehehehe
lata,
jeremy
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"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men" - Willy Wonka: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 8:59 AM
Boss and Screamin Eagle @ SFStL have no seatbelts.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 9:05 AM
2Hostyl, must be old age catching up with me. I was at PKD last July and I don't remember Hurler and Grizzly and Rebel Yell having no seatbelts. But I can't right now picture them having them, either. Oh, well...as I said before this was just an observation of what is not the norm.

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I know you rider Gonna miss me when I'm gone
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 9:11 AM
No seat belts on wooden coasters more air time, just a lap bar.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 9:28 AM
Um there are seatbelts on Grizzly at PGA though! As well as one of those awful one position lap bars.

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"ok everyone go ahead and pull down on your shoulder restraint so you feel nice and stuck!"
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 10:05 AM
None on Legend. None @ PKD either, but Scooby Doo.
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"Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 10:19 AM
Laser only has a lap bar.

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Dorney Park is da bomb!
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 10:22 AM
Add Thunderbolt and Racer at Kennywood to the list. LOTS of coasters don't have seatbelts.

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--Greg

http://www.pobox.com/~gregleg/
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 10:23 AM
Lets see at SFGAM it will be easier to name the coasters that DO have seatbelts...and they primarily hold the harness in place in the event that it were to fail.

Iron Wolf
Batman
V2

that is it so far....until Deja Vu debuts. It may or may not have one. We shall find out soon enough.


Wait...I forgot one. Whizzer! A seatbelt is the ONLY restraint on the Whizzer.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 10:33 AM

The Viollian doesntr
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the return of Intaminrocks
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 10:34 AM
No seatbelts on any of the woodies at SFWoA either. It gives some great air time.

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Spread your wings and fly away!! X-Flight '01
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 11:03 AM
No seat belts (or OTSR's) on...

sooperdooperlooper (Hershey: ratcheting lap bar)

Skyliner (Lakemont: one positon lap bar... even with its Ejector air time on the first hill)

Leap the dips (Lakemont: fixed bar to hold on to)

Scorpion (BGT: ratcheting lap bar)

Also, a question...

It has been two years since I rode Pheonix and Twister. How do those two coasters compare as far as seat size is concerned? I know that Hershey's Comet in particular is a "tight fit"... how do these two compare to that one as far as being "tight fits" or not. I seem to forget how they compare.


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"I wasn't always this cynical, but then I started kindergarden..."
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 11:05 AM

GregLeg said:
"Add Thunderbolt and Racer at Kennywood to the list. LOTS of coasters don't have seatbelts.



The seatbelt on Kennywood's Jackrabbit probably shouldn't count either. It really doesn't keep you in your seat all that well, especially on the double-dip. But I am not complaining.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 11:09 AM

Phantom Catcher said:

GregLeg said:"The seatbelt on Kennywood's Jackrabbit probably shouldn't count either. It really doesn't keep you in your seat all that well, especially on the double-dip. But I am not complaining."


That's the best part about the ride! On the double-dip you fly out! That's my favorite seatbelt.:)


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"Become another casulity of society" - Sum 41
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 11:57 AM
The Tig'rr coaster at indiana beach has no lab bar and no seatbelt. There are no restraint system at all.

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Jordon "the jackal" Dunham
Team Berserk Blue
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 12:01 PM
On a related note...

Are all the PTC belts the same length? It seems that they are, but as noted before the Wildcat at Hershey are way shorter. Are there any other ones out there that are so short?
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 12:28 PM
Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park doesn't have seat belts, and man does that thing deliver the air!

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At the turn of the Millennium, there were signs.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 12:44 PM
At PKI, the only coasters with seatbelts I remember are Face/Off, Beastie, and RRR out of their 13 coasters. They're very safe, but I wish they had them on all the coasters anyway, especially the woodies.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 12:59 PM
Kumba at BGT does not have a seatbelt except for 1 seat on each train.

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3..2..LAUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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