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Postby robbalvey » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:55 am

Day Nine: Hamanako Pal Pal aka Togo Death Machine aka "What happens when Manhattan Express and SFGadv's Viper have sex!"

Today we hit a park wasy off the beaten path. A place that we had all heard of, but know that not too many people have been too. I'm kind of baffled as to why, because this park wasn't that out of the way, wasn't difficult to get to, and had some really cool rides!!!

First off, yes....the "Togo Death Machine." All we knew about this ride is that it had that messed up heartline from Manhattan Express and the "part in the coils" from Viper. We were sure that if we were to ever die on a coaster today would be the day.

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Well, I'm not sure why Togo coasters suck major A$$ in the US, but are great in Japan, because this ride was really a lot of fun! If either of the US Togo's had ben like this one, people would LOVE THEM!!!!

I'm so confused! I'm beginning to think that Japan is just getting us back for Fatman and Little Boy by bashing apart our American skulls one at a time at $15 a pop on ME!

The rest of the park was also very nice. It was kind of a "resort park" right on the water, and even had a cable car that took you to a higher point at the resort.

The three other coasters consisted of a bizarre-o ride that looked kind of like a mouse, but most certainly wasn't a mouse, and another coaster that looked just like a mouse and actually in fact WAS a mouse! Imagine that! :lol:

And then there was a Batflyer. Oh, joy! :roll:

We did ride one more "Togo Death Machine" but this time it was a flat ride that was part Paratrooper, part Enterprise wheel. Yes, the seats were like a Paratrooper seat, but there was a disc brake on each seat that locked in place when you car got to the top and put you upside down. Coming out of the "loop" the brake released and you swung like a Paratrooper! Weird? Yes!!!!

After this park we headed back to Shinjuku, Tokyo and we visited some of our favorite spots....Taito Arcade and of course the "Fishing Restaurant!" Tomorrow we're off to Nasu and Tokyo Disneyland for the Countdown party!

Note that there might not be an update for a couple of days because we're going to be at Disneyland from 8pm on Saturday night until about 10pm on Sunday night....yes the park is open 24 hours!!!!

Onto today's photos.....
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"Wow...that's a lot of snow on the ground! I really hope the park is open...and if it is, why can't those east coast parks be open too, HUH???"
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Looks like the park is open and it's time for some Togo Death Goodness!
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"Mega Coaster".....really the only way to describe it is Manhattan Express and Viper had some hot coaster sex and this is was the result!
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If you're a SFGadv fanboy, this should look familiar!
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"What's with the gay pride staircase to get to the coaster????"
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Bet you were hoping you'd never have to see this trains again!
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OMG! It's a full dose of Togo Deadlyness!
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Quaker looks more than just a little worried.
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Here's the Manhattan Express part....
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Here's the Viper part....hmm...I wonder which part is the male?
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Put these two deadly elements today and what do you get?
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"OMG that was really freaking GREAT!!!! I'm serious!!!!!"
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We thought for sure that the Manhattan Express and Viper love child would KILL us, but it was exactly the opposite. This ride was awesome!
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The coaster that "looks like it could be a mouse, thinks it's a mouse, but is NOT a mouse" was pretty wacked out also.
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First off, it kind of looks like it wants to be Mr. Toad's Wild Ride....
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The layout is about the same size, height, and length as a mouse, but doesn't include any "mouse" elements!
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And for you PKI fans that will miss the Scooby Doo Ghoster Coaster, this is for you!
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"This is the largest person they have ever put on this ride!"
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Mark is once again happy, like a teen who stumbled upon dad's playboy collection!
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Apparently, the "Currito" is the hottest food direct from Californian amusement parks! Really?!?!?!
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"Gormet Train???" "Robb, get back here! You'll be on that ALL DAY!!!!"
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The park had a nice setting. The only thing that would make it nicer would be the water on fire and blood raining from the sky. (so I'm in a morbid mood...sue me!!!)
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Wild Mouse or "metal trashcan rolling down a hill?" You decide, but we pick option "B"
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"Hey Elissa....want to ride the spinning boat ride?" "Hey Robb, want to never have sex again?" "If you ride the spinning boat ride it would totally be worth it!!!"
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The Paratrooper Enterprise wheel....ALSO a Togo Death Machine!!!
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"Pita Pan" LMAFO!!! Is this funny to anyone else! I really wanted to order a "Pita Pan and a side of Wendy, please!"
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I think Elissa is living proof that stupid "Super Size Me" movie is full of crap!

