Monday, March 18, 2002 4:43 PM
While riding Dueling Dragons at IOA last week, I noticed that before a train is advanced from the unloading to loading platform, the ops lower the harnesses on the left front and right front seats. Does anyone know the reason for this? I was just curious since I'd never seen this done before. :)
Monday, March 18, 2002 4:46 PM
The ops just push them down cause they're bored. No specific mandatory reason, just that the ops are bored.
"This time I think ... I think it's ... it's going to work!" - Dr.Bruce Banner
Monday, March 18, 2002 4:48 PM
Maybe they should use some of that extra "bored time" to actually dispatch the trains efficiently ;)
Monday, March 18, 2002 4:57 PM
Did I ever tell you I got to ride through that station several times one day?...It was WET and COLD (at least for us, around 55 in Winter, got about 5-6 spins before succcumbing to the stinging rain...STILL wouldn't let me on PF, dagnabbit!
Blizzrock was "feeling his oats" that day...note the agrarian tone of this post, getting ready for IN and SRM...
Monday, March 18, 2002 7:18 PM
My understanding is that the ops do this to show that the restraints are locked. The restraint release bar presses down on the train, and it would not be a wise idea to advance a train while this bar is down. It's just sort of a visual check.
It is quite hard to believe that it's "just because they're bored" - every crew I've seen has done it, every time I've ridden the ride.
Monday, March 18, 2002 7:50 PM
Rollergator, you cannot get a break can you? how many time have you tried to get on PF? Next time I am at IOA, you can kidnap my little brother and enjoy as many rides as you want:) I been on PF and it was surprisingly fun/fast and what a view!! I wish I had some water ballons while on PF, that'll be some real fun. (Don't worry I would never do that or would I...:))