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Volcano Bay: General Discussion

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

  1. Killaflav

    Killaflav Newcomer

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    What do you guys know about this new spot? I picked up a bartending shift there from another venue but I can't find any info about it!
     
  2. shiekra38

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    Hmm, I wonder who made that slide

    Aquatica and Adventure Island also have a mat slide, anyone know if they have made adjustments as well?
     
  3. Scott W.

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    Anybody seen the new weight limits on Punga Racers?

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    I mean, WTF?
     
  4. Brian G.

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    Buckets!

     
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    Wow, I have no idea how I missed all that. My bad.

    Feel free to delete. :toast:
     
  6. Frankyg123

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    I will say of all the slides at VB Punga Racers really did a number on me.
     
  7. TheDr

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    Do they have space to extend the splashdown pool? Surely that would be a relatively easy fix

    If not then there will be fairly short wait times for the 4 people in existence that actually meet the ride requirements
     
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    Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando report park guests fainting on rides

    Report includes someone fainting at VB. On a related note, I was near Punga Racers a couple weeks back and overhead the Team Members speaking of a person fainting in line. I don't believe it's related to the weight limit changes. I just figured fainting happens a lot at theme parks in the summer due to heat exhaustion.
     
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    Fainting happens everywhere. My former live in was standing in line at Kennywood for the former Ferris Wheel. It was super hot, and all of a sudden she just fainted. Fortunately the picnic tables were pretty close. I picked her up, carried her over there, and placed her on top of the table. Got a glass of water from the nearby refreshment stand and that drink got her hydrated and she was fine. Dehydration in the heat is always something to avoid....anywhere.
     
  10. Brian G.

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    Not much. Maybe they can extend it by another 6 feet? I don’t know how much difference it’ll make.
     
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    The ending run at Aquatica's racers slide is really really long.
     
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    So is Adventure Island's. How on earth did Universal not see this as a problem beforehand?!

    Please, for the love of god, build a new mat racer on the expansion plot. There's room for it. Then shut this down and build something in its place.
     
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    Kubersky gives the park a really good review on twitter. He said operations are greatly improved.
     
  14. Scott W.

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    Wow, you're not wrong.

    According to Google Earth, the run off at the end of Aquatica is 165ft.

    Punga Racers is....22ft.

    Maybe they missed a zero or something?
     
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    And at my weight... I fly nearly all the way to the end of that run at Aquatica.
     
  16. LikeMike

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    Would there be a possibility of extending the end run by however much space they have available (even if it is only 10 foot or so) and raising the gradient slightly to try and kill some of the speed?
     
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    10 ft. should get them all the way up to a 155 lb. weight limit. ;)
     
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    Every little bit helps, I guess! Just make it super steep and watch people fly off, ride at your own risk and we can all have fun watching at the bottom.
     
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    There’s really no excuse for an attraction restricting a below average for adults and normal/ healthy weight. This is an issue, and I’m sure they’re trying to figure out options.
     
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    The problem is you skim across the surface of the water like a boogie board. That's why theres usually such a long run off so that you slow down gradually. You slow down too quickly at VB hence the problems. I've only every ridden punga racers once because it hurts, and I'm only just over the new weight limit...
     
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