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Postby robbalvey » Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:04 am

Tokyo Photos....
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Awww....it's our last Shinkansen of the trip. =(
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Wow! This trip we were actually able to SEE Mt. Fuji!
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According to the weather, the next few days is going to be A$$ cold! And what is A$$ cold? That's when your A$$ is still cold, no matter how many layers of clothes are covering it!
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Ahh, now this is a familiar place!
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Dan, you're never going to beleive it! The Indian Place is closed for the holidays! =(
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But....OMFG...that bizarre robotic dancing dog is STILL HERE!!!!
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Ahh...back on the street of Toyko...how I missed this place!
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Hey Mr. and Mrs. Quaker, Mark wants you both to know that he's doing well with the local women!
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Pictures do not do this place justice. It is totally impossible to describe how overwhelming this place is!
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I love how the castle on this building looks bigger than the Disneyland one!
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The Taiko No Tatsujin drum game characters have their own pachinko-type game!
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Mark, quick, turn into a woman so we can see what's on that forbidden 5th floor!!!
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"It's a peeing statue....I don't know what to make of it!"
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This was in the "Bargin anime porn bin!"
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And you want some porn for your PSP? Well, they've got that too!!!
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And we'll end today's update with our favorite place in the world.....
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THE FISHING RESTAURANT!!!!! Where we actually saw someone catch a fish!!!!
Remember that starting tomorrow morning, we'll be out for a full 36 hours, so it might be some time before the next photo update.

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Postby neverride » Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:22 am

Really glad to see that Tivoli has a coaster for Elissa's dad, and even a special seat. Sent by Elissa's dad-as he couldn't find his password

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Postby captain » Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:37 am

Hi Guys,

what a great journey so far. Your TR is absolutely amazing.

So tomorrow you`re visiting Nasu?
Please comeback with a good describtion, because I`m hitting this park in april and I didn`t found to much info.

And have a good celebration for tomorrows big party.

I wish you all the best for 2006!

Greetinx from the real A$$ cold Munich
(at the moment we`ve 5 degrees fahrenheit day temperature, or -15 celcius; in the night it`s even colder).

Andy
:P Munich loves coasters - www.coasterfriends.com :P

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Postby ECZenith » Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:36 am

Just spent the last half hour checking out the TR and photos thus far. It's great that despite running around asia you still have the time to post the photos for us back home.

Hope I can make it in '07 with Ali. Thank you for the great photos!
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Postby Nozzy » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:11 am

Awesome, pictures, I love the comments.

Anyway, yes I am someone who liked Viper! I must get on that one. From this I've also figured out that everyone else would have loved Viper if they had ridden it in the snow! Oh well looks like it will always be remembered as a horrible painful ride no one except me enjoyed, but with a better offspring. Now if only our parks could stay open in the winter like these it would be so much better.
Thanks for taking all the pics and videos.

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Postby Luxo » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:20 am

Wow, you managed to bring the images back up and bring us another awesome TR! We're so spoiled.. :D I love your pictures of Tokyo.
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Postby CoasterCrazy » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:42 am

robbalvey wrote:
Note that there might not be an update for a couple of days because we're going to be at Disneyland from 8pm on Saturday night until about 10pm on Sunday night....yes the park is open 24 hours!!!!

Onto today's photos.....


You guys are crazy, have fun! :)

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Postby cfc » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:53 am

robbalvey wrote:So I am going to ask, for the sake of the park, to please stop with the "kids peeing in the fountain" comments.

Thanks for your understanding.

--Robb


Damn--another lost opportunity.

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Postby disneygurlz2s » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:32 am

Getting all caught up again and WHEW!! is there a lot to get caught up on! What awesome scenery and funny rides.

I have to ask about the temperatures and Robb's comment about "East Coast parks", which I took to mean US parks. What is the temperature there and why do they keep their parks open when we don't? In addition to climate, the US parks have always cited the decline in tourism in the winter months-basically making it not worth the operating dollars to be open. In many of the pics you guys look like you are the only ones there, so I am curious to know how it is financially possible for the parks to be open?

Continued fun and safe travels...

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