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Postby robbalvey » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:13 am

Next park: Hamanako Pal Pal

Yeah, I have no idea what it means either, or even how to exactly pronounce it, but all I know is that it's quite a decent sized park with a fairly major coaster that seems to get overlooked quite often.

Before we visited in 2005 I hadn't known anyone who had ever been here, so we just figured it was some dumpy place and the Manhattan Express/SFGadv Viper mutated Togo coaster must be rough as hell.

Well, the park isn't huge, but it IS really nice....the coaster is actually quite good and overall I really think that if you have a good "half-day" to spend at a park, this one shouldn't be missed. We did Lagunasia and Hamanako Pal Pal both in one day quite easily and I think many people on the trip will agree it was a pretty kick A$$ day!

On to some photos....and a little video of Mega Coaster that I shot last time we visited, but if you missed it the first time around, this will give you a good idea what the coaster is like!

Enjoy!
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Arriving at Pal Pal one of the first things you see is something that looks just like something else that REALLY hurt...a LOT!

Photo by Chuck "cfc"
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And there goes the TPR crew to brave "Mega Coaster."
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So while it has this element from Manhattan Express....
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...and this element from Great Adventure's Viper...both which HURT quite a bit...
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For some reason Mega Coaster was actually pretty good! There were a few rough spots, but overall this was a totally fun ride! It's like both bad parts from the other coasters clash together and create a decent ride! Weird.
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I don't know what this sign means. "Beware of speeding embryos?" No idea.
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Dan versus the clowned themed BatFlyer. Clown scores 1 point.
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A look of orgasm or pain. You figure it out!
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Aerial skyway photo...CHECK!
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Photo of scary Togo flat ride with Swedish guy riding...CHECK!
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One by one they steal Jahan's sanity....
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I'll hold 'em down....you take 'em out O.J. style.
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"Yo man...me and my eskimo homies we just be chillin' in the igloo..."
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The closest thing you're gonna get to Mr. Toad's in this place.
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You guys know you're about to get totally screwed right?

Photo by Chuck cfc
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Yeah, I think they figured it out! =)

Photo by Chuck cfc
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"I'm flying....just like Mary Poppins!!!"

Photo by Chris F.
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Falafel versus the Gay Pride staircase! Falafel WINS!!!

Photo by Falafel
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"I just got raped by a mouse!"

Photo by Chris F.
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Have you been wondering where Elissa has been this whole time? She's in the Pal Pal arcade (one of the coolest theme park arcades anywhere, BTW) and she's found this awesome "Super Mario Bros. 3" coin machine...
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It's like part pachinko machine and part one of those "coin pusher machines."
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The more coins that fall down, the farther you get to play into Super Mario Bros 3. And the better you do at the game, the more coins come raining down, and the more random Japanese stuff you win! It's completely AWESOME!!!!
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This is still one of my favorite theme park signs in all of Japan!
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And of course there is a wacky Japanese dark ride here. It's like Pinocchio meets a horror movie!

Photo by Mr. Chuck the cfc
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But it's cool cause there are Donkey puppets! TPR REPRESENT!!!

Photo by that cfc dude
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That night we traveled back to Tokyo and we got to stop in a station where we saw Nozomi trains fly through at like 957 thousand miles per hour! (Ok, that's just a *slight* exaggeration!) =)
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When we got to Tokyo, the hotel and My Melody were very happy to see us! More photos coming soon!

Photo by Falafel in a kilt

Here is the video of Mega Coaster we shot during our last visit. As you can see, it's a decent ride!!! For a Togo death machine!!!!

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Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:20 am

Ah, Hamanako Pal Pal. :smile:

Too bad their Haunted walk-through was "closed for the season." If it was anything like their dark ride was (WTF) it would have been something, lol.

But, and I really have to repeat it again, having said it in my own trip report...

V V V V V

The Best - Togo - Flat Ride - Of Death - EVER.

V V V V V

I so want one of these at my own crappy little home park.

Plplplplplplease Playland??? :b
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Sigh. Rode this wonderful thing four times, I think. But I got no over-and-over 360's. Like Au$$ie Rich did, without (or with) a riding partner!
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Postby Théo the little french » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:03 am

Quote Mr & Mrs Alvey: "I love Togo ride!" :lmao:

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Postby jamjar » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:48 am

that looks pretty damn cool

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Postby Team Thriller » Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:27 am

That looks like a really cool park!

I need to get to Japan! :b
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Postby Meteornotes » Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:33 am

This park did rock, and that mouse was insane. I really think at some points on the track it was only on two wheels. And we cannot forget about the insane Togo Flat Ride Of Death. I've never seen one of these anywhere else, and I must say that it was one of the best flat rides I have ever been on.

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Postby TexTitan01 » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:40 am

Nrthwnd wrote:
V V V V V

The Best - Scary - Togo - Flat Ride - EVER.

V V V V V


Dear lord WHAT IS THAT THING?? I looks like A paratrooper & an enterprise had crazy wicked sex and that's what happened!

You know, I think Hamanako Pal Pal could also be known as "The park for the illegitimate children of park rides". They've got the child of Manhattan Express & Viper, the offspring of a Paratrooper and an Enterprise; and a ride based on The Magic Kingdom (vaguely) and <insert Halloween event here?>. I bet theres more illegitimate-type rides around there somewhere...
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Postby coastercrazed49 » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:51 am

"I love Togo Rides, I love Togo rides." LMAO :lmao:
Great pictures you guys. Can't wait to see more.

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Postby hyyyper » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:42 am

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Holy shizzles, that one mottaF-ing splash.....good lord

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Postby cfc » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:04 pm

^That drop hardly dampened me at all, but I was riding solo.

Pal Pal was a cool little park. I even liked the Togo Flat Ride of Death, and I'm not crazy about flats. Lobster Pinocchio rules!
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