Sky ride on Vista out of service

A web page called Cruise Hive put an article of the sky ride on Vista out of service till further notice, called maintainence problems. We were on Vista in January just to ride the sky ride. Fun. We rode it 4 times. They have cameras mounted to take your photo on the ride, but the cameras broke down, they had regular photographers taking photos. On the "dry dock" cruise last month the ride was down due to wind and rain. A disappointment as that is one of the reasons we booked again. I wonder if the so called roller coaster on Mardi Gras is going to be problem plagued. The safety issues concerns us. We are rollercoaster riders(140 different coasters to date) Before the ride at an amusement park takes passengers, they either test run them with sandbags, or employees and you see ways to get passengers off in case ride fails. Wondering how they get the ride back on Vista if a rider has a problem, and never seen them test run them. I guess cruise lines go to a different tune than an amusement park does. Being the newer ships are gearing to amusement rides, I guess it will take a accident to get them in line with the amusement park rules.

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Vista

3 Answers

What is the fee charged per person for rides on the Rollercoaster and skyrider?

There was (when we sailed) no additional charge for the Sky Ride. Not sure if there will be for the Rollercoaster.

When I was on the Vista, the sky ride was closed a good portion of the cruise because of wind. When it was open the line was over an hour and it could close at any time if winds kicked up so we did not bother with it. It has been out of service for a while I heard of it last week on a YouTube blog that I watch.

If the sky ride has problems in wind and rough seas, just think how picky of weather conditions the Roller Coaster will be on the new ship.

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