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  • [Pictures] SPLASH! Love it or hate it - It's happened - LAPBARS

    It's off to a slow start but Cast Members seems to be picking up speed. Day 1 consisted of a lot of backed up logs due to slow loading.
    As previous threads have demonstrated I'm sure I'll upset some MCers. I don't mind them

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    Re: SPLASH! Love it or hate it - It's happened - LAPBARS

    *Facepalm* The thrill of nothing holding you down on the last drop has left the ride and jumped off a cliff.

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    • #3
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      Those don't look to comfy. Probably smashes your gut in while going down the falls.

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      • #4
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        LAAAAAMMMMMMMME.

        grrr, way to take away the fun factor and turn this into a gut smasher.
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        • #5
          Re: SPLASH! Love it or hate it - It's happened - LAPBARS

          I've read several reports that the lap bars really aren't a problem, and actually provide leg room with the absence of the old handle bars. It's love it or hate it, as stated in the title.

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          • #6
            Re: SPLASH! Love it or hate it - It's happened - LAPBARS

            They don't look all that bad.
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            • #7
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              Boooooooooooo
              Marquis d'Bod of the RCMC... always and forever

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              • #8
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                they look roomier.
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                • #9
                  Re: SPLASH! Love it or hate it - It's happened - LAPBARS

                  It doesn't intrude on the theme, so as long as its comfortable I have absolutely no problem with them.

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                  • #10
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                    oh whatever. I love them to pieces! Those lap bars have capture my heart and I look forward to taking a series of photos with them. Screw the castle. My memory card will be filled with lapbar photos. Love them!

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                    • #11
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                      It doesn't bother me either way
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                      • #12
                        They match the rest of the "log"
                        and I think they'll make some guests feel safer
                        and this will help them enjoy the ride more.
                        So. . .:thumbup: from me.

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                        • #13
                          Re: SPLASH! Love it or hate it - It's happened - LAPBARS

                          I can understand why people would be disappointed over this, but it's really not that bad as many think. Definitely nowhere near as bad as what's happened with Disneyland's version where they've cut rider capacity to add high backrests. Add to that a new height requirement for riders sitting in the front seat. The way I see it, lap bars are really not that big a deal.

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                          • #14
                            Re: SPLASH! Love it or hate it - It's happened - LAPBARS

                            I don't have a strong feeling one way or the other. Do I gladly welcome them? No. But in the end, I don't think they'll make a difference when it comes to the experience of the ride.

                            Once we get used to them being there, it'll feel like the same 'ol Splash Mountain that we know and love.

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                            • #15
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                              ..meh...

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                              • #16
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                                What prompted these? Were people getting out and wandering about the ride? I wonder because Pirates gets shut down from time to time due to really dumb people wanting to take a walking tour. I hope that ride's not next.

                                Thanks for the photos.

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                                • #17
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                                  I don't think people were actually getting OUT of the boats completely in general. Just standing up in their seats or whatever. I've had this happen personally with someone in the same boat, it trips some sort of sensors or whatever. The rest of the boat was angrily telling him to sit down.

                                  It's nothing more than to keep people from getting out of their seats. Personally, i welcome this. It really is a huge issue with ignorant guests who feel inclined to ruin the ride for everyone else by forcing the ride to halt (poor Brer Bear and Fox always get the blame). It happens all the time too, it's a huge issue that seriously slows stuff down.

                                  The new seats look like they've got more room now for longer legged guest like myself. It really doesn't bug me in the slightest, though i'll need to try them out before making a first hand assessment.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: SPLASH! Love it or hate it - It's happened - LAPBARS

                                    I sort of like them like this and I agree it seems more roomier and safer

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: SPLASH! Love it or hate it - It's happened - LAPBARS

                                      Since we can't fix stupid guests from either standing up on the ride or bailing out before the last drop, I'm for them. My last visit with this ride was halted everytime for a guest bailing out of the log because they were scared of the drop.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: SPLASH! Love it or hate it - It's happened - LAPBARS

                                        Personally I don't mind them at all as long as they work, if it's like the ones on BTM it may lend itself to a false sense of security if you have a larger person next to a really small person and the bar not closing down enough to secure the little one in the log but hopefully they have thought of that. :ap:

                                        Will certainly stop or at least hinder people from trying to get out of the logs in the middle of the ride which should speed things up but my big question is this...

                                        Is it "fluffy person friendly?" yes there's more room in the front and all but has anyone who is plus sized ridden it yet who can report back to the rest of us?
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