I have been looking at various roller coasters at parks around the world, and Japan has some very interesting looking coasters. They have a few non-looping stand-up coasters, and a crazy Mad Mouse coaster with a verticle loop on it's course. I also saw anusual spinning coaster, and a rollercoaster with a ferris wheel like car on it. In other words, the car remained upright when it was going downhill, and could rock back and forth like the Green Lattern at Magic Mountain, only it didn't look like it was an invert. And, totally different track design.
There are also serveral awesome looking carnival thrill rides in europe, that I have never seen in the US. There was a ride called Spinout that was a lot like an orbiter, only the arms don't stop at full swingout, they continue to be tilted to horizontal over the top of the ride, before being lowered back to horizontal on the loading platform. Really cool.
There are a lot of great inverted carnival rides in europe, and some really awesome looking portable coasters, including an inverted one! Sure would be nice to share that love in the united states.
I think we should start a group that organizes tours of foreign parks. One where you can be relaxed and enjoy things, and not have to be "ON" all the time and drink that kook-aid.
Japan doesn't have enough to do, there's a lot of wide open space and hot sun, it's expensive to park, and I heard they raised admission prices this year. You don't want to go there.
I hate it when I have to park all the way out in Mid-Fuji. If you even understand what that terms means.
If you need proof, Check out the picture I took of where I parked. You can find it in the pictures section, the third or fourth page down, on the "section" section, third tray, in the box titled "More folder". Click the thirty-third frame in the second link, then type "Lost photos" in the pop-up window. Sorry, I am too lazy to copy and paste the link.
Local paper ran a 1 year anniversary special a few days ago, so I'd say you just made the cut.
It was nice to see that they're treating that particular natural disaster with the same reverence and annual newspaper real estate that they usually reserve for such world-altering events as the once-a-decade local tornadoes /this-joke-is-for-pittsburghers
I would have to be paid alot of bucks to go visit Japan or China. Ive heard from several friends that have been there that once you get there, you immediately want to go to a much better place.
My Beautiful wife, Julia, is the best thing that has ever happened to me!
I loved Japan but not because of the parks.
It's like visiting another planet. Great food, great transportation, tons of weird stuff to see, tons of weird people. In Tokyo is seemed like you could take a hour long train ride and still be downtown. It just keeps going.
I'd go back in a heartbeat and I'd do a lot fewer amusement parks. Parque Espana and Disney Sea are the only ones that I'd definitely hit again.
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