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Old 03-12-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Flip flops + rollercoasters ?

We are headed to DC, SW, BG and I'm just wondering if we need to wear sneakers for the days we'll be in the parks with rides. Teen DD and I normally live in our Teva Mush flip flops at Disney. Can you take them off for thrill rides?

This will also determine what outfits to pack since I usually wear summery dresses that will look ridiculous with sneakers.

Ugh. Disney is so much easier. No worrying about shoes or taking bags on the rides.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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I believe you can only take them off if your feet are fully dangling... ( manta at SW, Montu at BG, etc). They have little cubbies for your shoes at the exit of the rides... They'll make you out your shoes back on if you try to take them off at non foot dangle rides (kumba, etc).

My legs are short, so I can't touch the floor so all thrill rides are the foot dangling kind for me! So I just have to grip them with my toes!
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we go to those parks when it is hot, and I hate hot feet, so I wear flip flops most of the time. Never had to take them off on the rides. I just cross my legs at the ankles and have never lost a flip flop. What I see most people loose is sunglasses. I take mine off to ride. That's what buttoned pockets are for. Also, I use the most unfashionable fanny pack. It's small, but holds my small camera, phone, and money/tickets. Never had to take it off to ride either. I hate lockers. Though we've been known to use the limited time free lockers just for our mugs.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info.

I just wasn't sure if I would not be allowed to ride at all.

And I didn't know about the cubbies. They have them at the Six Flags near us so you can just leave all of your loose items/bags, but I have only read that there are $0.50 lockers by the rides at SW/BG so I figured they didn't have them.
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I've seen a lot of people take them off and just sit on them.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:09 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by anorman View Post
I've seen a lot of people take them off and just sit on them.
I've seen this too.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #7
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I wear my flip flops and take them off on Manta and Sheikra at BG (just put in the cubby), and for Manta at SW, same thing. I love the feel of the ride with my bare feet, actually, so prefer to wear flips that I can slip off for these rides. The only park I have been to that did not have the spots for the shoes was Universal with Dragon Challenge, and they told us to sit on our shoes.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:01 AM   #8
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I prefer to wear flip flops too, and for Manta, etc. I just put my arm through one of the loops and wear them as a bracelet if that makes sense. If a ride returns to the same location it departs from, sometimes I just leave them there off to the side when its allowed.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:07 AM   #9
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Take them off!

Yesterday on both Kraken & Manta we took off our flipflops & placed in the storage bins off to side of loading area. Glad I had because they surely would have fallen off otherwise.

In fact, at the end of our Kraken experience we were delayed from unloading & had to be taken off the ride just prior to the load/unload area due to "technical difficulties". When I inquired was told errant shoe!
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