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Old 12-30-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Aqua Duck?

I'm a huge coaster fanatic & looking forward to riding the Aqua Duck

Are there certain times/rules/regulations on the use of it? Are there weight limits?

Thanks for any input...counting down the days

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #2
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I'm a huge coaster fanatic & looking forward to riding the Aqua Duck

Are there certain times/rules/regulations on the use of it? Are there weight limits?

Thanks for any input...counting down the days

"Princess" Leah
The aquaduck opens in the morning about 9 and closes about 10 pm (if I remember correctly). Rafts are for 2 but one can ride as long as they are tall enough (applies really to kids). No weight limit.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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& its so much fun! I love watching the kids as they ride it past us on the deck below.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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Can't wait...

Can't wait to try it out

I watched a video of it at night all lit up - looks amazing

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:16 AM   #5
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Best time to ride are port days we walked right on about 10 times with little or no wait. On sea days expect 20-30 min wait
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:57 AM   #6
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Rafts are for 1 or 2. There is a lower age/weight limit for kids. DOn't know what it is, but below a certain age, they must ride tandem. If the raft isnt' heavy enough, it doesn't flow right!

The hours are generous, but not all night. Best times to ride are during dinner, during shows, and on port days. Also shortly after lunch on embarkation day. Our max wait was about 10 minutes.

DO wear pool shoes--the deck is HOT walking up those stairs. And when you get out of the raft at the bottom, roll out and then stand up. It is MUCH easier than trying to stand up in the raft (a CM gave me this trick).
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:45 AM   #7
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They also close when apparent wind reaches a certain speed, 40 -50mph.
When winds reach 35 - 40 they may request two riders only.
Yes, our sailing was windy.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:25 AM   #8
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No weight limit!!! DH & I are both pooh sized and we rode together!! The more weight the wetter you get!! It was a blast!!
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I'm so stealing that

Pooh size. I love it. I'm now pooh size too.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #10
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Can't wait to ride! Thanks for all the awesome tips for riding in port. I think wife and I will hit the CC 5K and then hit the aqua duck when we get back!
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #11
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The more weight the faster you go too.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:28 AM   #12
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Can't wait to ride! Thanks for all the awesome tips for riding in port. I think wife and I will hit the CC 5K and then hit the aqua duck when we get back!
Great idea!! We got back OB at CC around 2ish and we could ride as soon as we could run up the stairs!!
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Ride 2 people and the person in the back leans back and lifts their butt off the tube-you will fly!!!!!!!



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Old 01-13-2013, 02:23 PM   #14
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They also close when apparent wind reaches a certain speed, 40 -50mph.
When winds reach 35 - 40 they may request two riders only.
Yes, our sailing was windy.
had the same situation in August as one afternoon it was two riders only....
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:31 PM   #15
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Honestly, I was quite heavy on our last cruise, and did it with DH, who is probably about 30 lbs above average. My issue was it would hurt my butt when we'd hit a bump. The REAL issue though is the awkwardness of getting OUT of the tube. There is no "pretty" way to do it. I think if I'm as heavy on the next cruise, I'd have my DH go separately in front of me, so my bottom wouldn't hit so hard, and he could help me disembark.

Been eating healthier though and hope to be at better, healthier weight by next cruise though!
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