thrillerman1 wrote:Blue Fall was amazing. I'm sure Brian can attest to that, right Brian?
I really REALLY wish I was there when Brian took "the fall" hee hee hee.
And Mark? I hope you will post a photo or two of the attraction I'm going to describe here in a second or two. You'll know, heh heh.
Set K - It All Comes To An End )o:
Well, I honestly don't have much more to show everybody here, from the trip, except these last few photos.
get to do another "add-on" park the actual last day we were in Japan, Toshimaen Park
which had three out of a possible four coasters running; an 'okay' flume ride that had seen better days; several flats I hadn't been on ever before (yay condor!); another Dippin'Dots outlet to try (mmmm Strawberry Shortcake); a long and rather slow going dark ride; and....
The Carousel "El Dorado"
Now I wouldn't make any big thing about merry-go-rounds and carousels and such, except with Mark/thrillerman1 along, we found out he loved these kinds of things, and knew that this one at the park was over 100 years old!
But the kicker to this carousel, one that even Mark didn't expect, was that this ride was composed of three - separate - spinning - platforms
!Meaning, the center of the carousel moved the slowest, then the middle circle moved a bit faster, and finally the outer ring moved fastest of all.
I had never ever seen any carousel like this in my life! It was wonderful! And so very unique. And 3 platforms, who knew? (my 3's thing here, lol)
So this really made the add-on park, and my last park to visit in Japan, a very special one.
So, back to the hotel, the bunch of us get on the airport shuttle, and then "some of us" take off for....... "another country" (sniff) and I make my way back to Vancouver, and as a bonus, go back in time seven hours, LOLOL!
Great trip, great people to tour with.