I normally don't sit and read the warning signs before riding coasters.  I know that nearly every coaster advises guests with heart, neck, or back problems to not ride.  And nearly every thrill ride has a sign stating that pregnant women should not ride.  However, I saw that Alpengeist's information signs said that guests with leg prostheses are not allowed to ride.  It may seem a little harsh, but it makes sense that a loose prosthetic limb would be a hazard to other park guests.  And since a rider with amputated limbs may not be adequately restrained by the car's harnesses, I understand the requirements imposed by the park.

Another sign states that "Guests of Exceptional Size" should attempt to sit in Row 5 as those four seats are designed for larger riders.

Can riders with prosthetic limbs ride a roller coaster?

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