It seems like the stats should've at least generated some talk, but I've never heard of it. Is it SBNO? Is it just really bad? Has no one ever ridden it?
The legend lives!
It's in Japan. Not just that, it's not near the biggest cities. I was in Tokyo and Osaka, and it was no where close! (Isn't in on Kyushu?)
I don't think anyone here has ridden it. 3 or 4 of us have been to Japan, and I don't recall anyone mentioning Space Worls
Here is a link with a small pic of the coaster.
Army Rangers lead the way
My two favorite coasters are both named Superman.
Nitro, Gemini, Laser, Ice, Thunder...The American Gladiators!
Oh yes, the lost Arrow hyper. When I mention this thing, people always get confused with the Giovanola hyper. No one would believe me that there was an Arrow hyper with that name. In your face! Bet you didn't know this coaster used to be white, but then they changed it to the very Superman-ish colors. Or was it the other way around? There was some website out there that had onride photos of it. Just like every other coaster in Japan, it's got a walkway along the entire course.
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*** This post was edited by haux on 9/9/2002. ***
Correction, I've been to Spaceworld, it's was my third favorite park in Japan after Expoland and Fujikyu Highland. It's turnaround is about as good as Rattlers triple helix on top of the cliff. The first two dives after the second hill are loaded with airtime and great laterals, and then coems the breaks!!! I don't know if it was because the it was a full train on my ride, but it kills the intensity of the ride to an extent and without the quick rush you really notice the roughness of Arrow's transitions. The airtime is pretty sweet, not frenzy, but about the equivalent of the older Morgan hypers.
Oh, bet you guys wnat to know how I got there? New Space Program that Stanford is supporting + Daddy's job + NASA's project = trip to Space World!!!! I don't understand what exactly the event as on but it had something to do with Space Camp in Palo Alto, a Space Camp in Japan, and a college program that would benefit both sides.
Oh, and you guys wanted on-ride pictures? Go here
The site may be down so you may have to wait
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I'm leaving for Japan in 2 days, and I've decided to go to the island of Kyushu while I'm there. I'll have to cancel my trip to Disneyland & Sea, but I'll get to go to Space World, Mitsui Greenland, and Kijima Korakuen Yuenchi. If anyone knows of other amusement parks on Kyushu, please let me know.
Wow. I'd take Tokyo Disneyland and, particularly, Tokyo DisneySea over an Arrow hyper any day of the week - and then some.
But, still, have fun :)
~~~ Maddy ~~~
It's for the overall experience of Kyushu, with its smoking volcanoes, and beautiful forests and beaches. I can go to Disneyland/Sea anytime I'm in Tokyo. I don't know when I'll be able to go to Kyushu again. Besides, I'll be hitting 10+ coasters, as opposed just 2 at the Disney parks.
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