Posted Friday, September 14, 2001 4:25 AM | Contributed by CaptainJoel
After documenting dozens of American amusement parks, CoasterGallery.com has turned its attention to Japan. Nagashima Spaland, home of Steel Dragon 2000, the world's longest and tallest coaster, also has some other unique coasters. All of the coasters of Nagashima are covered in the new addition of the Gallery.
In the next few weeks, CoasterGallery.com will add pictures from Fujikyu-Highland, Korakuen, and Tokyo-Disneyland.
Link: Coaster Gallery
Friday, September 14, 2001 4:43 AM
I always thought this park was more of a one-trick pony. They have quite a few coasters and rides, and some of them look quite good.
"Looks like you've been missing quite a bit of work lately"
"Well, I wouldn't say I've been MISSING it, Bob."
Friday, September 14, 2001 4:53 AM
Well, I think that Ultra Twister, White Cyclone, and, of course, SD2K look good. But that Corkscrew will probably be like the rest of the worlds arrow corkscrews.
Friday, September 14, 2001 7:40 AM
Very nice pictures.
The TOGO mine train is suppsoed to be extremely smooth. If anyones intrested thats the first ever Togo Heartline coaster too. The 2 Schwartzers there are in very good condition as well.
Friday, September 14, 2001 10:46 AM
Holy shoot does SD2K look awesome. There is no doubt in my mind that it's better than MF (although I suppose I should be fair and ride it before judging). Mamba with a better turnaround, more height, more speed, more airtime ?!?!?! I really, really hope that Morgan builds a Giga in the US soon !
Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze
*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 9/14/2001. ***
Friday, September 14, 2001 11:33 AM
Joe Carroll says" There is no doubt in my mind that it's better than MF "
I'll put my trip report up ASAP. Is it better than MF? No, is MF better than SD2K? No. They are VERY different. Some people prefer one, some people the other. I actually (slightly) prefer 1 over the other, but that's just my preference, and it really shouldn't matter to anyone else
Friday, September 14, 2001 12:01 PM
For a more detailed report from Nagashima, check out:
Friday, September 14, 2001 1:34 PM
Joel when will you add Batwing photos.
Saturday, September 15, 2001 2:05 AM
The logo on the front of the train says Steel Dragon 2000
. Why does it say Steel Dragon
in the Nagashima Spaland information?
"Duff Man Says... Ohhh Yeah!"
Current Favorite Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Dueling Dragons (Ice)
Saturday, September 15, 2001 2:00 PM
FONT face="Verdana, Arial, sans-serif" size=2>The logo on the front of the train says I>Steel Dragon 2000/I>. Why does it say I>Steel Dragon/I> in the Nagashima Spaland information?
P>FONT face="Verdana, Arial, sans-serif" size=2>Probably 2000 is just an add on, because Dragon was the year 2000 so maybe it is when it is the year of the Dragon./P>/BLOCKQUOTE>
The Original Duke From Danimation!
Saturday, September 15, 2001 5:07 PM
White Cyclone is one of the most beautiful coasters I've ever seen. Looks like an impressive park!
Saturday, September 15, 2001 6:31 PM
Nagashima looks awesome and so do the pictures. I would love to ride their Steel Dragon, and that other one, the White Cyclone, looks cool. A classic - looking wooden coaster, with world class thrills, I'm sure. If any company is going to build a giga coaster soon in the US, it needs to be over here in California, or at the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas (get my drift?). Otherwise, this would be something to rid ein the future.
Sunday, September 16, 2001 5:09 PM
Now Fujikyu-Highland is up!! Great pics. Steel Dragon now ranks as my #2 coaster that I want to ride. First being LASER at Dorney. White Cyclone look like it is taken care of very, very, very well.
KBFnet...The Next Generation In KBF Sites...
Thursday, September 20, 2001 11:55 AM
On the odd chance someone reads these old news items......
Batwing pictures are up now!
CoasterGallery.com -- Six Flags America