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Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss Space Mountain Myth/Legend in the News & Rumors forums; We were talking on another thread ( http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...940#post419940 --- if you want to know) about the myth/legend about space mountain which is-- is it safe to put your hands in ...
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    Space Mountain Myth/Legend

    We were talking on another thread (http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...940#post419940 --- if you want to know) about the myth/legend about space mountain which is-- is it safe to put your hands in the air in space mountain? Or is true someone got their arm chopped/severely injured while riding space mountian?

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    I've held my hands up and never lost either. I'm sure this was taken into account when they built it
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    from everything i have read and understand is that there is about 7 feet from the track up to the bars supporting everything so it is safe to put your hands up
    possibly maybe even somewhat safe enough to stand up!
    but hey again i could be wrong
    but you can def. put your hands up
    i've done it and have yet to lose an are or fingers
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    well i know I can put my hands up but I want to know if the story that floats around disney is actually true...was there someone who got hurt riding space mountain? I guess thats the question I should have asked before.
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    i guess im tall and im ALWAYS afraid to put my hands up. so whoever im in a care with i always tell them to keep their arms in! its kinda scary
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    I'm 6'4" and while I'm absolutely positive that Disney was intelligent enough to make room to put your arms up on Space Mountain....I still only put them up a little bit at a time. While we're on this subject, on BTMRR I do the whole ride with my arms up with the exception of when you go through the building/tunnels. I put them down for those parts even though I know I'd be fine.
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    When my friend went on it, he didn't know that the supports were so low. So when he put his hands up and they smacked the bars. He said that whenever he went on Space Mounain after that he ducked down for the entire ride.
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    I said it in the other thread on this topic, and I'll say it again. I can touch the roofs of the tunnels quite easily, both the one in the very beginning (when you first leave the loading station) and the one towards the bottom of the track at the end (the red tunnel that looks kind of like an afterburner can). And if I can reach those, it's enough to make me keep my hands down on the rest of the ride, despite the fact that I'm sure there is enough room to keep anyone from getting seriously hurt... that is unless you're like incredibly tall AND put your arms up (maybe?).

    But I have not heard of anyone being hurt in this kind of incident.
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    I have no final answer and I have no insider info... but why would they build a dark roller coaster where you can actually get injured just by raising your arms? I highly doubt you can touch the support beams above the track. But I wouldn't know because I'm not near brave enough to try!!

    Of course my wife will tell you Splash Mountain is totally unsafe because she says "they need seatbelts or at least a lap bar!"

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    well there is no sign saying not to put your hand up do they??
    I heard a story of someone losing a finger doing that...not sure if it is true or not but i keep my hands on my lap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyimagineer View Post
    When my friend went on it, he didn't know that the supports were so low. So when he put his hands up and they smacked the bars. He said that whenever he went on Space Mounain after that he ducked down for the entire ride.

    I'm not trying to say your friend lied or anything but at the speed the ride moves when it goes under support bars he wouldn't have just smacked the bars... he'd probably be in pain. Steel + Speed + Hands = OUCH! Anything is possible, but I can't imagine it was just a smack. LOL!
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    I agree, there would be some serious damage if anyone hit their hands during their journey through space. lol
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    I love to put my hands up on roller coasters, and do on space mountain, but I am only like 5 ft. 2 so I can't speak for the safety of you tall peeps.
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    I wouldn't know, I'm holding on for dear life.

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