Martin's Fantasy Island & Niagara Falls
Grand Island, New York
Negative-G 2012 Road Trip
May 26, 2012
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Martin's Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Grand Island, New York

On the Silver Comet's low runs the coaster flies over it's little hills sending you flying up into your restraints.

The Silver Comet Roller Coaster at Martin's Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Grand Island, New York

Speaking of restraints my only criticism of Martin's Fantasy Island is their insane loading policy and restraint check.

The Silver Comet Roller Coaster at Martin's Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Grand Island, New York

No the train is not being held up.  After the death on Ride of Steel at nearby Darien Lake the other year due to a rider not being properly secured (the rider in question had no legs so the lap bar didn't lock him in and he flew out of the train as a result) Martin's Fantasy Island decided to get as pro-active as possible in making sure that their guests are locked down and safe. 

When you take a seat you are instructed to lock your seat belt but not to touch your lap bar.  The lap bars are to be lowered only by the qualified ride operators who have been specially trained to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable time at the park.  What was insane was that the ride ops weren't lowering the restraints down nearly enough.  They pushed the lap bar down two clicks so that it was barely locked leaving me 6 inches between it and my lap.  Yeah it was nice to have the room to fly for a pro like me but a couple of inches of space would be much more safe and reasonable.  It wasn't just the adults who were left with restraints that weren't that restraining.   I ended up pushing down Bond's lap bar with it locked down by the ride operator just two clicks it was unsafe.  If you want to make sure people are locked down then actually lock them down. 

Oh, while I don't mind the park wanting the restraints locked down by their ride operators please move fast enough so that the rides loading doesn't take twice as long as the ride itself.

The Silver Comet Roller Coaster at Martin's Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Grand Island, New York


Hi we'd like to exchange out Canadian for a new one.



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