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P. 829: Adventure Port themed area announced for 2023!

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Cal1br3tto,

 

I rode D-back last night as a single rider. The vacant seat next to me had the belt buckled by the employee. So that particular employee took the time to buckle the retracting belts. These belts do retract but I would say about 3 inches on each side hang out after fully retracted.

 

As I waited in line before knowing about the new seat belts I thought to myself this line seems to be moving slower than it usually moves. I noticed some of the issues is buckling the belt properly and making sure it is under that small arm rest on the seat. On my train alone 4 people had to redo the seat belt. Hopefully things get faster as the season goes on.

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I'm amazed at hearing there's seat belts on D-back. I don't mind having to wear them (since people say they don't botch the airtime), but I am worried about the fact they'll slow down operations and sorta drop the possible capacity-per-hour.

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I'm amazed at hearing there's seat belts on D-back. I don't mind having to wear them (since people say they don't botch the airtime), but I am worried about the fact they'll slow down operations and sorta drop the possible capacity-per-hour.

 

Hasn't this already been said?

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Wow. I hope they really are retractable. I hate buckles that have a piece of belt on each side. It makes it much harder to sit down without sitting on a buckle.

How about you actually look before you sit down?

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Wow. I hope they really are retractable. I hate buckles that have a piece of belt on each side. It makes it much harder to sit down without sitting on a buckle.

How about you actually look before you sit down?

 

Too easy....this is America remember A.J. LOL

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^Not accurate.

 

Thank you. Seatbelts will not effect how the ride performs, at all.

 

Diamondback will still provide the same amount of zero/negative Gs, it is still 5282' long, and 80 mph fast. The only thing that is going to effect "air time" is: the weight of the vehicle, how parabolic the hill is, acceleration of the train, and the position of the rider.

Apparently, all that has changed.

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^Yes, but the amount of room your body has to travel before it hits something (seatbelt vs. clamshell) has been reduced, as the retractable seatbelts will fit to your lap. That being said, it's really not going to make THAT big of a difference in overall experience.

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