Fuji-Q Highland on Amazing Race 9

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 11:21 PM
I'm a big Amazing Race fan on CBS. The preview for the next show had a clip of a launch coaster that had that very distinct air sound. They were in Japan so I'm going to say they are on Dondopa at Fuji-Q Highland. The show is on Wed. at 8 o'clock.

Ray & Yolanda are my favorite.

*** Edited 5/11/2006 3:22:36 AM UTC by gomez***

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 11:28 PM
I just finished Amazing Race and saw the preview for next weeks episode. I am excited because I have never seen Dondopa at Fuji-Q Highland on TV or video.

I want BJ and Tyler to win. Go Hippies!:)!:)!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 11:32 PM
Go Hippies!

Edit - Karma's a b!tch, eh Mojo? ;)

*** Edited 5/11/2006 4:14:51 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:45 AM
It also showed the frisbee in action. Can't wait to see this episode.
Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:51 AM
I could have swarn that was the Hulk they were on, but I guess I'm wrong. I was so depressed after MoJo got eliminated that I wasn't thinking clearly.

Oh well, Team Chip & Kim Forever!

Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:10 AM
Defintely NOT the Hulk unless IOA sold it to a park in Japan, LOL! ;)
Thursday, May 11, 2006 4:20 AM
Woa.. this is interesting, thanks for the info.
The official site for Dondopa is http://www.dodonpa.net/
They also give the videos, but not as rider. The 172km/h speed in 1,82 seconds gonna blow your hair out! Lolz. Check it out.
Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:32 AM
LOL, I knew as soon as I saw that preview that someone would start a thread about it.

Yes, go hippies. Although I wouldn't be sad if Ray and Yolanda won. They're way cool.

On Dodonpa, I just talked to someone who rode it, and he said he was involuntarily shaking afterwards, it was so intense. Must ride.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 8:56 AM
I figured someone would post this on here and by the topography in the previews I assumed it was Japan.

Go BJ and Tyler!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5:03 AM
Much love for the hippies here. If I had to watch that Mojo chick cry one more time! Good luck with her Joseph, hope she's worth it.

Doponda's location is amazing and I'd love to ride it one day. I wonder if its um, special, like Hypersonic XLC? That one beat us up a bit but was still cool. They should have an Amazing Race coasters of the world edition.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 10:18 PM
They had a new commercial on today. It looks like they have to try to read a sign or something while speeding by on Dodonpa and the teams in the commercial were saying they were having trouble reading at that speed.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 11:47 PM

the teams in the commercial were saying they were having trouble reading at that speed.

No... really!!! ;-)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 12:47 AM
Oh wow, maybe they have to reride it until they can read the whole message. I like that! :)
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 1:46 AM
According to my current race newsletter, one of the teams is excited to find out which country they're going to, because they've already been there and speak the language. Based on the dialogue of B.J. and Tyler throughout the race in various countries, I would put my money on them.

Based on a certain website, the reviewer says that Dondonpa squished his testicles like a pancake. Ouch.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 4:42 AM
Tyler is the one that speaks a lil bit of Japanese. Their is an interesting video over on google video that shows Tyler walking across the whole country of Japan. Just type in Kintaro for the google video search and it will pop up. The guy is very cultured.....plus I think he did it for his girlfriend. Crazy guy.
Thursday, May 18, 2006 12:18 AM
Some pretty great shots of FQ tonight. Yay for the hippies.
Thursday, May 18, 2006 12:29 AM
This was one of the better seasons the Amazing Race has had. The family edition wasn't very exciting.

FQ Highland's looks like fun. Tokyo looks fun as well.

I would have liked to see Ray and Yolanda win, but BJ and Tyler ran a great race, start to finish.

Thursday, May 18, 2006 1:32 AM
I guess any of the roadblocks (task only one person may perform) or detours (both people must perform) from any of the seasons could be risky because they're set up ahead of time, but having teams ride three hightech amusment rides? That's taking a huge chance and since one of the teams was behind the other two, who knows what could've happened by the time the last team arrived? I would have to assume that there was a backup plan in case one of the rides malfunctioned.

Responding to gomez's comment, the family edition was so bad because obviously they rarely left the United States. Part of the thrill of The Amazing Race is watching people completely out of their element in different cultures trying to survive and make it to the mat each week. It's watching eleven teams of two tearing open an envelope and flying off to some foreign destination and not driving a full-size SUV to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. The disparity in people's ages was a huge turn-off too. Who wants to see two little children told that they've been eliminated? I don't think they'll ever repeat that mistake again.

Thursday, May 18, 2006 1:44 AM
Yeah, I agree with Intamin Fan, but I think it was something that was worth a try and different from the normal two team thing.
Thursday, May 18, 2006 5:41 AM
As someone who has seen every season of The Amazing Race -- one of the best shows on TV -- I have to agree that the Family Addition was my least-favorite. The only thing I enjoyed about it was watching the "Christian Family" continually act and talk about other teams in what can only be characterized as "non-christian" and then claim innocence and that they were the victims. Talk about hypocrisy!

Anyway I could not be more thrilled that BJ & Tyler one the race this season. Host Phil Keogan was right: at every pit-stop, whether they finished in first or last place, they continually showed the same joy and enthusiasm for the race. They also celebrated each culture then encountered and mixed it up with the locals. And heck they didn't even start to "play dirty" until the very end...and I think even then they had a hard time feeling good about doing so, LOL!

And the Frat Boys? They played dirty, even cancelling other team's cabs. They thought their karmic retribution was that their cab didn't show as well...turns out karma waited until the last roadblock to dole out payback. Did they not learn anything from what happened to Team Mojo when they fostered bad karma? ;)


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