G5 The world's second dive coaster opens in Taiwan

Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2000 7:39 AM | Contributed by eric

Janfusun Fancyworld in Taiwan is now the second theme park in the world to have a Bolliger and Mabillard designed vertical drop roller coaster. The new coaster a mirror replica of the original Oblivion at Alton Towers in the UK, opened in late-March.

Link: Ultimate Rollercoaster

Tuesday, April 25, 2000 10:47 AM
Dont' think I'll be heading over to Tokyo any time soon. I can only imagine the kind of lines they have! :) Couple hundred thou in line at a time maybe? Did they build the coaster over and around houses? How do they have room over there for an amusement park with all those damn people? Curious.

Brad's Coaster Page
Tuesday, April 25, 2000 12:32 PM
It is not in Tokoyo but in Taiwan
Wednesday, April 26, 2000 8:08 AM
I saw the photos. The park is located on top of a mountain, with not much else around. There is plenty of room for an amusement park in Taiwan. It is not downtown Hong Kong.
Wednesday, April 26, 2000 1:14 PM
Wow. I had always dreamed of this type of roller coaster, and had once drawn a crude sketch of it a few years. I wish that they'd build one in the US so I could ride it.;-)

Hong Kong isn't on Taiwan. Hong Kong is on mainland China. Taiwan is the little island off of the mainland.
Thursday, April 27, 2000 10:55 AM
I know Hong Kong is not in Taiwan, I was just using it as a comparison between one area of Aisa and another.

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