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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:55 am
by Lemur
michaellynn4 wrote:Anyone have any insight into how restrictive the restraints on these Giant Discoveries are? I've been doing well since switching to keto a couple weeks ago, down nearly 20lbs and exercising regularly, but I'm still weary that I need to lose more before I'll fit. I know there's a test seat, but I'm trying to save the hour trip both ways if I know I'll probably need to drop additional weight before I get close.

For context: at current weight, I can fit on Nitro, B&M big boy seats, Hershey Drop Towers, etc. Can't fit on non-big-boy seats, Cyborg, El Toro.


Current reports are that the seats are accommodating to girthier guests as they have a hard plastic over-the-shoulder restraint with a click belt that has a bit of length on it. However, it should be noted that taller guests (six footers and above, I believe) find the hard plastic restraints uncomfortable.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:00 am
by B&MIntaminGCI
^It seems that it’s going to be a free for all. No numbers that I saw

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:15 pm
by Canobie Coaster
^ That's a bummer. Because groups then sit out at SFNE which causes the ride to run at less than full capacity.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:20 pm
by BDD27
It's hard to say I got on the ride right at opening this morning and they were kinda hard plastic vest like. The ride was great, awesome speed and views from almost upside down at that, but I'm only 5'9 so I can't really say how it will feel for larger guests.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:25 pm
by joelwee
Lemur wrote:However, it should be noted that taller guests (six footers and above, I believe) find the hard plastic restraints uncomfortable.

I can vouch for that. Giant Discovery restraints push down on you constantly and sometimes tighten up during the ride - which makes me a little claustrophobic.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:51 pm
by B&MIntaminGCI
Yeah they definitely tighten during the ride, I was trying to counteract it with no luck because I’d forget to lean forward slightly. I can definitely see them being restrictive. I’m 6’1 and average build and I can see the seats are very uncomfortable (hard) and the restraints the same.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:00 pm
by BDD27
I only managed one ride on Wonder Woman and one on Nitro this morning as I had to work, but I will say facing Nitro does seem to give the best ride. When you reach full swing you are completely outward and it provides some incredible views. I'm not used to seeing great adventure upside down like that.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:56 pm
by thrillseeker4552
I agree that the Giant Discovery restraints are quite restrictive. I'm not even tall (just over 5'9") and the restraints hit my shoulders snugly. My 6'0" brother refuses to ride the ride, not because it makes him sick, but because the first time he rode it (talking about CraZanity here), the restraints pushed on his shoulders and chest so hard that he was miserable by the end of the ride. He's only 6'0" and average build.

I would love to ride a lap bar version of this ride someday, like the one at Liseberg.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:30 pm
by Canobie Coaster
The one at Liseberg is amazing. That's without a doubt my favorite frisbee.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:31 pm
by B&MIntaminGCI
I don’t find the tightening bad at all and the restraints don’t bother me in the slightest, but they do tighten but not by much at least on Wonder Woman.