The Mystery Russian Togo.

A random Togo (or knock off?) in Samara.
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Re: The Mystery Russian Togo.

Postby fraroc » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:50 pm

Gutterflower wrote:Someone pointed out that King Kobra at Kings Island closed in 2001. This rides first sighting was 2002.

Is there a possibility it's the same ride? just with new cars.


Jesus Christ, that would be quite a thing if it does turn out to be true, a coaster presumed scrapped since 2006 has been secretly operating under our noses for years....

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Re: The Mystery Russian Togo.

Postby djboss302 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:53 pm

I doubt it's King Kobra, but there's always a chance.

I believe it was most likely relocated from Japan, then again I could be wrong.
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Re: The Mystery Russian Togo.

Postby DBru » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:42 am

jmicha wrote:King Kobra was visible from several rides at Kings Island for years after its removal so it definitely isn't it. Unless the information on when this mystery coaster opened is incorrect that is.


King Cobra's trains were visible for years. But was the track?


Edit: A quick look at the coaster's RCDB page/pictures answers "yes."

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Re: The Mystery Russian Togo.

Postby Loefet » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:24 am

I have gone through all known Togos in Japan that are on RCDB, and they are all accounted for. So can this be an unknown installations. It looks very much like a Togo, so I doubt that it's anything else than a Togo.

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Re: The Mystery Russian Togo.

Postby Password121 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:58 am

Can anyone say anything about the sit down trains? You can see what looks like colored tape of sorts on the restraints at 0:33 in the video. Not 100% sure what Togo sit down trains look like.
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Re: The Mystery Russian Togo.

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:45 am

Russia has PAX, which I think is the most insane coaster company in the world... Why did they need a TOGO anyway? Russia building a Japanese coaster is a really rare thing, just like North Korea building an American coaster.

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Re: The Mystery Russian Togo.

Postby Loefet » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:33 am

Password121 wrote:Can anyone say anything about the sit down trains? You can see what looks like colored tape of sorts on the restraints at 0:33 in the video. Not 100% sure what Togo sit down trains look like.

True those doesn't look like the normal Togo restraints, the padding may be something that the park itself have done, pipe insulation and sticky tape is a simple solution when you don't have the proper part to replace it with. The thing that strikes me most though is the similarities to the Arrow Horsecollar instead of the normal Togo one with square corners at the bottom and strange bends in the middle.

Also on another note, I doubt that it's a clone by some company, since the only Togo that we know of with that strange trick track at the end is King Kobra and it was in the US so no Chinese company could have copied it. If it's not the late King Kobra with new trains, then the only two known Togo coasters that it could be would be the unknown indoor loopers at the defunct parks: Fantasy Dome Seiro and Fantasy Dome Kishiwada.

BTW, how do you know that the ride was built in 2002?

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Re: The Mystery Russian Togo.

Postby Gutterflower » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:26 am

Loefet wrote:
Password121 wrote:Can anyone say anything about the sit down trains? You can see what looks like colored tape of sorts on the restraints at 0:33 in the video. Not 100% sure what Togo sit down trains look like.

True those doesn't look like the normal Togo restraints, the padding may be something that the park itself have done, pipe insulation and sticky tape is a simple solution when you don't have the proper part to replace it with. The thing that strikes me most though is the similarities to the Arrow Horsecollar instead of the normal Togo one with square corners at the bottom and strange bends in the middle.

Also on another note, I doubt that it's a clone by some company, since the only Togo that we know of with that strange trick track at the end is King Kobra and it was in the US so no Chinese company could have copied it. If it's not the late King Kobra with new trains, then the only two known Togo coasters that it could be would be the unknown indoor loopers at the defunct parks: Fantasy Dome Seiro and Fantasy Dome Kishiwada.

BTW, how do you know that the ride was built in 2002?


We don't that's just its first sighting. Its possible its been there longer its just difficult to tell.
Sky Rider at Canadas Wonderland also has the trick track but the point stands.

I think its highly unlikely its King Cobra since it was sat in storage at KI for so long. But It is possible its one of the Fantasy Dome rides (I've looked them up before with no luck, Found a video of the non looping one at the other Fantasy Dome but that's it).

Also possible its an original installation. I guess we'll never actually know without someone at Togo to ask.

Just thought it was an interesting ride though :)

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Re: The Mystery Russian Togo.

Postby Gutterflower » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:42 am

Sorry for digging this up 3 years later but there is shock horror an update

It has always troubled me that it clearly came from somewhere and didn't originally come from Maviland which opened in 2002 but I've never been able to track down where.

Today a lot of searching and a fair bit of luck lead me to discover the ride's original location.

The ride originally operated in the Russian city of Tula at the sweetly named Metalworkers' Palace. The ride operated from the early 1990s until 2000 when the ride shut down and was eventually moved to Maviland either in 2001 or 2002. Metalworkers' Palace also closed itself in 2003 following a fire and now sits home to a sports complex.

Below are a couple of pictures of the ride operating in Tula during its final season in 2000.

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Re: The Mystery Russian Togo.

Postby Rill'o'beily » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:27 am

"Actpo kometa" Yeah whoever made the entry into rcdb is clearly not russian :lol:

But yeah I always find it fascinating hearing about these "big" coasters in obscure places that aren't super connected to the online world so great to hear updates

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