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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:43 am

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Universal Studios Japan, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Universal Studios Japan.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

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2006
July 20th, 2006 - B&M coaster announced for Universal Japan (See Below)
November 25th, 2006 - Hollywood Dream goes vertical
November 27th, 2006 - Hollywood Dream construction update
December 6th, 2006 - Hollywood Dream mid course brakes installed
December 12th, 2006 - Hollywood Dream station under construction
December 19th, 2006 - Hollywood Dream helix complete
December 31st, 2006 - Hollywood Dream construction overview

2009
December 16th, 2009 - Space Fantasy: The Ride; Mack spinning coaster to replace ET Adventure

2010
March 15th, 2010 - Space Fantasy: The Ride officially opens, ride footage revealed!
March 18th, 2010 - More Space Fantasy: The Ride footage released!
August 3rd, 2010 - Space Fantasy: The Ride story explained
December 10th, 2010 - 10th anniversary plans announced

2012
May 9th, 2012 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter officially announced for Universal Studios Japan
May 28th, 2012 - Universal Studios Japan to host Biohazard walk thru haunt

2013
January 20th, 2013 - Hollywood Dream to run backwards!
March 16th, 2013 - The Amazing Adventures of Spider-man - The Ride 2 announced!

2014
January 1st, 2014 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter construction update
April 18th, 2014 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens July 15th, 2015
October 21st, 2014 - Neon Genesis Evangelion attraction announced for 2015

2015
June 19th, 2015 - Dinosaur themed B&M Flyer to be added in 2016

2016
November 29th, 2016 - Nintendo-themed area confirmed for the Universal Orlando Resort!

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2007 - Roller Coaster - (7/20/06) Universal Studios has announced that they will open a new large steel roller coaster in the spring of 2007 at a cost estimated between 5-10 billion Yen. The coaster will stretch from the entrance gate to the lagoon in the center of the park, with a track length of 3937 feet and a top height of 144 feet. The maximum drop will only be 50º and top speed will be 55 mph. Throwing a little confusion into the mix, the description says that the trains’ four cars will carry 36 passengers, but that means 9 passengers per car, which is a really odd number for a coaster. The coaster will run through many areas of the park, and not stay confined within just one themed area. At this time no name, theme or manufacturer information was given for the ride. Anyone know more?
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Postby obeygiant » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:09 am

WOW! Sounds awesome...What theme(s) could it be if it stretches all over the park? Can't wait to hear more...

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Postby pvcoasterguy » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:09 am

Err... Robb, shouldn't this be in the Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, and Subatmoic Toasticles section?

Anyway, it seems like a pretty cool little ride. But those trains are really tiny and weird. I wonder who's making it.

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Postby DerekRx » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:05 am

Sweet! I'm looking forward to hearing more about this, such as maker, design, etc. If it looks good, I hope its on the agenda for the TPR Japan Trip. If its not, there's always expensive taxi rides. :)
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Postby ECZenith » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:30 am

Very cool, the numbers sound good. :)
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Postby RaptorBoyASU » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:32 am

I have a feeling that probably means 4 cars, each holding 36 passengers. What kind of coaster holds 9 people???

I can't wait to see more details.

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Postby Homer » Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:00 pm

Whoa, sounds like something I would expect from a Bench: The Ride thread.
-My butt has touched 112 roller coasters, how unfortunate.

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Postby Shockwave » Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:16 pm

With those stats I hope that this is gonna be an awesome ride! Universal's coaster record is pretty good, so I'm looking foward to this a lot.

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Postby jarmor » Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:46 pm

sounds like a hyper/speed coaster to me...
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Postby JT3000 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:13 pm

Did USJ really announce this, or is it just something Screamscape came up with? It sounds kinda weird and somewhat reckless in regards to theming... thank god they aren't shoving this thing into USF.

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