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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:20 am
by cfc
robbalvey wrote:
gax wrote:I get what you're saying, I always thought that the juxtaposition of rides in Potterland at USO was slightly off, with Gringotts and FJ, you have rides themed to every tiny detail, with every aspect, ride cars etc. included, becoming a part of the story, then next to that you have two giant B&M's, where the theming ends as you leave the station, and just becomes a standard inverted coaster. For an area with so much focus on total immersion, it seems odd to have rides which are just 'rides' as opposed to 'experiences' (obviously the fact DD was there already is a major factor here..)

Don't worry. Someday Dueling Dragons will look just like it does in Japan...
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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:43 am
by robbalvey
^ Someone gets it! :lol: :lmao: :lol:

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:22 am
by Hilltopper39
^Haha, touche'

I may have missed it but was Roaring Rapids (or whatever the Shanghai rapids ride is called) closed or just not open during the winter months? That ride looks awesome but the videos I watched it seemed pretty mediocre, then again what rapids ride isn't.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:33 am
by robbalvey
Next up was the "Cedar Point of Japan..." Nagashima Spaland!

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This morning we are at Nagashima Spaland filming on the new Acrobat flying coaster! It's like alternate universe Manta! :)

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Filming is going well at Nagashima Spaland! Next up... Steel Dragon now!

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The staff at Nagashima Spaland are amazing! One of the reasons why we love this park!

The Ultra Twister is one of my favorite classic roller coaster designs! So glad Nagashima Spaland still has one!


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Riding Acrobat at Nagashima Spaland does this to you!

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Love this view of Steel Dragon from Acrobat!

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Damn! Steel Dragon looks good all lit up!

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Yes, it's exactly like Manta is almost every way, but it's GREAT!

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The park is getting an S&S free spin coaster next year! It's already track complete!

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Ok guys... assume the position!

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Let's just make something clear right now... This toilet is WAY smarter than you'll ever be!

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White Cyclone... still one of the most impressive looking wood coasters ever made!

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Just look how pretty that is!

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Dear Jack, I miss you. Wish you were here. Signed, the Nagashima Spaland Ferris Wheel.

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Any park with Pokémon themed attractions is going to be a win for Kristen!

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Matt bought the official White Cyclone cookies! And he shared them with everyone! Want one?

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Nagashima also has a classic Schwarzkopf shuttle loop! Love these coasters!!!

I really am a sucker for Shuttle Loop coasters! Nearly 40 years old and still thrilling riders!


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The Bobkart is another fun & fairly unique ride at Nagashima Spaland

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OMG! OMG! Two roller coasters in one pic!!!

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And yes, this version of "Cedar Point" still has Demon Drop!

So we just survived a first generation Freefall ride! lol


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The Haunted House is sort of uniquely Japanese! It's so odd to me that people get legit freaked out in this! I wish I understood the culture more, but it sure was "interesting..." Here's a video:


Here's a few pics from Hanno's camera...
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Having some fun on Acrobat!

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Now THAT is a "coaster face!"

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And that would be "coaster hair!" lol

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Having a jolly time on the Bobkart!

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Someone is enjoying this!

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"Is that creepy Dutch guy taking a picture of me?"

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"Oh you best not be riding my A$$!"

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How many Americans can we get in one Bobkart?

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Will we see one of these at Cowabunga Bay? ;)

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Why so serious???

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"Hi, my name is Tom, but you can call me Serial Killer!"

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Steel Dragon FTW!

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OMG! OMG! OMG!!! TWO COASTERS!!! Twice in one trip report!!!

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Steel Dragon at night looks amazing!

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Had a GREAT visit to Nagashima Spaland in Japan!

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:49 am
by chickenbowl
I LOVED this park! I'm glad you guys had a great time!

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:56 am
by jray21
Awesome reports! I loved Nagashima Spaland! I'm so glad they still have the Ultra Twist, the 1st generation free fall, and the shuttle loop.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:19 pm
by Philrad71
I don't understand why America doesn't have those awesome Asian toilets. When I went to South Korea for business, I literally sat on the toilet for like 20 minutes at the hotel trying out (most of) the features! :lol:

Seriously...we NEED these in America!!!

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:08 pm
by robbalvey
I also should have pointed out that we were at Nagashima Spaland just a couple of days after Christmas, EVERY SINGLE coaster was open, it was like 45 degrees outside, and the entire park was in operation. Explain to me again why we can't have more parks open in America during the winter?

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:51 am
by cfc
Nagashima Spaland looks "generic" on the surface, but it's a cool place. I really like their haunted house (so wonderfully weird), and Acrobat looks like fun, too.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:09 am
by SixFlagsAstroworld
I'm glad you had fun at Nagashima Spa Land!

Just one question: how did the bobkart work? Is it like an alpine coaster where you control the speed? Or is it automatically powered?