Looking for some info on Nagashima Spaland/ SD2K

Sunday, June 3, 2001 5:01 PM
I will be in Japan for two weeks in August. I will be about 3 hours away from Nagashima and am in the process of planning a trip down to ride SD2K and am wondering if anyone who has been there can provide me with some information:

-How much is admission to the park (preferrably in terms of $US)
-What kind of crowds would be expected at this park?
-And if you have ridden SD2K, how would you rate it?

It's not easy trying to find this info when most of the stuff I find is in Japanese, so if anybody could help me out, I'd appreciate it.
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 7:58 PM
I haven't been there, but I'm going there also in August. Maybe I'll see ya there! (Be sure to go to Fujikyu Highland to ride there new TA2K, which will be bigger and faster than Steel Dragon)

Here's what my Japanese friends have told me about pricing at Nagashima:
One ride on Steel Dragon is about $10 american. But a ride all day pass for the park is somewhere between $40 and $50.

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- Peabody
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Monday, July 30, 2001 8:27 AM
The park costs about $40 for an all day pass. The crowds are small and manageable. And, the coaster is my pick for best in the world.....and I've been to Cedar Point recently (so I've experienced some good coasters). I rode SD2000 14 times. I would have gone more times, but I had to eat. Truely amazing ride!!! They also have an Intamin woodie that's very nice.

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cmiesen
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Monday, July 30, 2001 9:14 AM
First off, where are you staying? South or north of Nagashima. The closest large city is Nagoya, so you can stay in a business hotel there, and save money. Probably $65 US. In regards to the park, I was just there 10 days ago. The current cost is about $40 US for an all day pass, but remember one thing. The park has shorter hours than traditional US parks. The do open really early though. Right now, they are opening the park at 8:30 am. When I was there, they were closing the park at 5pm, but now school is finally out, so I believe they will keep the park open until 9 or 10pm. Bring a swimsuit. It gets much too warm to not take a break from the weather. The temperature when I was there was 93, and it rained all day to boot. The will not have Steel Dragon open if it rains, but White Cyclone, a really great Intamin woodie will be open. You will just get really wet!

In regards to the crowds, you have nothing to worry about. Even if it is a perfect day, Spaland is a family park, and many people have NO interest in riding Steel Dragon. The wait on the day I was there was 10 minutes. Thats it! It will be 30 minutes at most according to my Japanese friends. You will have a chance to ride it many times. Note, however that you will NOT get the chance to pick your seat. It doesn't work that way in Japan. As far as the ride is concerned...I loved it, but as with anything, try not to get too hyped to ride it. There in NO coaster in the world that can live up to any true enthusiasts expectations. Go and have fun. They have a couple of different rides there including some unique flat rides, and they have a heartline coaster. You don't see those all over! There is a few corkscrew coasters, and also a clone of Montezooma's Revenge. I wish I could go back now....:( Have a great time! Kiotsukide!

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;)Rollercoasters are like parrots...if you take care of them, they should outlive you;)
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Monday, July 30, 2001 9:35 AM
About how far is Nagoya from the park?

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I love roller coasters
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Monday, July 30, 2001 9:51 AM

bteam said:
"I will be in Japan for two weeks in August. I will be about 3 hours away from Nagashima and am in the process of planning a trip down to ride SD2K and am wondering if anyone who has been there can provide me with some information:

-How much is admission to the park (preferrably in terms of $US)
-What kind of crowds would be expected at this park?
-And if you have ridden SD2K, how would you rate it?

It's not easy trying to find this info when most of the stuff I find is in Japanese, so if anybody could help me out, I'd appreciate it."


"Has anyone ridden it, and was it good?" Seriously, many people can't afford a trip to Japan. I haven't been on it, but only 7 people out of 4,800+ members have been on the ride.

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Current Favorite Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Incredible Hulk, The
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Monday, July 30, 2001 9:59 AM
Nagoya is about a 70 minute bus ride. It is about 30 miles away. You can see the Steel Dragon from 12 miles away. Amazing sight to behold. Kind of like when you drive up the causeway to CP and see the MF!

StealthmF5m3, I have ridden a few times (just 10 days ago now.). I wrote a review of it. You can read it at www.rollercoasterfans.com
It is an interesting website, and the webmaster is really nice to talk with. So if you want to know how I felt about it, check it out!

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;)Rollercoasters are like parrots...if you take care of them, they should outlive you;)
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