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Postby RIP Psyclone » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:43 pm

^Thanks for sharing that card, Shane, but all the parks in Japan don't count? Anyway, this is one of the best threads ever, and I hope it never ends!

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Postby montezooma » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:48 pm

^ Well I did a lot more on my own, including my great trip to Japan, but the Holy Roller Tour was all the parks that I visited with my boyfriend and kids and the Sisters. It was truly a spiritual trip!

If you remember I wasn't such an angel in Japan :devil:

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Postby thrillerman1 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:54 pm

Yeah you need to pay penance for all those "smile and waves" through the Japanese train station rail pass check points. I still crack up thinking about that!

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Postby boweryboy » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:59 pm

That's awesome. I actually like the Flight Trainer. I would ride it all the time at Great America in California.

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Postby montezooma » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:37 am

MEISHO ride catalog

Well I just have enough time to get one more update in before taking off for the holidays.

For those of us lucky enough to have traveled to the far land of Japan we probably have ridden one or many of these contraptions. I love Japan simply for the pure quirkiness of all their rides and parks.

Along with Togo, Meisho is one of the major ride producers in Japan and although most of their rides are in the Land of the Rising Sun they did build the Thunderbolt in Australia. Here is the catalog of their rides. From Coasters to flats, Meisho seems to have built them all. Please pay special attention to the sexy "Meisho Girls" with their random pointing and surprised looks.

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This catalog comes from an IAAPA convention I visited sometime in the mid 80's.
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Moonsault Scramble 1.jpg
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corkscrew 1.jpg
these next few coasters are not from this catalog but from an earlier catalog I picked up the year before this one.
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Jet Coaster 1.jpg
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Loop Coaster 1.jpg
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Shuttle 1.jpg
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now back to the rides
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Maybe Magic Mountain can get new trains for their Metro here.
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The wheels of Japan
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Did you know that there was a Great America in Janan? Here is the Columbia Carousel Japanese style
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Postby montezooma » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:52 am

Oops, I missed this page in the update, but here you can see more of their collection of looping coasters including the Thunderbolt that used to be at DreamWorld in Australia.
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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:53 am

Thank you for the early Christmas present Shane. ;) This is just awesome! Diagrams and track layouts. Yeeeeeeee! I am so happy, I do the Dance of Joy!

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Postby FLIPDUDE » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:13 pm

What's that black coaster? Look slike it has a fun, twisty, BMRX style drop.

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Postby stormrider » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:45 pm

That's Lightning Coaster at Nasu Highland. I like how Meisho makes lots of huge rides that look like junior hypercoasters. I used to think all there was in the coaster world was Arrow, Vekoma, B&M, Intamin, Mack, etc. but on the other side of the world there was Meisho doing its own thing in Japan (and technically Australia and North http://www.rcdb.com/pd1121.htm and South Korea, and China.

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Postby gisco » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:58 pm

I miss Japan! :cry:

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