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Volcano Bay: General Discussion

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

  1. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Veteran Member

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    I find hilarious there is a 150 lb limit on a water slide in Orlando. That’s basically prohibiting 80% of all visitors
     
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    Yeah what is up with the weight limits? It prohibits visitors as rhino4evr mentioned
     
  3. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    Especially bc if you’re under a certain height, you have to be accompanied by an adult.
     
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  4. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Veteran Member

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    I just find all these issues to be crazy considering what year it is, and how much money / time went into this park. How do you F this up?
     
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    With all of the various weight issues on different slides since the park opened, I'd have to guess that Pro Slide has some less than competent people working in their design department. I'm wandering if Universal has filed any suits on Pro Slide's designs.
     
  6. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Veteran Member

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    I mean, why wouldn’t they? If they are doing this because “people were getting hurt” then you have an immediate product liability exposure here. Pro Slide should be paying whatever claim comes up.
     
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    Mistakes do happen no matter what year it is. Evidently when they were planning this slide certain logistics weren’t taken into account unfortunately.
     
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    Could Universal have asked ProSlide to make the ending area shorter than they normally would?
     
  9. P@n!K_Sw1tC#

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    They should just turn them into body slides for now and add a pool for the run off. VB needs more high capacity body slides anyways. Then build a true mat slide complex as part of the expansion plot. Mat racers are some of the highest capacity slides a water park can buy and somehow VB messed that one up too.
     
  10. shiekra38

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    I honestly don't know if that would be possible or not, but it seems logical...Although you may have the same issue of going too far and overshooting the runway

    This is the third slide they've had to modify right?
     
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  11. Andy

    Andy aka Hatetofly V.I.P.

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    Every. Damn. Time.

    In all honesty I’m shocked it took as long as it did to either adjust the weight limit or close them and somehow redo the splash down or just replace them altogether. I have seen numerous injuries here. Heck one time at the bottom I was greeted with two of Universals health team members who were already on scene while risk management was there taking down two SEPARATE accident reports.
     
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  12. Skold

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    I can’t stop laughing at this. Are we looking at the second coming of Action Park? ;p


    And, yes, we’re planning on going tomorrow. :grin:
     
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    I did mat slides while I was at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun. Ooof, I can attest to how painful a wipeout is on those things! When I was going along the end straight away, somehow my mat moved from under me, I whacked my nose and back of my head on the side of the slide and I had a giant black and blue bruise on my back.

    Oh, and I weigh 130 lbs for reference!
     
  14. shiekra38

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    Well there haven't been enough deaths for it to be Action Park

    To be honest, I get more injured on Typhoon Lagoon's concrete slides
     
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    Nothing tops the back-breaking summet plummet...
     
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    The fast river seems much faster than it was in the first year of operation. Scary fun fast now. At 6:18.
     
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    It's so much better with the life vests than the tubes
     
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    Not sure how recent that photo is
     
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    The VB pics are from opening day.
     
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