Rye Playland - New Policies

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 11:31 PM
Amusement Business mentioned that parents will be encouraged to ride with their young children on "dark" rides.

Even if the parents don't have enough points to go on the ride, they will be allowed to ride.

This is my first attempt to post a web site link on this forum. If it doesn't work, t's listed as a main story on AmusmentBusiness.com.

By the way...I think this is a good idea, but parents should ride with their young children on any family ride.

Rye Playland Article

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 11:22 AM
Considering they've had the Scrambler incident AND the Old Mill incident, I think it was time for Rye to do *something* about this kind of thing....I applaud their decision. Now if we can only legislate good parenting, we'll be all set! ;)

P.S. Should note that since the Scrambler thing, I've noticed a couple of ops mentioning DURING the ride that if riders fail to keep their feet ON THE FLOOR, the op will have to stop the ride...
*** Edited 8/17/2005 3:24:04 PM UTC by rollergator***

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 11:30 AM
Good luck with that. Intelligence and common sense among parents seems to be at an all-time low!
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 11:33 AM
How will the ops know if your feet are on the floor? Besides, your feet are on the floor when you're standing up!

A better rule would be to keep your butt in the seat. Doesn't anybody look at those fascinating pictorial instructions on the Scrambler bar?

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 11:34 AM
Apparantly not!
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 12:31 PM
If you lie dow on a Scrambler seat (or Himalaya, or similar ride), which is *apparently* what happened to the girl earlier this season, the lapbar affords NO protection...even if your butt is in the seat...
*** Edited 8/17/2005 4:31:56 PM UTC by rollergator***
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 12:52 PM
Well then the obvious solution is over-the-shoulder restraints. Better yet, an enclosed capsule.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 1:59 PM
Yeah... metal cages like some of the old Riverview (Chicago) coasters!
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 2:40 PM
And that woodie in Japan that has caged trains. Wish I could remember which one that was....
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 3:01 PM
I didn't know about that! I guess some people are comforted by the idea of being tossed about the inside of a metal cage instead of being thrown from the ride completely?
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 5:52 PM
'Moosh, I think this is probably the one you're thinking of.

Not just caged trains, caged MORGAN trains. That probably gets its own special little circle of hell, along with the Japanese Wild Mouse with the shoulder bars...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 5:54 PM
Yep...thanks, Dave ;)

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