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scrapbookmomma74 03-08-2013 02:03 PM

Do you wear glasses? What you should know about the Aquaduck
 
So, many of us wear glasses...
to see...
not to look cool, but to actually SEE things in life.

Well, many of us also happen to have prescription sunglasses, as the sun is very bright and sunglasses make it more comfortable.

Do NOT try to wear your prescription sunglasses on the Aquaduck. The CM at the bottom will tell you that you aren't allowed to wear any glasses on the Aquaduck. Well, at that point, I may as well not ride, as I will probably fall going UP the stairs to it, as I can't see a darn thing.

After visiting Guest Services, here is what I learned:
You aren't allowed to wear SUNGLASSES on the Aquaduck. BUT, if you wear your regular, clear lenses on your face, you ARE indeed allowed to wear them on the Aquaduck. It would be very nice if the CM at the bottom of the duck knew this rule, and told the people.

So, hopefully this helps someone who, like me, would not see anything on the duck without their glasses. :)

1153rsmith 03-08-2013 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by scrapbookmomma74 (Post 47740724)
So, many of us wear glasses...
to see...
not to look cool, but to actually SEE things in life.

Well, many of us also happen to have prescription sunglasses, as the sun is very bright and sunglasses make it more comfortable.

Do NOT try to wear your prescription sunglasses on the Aquaduck. The CM at the bottom will tell you that you aren't allowed to wear any glasses on the Aquaduck. Well, at that point, I may as well not ride, as I will probably fall going UP the stairs to it, as I can't see a darn thing.

After visiting Guest Services, here is what I learned:
You aren't allowed to wear SUNGLASSES on the Aquaduck. BUT, if you wear your regular, clear lenses on your face, you ARE indeed allowed to wear them on the Aquaduck. It would be very nice if the CM at the bottom of the duck knew this rule, and told the people.

So, hopefully this helps someone who, like me, would not see anything on the duck without their glasses. :)

Thanks for the information. I wear glasses/contact lenses, and I honestly can't remember if I wore my contacts the time I rode or my glasses. You are right, the CM should have been more informative.

AquaDame 03-08-2013 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 1153rsmith (Post 47740747)
Thanks for the information. I wear glasses/contact lenses, and I honestly can't remember if I wore my contacts the time I rode or my glasses. You are right, the CM should have been more informative.

And consistent... I wore sunglasses both times I rode last year with nary a peep! :confused3

KarenMP59 03-08-2013 02:13 PM

Me too! DH as well! Is that new? We are both blind without our glasses :cool1: I'm sure we both wore them when we rode it last year...

scrapbookmomma74 03-08-2013 02:13 PM

I actually rode one time with the sunglasses AND a sunhat! Which is why the next time I went (a different ship), I was so frustrated! Seriously, the CMs need to be consistent.

SeaSpray 03-08-2013 02:37 PM

I wear prescription sunglasses, all year long because my eyes are very sensitive to light. I wish they'd let us wear prescription sunglasses on the AquaDuck. I'm not sailing on the Fantasy until next year so I hope they consider changing this rule before then. :cool2:

Steve Dexter 03-08-2013 02:44 PM

4 weeks ago I rode the 'Duck many, many times with my prescription glasses, never a word from anyone. I never even gave it a second thought. I don't think it's an issue.

justmestace 03-08-2013 02:47 PM

Did they say why?
:confused3

miztressuz 03-08-2013 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scrapbookmomma74 (Post 47740724)
So, many of us wear glasses...
to see...
not to look cool, but to actually SEE things in life.

Well, many of us also happen to have prescription sunglasses, as the sun is very bright and sunglasses make it more comfortable.

Do NOT try to wear your prescription sunglasses on the Aquaduck. The CM at the bottom will tell you that you aren't allowed to wear any glasses on the Aquaduck. Well, at that point, I may as well not ride, as I will probably fall going UP the stairs to it, as I can't see a darn thing.

After visiting Guest Services, here is what I learned:
You aren't allowed to wear SUNGLASSES on the Aquaduck. BUT, if you wear your regular, clear lenses on your face, you ARE indeed allowed to wear them on the Aquaduck. It would be very nice if the CM at the bottom of the duck knew this rule, and told the people.

So, hopefully this helps someone who, like me, would not see anything on the duck without their glasses. :)

i don't suppose you happened to ask about the transitions lenses? that's what my hubby has so he has no "clear" lenses anymore.

maybe he'll just hide them in his suit until he passes the "guard" and then put them back on. by the time he sees the next guard in the tunnel they should be clear again. :laughing:

kind of an odd rule in general. why don't they just require glasses to be secured with strap and then it shouldn't matter if they're prescription or not. do they think it's really that dark in the tunnel that people with sunglasses on become blind and safety hazzard? just weird.

lanejudy 03-08-2013 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justmestace (Post 47741086)
Did they say why?
:confused3

Quote:

Originally Posted by miztressuz (Post 47741089)
kind of an odd rule in general. why don't they just require glasses to be secured with strap and then it shouldn't matter if they're prescription or not. do they think it's really that dark in the tunnel that people with sunglasses on become blind and safety hazzard? just weird.

The rule about glasses/sunglasses pertains to anything else not attached to your person (flip flops, cameras, etc.). Essentially, they do not want you to drop ANYTHING in the AquaDuck. Yes it's generally a smooth ride and chance of tipping over is slim-to-none, but I suppose it's a catch-all so the CMs don't have to police exactly what anyone is carrying and whether or not it might drop off the raft. The ride has to close and a CM walk the whole route if a guest happens to drop something. Then there's also the small risk of damage to the ride or mechanisms if something drops off the raft and gets caught, but I think it's primarily to keep the ride open and moving.

I think I rode without my glasses - it would be nice if they could be consistent on the rule. Problem is, sometimes people get in line and the CM either isn't at the bottom of the stairs or is otherwise occupied (with another guest) and not paying attention.

tgropp 03-08-2013 03:04 PM

I was on the Feb 2-9 cruise and I wore my prescription sunglasses on 5 different occasions. I would also not have a good time without my glasses.

lbgraves 03-08-2013 03:17 PM

We were told that it was to prevent any potential loose articles from scratching the inside of the tube.

TDC Nala 03-08-2013 03:18 PM

I wore prescription sunglasses to ride the Aquaduck on the Dream in January 2013.

And I wasn't the only one in line wearing them.

I would be fine without them, but they didn't tell me to leave them in the cubby with the shoes so I just wore them.

Douvres Family 03-08-2013 03:43 PM

Me Too!!!
 
:cool2: I wore my sunglasses on the Aquaduck this past February and last year. The only thing they told me is that I have to "wear" them...not on my head holding my hair back and not tucked in my bathing suit. DH & DS wore theirs also...:cool1: :3dglasses

3dog2kidmom 03-08-2013 03:48 PM

I'm positive I wore mine, too. They never left my face or head the entire time I was on the ship except for showering, sleeping, etc. I would have remembered if I was asked to take them off.


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