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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:40 pm
by OzCatter
SharkTums wrote:A couple of things.

White Cyclone is rough, but not unrideable. Just not that pleasant.

As for the park being clean, that's ALL of the parks in Japan. You can't even find a trash can but they're all so clean!!!!


Basically all of Japan. I ran into the problem of finding a trash can several times after finishing up a cup of coffee. I got to the point where I'd just make sure it was completely empty & keep it in my backpack til I either found one or got back to my Airbnb. It's crazy how clean Japan is compared to NYC or London while also having like 99% less bins.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:06 pm
by larrygator
SharkTums wrote:A couple of things.

White Cyclone is rough, but not unrideable. Just not that pleasant.

As for the park being clean, that's ALL of the parks in Japan. You can't even find a trash can but they're all so clean!!!!


You forgot to include "except Fuji Q"

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:50 pm
by coasterbill
robbalvey wrote:Next up was the "Cedar Point of Japan"

SharkTums wrote:You can't even find a trash can


Wait what? If that's the case then this park is definitely NOT worthy of the title of "the Cedar Point of Japan". :lol:

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:55 pm
by BarryH
Great photos of all these Japanese parks!

I'm surprised Acrobat wasn't called "Flying Coaster." :)

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:25 pm
by The Great Zo
Just binge-read this whole thread in one go. Any report with mega-tall skyscraper views, a crazy ropes course, overloaded churros, and Hanno pics is going to be a good one.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:22 am
by robbalvey
coasterbill wrote:Wait what? If that's the case then this park is definitely NOT worthy of the title of "the Cedar Point of Japan". :lol:

Leave it to Japan to fix everyone's mistakes! ;)

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:06 am
by Rollercoaster Rider
robbalvey wrote:
coasterbill wrote:Wait what? If that's the case then this park is definitely NOT worthy of the title of "the Cedar Point of Japan". :lol:

Leave it to Japan to fix everyone's mistakes! ;)



Unless your Fuji-Q where their job is to take every mistake and make then worse.

I'm guessing as I've never been to Fuji-Q or Japan.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:27 pm
by robbalvey
Here's a video of Shanghai Disneyland's version of Pirates. So let me first say that I was very skeptical of this ride because I'm not a huge fan of attractions that use media over physical sets. We were BLOWN AWAY by this attraction! Easily a top 5 Disney ride and most certainly Walt Disney Imagineering at it's best. The "media" sections of this ride are so well done that it's easily the best use and most realistic media I've ever seen. And guess what, Universal? No silly 3D glasses required! lol

The other thing that is hard to realize by watching this attraction in a video is that ride vehicle moves much like an Omnimover meaning that while the boat floats one direction down the track, the vehicle itself can move and turn to face set elements. For example, the first time you see Jack Sparrow, that isn't the boat just cruising by him and me moving the camera following the character, that is actually the boat turning to face him. At one point (actually a couple) you're even traveling backwards!

The ride system, the use of media mixed with amazing physical sets, just works so well. I'm not even a huge fan of the "classic" version of Pirates nor the movies, but this was just incredible. If they wanted to rip out all the classic versions of Pirates (which I know would make fanboys flip their sh1t, but who cares) and replaced them with this version, I would totally be 100% ok with that!

Here's the video...

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:39 pm
by DoubleDown
I love how Acrobat has the theming *between* the cars, not just at the very front. It's such a shame cheap A$$ Magic Mountain never put the dragon head on the front of the train like in the concept art, also imagine the cool theming they could have put between the cars as well. It's those little things that make a ride experience that much more enhanced, and when you're spending $20+ Mill on a ride, really, it's such a cheap addition.

Love the TR keep up the humor Robb!

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:18 am
by robbalvey
^ Thanks! I'm honestly shocked NOBODY commented on that Pirates video! That is seriously one of the best Disney attractions ever made and *crickets*....

weird.