Teen scared by open lap bar on Hopi Hari coaster/Online audio translator

Monday, December 31, 2012 4:26 PM

Seems to be someone trying to scam the park or get attention, or both (especially since there was a death at the park earlier this year).

I've had lap bars (on very poorly maintained rides) pop up a notch, but never one that opened all the way. And of course... I've had plenty of people tell me "my bar opened" on rides, especially when I ran rides (people love to tell stories about how they almost flew out and/or died on rides.)

It's in Portuguese, so you can use Google Translate to read the article in English.

On a related note, does anyone know how to translate audio on say, a youtube video? I'd really like to watch this awesome video but understand what they are saying (without learning another language right now.)

I found this article about youtube having a video translator (which the user who posts the video has to enable) but cannot find any option for it on my own youtube channel.

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Monday, December 31, 2012 10:28 PM

I am a large person, but fit into the Rattler at Fiesta Texas with about one click. After the first couple of dips the lap bar opened. I was a bit concerned at first, but then realized the rest of the ride was pretty tame. I did hold on. My first wooden roller coaster was the Big Dipper at Springlake Amusement Park in Oklahoma City. It did not have lap bars, just a hand rail. The Wilde Maus at Springlake didn't have any restraints either.

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Monday, December 31, 2012 11:04 PM

Tom Keener said:

I am a large person, but fit into the Rattler at Fiesta Texas with about one click. After the first couple of dips the lap bar opened. I was a bit concerned at first, but then realized the rest of the ride was pretty tame. I did hold on.



I'm assuming you also had on the seat belt?

Tom Keener said:

My first wooden roller coaster was the Big Dipper at Springlake Amusement Park in Oklahoma City. It did not have lap bars, just a hand rail. The Wilde Maus at Springlake didn't have any restraints either.

My kind of rides!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 10:54 AM

I don't remember a seat belt, but it's possible that there was one.

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