Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

Postby robbalvey » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:53 am

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

It's actually exactly BOTH of these!

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Postby Itachi » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:58 am

Amazing park! I loved how everything looks brand new, not only the newer rides like Acrobat, but also the older rides like Corkscrew, Looping Star and Shuttle Loop. And indeed, White Cyclone must be the most beautiful woodie. So clean! Glad you had a good time.

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

Postby Keetz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:42 am

Great trip report! I love 1st generation Intamin drop towers, so clunky and scary with a great drop! I really wish they would develop a newer version of them that are taller and have a funky element or two after the drop.

Does Steel Dragon 2000 have a max height limit? I heard it was 6 feet tall?

robbalvey wrote: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?


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Postby El Toro_Ryan » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:49 am

Awesome trip report!! I really hope to get to Japan one of these days. Was the park running their coasters with water dummies? Haha
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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

Postby robbalvey » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:38 pm

El Toro_Ryan wrote:Was the park running their coasters with water dummies? Haha

Yes. Since it wasn't that busy and it was cold out, they would fill the middle of the trains with water dummies so that people could fill the front and the back and still be able to keep the coasters open!

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

Postby Imagineer Josh » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:02 pm

How was White Cyclone? Too rough? Pretty smooth?
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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:13 pm

El Toro_Ryan wrote:Awesome trip report!! I really hope to get to Japan one of these days. Was the park running their coasters with water dummies? Haha


While it's pretty funny to see on a B&M flyer, Dorney actually does this quite a bit on Stinger when it's cold out since the park never has lines.

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

Postby JRice92 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:39 pm

Nagashima Spa Land looks like a seriously impressive park. That coaster collection looks top notch and the whole place looks so clean!
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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

Postby vistaway » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:24 pm

I was on the fence about hitting this park on our March Japan trip, but your TRs (this and previous ones) pushed me to book three nights in Nagoya. Can't wait. Seeing those trains on Steel Dragon is bizarre but cool.

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

Postby SharkTums » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:27 pm

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!!!!

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