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Candy Apple
10-21-2010, 03:14 PM
From the Disney website: AquaDuck is an exciting "water coaster" located on Deck 12, Aft aboard the Disney Fantasy (http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/fantasy/). During the ride, Guests are propelled at high speeds through an acrylic tube on a thrilling journey up, down, around and off the side of the ship, through the Forward Funnel—down a span of 4 decks—into a lazy river.

So you end up on Deck 8 according to this!! This has got to be wrong!!

KingRichard
10-21-2010, 03:23 PM
I think you have to climb to the top, so you would start at deck 16 if there was one?

MarkRG
10-21-2010, 03:25 PM
I think you have to climb to the top, so you would start at deck 16 if there was one?

Exactly, it starts halfway up the funnel, well above the top deck.

KingRichard
10-21-2010, 03:31 PM
My kids are going to have so much fun(me too).

Watch this!

http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/dream/pools/aquaduck/

NatsyNoo
10-21-2010, 03:33 PM
Me three! I think this is what convinced DH2B that a DCL is for us!!

BibbidyBobbidyBoo
10-21-2010, 03:52 PM
Hmm, I don't see how it goes down to deck 8..... don't think so. LOL
Also I don't think it ends in what the usual term for "lazy river" is... that's just the normal water thing at the end of all water slides. LOL

Page4
10-21-2010, 03:57 PM
Hmm, I don't see how it goes down to deck 8..... don't think so. LOL
Also I don't think it ends in what the usual term for "lazy river" is... that's just the normal water thing at the end of all water slides. LOL
Could you imagine a true lazy river on a cruise ship...whoa!!! That would be someting.

tigger2on
10-21-2010, 04:10 PM
Spoke to my friend in Germany, whose with her hubby putting the final touches on the Dream. She said Disney is gonna stick to it's guns in terms of height requirements. Has to do with insurance.
When they did the simulation of this, they gathered from all their "investigations"... that the height requirement is necessary in case of an accident. Anything thing under the required height might result in serious injury. Guess it's kinda like the whole kids and air bags thing... "Children under 12 should not sit in the front seat of a car due the possible fatal injury due to impact."
Hope people are going to consider this before they try and get there children on it when they aren't tall enough.

pensfan8771
10-21-2010, 04:50 PM
The entrance to it is on deck 12 and according to the website "......the water coaster boasts a thrilling 4-deck drop". Thats what they mean by spanning over 4 decks, so the ship is not in fact 16 decks high (according to deck plans its 14) or go to the 8th deck since thats impossible because thats only rooms :rotfl2:

catzle
10-21-2010, 04:53 PM
Children under twelve and death. Sounds scary?? My daughter is 9 will almost be 10 when we go. Wonder why it is so dangerous compared to water rides like a blizzard beach?

alldiz
10-21-2010, 04:55 PM
Spoke to my friend in Germany, whose with her hubby putting the final touches on the Dream. She said Disney is gonna stick to it's guns in terms of height requirements. Has to do with insurance.
When they did the simulation of this, they gathered from all their "investigations"... that the height requirement is necessary in case of an accident. Anything thing under the required height might result in serious injury. Guess it's kinda like the whole kids and air bags thing... "Children under 12 should not sit in the front seat of a car due the possible fatal injury due to impact."
Hope people are going to consider this before they try and get there children on it when they aren't tall enough.

What is the height minimum???
Thanks
kerri

pensfan8771
10-21-2010, 04:59 PM
The people at meyer werft will definatley do a fantastic job to have the Aqua Duck be as safe as possible considering how many people will be going on it per day (especially kids!). I read somewhere that they made a faux Aqua Duck somewhere and testing out all the parameters so that all the kinks, if any are noticeable, are fixed prior to the inaugural sailing and so on. :)

stitchy626
10-21-2010, 05:02 PM
What is the height minimum???
Thanks
kerri

From the DCL website: It was designed for Adults and Children at least 48" or taller.

chefct
10-21-2010, 05:03 PM
What is the height minimum???
Thanks
kerri

I believe it is 48" tall.

justhat
10-21-2010, 05:12 PM
Children under twelve and death. Sounds scary?? My daughter is 9 will almost be 10 when we go. Wonder why it is so dangerous compared to water rides like a blizzard beach?

I think they meant under a certain height would be dangerous, like riding in the front seat in a car under a certain age is. Not that kids under 12yo can't ride the coaster.

tigger2on
10-21-2010, 06:36 PM
I think they meant under a certain height would be dangerous, like riding in the front seat in a car under a certain age is. Not that kids under 12yo can't ride the coaster.

yes... that's what I meant.:thumbsup2
Kid 48" and taller can ride... I am just worried about all the people who will want the smaller kids on.
The 12 year thing is what the label says in my car... I was using it as an example.

Disneyholic
10-21-2010, 07:45 PM
yes... that's what I meant.:thumbsup2
Kid 48" and taller can ride... I am just worried about all the people who will want the smaller kids on.


And they won't be able to put lifts on their bare feet!:goodvibes:lmao:

HappyontheLake
10-21-2010, 07:59 PM
yes... that's what I meant.:thumbsup2
Kid 48" and taller can ride... I am just worried about all the people who will want the smaller kids on.
The 12 year thing is what the label says in my car... I was using it as an example.

