TTD - Any known extraordinary ride restrictions?

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:18 PM
I will be riding TTD this Sun. May 4th, (VIP ride and hopefully most of the day) and I am starting to pack...

Does any know of (if any) extraordinary ride restrictions that might be enforced for TTD rides...

By this I mean: above and beyond (pun intended) the normal "No Loose Articles"

Will fanny packs be allowed?

Will eye/sun glasses with elastic straps be allowed?

Will swim goggles (however funny they might look) be allowed?

So, you get my drift here...Eye protection!! I wear contacts and I definately want to be able to see and enjoy the entire ride experience minus the muffleheads or whatever else might be flying around this time of year!!

*** This post was edited by Coaster Cruiser 4/29/2003 4:26:11 PM ***

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:06 PM
If CP goes by the same rules that Knott's does with Xcelerator, then none of the stuff that you mentioned will be allowed.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:08 PM
I see it as totally overboard when you start prohibiting eye glasses with straps. That's just asking for somebody to hurt their eyes.

- John

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 2:56 PM
CP's website clearly states that glasses with wide band straps will be allowed on the ride. Fanny packs will also be allowed.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 3:39 PM
"With wide band straps" -- interesting distinction. The glasses strap I own is thin, but just as secure, if not moreso, than any of the "wide band" ones. Hmmm... (I still find it completely unnecessary -- the one time I almost lost my glasses on a ride was when the guy next to me put his hands up and caught the strap I was wearing, but I keep it around to keep parks happy. Looks like I MIGHT need a new strap now -- sigh...)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 5:31 PM
I bought a pretty decent one last year at Wal-Mart for a couple bucks. Kept my glasses pretty well on my face.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 5:55 PM
Thanks for your input...I did finally find the following info on CPs site:

Corkscrew, Demon Drop, Mantis, Millennium Force, Power Tower, Raptor, Top Thrill Dragster and Wicked Twister: These rides cannot accommodate any loose articles including cellular phones, pagers, hats, cameras, stuffed animals, purses, backpacks, umbrellas, drink bottles, etc. Items must be safely secured in a cargo pocket or waist pack or left in a locker or with a non-rider. Glasses* must be secured. (*Power Tower and Top Thrill Dragster riders must secure their glasses with a tight fitting strap around the back of the head to ensure the glasses do not fall off while riding).

It only mentions "a tight fitting strap" and not particularly the type or size (width) of the strap...

I couldn't find any references to the "Fanny Pack" thing though...but I'm still a lookin'...

I did find this rather interesting:"Guests are advised to wear cargo-type shorts/pants to secure loose items while riding rides."

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 6:02 PM

Coaster Cruiser said:
Items must be safely secured in a cargo pocket or waist pack or left in a locker or with a non-rider.

Isn't waist pack the same as fanny pack? If they say you must fit loose stuff in it, then it must be prohibited. :)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 6:09 PM
When does TTD officially open?

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 6:26 PM
I would imagine it will "Officially Open" when CP opens for the Season on May 4th, 2003 @ 10:00am...right after the "VIP Ride Event"

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*** This post was edited by Coaster Cruiser 4/29/2003 10:27:49 PM ***

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 6:36 PM
The eyeglasses thing was answered already, and in fact that news hit GTTP some time ago. And I suspect that as on Millennium Force, the rule may change once it becomes apparent that the ride is unlikely to yank any spectacles loose if they fit properly.

The park gave the following advice to radio broadcasters:

Only small audio recorders and cellular phones that can be encased in a pack that can be secured to your body will be permitted on Top Thrill Dragster...

Now, obviously broadcasters may be subject to looser restrictions than other people. But using this as a minimum guideline, it sounds as though the rule will be the same as on Millennium Force, in that small packs which secure around the waist are probably OK while handbags, backpacks, and anything that dangles from an arm or shoulder is probably |OK. Which means that when I ride this season I'll probably have to repeatedly demonstrate to the queue crew that the shoulder strap on my little green ****** bag is in fact a back-up in case the belt fails...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 8:36 AM
I think you have to let people wear glasses (with a strap) if the ride has seperate loading/unloading stations. Otherwise you would have to make people remove their glasses before entering the line. I don't think I could safely navigate the queue wtihout my glasses! Not to mention that if your vision is as bad as mine, riding without glasses is not very interesting.
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*** This post was edited by RPMGuitar 4/30/2003 12:38:25 PM ***
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:10 AM
The thing I never understood in regards to requiring straps on glasses, especially on coasters is the wind force. On TTD, a rider will be moving forward which, by nature, will force the glasses backwards, and potentially up, if the rider moves his head any. IF that is the case, then how does a strap around the back of the head stop the glasses from flying off? Wouldn't this potentially be as difficult to hold on your head as a baseball cap? Now I understand there is a lot less resistance on glasses than a baseball cap, and I am being a bit facetious (:)), but by the laws of nature, isn't this possible, and if so, isn't it a bit dumb?
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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 1:40 PM
Hey, the site doesn't mention anything about welding helmets.

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