Hi, I have been keeping track of the construction since day 1, and I have noticed something about the tickler arm of the Marmaliser. I take it the brushes will brush you when you past, however they would have to restrict people being able to hold their arms up, because if they did, their arm would smash against the metal part in the middle, holding it together. The tickler is very low down, so i presume it must brush the riders face, upper body. Any ideas how they would stop this? Just seems a bit dangerous to me!
It does look very close, but regulations say that there cannot be anything at all that can breach the 'safety envelope', or basically, the maximum possible space that riders could extend their arms outside the car. It's close enough to make you think you're about to hit it, but it will never be close enough for you to actually touch.
There's a similar concept on the Runaway Mine Train after the first turn out of the station. You go over the structure with lots of low beams that when approaching are in-line with your field of vision (making you think you're going to hit it), but by the time you actually reach it you're well underneath it. The Marmaliser elements work in a similar way. They're low enough to make you think
you're about to hit it, but in reality you're well out of the way