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03/10/17 at 11:44am in Free Admission for Kids 3-5 Years Old
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Agreed -- as noted, Invadr fills the thrill gap (presumably) but not the height requirement gap. BBW was a great fit for both.

I was really hoping to see a lower min height for Invadr.
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03/10/17 at 06:54pm in Free Admission for Kids 3-5 Years Old
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46 inches is pretty low for a full sized wooden coaster. Most are 48 inches.

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03/10/17 at 07:32pm in Free Admission for Kids 3-5 Years Old
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(03/10/17 06:54pm)MAZ Wrote:  46 inches is pretty low for a full sized wooden coaster. Most are 48 inches.

I wouldn't consider Invadr full-sized by GCI standards. Most of their coasters average around 3,000-ft in length. Invadr doesn't come close to that and will be the second shortest GCI when it opens.

Their Joris en de Draak coaster at Efteling is comparable in size to Invadr (72-foot drop, and slightly longer at 2585-feet) and has a smaller height requirement (43 inches) if the child is accompanied by an adult.
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03/10/17 at 10:08pm in Free Admission for Kids 3-5 Years Old
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Ok, it seems low for a medium sized coaster then. Either way, a coaster with an 80 foot drop shouldn't have an 80th percentile 4 year old on it. So in MY opinion, 46 seems low enough.

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03/11/17 at 03:05am in Free Admission for Kids 3-5 Years Old
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(03/10/17 10:08pm)MAZ Wrote:  Either way, a coaster with an 80 foot drop shouldn't have an 80th percentile 4 year old on it.

Why not? BBW had a taller drop at 99 feet and many 4 year olds got to ride it sans probléme.
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03/11/17 at 06:25am in Free Admission for Kids 3-5 Years Old (Latest Edit: 03/11/17 at 06:26am by MAZ.)
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Well, let's just say it's really scary to watch your child moving around in a restraint that was designed for larger people but only deemed 'acceptable' for very small children. BBW had a OTSR that pinned small riders down. I am not debating that type of restraint here. The woodie is my concern. i am not going to convince you to be concerned. It is MY concern that I decided to share.

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03/11/17 at 10:16pm in Free Admission for Kids 3-5 Years Old
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Not to mention the feelings of the child involved. When I was seven I was forced to ride Apollo's Chariot as my first coaster and had nightmares for two weeks after that not to mention developing a fear of heights. Though I'm better now.

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03/13/17 at 10:26am in Free Admission for Kids 3-5 Years Old
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I concur. I was on a ride similar to the Trade Wind at the NC state fair when I was quite young and absolutely would have been thrown out if my older sister hadn't been next to me in the car to hold me down. Granted it was the state fair but still... I wouldn't put a child through that.

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03/13/17 at 05:52pm in Free Admission for Kids 3-5 Years Old
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(03/13/17 10:26am)Merboy Wrote:  I concur. I was on a ride similar to the Trade Wind at the NC state fair when I was quite young and absolutely would have been thrown out if my older sister hadn't been next to me in the car to hold me down. Granted it was the state fair but still... I wouldn't put a child through that.
I like the program to get kids in to help out us parents who will spend money. As stated before the park can't fully focus on a certain age and forget kids. I remember my first big coaster alone, Scooby-Doo at Carowinds. It was scary and awesome at the same time. I hope this helps other kids become future BG coaster junkies.

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