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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    Well, this stinks. No more riding in the same row with my two girls. One of them will have to ride alone or with a stranger.

    Thanks, morons, for ruining it for the rest of us

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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    I don't think this is a very big deal. I don't stand up anyway, so makes no difference to me. The likelihood of a log overturning is extremely low. Are the individual lap bars or Big-Thunderesque?
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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    Quote Originally Posted by lily23 View Post
    Well, this stinks. No more riding in the same row with my two girls. One of them will have to ride alone or with a stranger.

    Thanks, morons, for ruining it for the rest of us
    According to the reports from Screamscape, this is a single lap-bar (a la Thunder Mountain), so this will not affect you riding with your two girls.
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    Re: Splash Mountain Add's Lap Bars...

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainEO,ATIS View Post
    Way to break theme. Let me remind everyone this is a terrible idea that instead of protecting guests, in makes them even more prone to injuries on Splash. The force of the drop is supposed to keep you in your seat. Lap bars are not needed for that. Also, the logs CAN tip over. It's never happened, but it's possible. How would you like it if you were under water and unable to get out from a lap bar keeping you in? That's why log flumes don't have seatbelts or lap bars - but somehow this one just got some.
    Where did you get that ridiculous idea that the logs can tip over?? There is no way it could happen even if you and everyone in the log tried to.

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    Re: Splash Mountain Add's Lap Bars...

    Quote Originally Posted by DRSeeker View Post
    Where did you get that ridiculous idea that the logs can tip over?? There is no way it could happen even if you and everyone in the log tried to.
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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    I was just looking at Screamscape's picture. All i see is new padding on the logs. They look a lot like lap bars but it looks to be just padding.
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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    Last time we were riding Splash, we we're climbing the final accent and the 'special' people in the log in front of us decided that was the time to switch over the order in which they were sat in the boat....on a incline....so yeah, lap bars maybe not the worse idea in the world.

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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneytwins View Post
    I was just looking at Screamscape's picture. All i see is new padding on the logs. They look a lot like lap bars but it looks to be just padding.
    Those big white things aren't padding, those are just fake test bodies.
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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    I know what the big white things are. I'm talking about the black things. The logs have always had them. Their padding so that you don't hit your head on the way down. It looks like they just replaced them with darker ones.

    This is what they used to look like:
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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDisneyInquisitor View Post
    According to the reports from Screamscape, this is a single lap-bar (a la Thunder Mountain), so this will not affect you riding with your two girls.
    Hopefully, but not according to Screamscape. " ...but with the new lap bars two riders per row is all that will be allowed. " I have no idea how accurate this information is. Anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkflutterby View Post
    Last time we were riding Splash, we we're climbing the final accent and the 'special' people in the log in front of us decided that was the time to switch over the order in which they were sat in the boat....on a incline....so yeah, lap bars maybe not the worse idea in the world.
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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneytwins View Post
    I was just looking at Screamscape's picture. All i see is new padding on the logs. They look a lot like lap bars but it looks to be just padding.
    I have circled where the lap bars attach to the logs.
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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    The lap bars concave down in the center, limiting each row to a maximum of two guests.


    The lap bars are being installed less as a safety issue and more as a deterrent for idiots getting out of the boat, such as the one who got to the second lift hill, only to then realize that she wasnt on the "steam train that goes around the park" and didn't want to get wet, so therefore jumped out of the back of the boat, INTO the water, taking her young child with her....true story!
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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    She didn't want to get wet, so she jumped into the water?

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    Re: Splash Mountain Adds Lap Bars...

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    I have circled where the lap bars attach to the logs.
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    I could be wrong, but those look more like non-skid pads. Usually lap bars connect to the front of the cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by lily23 View Post
    Hopefully, but not according to Screamscape. " ...but with the new lap bars two riders per row is all that will be allowed. " I have no idea how accurate this information is. Anyone?
    And yes, it it is certainly possible that these will be the rules Disney will enforce. However, with Screamscape providing no evidence to support that statement, I take it with a grain of salt.
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