I can't believe what I saw on A coaster show!!!

Saturday, July 6, 2002 4:55 PM
I was watching the coaster show on the Travel Channel about coasters of the west. When they had the SC Giant Dipper on they had a girl who was too small to ride then they showed her wearing high shoes and her hair up to get on. I just don't think thats a good thing to be showing kids and parents. Is it me or am I reading too much into it?

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 5:12 PM
Yeah, I was little shocked by that too.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 5:15 PM
Thats really wrong!

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 5:25 PM
That's no big deal,we took my nephew on the Corkscrew at Cedar Point and he was about 3inches to short.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 5:28 PM
She was probally big enough but for kicks and laughs did that.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 5:31 PM

Yeah, that's something to brag about Vern - teach a child that breaking rules is ok and then ignore safety recommendations and put the child in danger...

good for you.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 5:44 PM
I dident see anything wrong with it, becuase it's not like she was riding alone, she was with her parents and her mother was holding onto her,but I dont think it would be ok on whicch the parents can put there child in more danger on somthing more intense where they cant hold onto her such as maybe a S&S tower ride where you fly into the harnest, or somthing real intense, im not saying the coaster they where on wasent intense becuase I never rode it,but she wasent too far off from the height anyway.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 5:47 PM

Yeah, and she was uglier then sin too... ;)

Ok, but seriously how short was she? If was within an inch I wouldnt care too much about it.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 6:08 PM
It was within an inch I know that.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 6:23 PM
Wow, this room must be forum must be filled with naturally tall people. How could you not think that is the coolest thing seeing a future coaster enthusiast doing anything she could to get on that ride. I was 6 when I decided I HAD to get on Shockwave, but it took a good 3 years to come within a few inches so I could sneak on, if the kid is really that interested, and the harness comes down to the waist, I don't see the problem. Do you know how frustrating it is waiting another year? A year is like an eternity at that age.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 6:25 PM
RCfan13 cmon dude, how old was she, thats mean.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 6:31 PM

joey isch said:
RCfan13 cmon dude, how old was she, thats mean.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 7:04 PM

I wouldnt worry about it

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 7:18 PM

I remember the year when I was finally tall enough to ride the Jet Star at Knoebels. The only problem was I had a broken collar bone (from a bicycle wreck). I was big enough to ride with an adult but not alone. I was there with my my gram and her friends so none of them wanted to ride. Some guy came up and offered to take me on it. We were ready to get in line when my gram remembered about my broken collar bone. After reading the saftey precautions at the enterance you know the ones ,"pregnant, heart problems, broken bones, blah, blah". She decided against me riding. Boy was I mad, but it was for my own good. I ended up riding it later that year anyway but the waiting was bad.

I just think if the girl on the show got hurt anyway from the ride weather it being a simple bruise or the worst death it would open the gates for stupid lawsuits even though it wasn't really the parks fault.

On the other hand most coasters say the height is "In Shoes" so does that mean a kid could get on the ride with foot tall platforms on to ride? HMMMMM!

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 7:22 PM

DirtyVern said:
That's no big deal,we took my nephew on the Corkscrew at Cedar Point and he was about 3inches to short.


First of all why don't I believe that someone three inches too short rode corkscrew unless he somehow got a wrist band? which in that case they should of checked her anyway(they have the right to).Second of all no it is not ok if they are with their parents becasue a coaster does the same thing for an adult that they do for a child.People who have that kind of unsafe attitude,IMO,should not be visiting parks.Rules are made for a reason people to make sure that those who leave their brains in lockers go home without killing themselves or children because of their own disregard for safety.so please next time you decide to yell at a ride op or say "that is stupid that my child who is an inch or two too short can't ride." think of their safety and yours.Trust me I work at an Amuesment Park myself I know exactly what I am talking about.

"That Kind Of Ignorance Is Dangerous."

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 8:32 PM
When I was young, I did anything, and I mean ANYTHING to ride....still do.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 9:08 PM

There isn't much wrong with that. If it had inversions, I could understand a problem, but it was a classic woodie.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 10:02 PM
Just a heads up, it was the San Diego Giant Dipper

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Sunday, July 7, 2002 5:23 AM
A ride with inversions would be better than a ride that a kid can slip out of.

Reminds me of a story a father at a park told me. He wanted his son to ride coasters real bad, so he cheated, getting the boy on the Mouse at Hershey. During the ride, the kid almost seriously fell out of there. The father was upset, all that stuff, because not only was the child scared, but the dad had put him in that situation. Being tall enough is part of the restraining systems, I don't think we want to play with chances like that with children we know or even our own kids(those who got 'em).

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Sunday, July 7, 2002 11:44 AM

On the other hand most coasters say the height is "In Shoes" so does that mean a kid could get on the ride with foot tall platforms on to ride? HMMMMM!

That is one of the biggest problems that I come across as a ride operator. It can be obvious that the child is too short, but then their parents buy them the big platoform shoes so they can get on. We can not ask anyone to take off any articles of clothing, because that is bad guest service. However, if those 3-4 inch extensions are a big enough difference that the child falls out while they are riding, then all the blame could be put on the ride operator for letting someone too short to ride on. As you can see, it is a lose-lose situation. I am a big advocate for enforcing rules, and don't let anyone too short for the ride on. Those of you who bend or break the rules just to get your child onto a ride they are too short to ride in the first place are seriously putting your children at risk. These people should be re-evaluating their priorities.

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