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Old 03-07-2010, 12:44 AM   #1306
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I'm trying to show myself all the other rides in the park that he will like, and we would never delay a Disney trip just b/c of height stuff, but I'm really bummed about Universal making a ride for 48" that sounds so cool...
Universal did not create the height requirement. It was Established by the Ride Manufacturer for Safety.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:04 AM   #1307
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To be honest I am not surprised the height limit for the ride is 48" - I was concerned it might be higher! Most kids get to that height around 7 years old so the vast majority of visitors can ride it and it needs to attract the older 'Harry Potter' audience too. Too many mild rides would suggest the area is more for young kids which I don't believe is the intention. After all the books are set in secondary school (11+) and the later films have a 12A rating so are not really suitable for children that young! I agree the younger ones should be allowed to walk through the ride queue to get a feel for the castle but am not at all disappointed at the limit. Last time we visited my youngest got quite upset at the number of rides he couldn't experience due to his height but he has to learn that restrictions are there for his safety and was soon distracted with a toy dragon!!
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:51 AM   #1308
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Even adults can be harmed, permanently hurt, by rides that MEET the requirements. HEED the warnings! My brother is a, thankfully living, altho permanetly scarred adult, after a ride - NOT AT DISNEY or UNIVERSAL tho. Respect the requirements.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:27 PM   #1310
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im glad the height requirement is 48...

that means that the restraints are probably over-the-shoulder or an individual lap bar. Rides like that might go upside-down once or twice (and do nothing too fancy) and throw you around a good amount without bruising you like HRRR. Its like a mix between Spidey and Hulk, which I think is the perfect combination for a new ride--its not one extreme of intensity, its right in the middle.

Also, I remember going to Cedar Point when DS was 6 and he was just over 48" and could do about every ride and had a blast--i think any kid who is old enough to be into the HP books and understand the movies well enough to appreciate a ride after them will get onto the ride just fine
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Also, I remember going to Cedar Point when DS was 6 and he was just over 48" and could do about every ride and had a blast--i think any kid who is old enough to be into the HP books and understand the movies well enough to appreciate a ride after them will get onto the ride just fine
I don't care that the height is what is is due to safety concerns- esp cause I have a DD5 that is under the height by a couple inches so we have zero chance of getting on it. However the statement that any kid old enough to be into the HP books and understand the movies will get on isn't true. My DD loves the HP series more than anything right now.

Also, my DS9 (who is on the smaller side) is only 48" even. And that depends on what shoes he's wearing! lol. If I only had him even I would still be worried about getting on the ride if he wasn't standing up tall. Luckily he could care less about rides
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the restraints are probably over-the-shoulder or an individual lap bar. Rides like that might go upside-down once or twice (and do nothing too fancy) and throw you around a good amount
I will be really upset if that statement describes the Forbidden Journey
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:57 PM   #1313
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My DDs are very petite - I doubt even my almost 9 yo will get to 48 inches in time! But the 48 inches tells me that I will love the ride, because it will have enough of a thrill to be exciting! I'm disappointed (for their sake) that my DDs are so petite - I'm not really disappointed in the type of ride it's going to be, necessitating such a height restriction. I just really hope that they WILL be able to come into the queue with us, and then take a "chicken" exit.
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I will be really upset if that statement describes the Forbidden Journey
Me too I don't do upside down rides..... really hope this is a ride that everyone can enjoy. We've never been to IOA as we do not due coasters or high intensity rides. If we go I guess it would be for the theming and shops if this is true... bummer
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Me too I don't do upside down rides..... really hope this is a ride that everyone can enjoy. We've never been to IOA as we do not due coasters or high intensity rides. If we go I guess it would be for the theming and shops if this is true... bummer
There's been no rumour or reason to believe that the ride will go upside down. It may shake you around a little (but so does Cat in the Hat, and rather violently IMO! ), and there may be some dips and whatnot, but unless Universal is keeping a very large secret, it is not a roller coaster and won't be near as intense as The Hulk!

That being said, it's not going to be a kiddie ride either
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If you look into the rides technology (Robocoaster) you'll find out that the arms can twist upside down quite easily and quickly. It wouldn't surprise me if this ride does go "up-side" down due to the technology behind it. Even though, it doesn't have to but then I think it wouldn't be very close to as exciting.
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If you look into the rides technology (Robocoaster) you'll find out that the arms can twist upside down quite easily and quickly. It wouldn't surprise me if this ride does go "up-side" down due to the technology behind it. Even though, it doesn't have to but then I think it wouldn't be very close to as exciting.
Personally, I'd *love* if it did, but I'd be very surprised!
I'm anticipating (as PPs have said) Mummy-level intensities with a 48" height requirement instead of 54" as it is on Hulk/DD.
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I sure hope it doesn't go upside down because I can't handle that and I really want to ride this...
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People are thinking there may be upside down aspects just because that's what KUKA robotic arms are capable of (see Sum of all Thrills at Epcot), although they may make the ride do that.
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Think of this on a track and that'll be pretty close to what to expect

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