Legoland Windsor

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  1. skyscraper

    skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Yes, but look at the height of the safety rail compared to that of the staff member. If people go slowly and hold on, there's little risk. Tbf there is a big gap berween the train and catwalk though; that's what harnesses should be required for. :confused:

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    I suppose as a guest though if the staff member is wearing a helmet and harness and you are not, you would worry about why they need one and you don’t have one.
     
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    Just imagine how long it would take to harness and helmet every passenger, not to mention how many they would need. That's why they only do it if absolutely necessary.
     
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    Its normal for guests not to wear harness for an evac. It would be impractical to do so.

    Honestly it doesn't make much sence to me. If it's safe for the guests not to wear harnesses why do the staff have to? It just sends conflicting messages. I know in theory the staff are escorting groups down so the person at either end of the group is harnessed but it doesn't stop someone in the middle just stepping off.

    I say if the catwalk is safe enough no one should need them, unless the staff are required to perform higher risk activity.
    Examples include using manual release mechanisms or leaning across exposed areas.
     
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    The picture captioned 'the Dragon ride at Legoland Windsor' is clearly not the Windsor version. Looking through the rcdb, I think it's either the Dragon at Legoland Dubai or Japan. (Both Zierer force 5)
     
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    Yeah I’m not saying what they should practically do. I am saying how it will be perceived by folk at the time.
     
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    Looks like the coaster will between Fire Acadamy, the Duplo helicopters and miniland.
     
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    The same coaster at Europa you queue for about 5-10 mins if that, meanwhile Legoland probably have a 60 min queue.

    In other Legoland news it’s been confirmed today that IMAScore did the music for the monster house party, i would say the music is probably the best part of the ride!
     
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    Monster House Party is a pretty good addition to the park, but.....
    • The outside queue is so ugly.... the went for an Ikea car park on a wet Christmas Day vibe. and hit the nail on the head.
    • The whole ride should have been sunk 10ft down into a pit, so there as no need for the stair cases in the queue.
     
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    1) Doing an adequate job costs money
    2) costs money

    Yours truly, M£rlin
     
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    It makes sense, take smiler for example, on the lower part of lift 1 there are removable handrails that go on the track side of the steps. The staff member needs to be harnessed in order to place them, once placed nobody needs a harness.
     
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    It was done by a freelance composer who IMAscore sometimes use as far as I know, but it wasnt actually IMAscore

    Are IMAscore trying to lay claim to it? Probably a brand advertising deal then.
     
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    The Smiler is not the Dragon. The Dragon only ever has 1 permenant handrail.
     
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    I was pointing out that in some cases it makes sense.
     
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    There are always exceptions to a rule. I think it's good if modern rides are designed with this in mind. I must admit I didn't know The Smiler had double railings.

    However on older rides the single railing is the norm, and it is strange to say staff need full harnesses but guests are fine as they are.
     
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    In alot of cases its because staff need to do actions that an guest being evacuated would not have to do, for example I don't know how the restraints are manually released on The Dragon but on some older coasters its a lever under the train which would require the staff to lean across or stand on the track to release.

    EDIT - Apologies, just seen you covered this in an earlier post and yep pretty much hit the nail on the head
     
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    It's kind of a hard subject to debate. We know many reasons why staff wear harnesses and guests don't. At the same time I can't help but agree with the original guest comment. If I saw a staff member climbing a lift hill fully harnessed but was asked to walk down myself without one something wouldn't feel right.
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but I'm perfectly capable of walking down stairs holding on to only one railing.

    Then again, I've climbed scaff towers and trussing with one hand while hauling lights up in the other, with no harness, so what do I know?
     
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    Guilty as charged. I'm hardly one to talk :p
     
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