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  1. Abyss - What is the maximum rider weight requirement?
    Abyss does not have a maximum weight requirement for individual riders. The 75kg requirement you may have heard about through social media is not correct, nor has it ever been – Abyss does not operate that way.
    The only individual rider requirement on Abyss, as per our other mechanical rides, is that the rider be able to comfortably fit in the seat, the restraint harness or safety bar must be able to close fully and the rider meets the height requirement.

    They of course must meet the other health/medical requirements as well.

    There is also a Test Seat located in the Abyss entry courtyard for riders to confirm this well before entering the queue.

  2. Have the maximum weight requirements changed on all of the mechanical rides and waterslides?
    No, they have not. There have been no changes to any of our rider safety requirements for any of our mechanical rides, waterslides or attractions.

    They have always been in place since the installation of each mechanical ride, waterslide or attraction.

    They are specified by the manufacturer.

    Unfortunately, you may have been informed otherwise through social media – That information is not correct.

  3. Will I get weighed before all of the rides?
    Mechanical Rides: No, you will not. None of our fourteen (14) mechanical rides, other than Rampage, have an individual rider weight safety requirement.

    The only individual requirement is that the rider be able to comfortably fit in the seat and the restraint harness or lap-bar is able to close fully.

    Riders of course must meet the height requirement and other health/medical requirements as well.

    Water Slides: Only four (4) of our twelve (12) waterslides & aquatic attractions require sliders to confirm that they are safe to slide by utilising our new Safety Stations.

    The combined slider’s safety weight requirements for these waterslides are;

        Kraken: Between 2 & 4 riders for a maximum of 320kg

        Tunnel of Terror & Sea Serpents: 2 riders for 180kgs

        Rocky Rapids: Single rider for 90kgs

    These safety requirements are not new.  They have always been in place and are specified by the waterslide manufacturer.

    For a complete list of all rider safety requirements on our mechanical rides, waterslides and attractions, please head to this link.

  4. How do the new Safety Stations work?

    A Safety Station is a platform (the technical term is a ‘load cell’), that sliders stand-on, together for multi-slider waterslides, and as an individual for the one single-slider waterslide (Rocky Rapids), to determine whether or not they are safe to ride based on their combined weight.

    There is no read-out of actual weights the way a set of scales does, nor is any group of sliders combined weight, or individual slider’s weight communicated.

    There is also a self-serve slider-pre-check safety station located away from the waterslide queues for groups of sliders and individuals to use more discreetly, before they enter the queue with other Guests.

  5. What has changed this season?

    We have improved the way we keep Guests safe on four (4) of our twelve (12) waterslides through the use of Load Cell equipment that has become standard in the waterpark industry.

    In fact, we are not the only park in Perth to utilise these Load Cell Safety Stations to keep sliders safe.

    These Safety Stations have been installed on four (4) of our twelve (12) waterslides:

    1.    Kraken

    2.    Sea Serpents

    3.    Tunnel of Terror

    4.    Rocky Rapids

  6. Are there flashing red lights, buzzers or alarms on these new scales I’ve heard about?

    No.  There are no flashing lights, buzzers or audible alarms on our sSafety Stations.

     

    The only indicator is a small light, 6mm in diameter, that illuminates red or green depending on whether the group of sliders or single slider can slide safely.

     

    For each of these four (4) waterslides there is a self-serve pre-check station that the group of sliders, or individual slider can use to check that they are safe to slide before entering the queue.

  7. What waterslides have the Safety Stations been installed on, and what are the limitations?

    The Safety Stations have been installed on four (4) of our twelve (12) waterslides & aquatic attractions.

    The safety requirements are specified by the manufacturer, and are as follows;

    1.    Kraken: Between 2 & 4 riders for a maximum of 320kg

    2.    Tunnel of Terror & Sea Serpents: 2 riders for 180kgs

    3.    Rocky Rapids: Single rider for 90kgs


    For a complete list of all rider safety requirements on our mechanical rides, waterslides and attractions, please head to this link.

  8. Why have things changed now?  Were the slides safe to use without the safety systems?

    This safety improvement has been introduced to ensure Adventure World keeps pace with global waterpark industry improvements and new standards of safety.  We are not the only waterpark in Perth to utilise these safety devices.

    Whilst our previous operating procedures were safe, and in accordance with manufacturer directions, new technology has become available and is now commonplace in the waterpark industry.  This new technology enables us to keep Guests and their children consistently even safer.

  9. Why does Rocky Rapids waterslide have a 90kg safety limitation…Waterslides in other waterparks aren’t that low?

    Firstly, we acknowledge that this limitation is not ideal.  We understand that it means some of our Guests are subsequently unable to ride safely.  We also hope that our Guests will appreciate and understand that it is at the same time only 1 of 26 waterslides, mechanical rides and attractions in the park for Guests to choose from.  It is 1 of 12 waterslides and aquatic attractions.

    Secondly, we have reviewed our ability to safely improve the maximum rider weight on this waterslide, however the nature of its design and dynamics has meant that it is not possible to do so safely.

    We apologise for the inconvenience and disappointment this might cause for some of our Guests.

  10. Why are you singling people out?

    Waterslide riders are not singled out.

    For three (3) of the four (4) waterslides that include a Safety Station, it is a combined safety weight that is necessary to ensure sliders are kept safe.

    Sliders will use the Safety Station together, at the same time.

    Individuals are not singled out as part of the pre-check or verification process on these three (3) waterslides – It is the combined weight of all sliders together that counts.

    As Rocky Rapids is a single-rider waterslide, sliders will use the Safety Station individually.  A self-serve rider-pre-check station is located away from the slide queues for groups of sliders and individuals to use more discreetly, before they enter the queue with other Guests.

  11. Why aren’t they installed in other theme parks I’ve been to?

    These safety devices are very commonly installed in Waterparks across the country, including another waterpark right here in Perth.

    The new Safety Stations have been installed for four (4) waterslides only.

    They have not been installed for any of our traditional themepark mechanical rides.  Themepark mechanical rides are typically not operated that way, and it is the same at Adventure World.

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