Height Requirements

Thursday, July 26, 2001 1:53 PM
What are height requirements for?
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 2:00 PM
People's safety.
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 2:01 PM
So you wont fly out:)

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SFMM here I come!!July 30
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 2:12 PM
Safety because the technology isn't advanced enough to be safe.

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Cedar Point, it doesn't get any better then that:)
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 2:28 PM
Maximum limits are for obvious reasons. Don't want to hit your feet on Deja Vu's station or hit your hands on S:ROS's track in the helix!
Minimum is to make sure you are large enough to be adequetly restrained by the restraint. One thing about it that bothers me is SFGAm. Demon and Shockwave have the same kinds of trains and harnesses, yet, Demon has a lower height limit.

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Intamin: Steel gifts from the gods.
CCI: Wooden gifts from the gods.
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 3:13 PM
To an extent, height requirements are also for maturity. Sure, 48" means that someone will be adequately restrained, but so would someone who is 46" -- however, they're likely to be 2-3 years younger (possibly in the 7-8 year old range) and the coaster, while it looks like fun, may be too scary for children that young. The verification of this is that at Cedar Point, if you are someone who naturally does not meet the height requirement through whatever physical condition, but you are an adult (proven via driver's license, etc) you can get a pass to ride coasters even if you do not meet the requirement, assuming that you have no physical disability that would prevent you from riding regardless of your height.

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Thursday, July 26, 2001 7:23 PM
safety
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Friday, July 27, 2001 6:19 AM
I think the resonable answer would be Saftey.


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Friday, July 27, 2001 9:40 AM
Crystalcat: That's interesting. It would mean that in CPs case, the requirements are not really for safety. Do they make them sign a release?

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Friday, July 27, 2001 9:52 AM
WOW Ckat, I've learned something today. I know that most parks will allow someone short to drive the bumper/antique cars and go karts if they can show a valid driver's license, but I had never heard of "cheating" the height requirement on coasters with ID.
lata,
jeremy
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1. I'd like to ride Magnum please :)
2. Can I see some ID?!?
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Friday, July 27, 2001 10:04 AM

janfrederick said:
"Crystalcat: That's interesting. It would mean that in CPs case, the requirements are not really for safety."
Well, no it's still a safety issue to a certain degree, and I'm fairly certain that an exemption would not apply to all rides.

What I find interesting is that they (Cedar Point) tends to be perhaps overly cautious. Intamin spec'ed Millennium Force 46", believe it or not, and they opened it at 52". Better safe than sorry, I guess.

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Friday, July 27, 2001 10:54 AM

CrystalKat said:
"To an extent, height requirements are also for maturity. Sure, 48" means that someone will be adequately restrained, but so would someone who is 46" -- however, they're likely to be 2-3 years younger (possibly in the 7-8 year old range) and the coaster, while it looks like fun, may be too scary for children that young. The verification of this is that at Cedar Point, if you are someone who naturally does not meet the height requirement through whatever physical condition, but you are an adult (proven via driver's license, etc) you can get a pass to ride coasters even if you do not meet the requirement, assuming that you have no physical disability that would prevent you from riding regardless of your height."

I don't know, but I suspect that this may be an accomadation for "little people." Most of the adults of exceptionally small stature have trunks which are nearly as large as those of many people of normal stature. The difference in height is due to the length of the legs. For most restraint systems, the length of the trunk is the critical measurement.
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Friday, July 27, 2001 11:29 AM
Well, I'm a small adult(4'9")and there are some rides that I won't ride because they are uncomfortable for a small person. Mostly the rides like Looping Starship (you know, the type that hold you upside down and all your weight is on your shoulders) but even on the Batman The Escape (I think that's what it's call) at Astroworld (Six Flags Houston) my shoulder were bruised because of the leeway between shoulders and harness.
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Friday, July 27, 2001 11:45 AM
Jim Fisher -- you're right, it is an accommodation for individuals like that, and Jeff is right too, it isn't 100% applicable, you still have to be able to ride the rides safely in regards to the restraints/harnesses/seatbelts and such. I don't know if there is a release that needs to be signed, but I'm sure that on the pass you'd get (similar to the parent swap and such) there would be all the usual legal disclaimers that CP is not responsible, this does not allow someone with a physical disablity to ride, etc. I knew a girl back in high school that had nothing physically wrong with her, looked perfectly normal (more than perfect, according to some of the guys), but was only like 4' tall - that's 48", true, but would rule out Mantis and Raptor -- by her height she couldn't have ridden Mantis (wouldn't be able to stand on the coaster) but could have gotten the exemption for Raptor. It's her that I'd thought of when I learned about this policy, and the fact that the Witches Wheel is 60", but what if you're not that tall? My mother is only 4'11", not like she'd go on it anyway. But I was curious, so I asked one of my managment supervisors about it one day (not a seasonal employee), and he told me about it.

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Friday, July 27, 2001 2:40 PM
And perhaps it also has a little something with being a 'consenting' adult.

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