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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:54 am

True, but I think the sight of the que spilling out into the midway keeps more people from joining since they judge the wait to be longer than it is, and thus keeps the wait a reasonable 20min for those who do join.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:01 am

^ Secretly I like how that may deter people from joining, but then again, Twister has a long queue (in terms of length) and that ride has a similarly long wait on busy days.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:12 am

Well, you have to admit that a Phoenix queue that is 15 Minutes would be about an hour in many other parks, maybe two hours in Holiday Park's Expedition GeForce.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:07 am

A.J. wrote:Another thing that apparently came out of a recent presentation from the park is that Impulse is receiving new trains that will allow riders from 48" to 52" to ride without booster seats.


It was cool enough that they had booster seats to begin with--this is even better!

bill_s wrote:Hopefully that's not the only improvement to those restraints. Ouch.


Agreed. I think I might be one of the only people who just doesn't like Impulse at all.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby tndank » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:22 am

I've never seen a coaster with booster seats. Anyone got a pic? I've never seen something like that. Pretty cool.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:43 am

tndank wrote:I've never seen a coaster with booster seats. Anyone got a pic? I've never seen something like that. Pretty cool.

Here you go, courtesy of Chris' visit back in 2015 on his blog...

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Another example, when Mission Space got its recent renovation, they added booster seats to the non-spinning Green Team so that smaller children could ride.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:51 am

tndank wrote:I've never seen a coaster with booster seats. Anyone got a pic? I've never seen something like that. Pretty cool.


google "Knoebel's Impulse Booster Seat". . . images will come up with the seat on the coaster
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby tndank » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:59 am

Cool. I looked at some photos but I don't think I realized what I was looking at. That's pretty neat.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby linearinduction » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:05 pm

tndank wrote:Cool. I looked at some photos but I don't think I realized what I was looking at. That's pretty neat.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby JT325 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:27 am

linearinduction wrote:You can thank Lagoon for the Booster Seats and the New ART Trains.



What are ART trains? Anyone have a picture of the new trains? I'm wondering why they replaced the trains only after a few years. Like many new coasters, I rode Impulse while holding the lap bar away from me, as it gets too tight. (Just a comment, I'm sure lots of people like a tight lap bar).
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