Has anyone noticed that TOGO coasters in countries such as Japan usually receive positive reviews, as opposed to the horrible reviews that USA TOGOs get, such as Manhattan Express & Viper(defunct)?
I guess my point is, why are TOGOs in other countries better than the ones here in the US? And can/could these problems be fixed?
But then, South Korea has another stinker of a coaster, this time an Arrow... Its the Rolling X Train at Everland. Its a 2 loops, corkscrew, helix coaster that runs 2 sideless Vekoma trains. The worst thing is that those trains have the same horrible restraint as the SLC and the track is in bad enough shape that the train moves up and down as it goes up the lift hill! Then, the train consist of your head getting destroyed by the harness. Too bad, cause the rest of the park is awesome and among the best I've visited. Eagle Fortress is the best suspended coaster in my view... *** Edited 10/16/2007 5:13:40 AM UTC by Absimilliard***
They didn't hurt but they just weren't fun.
Geopanic at La Qua was total crap.
Bandit at Yomiurland wasn't awful but it had a horrible layout.
Momonga at Yomiurland was also lacking in the fun department.
SL Coaster also at Yomiurland is about as boring as they get.
Diving Coaster: Vanish at Yokohama Cosmoworld is another pointless layout.
Wild Mouse at Tobu Zoo was just like any other jerky mouse except it has a loop so the jerkiness include OTSR's.
Jet Coaster at Nagashima is also in the running for most boring ride ever.
Ultra Twister at Nagashima actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I didn't need to ride it a 2nd time though.
I'm pretty sure that this is all of the Togo's that I hit. Fujiyama is the only one I rode twice and out of all of the hypers that I've been on it would rank close to the bottom.
The two drops down the ravine at the end are great as is the first drop, the overbanked turnaround and the upward helix. I haven´t ridden it for more than ten years, but I enjoyed it tremendously.
The only distraction are the useless OTSR.
I also love the Ultratwisters and Fujiyama.
Geopanic on the other hand is a total desaster! When I saw those restraints i wanted to call the police.
I just prefer the American layouts.
Here's a picture.
Zola 7 at Fuji Q Highland was also pretty bad! I'm 6'3 and the only way I fitted was squashing my knees against the front of the car. Even if coaster part of the ride is 2 drops and 3-4 turns, they still found it necessary to put a OTSR.
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