Anyone ride Dodonpa?

Friday, April 29, 2005 12:14 AM
Dodonpa looks cool ever ride it?
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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:21 AM
cmeisen did back in 2002. He doesn't surf here (apparently) anymore, though. :(
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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:36 AM
I saw it about a month before it opened, does that count?
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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:53 AM
I heard it's pretty rough but with an intense launch, fairly similar to Hypersonic XLC with just a faster launch. Haven't been on it though, so don't rely on what I've heard.
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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:59 AM
Never been on it, but I've heard some really crummy reviews.
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Friday, April 29, 2005 2:20 AM
Chris said it was psychotic, in a good way, but I do remember him saying that anyone remotely unhealthy would probably die during the launch. I wouldn't doubt it, either. ;)
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Friday, April 29, 2005 6:30 AM
I have, I was stationed over seas with the Navy, for years, and got to ride it. The launch is very very intense and is a little rough but nothing you cant handle. And yes, it is much faster the XLC, having been riding both you can easily tell. The setting of it is a real crowd pleaser, many phtographers were there when I rode it because of Mt. Fuji in the Background. The ride usually dosn't have a long line because the only japanese theme park that really gets crowded is Laqua and Tokyo Disney. The longest i've ever had to wait for Dodonpa is about 10 minutes. It's over all a great ride.

-Colin-

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Friday, April 29, 2005 9:37 AM
^
Ironically, I have never seen a picture of Dodonpa with Mt. Fuji in the background.
Not even a "general park picture" with the mountain.

Weird.

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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:40 PM
Well then, here you go:

http://www.rcdb.com/ig1423.htm?picture=11 and

http://www.coasterforce.com/parkguides/fuji_q/thrustfujikyu.shtml

I could have swore that I've seen a great shot of Fujiyama with Mt. Fuji in the background, I just don't remember where I saw it.

*** Edited 4/29/2005 4:43:58 PM UTC by Incidentalist***

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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:53 PM
I have never been to Japan, but G-Force Dragster in FL has a similar launch. It was very intense but not undoable or anything.
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