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  • Amusement parks?

    Hey, I remember reading in one of those ICD pamphlets that staying away from big metal objects is smart, and I beleive I saw amusement parks as one of those examples. If that is true, that could be bad since summer I would like to go to theme parks and hang out there all day. If anyone knows more about the topic please post.

    Steven

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    Steven, the trouble isn't with theme/amusement parks really. The problem is with the gigantic magnets that run many of the roller coasters. The magnets might mess up your ICD. I remember you're in the LA area. I remember going to Knott's Berry Farm and seeing that one extreme roller coaster. My husband had to stay away from that one because it's run totally on the humongo magnets. Hope this helps.

    Reenie
    Reenie

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      Re: Amusement parks?

      Check with the ICD manufacturer and also www.zaplife.org for more info on coasters and magnets.

      don't forget to drinnk lots and lots of water, too, if you are spending a day in the sun.

      S

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        Re: Amusement parks?

        Which Theme Parks are you heading to. I work at Disney (technically) and can tell you which ones to stay away from there.

        Pretty much any ride that is propelled by magnets like Rockin Rollercoaster or the new Universal ride return of the Mummy is a big no no for us.


        Mary S.

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          thanks, if I were to go a theme park it could be like Knotts, Six Flags or Disney Land. Is it like a general, that the bigger the coaster I should stay away?

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            Re: Amusement parks?

            You can ask the information booth for info on the rides. The ones with the huge magnets are the ones to avoid. The only one I know for sure would be the Xtreme at Knott's. I'm positive that it runs on magnets. I'm not sure about any others. I went to CA Disney Adventure, but don't remember well enough what to avoid. Didn't go to Disneyland or Six Flags. Sorry I can't be of more help.

            Reenie
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