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Discussion in 'Other Orlando & Central Florida Tourist Spots' started by d a n n y, Jun 22, 2008.

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    utter nonsense on my part - sorry for wasting bandwidth
     
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    How's the Star Flyer going?
     
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    World's Tallest Star Flyer has gone vertical:
     
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    Nevermind. Beat me to it.

    I don't know why but I'm find it odd that it's so close to the road.
     
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    Nick C. Staff Member Moderator

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    Maybe that's what they were going for to add an extra level of thrill factor on top of already being 425 feet in the air :lol:
     
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    It will probably be scarier being the spectator below as it's just dawned on me that it could be raining pennies and cellphones from the riders. I don't agree with all the metal detectors at Universal for the most part but if any ride needs it, it's this one.
     
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    They have a 400 foot version of this at Six Flags Over Texas they installed back in 2012- it's pretty tall. And the scary part isn't the height as much as the wind at that level that moves you.

    That said- first time I rode it with my oldest kid- I thought "this would be nice to take a selfie up here with her"- well, I got up there and thought "what if I drop my phone". I mean, it could kill someone.

    There isn't even a net at the bottom. Needless to say, I'm shocked something hasn't happened at one of those before.
     
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    It's been a really long time since I've ridden one of these things because they terrify me. But, don't the restraints stop you from getting at your pockets? I didn't think people could do much at the top of the ride (other than drop their glasses perhaps?)
     
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    I can only speak for the particular skyrider I was on- if anything, it just makes it difficult to get into your pockets- but you certainly could. The difficulty would make it even more prone to slippage one would think. It was essentially a seat-belt restraint.

    In my case, I had the phone in my lap when we took off- where it stayed. I didnt have the guts to take my hands off the chains once that wind picked up and was whipping us. Too scared you say? Yup. :)
     
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    Tacky. Was hoping they'd keep that kind of crap north of Sand Lake road.
     
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    I've been on the one at SF Over Texas as well. Something else to think about is that it's often much, much colder that high up. In addition to the winds.

    I did like on my ride they said, "enjoy your view of Subway". There's a pretty easily spotted Subway sandwich shop just beyond the main gate that's pretty obvious from the ride. :)
     
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    This will officially be tallest point in Orange County/Orlando. (Not including 2000 ft Atena Towers).

    But Structure wise Suntrust is the Tallest, this would surpass that by 9ft.
     
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