And that's a little issue with their restraints, there's a sizable difference between clicks. My personal "easy fix" (likely so simple it won't work) would be to put a thicker softer padding on there. That way if someone like snowman6996's son is on the ride that last click puts it on him, but someone who doesn't need that space has it have a little give.Joe said:It might be that this apparent new policy is a temporary "band-aid" procedure while they investigate what's wrong with the restraints and evaluate a permanent, more inclusive solution. I can only imagine that management is just as furious about this ordeal as snowman6996 and the rest of us are.
I did say it was likely too simple to workNicole said:Adding padding would prevent people who barely fit right now from riding at all. That doesn't seem like a fair alternative.
Oh please no. Vests would kill the airtime the ride is known for.Zachary said:Honestly, RMC needs to massively increase restraint accessibility across the board. Even if this means making big and small seats or certain rows with Raptor-style vests, they NEED to do something.
Just got word that RMC has been at the park working on this issue. Hopefully they can fix this ASAP!Joe said:While this system is really more of a "band-aid" fix that merely mellows the problem rather than solving it, I appreciate the park's impromptu new approach to cutting down on Twisted Timbers' unfortunate accessibility issues.
Yes, they have been having issues with the restraints not working properly. When I was there Saturday, it seemed to be the second row on the blue train giving them particular problems at that time, but the problem does not seem to be limited to just one train. This is definitely a manufacturer issue that RMC needs to fix.pickles said:Does anyone know why they can’t run the second train? Everytime in there they only have one train ops and it makes a 15 minute wait an hour. I heard it was because of the restraints not locking. I had the same problem today when I sat in the back row and almost left the station then my restraint unlocked itself. Had to completely close the back seat and alternate rows with the people infront of me. In fact the thing broke down twice while I was in line today.
At least one RMC rep has been onsite every day since opening making adjustments to the trains. Not sure how successful they've been.Unagi said:Just got word that RMC has been at the park working on this issue. Hopefully they can fix this ASAP!Joe said:While this system is really more of a "band-aid" fix that merely mellows the problem rather than solving it, I appreciate the park's impromptu new approach to cutting down on Twisted Timbers' unfortunate accessibility issues.
Six Flags over Texas required it immediately after their 2013 incident. They had a staging line prior to the test seats so that everyone would have to sit in it before riding, even Flash Pass and ADA.CoasterChase said:Holy crap MANDATORY test seat checks? I’ve never heard of that before.