Size of riders on The Chiller

Sunday, April 13, 2003 1:15 PM
I'm a larger person and have never had a problem riding rollercoasters.

I rode the Chiller two years ago at SFGAdv. This is when it had OTSR's. I just went on opening day and wasn't able to ride with the lapbars.

What do you think the limit is for size on the Chiller. I plan on going back in June and want to be able to ride it.

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 6:20 PM
I think the one thing that some people haven't realized is not only did they install lapbars, but the seats are completely new also. They sit down a lot lower (I guess because of potential for hitting supports) and the headrests were replaced also. I don't know of an actual size for a Premier train, but I'm guessing you have to at least get the seatbelt connected on the left or right side.
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Sunday, April 13, 2003 6:42 PM
That's my other question. How is the new restraint system designed?

I was in the seat with the lapbar down but I never saw how the seatbelt worked. It doesn't go around right?

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 8:54 PM
That is correct that the seatbelt doesn't go across. Instead, it hooks onto a clip that's mounted on the left or right side of the lapbar.
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Monday, April 14, 2003 2:51 AM
If that seat belt doesn't go around the rider, then how do the ride ops know whether or not a rider is too big to ride?

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Monday, April 14, 2003 6:56 AM
Generally they don't know until you try and get into the car. Every time I've been on The Chiller I've seen someone have to get off the train because they don't fit. There is a "standard disclaimer" at the entrance to the ride saying that due to the restraints.... blah blah blah..... certain people won't be able to ride, but there aren't any definite size restrictions posted.


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Monday, April 14, 2003 8:37 AM
The belt on those things is to measure the lap bar position. I'm not sure about the Chiller, but on Flight of Fear there is a plate on the floor (I believe it covers part of the lap bar mechanism) on the far right-hand side, so if you find you can't get the bar over your knees, try sitting in the left-hand seat instead of the right-hand seat. I noticed that on Mr. Freeze (SFStL) the plate was on both sides, so that wouldn't help...but in either case there looks to be more space in the even-numbered rows (back seat of any car).

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Monday, April 14, 2003 11:58 AM
Does anyone know of any links or sites where I can find out more about the new trains for the LIM launch coasters?

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Saturday, May 24, 2003 10:01 AM
You should be able to ride as long as you can get the bar down around your knees & the belt locked into it's reciever,which is usually on the outside end of the bar

For example on JJ,if you're sitting on the left hand side of the train the reciever for the lap belt is on the left & if you're sitting on the right hand side of the train it is on the right hand side of the bar.

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Saturday, May 24, 2003 6:39 PM
Good luck man. I think your planning will help you here. Getting your friend to help GET you in first is a good idea, but don't KILL yourself. ;)

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Sunday, May 25, 2003 6:49 PM
I found a picture of Mr. Freeze at SFoT, which has the same trains as Chiller. Towards the bottom right of the picture you can see the seatbelt, which attaches from the lap restraint to the side of the train.
Here's the link:

http://www.coasterphotos.com/SFOT/freeze21.htm

Good luck on your next visit to Gadv. It makes me sad to see someone unable to experience the greatness of Chiller.

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Sunday, May 25, 2003 8:11 PM
It surely has something to do with. Try crossing your legs next time.

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Sunday, May 25, 2003 8:15 PM
My friend is a pretty big kid and he was always able to ride chiller and he just wouldn't fit in the front seat of the cars. So we moved to the back row of the car and he took his shoes off because they might have been holding the lapbar up a little bit, and he was able to ride. The lapbar had no problem coming down the second time whatsoever. Good Luck!
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