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    Matterhorn Restraints?

    A little tidbit from the other site mentions a new restraint system for the Matterhorn...
    What could possibly be done?

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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    They probably will put in the metal bars with the red buttons (like on Indy) so you can't unhook then during the ride. Stupid people will unbuckle themselves and fall out.

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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    maybe they'll do pull down restraints? of course that would mean that two people could not share the sled anymore.

    maybe, better seat belts because the other ones are kind of old and a few are even fraying from so much daily use. perhaps seat belts that actually go into the seat and lock in place instead of the rider adjusting it for themselves.

    hmmm...we may have to wait and see...
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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    I read that on the other site, as you've said, and my first thought was that they were going to replace the stiff, frayed belts. I didn't think beyond that, although the vague "restraint systems" could mean anything from over the shoulder restraint harnesses to lapbars to new belts.

    I'm almost certain that the information in the post above me from DisneyPrincess4590 is incorrect, for reasons having to do with the lack of power in the matterhorn cars, the seating position in the cars, and the awkwardness of exit and entry for most people with a red button on the side or behind you, deep in the car, while trying to exit from a floor seating position. That is definitely not going to happen.

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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    I think seat belts like Indy would be best for the Matterhorn. They retract which makes it easier to adjust for different size people, can be easy to sense
    if somone tries to unbuckle themselves, and two people can still sit with each other.

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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    Oh, well retracting seatbelts would make sense. How old are those sleds anyways?

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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    I have always felt the seat belts were unsafe.....Heck I use to loosen them when Wolfette had to ride with me, so the buckle wouldn't hit her in the middle of the back....and guess what? No one noticed!

    Matterhorn is going down for refurb shortly, maybe Indy's system will go in place!?
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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    I don't think it's necessary. True, you could unbuckle yourself and stand up while the ride's in motion (which at least one person has done). And it would have predictable results (which it did). But that's just thinning the herd, in my opinion.

    If people remained seated and buckeled in with their hands and arms inside the car at all times nothing would happen.

    Maybe they can have printed and audio warnings... oh, wait, they do...

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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    I think if they did change the seating configuration they would also have to change the height requirement. As it stands now, it's 35 inches and that is why my 2 year old could ride it. I would not feel comfortable letting my 2-3 year old ride it if I could not hold on to them.
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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    My understanding is that the seatbelts are going to be removed all together, the bobsleds are going to fitted with plexiglass bubbles, and filled with packing peanuts, once the guests are seated of course...

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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneyhound
    My understanding is that the seatbelts are going to be removed all together, the bobsleds are going to fitted with plexiglass bubbles, and filled with packing peanuts, once the guests are seated of course...
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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    Shoulder restraints ... they're gonna need them for the loop

    IMO - YMMV - FYIGM


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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzmati
    Shoulder restraints ... they're gonna need them for the loop

    someday we'll have that loop! until then, we'll keep our fingers crossed!

    but in all seriousness, the matterhorn needs a better restraint system than it already has because quite a few of those seatbelts have seen better days!
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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

    Forget the new restraints, I'd like to see new bobsleds altogether.

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    Re: Matterhorn Restraints?

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    i've always wanted to hug the yeti !!!!!!!!!! he looks so cuddly an soft!

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