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Volcano Bay: General Discussion

Discussion in 'Volcano Bay Water Park' started by Joe, May 24, 2017.

  1. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    The park has very rarely been at capacity this summer. July 4th is the only day I know of. Doesn’t mean the park hasn’t been busy though.
     
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    Haven't they done this basically every other year the past few years?
     
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    I feel it's a wait and see situation with VB

    I do wonder if they have adjusted capacity at all to allow more guests or if it's the same
     
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    Punga Racers has a weight limit now. They have a new scale, which is raised slightly above ground (unlike the other ride scales which are build within the ground) outside the slide entrance. My GF who weighs about 125 was allowed in, but I weight about 158 and was turned away.

    What happened? I know orange had previously been shut down, later re-opened to be used only for children... but did something else happen on yellow/blacks for them to make this decision?

    This is really disappointing! That's an entire slide taken away from frequent visitors / dedicated annual passholders, like myself. I'm hoping it's temporary.
     
  5. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    I wonder if it has to do with the abrupt stop? Most racers have a long end to gradually slow down. Here, you just sorta kerplunk into the bottom.
     
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    That weight limit is way too low. I weigh about 150 and I'm 17, so I wouldn't be allowed on? And I'm relatively skinny! And if it's that way for me. I can't imagine what that'll do to the adult crowds.
     
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    Well, there goes my favorite ride, what the heck
     
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    I seriously wonder if Uni has considered suing ProSlide. Seems like a lot of the slides are not performing how they should
     
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    If they decide to build a new water park at the new resort, it will be interesting to see if they go with ProSlide again.
     
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    I do wonder how many people smashed their face on Punga Racers though, it's quite easy tbh
     
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    The rider’s weight cannot exceed 150 lbs.

    Also I thought a lot of WnW’s slides were ProSlide, no?
     
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    That is insane
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    So like fit females and very skinny males. Ok.
     
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    Count me out.
     
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    Certainly not the first year, and I don't recall blackouts being lifted for any significant time last year. FWIW, I hear Disney down too, and Aquatica doesn't seem to be going to capacity much anymore either, so probably more an Orlando thing than a VB thing.
     
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    Yeesh. I’m a tiny guy and I’m like 159...
     
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    Do they have the option or space to rebuild the pool with a longer glide pool?

    If not that reason then perhaps it sways too much?
     
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    So kids can do it only, cool.

    If it's any consolation, the drop slides used to have a more tighter weight restriction when it first opened, maybe the will relax Punga in the future
     
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    I would say that they should replace Punga, but that would shut down half of the main attractions in the park during the construction period.
     
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    I was thinking kids only as well... and I was almost OK with this.

    But there's a height requirement.... I believe the "ride alone" requirement is 48"? (Ride alone here I believe suggests that the parent/guardian needs to ride in another tube alongside the child if they are below 48".) If the parent cannot ride, this cannot be possible... are they going to relax this requirement?

    I'm hoping this whole situation is temporary.

    Edit
    I believe it's actually 48" to ride alone, not 42", do edited height requirements.
     
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