Part of our decision process in booking the Dream for spring break in March was that our youngest child would be at least 48" tall (she is now 49.5" tall). If we were not 100% positive that she would be tall when we booked last January than we would not have even considered taking this cruise (the disappointment for her would be too great -- she just rode her first 48" minimum height roller coaster this past Sunday and loved it so much she rode it 5 times (I still have the headache from it))

I just wish now that the cruise was 7 nights (with multiple sea days) so we would have more time to ride the Aqua Duck -- I don't think we will have the option to do the Fantasy in 2012 with the vacation plans we already that summer.

tigger2on
10-21-2010, 08:40 PM
And they won't be able to put lifts on their bare feet!:goodvibes:lmao:


:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:
But you KNOW there is always that "somebody" who tries to get past the rules. I can see wash clothes stuffed in water shoes already...:rotfl::rotfl:

catzle
10-21-2010, 08:43 PM
We saw someone in Disney last year hike up their child's hair and had like 3 inch sneaks on. It was crazy, why risk the safety of your children for one ride!

justhat
10-21-2010, 11:44 PM
We saw someone in Disney last year hike up their child's hair and had like 3 inch sneaks on. It was crazy, why risk the safety of your children for one ride!


Why on Earth did they even waste their time? We tried putting my son in his "tall" shoes for Soarin' (only Soarin', as I don't personally find it to be a danger like a roller coaster, and he was 38.5", so really pretty close) and there was no way he was making it. WDW clearly makes their posts taller than 40" to account for shoes (as my son was just over 40" at home in his tall shoes) cause my son was still way below.

He'll likely be a bit sad that he'll be too small for the AquaDuck when we sail on one of the new ships, but we'll just have to go back when he's bigger to solve that dilemma! ;)

tigger2on
10-22-2010, 12:10 AM
My daughter will be too short for it too and she knows it. Probably only an inch or two too but no way I'd even attempt it with her. She knows I can't use the Mickey Slide and she gets all those cool new areas in the Oceaneer's Club to play at and I don't.
And she knows we are going to go again so... it's something to look forward to as well as get her to eat her veggies to make her grow fast! :rotfl:

Page4
10-22-2010, 10:06 AM
I wonder if you won't be allowed water shoes and jewelry. I bet you wont. Scratches all over the clear parts of the tube would be ugly.

KSDisneyDad
10-22-2010, 10:06 AM
Don't forget that the smaller kids have always had a water slide on Disney and will continue to have one on the new ships! I'm glad there is a height restriction for both safety purposes and to let the older kids and kids at heart have something to enjoy. It will be quite crowded on Sea Days so this may better distribute kids among the pools and slides.

branv
10-22-2010, 11:03 AM
Urrghhh, four stories huh? Just that video puts a lump in my throat. Oh I'll still ride it, but I'll probably have a death grip on that float ;)

As for the height requirement, I predict many reports of temper tantrums.

Not from the kids mind you, mostly the parents who will claim DCL is torturing their poor child who will be emotionally damaged by not getting to ride the Aqua Duck. I do NOT envy the CM manning that post.

If you ask me, Disney should partner with the Rolling Stones for RnR, just so they can have the rights to play in a continuous loop at all their ride measurement spots:

"You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes, well you might find
You get what you need"

disney 2010
10-22-2010, 10:05 PM
"You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes, well you might find
You get what you need"

:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

ClubDis
10-22-2010, 11:03 PM
I still can't figure out where any kind of large drop would be.

kay1864
10-23-2010, 02:04 AM
I still can't figure out where any kind of large drop would be.
If you watch the video, it's in stages--not one big drop. The first part (where you can still see out) is about a 1 deck drop, maybe 1 1/2. Then there's the "starfield" part, which looks to be another 1 1/2 deck drop (steepest drop on the video). Then there's a final "dark" drop that's about a 1 deck drop.

Pause right at the end, and you can see the tube overhead (on the left) that's at least 2 decks up, and that's after the first visible drop (which occurs on the right, before the lefthand clear tube). Remember decks are only 7'.

The *entrance* may be on deck 12, but you can see on the video that there's flights of stairs to get to the launch point.

smwg
10-23-2010, 08:01 AM
Anyone heard of a weight limit on the Aquaduck? I know about the height. Just wondering about the weight for Adults.

rileysmommy
10-23-2010, 09:13 AM
I believe I read somewhere that there is a weight limit of 250lbs. Maybe I'm wrong but I thought I read that.

As for height, we have watched that video so many times and we have explained to our ds that he won't be tall enough to ride. He's only 42" and I highly doubt he will have a growth spurt of 6" before July, especially considering he barely eats. He will be the only one on our trip unable to go on. He understands that and we have set him up for that now so as not to have a tantrum on the ship. Yes, it's disappointing but as someone else said, just another reason to go back in a few years. Safety first.

kay1864
10-23-2010, 11:34 AM
Anyone heard of a weight limit on the Aquaduck? I know about the height. Just wondering about the weight for Adults.
Per DCL, weight and age limits have yet to be determined.

smwg
10-26-2010, 04:05 PM
Per DCL, weight and age limits have yet to be determined.


Thanks:)