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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:03 pm

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Postby Kylis » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:22 pm

What is with the rule that you can't sit in the back alone? It completely caught me by surprise as I have never heard of a rule like that and screwed my ride on Titan as they made me sit in the middle.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby bigboy » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:47 pm

They require 2 riders in the last loaded seat of any train so that, in theory, there are 2 people that can see anything that happens to that train during the ride. It's come and go over the years and most recently resurfaced when the rider was ejected from NTAG. When I worked there in the mid-90s, it was explained as a insurance requirement and went so far as to say that all loaded ride units or flat rides had to have at least 2 riders. I don't know that it makes a whole lot of sense, but there is a reason behind it.

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Postby Kylis » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:20 pm

bigboy wrote:They require 2 riders in the last loaded seat of any train so that, in theory, there are 2 people that can see anything that happens to that train during the ride. It's come and go over the years and most recently resurfaced when the rider was ejected from NTAG. When I worked there in the mid-90s, it was explained as a insurance requirement and went so far as to say that all loaded ride units or flat rides had to have at least 2 riders. I don't know that it makes a whole lot of sense, but there is a reason behind it.


So if I get this right, there needs to be 2 people for observation purposes? Setting aside that cameras could be used for this, rather than park patrons, I was allowed to sit as the last person on the train solo, it just had to be in the middle or front.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby ComeRideWithMe » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:48 pm

I feel at this point the "must have 2 riders in the back in case you fly out" has reached urban legend staus. Who knows why they're one of the few parks with this stupid rule. I believe they don't even know why it's in place.
I try to find 3 people while I'm in line and ask the 3rd to ride in the back with me. It's always worked. But yea, ruins your ride if you can't find anyone.

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:35 pm

ComeRideWithMe wrote:I feel at this point the "must have 2 riders in the back in case you fly out" has reached urban legend staus.


Idk... when I was there last and tried riding in the last row of NTAG I wasn’t allowed. I was put in the “chicken coop” till they found another single rider for the last row.

ComeRideWithMe wrote: Who knows why they're one of the few parks with this stupid rule.


Maybe it’s because.... oh... I don’t know... they legit had someone FLY out of one of their roller coasters. So they implemented this procedure so that they have two sets of eyes in case something like this happens again. :?:
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby mark549 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:32 am

I haven't ridden these coasters, but I did have a solo back seat ride on El Toro, without any issues. Although I liked the front seat of the last car more ...

Wasn't the point of adding the seat belts to prevent ejection of passengers, partly from redundancy but more because someone too large to fit would not be able to get the seat belt buckled?

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Coastard69 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:31 am

Interesting they enforce that policy. Makes sense though, need someone to tell the media what happened.

In seriousness though, it's very strange they have that rule, because unless someone stands up on a ride and is thus ejected, any incident could be argued as a ride malfunction on the part of six flags.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Kylis » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:49 am

DoinItForTheFame wrote:
ComeRideWithMe wrote:I feel at this point the "must have 2 riders in the back in case you fly out" has reached urban legend staus.


Idk... when I was there last and tried riding in the last row of NTAG I wasn’t allowed. I was put in the “chicken coop” till they found another single rider for the last row.

ComeRideWithMe wrote: Who knows why they're one of the few parks with this stupid rule.


Maybe it’s because.... oh... I don’t know... they legit had someone FLY out of one of their roller coasters. So they implemented this procedure so that they have two sets of eyes in case something like this happens again. :?:


Because having an audience to someone flying out the coaster helps? Frankly it sounds like the ride attendants fault for giving an obese person with a questionable lock on the restraints the go ahead. Did they not have seat belts implemented on the ride back then?

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Coastard69 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:30 pm

What the hell is NTAG?
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