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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? ;)