Wing Coaster SeatsDollywood: Has anyone been on a B&M wing coaster?
From Caroline DavisWith criticism of the "unaccommodating" seats on Raptor at Gardaland, do you think there will be problems with the new Wing coasters that are opening this year?
Posted February 27, 2012 at 2:35 PM
New wing coasters opening this year include, X-Flight at Six Flags Great America, The Swarm at Thorpe Park and Wild Eagle at Dollywood.
I've heard the problems are for people who are bottom heavy (so probably women), especially those who have bigger thighs. Has anyone been on a B&M wing coaster?
The report that I've read blames the seatbelt part rather than the actual restraints. I wonder if they have made them bigger for the UK/States. http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=58697
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From steve leeI have no information on the wing rider trains, but if the seats are like the ones found on B&M's hyper trains (Intimidator, for example), then I think people with thicker upper thighs will absolutely have a problem.
Posted February 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM
(Before someone starts the "lose weight, fatty" argument, please understand: a 350 pound person with a massive beer gut could easily ride if their upper thighs aren't fat. A person 150 pounds lighter who carries their weight solely in that area is gonna have to take the walk of shame.)
From Caroline DavisThis is bad news. Seeing as that describes me I might be very disappointed on March 15th, and if it's B&M hypers as well then the new coaster at Port Aventura (Shambhala) wiill be the same.
Posted February 29, 2012 at 2:30 AM
From Ryne Luechtit kind of looks like the flying coaster car except the latches are not in the arm rests its all otsr and seat belt if you could ride b&m inverts wings should be no problem bcuz those are pretty narrow
Posted March 1, 2012 at 2:45 PM
From James RaoI should be visiting Dollywood in mid May... will report back then if it is not too late.
Posted March 2, 2012 at 7:22 PM
From Caroline DavisI've never had any problems on coasters before. The b&m inverts are usually tight, but not a problem. Maybe I'm just being a bit paranoid. I'm going to go to Thorpe Park on opening day anyway, so I guess I will see then. If they are similar to flying coasters as well then I've been on those too with no problem.
Posted March 4, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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