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    Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    Does anyone know exactly what they are doing to Splah at the moment.

    Ive just got a horrible thought that now could be a good time for them to get new logs with lap bars, like WDW.

    Does anyone deffinetly know if they aren't getting bars?

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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    It's more than likely. Their probably going to be a little different though.
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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    I've not been to WDW, but I thought they had side by side seats.


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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    Yes.

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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerer's Apprentice View Post
    I've not been to WDW, but I thought they had side by side seats.
    Yes they do, they hold twice as many people. And recently they got lap bars. So I'd say it's pretty much certain that part of this refurb is to add them to Disneyland's version also.

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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    I'm ok with the lap bars. I may be in the minority, but I've been on Splash at least two times where an idiot decides to get out of the ride on another log right before the drop because they're scared. This causes lame delays that take away from the experience.

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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    I just got back from WDW. The laptops did absolutely nothing to ruin the ride for me. I wouldn't be surprised to see ours get them. But I don't know for sure if we are.

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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    our logs at disneyland have a radically different design from those at WDW so it would be more difficult to add bars i'd think. im trying to think how they'd have the room to put individual bars in for each seat.

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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    Would the "track" have to be widened to make the side by side seaters?
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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    Widening the track is the least of your worries. You'd have to re-engineer much of the track and supports to deal with different loads and forces. Not to mention, it's possible you'd have to redesign several areas of the whole structure to fit new wider logs as well as the likely longer chutes after the drops.

    It's like the issue of layering a mine train ride on top of GRR. You can't just stick it up there, you have to rethink all the structural and engineering issues.

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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    Well, I really hope they dont put them in.

    How long has Splash been there? And to my knowledge, noone has ever fallen out or got injured.

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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    Well, considering the fact that all the logs are currently sitting in rows outside the Indy show building, nowhere near the maintenance warehouse, I don't think anything is gonna be happening soon.

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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip and Dale View Post
    Well, I really hope they dont put them in.

    How long has Splash been there? And to my knowledge, noone has ever fallen out or got injured.
    True, but I don't think anyone at Disney wants to find out what would happen if someone did.

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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip and Dale View Post
    How long has Splash been there? And to my knowledge, noone has ever fallen out or got injured.
    If Disney was thinking about it, which I hope they aren't, it is probably more of a concern over people having to much range of motion. I've seen a person stand up once to impress his friends.
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    Re: Is Splash Mountain Getting Lap Bars?

    my guess is that the only things being done on Splash are the "running gear" replacement and maintainance. All the submerged parts corrode and the smaller hardware is most susceptible to errosion in a shorter period of time.


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