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Safety Tips for Riders

Obey the listed age, height, weight, and health restrictions.

Observe all posted ride safety rules.

Watch the ride first, so you know what to expect. Look and see where riders are loaded and unloaded.

Dress for safety – secure loose clothing, jewelry and long hair. Wear closed-toed shoes or sneakers.

Keep your head, hands, arms, legs and feet inside the ride at all times. Don’t reach toward fences or barriers.

Remain seated in the ride, in the “locked and loaded” position, until it comes to a complete stop and you are instructed to exit.

Follow all verbal instructions given by ride operators or provided by recorded announcements.

Keep your eyes looking forward to protect your neck from injury during sudden accelerations and changes in direction.

Always use the safety equipment that’s provided (belts, lap bars, shoulder harnesses, etc.), and check to make sure it’s properly latched.

Never attempt to wriggle free of restraints or other safety devices.

Never stand up in a roller coaster, or rock a vehicle that’s not designed to be controlled by you.

If the ride stops temporarily, stay seated and wait for it to start up again or for an operator to give you instructions. Don’t stand up or attempt to get off the ride.

Take frequent breaks if you’re riding high-g rides, such as roller coasters. Repeated high-g rides can result in the loss of consciousness, which can lead to serious injury.

Stop riding before you get excessively tired.

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, but don’t drink alcohol and ride. You put yourself and others at risk.

Avoid horseplay. It’s dangerous.

Don’t get on a ride that looks like it’s poorly maintained or if it seems like the operator isn’t paying attention.

If you see any unsafe behavior or condition on a ride, report it to a supervisor or manager immediately.