Millennium Force Seatbelts

Monday, May 24, 2010 5:24 PM
eightdotthree's avatar

Very odd. Never noticed either way.


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Friday, May 28, 2010 8:32 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

The belts seemed about the same to me. I had zero slack last year. I've lost some weight and now have about 1.5" of slack.


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Friday, May 28, 2010 11:00 PM

^BUT....there is still the YMMV factor amongst each seat/train.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 12:04 AM
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ymmv?


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Saturday, May 29, 2010 1:04 AM

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 7:49 AM
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I don't think I ever heard that one. Though I know what your saying. I only got 2 rides. 2nd last row, Blue and Red train.


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Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:45 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

3rd row yellow and 5th row blue seem fine to me. I'll have one more ride before gates open.

<edit to add>
6th row yellow seems fine as well. I have yet to see/use a new belt.

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:45 AM

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 12:10 PM

Lemme confirm that. On my three total rides on MF this week, the seat belts seemed to be approximately the same length as they did last year.

"YMMV". I've read that before, but never knew what it meant not cared enough to look it up. Who says the Interwebs aren't educational?


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Saturday, May 29, 2010 2:24 PM

I am hardly a small person, 6' 6" and 270 lbs and had no trouble whatsoever on MF or Dragster. Rode each multiple times as the crowd was light while I was in the park.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 2:40 PM
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This is reassuring. I had a friend hit the park who is about the same size as me and she had no problems either last weekend. Maybe they made some adjustments after opening day or the belts were just stiff or something? Just a thought.

Reassuring news none the less. Anyone else had problems since opening day?


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Sunday, May 30, 2010 1:02 AM
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I think you may be right. They very well could have made some changes between opening Saturday and Sunday.


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Sunday, May 30, 2010 7:38 PM
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You'll see the phrase "YMMV" all the time on deal sites (like Slickdeals).


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Sunday, May 30, 2010 8:21 PM

Rokuchan said:
This is reassuring. I had a friend hit the park who is about the same size as me and she had no problems either last weekend. Maybe they made some adjustments after opening day or the belts were just stiff or something? Just a thought.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 9:41 PM
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Keep us posted Mike =)


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Sunday, May 30, 2010 11:15 PM

Hello, Its been a while since I posted anything, but I still visit the site everyday. We made our first trip of this season to CP today. I am the same weight and waist size (pants size of 38 waist) as the past few years. Rode the force only 1 time time today 2nd seat blue train. It was the same as last year of about 1-2 inches of slack. I have never had to do the walk of shame but have had some difficulties in he past with some seats on MF and some seats no problems at all. I seam to have some issues in the past with some of the seats toward the middle back parts of the train. I have noticed that not all seat belts are exactly the same size.


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Monday, May 31, 2010 11:25 PM

Ensign Smith said:
Lemme confirm that. On my three total rides on MF this week, the seat belts seemed to be approximately the same length as they did last year.

"YMMV". I've read that before, but never knew what it meant not cared enough to look it up. Who says the Interwebs aren't educational?

Admit it. you thought it had something to do with "Yo Momma...." :)

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Monday, May 31, 2010 11:49 PM
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For what it's worth, after reading the info here we (my wife and myself) were worried about riding MF.

We had no problem at all. Like we easily made it. In fact, in two days at CP so far and a bunch of MF laps, I've not seen a single walk of shame and noticed just one person fail on the test seat.

Quite honestly, if it weren't for this thread I wouldn't have known there was a supposed problem.


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Monday, May 31, 2010 11:59 PM

RatherGoodBear said:


Admit it. you thought it had something to do with "Yo Momma...." :)

Yeah, but I couldn't get any farther than that. "Your Mother....um, Makes...Vegetables!"


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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 12:30 AM

Having not yet ridden Millennium Force this year (haven't even tried it...)

I'm guessing that something was messed up with train assembly...probably the belts not routed right...and it got fixed after big problems on opening day.

I've seen that happen on rides at other parks, no reason it couldn't happen at Cedar Point, too.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 8:25 AM
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Well I can't speak for rides prior to this past weekend. But, I made specific not that the belts are routed under the metal bar. I don't have the pic posted yet. But, it was discussed earlier in this thread that it was thought not to be possible to move it back and forth because of how it's mounted to the train. After looking at it closer this weekend, I would have to disagree with that assertion. It might not be easily moved, but It's physical attachment to the seat is far enough below that I think the belt could be moved back and forth between over and under the bar.


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