TR- bert has a Spooktacular time with TPR in Japan!

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:19 am

The Halloween decorations at every park were so much fun and since Happy Halloween = Happy Halloween in Japanese it was a delight that everyone was saying that to each other :lol: Great report! Looks like a fun day! It's great to relive the parts I missed through the pics and stories. Can't wait for more!
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Postby bert425 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:10 pm

PKI Jizzman wrote:The Halloween decorations at every park were so much fun and since Happy Halloween = Happy Halloween in Japanese it was a delight that everyone was saying that to each other :lol: Great report! Looks like a fun day! It's great to relive the parts I missed through the pics and stories. Can't wait for more!

I really enjoyed how the vast majority of the Halloween specific stuff was "cute-spooky" at most parks, rather than "scary-spooky" or "bloody-spooky"

even the zombie stuff at USJ and Nagashima Spaland were more cute than scary, with Zombie-dance parties and stuff like that going on. (tho the year round haunted house at Nagashima Spaland certainly veered more into scary, what with the floating crucified heads and all. . right? LOL)

I think the only park that had really scary "Halloween" stuff, was Fuji-Q.

but I really liked that so much of the Halloween stuff was in the "so cute" Category.

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:16 pm

Just got caught up on this report. Thanks for the in depth report on the Tobu Zoo. I knew about the rides, but it looks like a rather nice zoo in general.

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Postby bert425 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:36 pm

^ it was a little bit of an "older" zoo. . ie: not super modern in it's enclosures. But the animals all looked very well taken care of and happy.

there were a few sections I didn't get to, and if I ever get to go back, will prioritize those areas - while still getting rides on Kawasemi of course !

working on the next update - Toshimaen.
(I actually surprised myself while unpacking, by discovering that I managed to keep Park Guides from every stop! Even when I don't recall taking a copy. Many of them in English too. It sure is helping looking up the names of areas of the parks and/or rides, as even the ones in Japanese are really cool souvenirs and glad I kept them in my shoulder bag (and put them into a side pocket in the suitcase while back at the hotel).

Glad you're enjoying reading along. . having a ball writing it up.

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Postby SharkTums » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:40 pm

^I think the zoo has come a long way in being more of a 'real' zoo and less of a 'typical asian' zoo. When we first went back in 2004 they had a parade with the animals including driving a giant tortoise around on a fork lift. No bueno!

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Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:41 pm

Confucious Say (?): Every Trip Report of Japan Is...Awesome.

Awesome report Bert. I miss so much of what you've just seen, Tobu Zoo woo hoo!

Great reporting. Love it all. Again and again. :airtime:
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Postby bert425 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:47 pm

SharkTums wrote:^I think the zoo has come a long way in being more of a 'real' zoo and less of a 'typical asian' zoo. When we first went back in 2004 they had a parade with the animals including driving a giant tortoise around on a fork lift. No bueno!

that would have horrified me! Glad to hear they have come along so much from forklifting a tortoise.

We didn't watch any "demonstrations/shows", but from the set up of the stands for viewing? I got the impression they were more along the lines of "zookeeper talk" and "explaining the animals" rather than watching the animals perform or do tricks. So I found the set ups at least encouraging.

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Postby bert425 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:22 am

Getting from Tobu Zoo to Toshimaen, was I believe only 2 trains, with a transfer to a line where (I think) Toshimaen was the final stop (?)

Toshimaen is in Nerima area of Tokyo, which is a "Special Ward" section (basically a subdivision of the City of Tokyo).

Nerima is a lovely area, and for those of us nerdy types not too familiar with Japan, it mainly would be known to the rest of the world for two main things:

1) it's the setting of the long running Manga & Anime "Ranma 1/2"

2) it's also the main setting for "Ju-On" - the series of films remade in America as "the Grudge"
(yep, the Grudge house is supposedly in Nerima)
Since it was after 1pm on a Monday afternoon, the crowds on the trains going back towards the main Yamanote line for the transfer train, were MUCH lighter.

we had so much room, we were all able to sit, so Robb snapped this pic.

had to include this one, as still DYING over the local in the back right behind Luke, who posed for the pic with us (whom none of us noticed at the time, until Robb shared the pic with us on socials).

Look at that thoughtful pose!
a couple of stops later, and TPR were the only ones in the entire car! (and the one behind us too).

it was a TPR Tokyo Train Takeover (TTTT !!)
so we got a little touristy-crazy

hey. . no one will ever know, right? :p
and about an hour of travel later? we were at the gates of Toshimaen, a wonderfully weird (to me) classic Japanese park.

you know how much I loved how Tobu Zoo looked like it had decorated for Halloween with a trip to Walgreens? (and no shade, I really did love it).

Toshimaen made a trip to Party City instead. .and it was just as awesome.

would I rip Six Flags or Cedar Fair (or Universal) for Halloween Decorations like these? oh, of course. . but for a "Family" Japanese park, I thought these were absolutely wonderful, and fit in pretty perfectly with the vibe of the park.

it's a really big park, with sports fields, a large waterpark section (not open today), and a very strange rides set up - with a few coasters, a flume, and lots of flats (all seemingly HUSS) that were all just plopped on top of the buildings there. It was a bit odd, but wonderful at the same time.

it was also the 1st park I had been to in Japan that did *not* have a Ferris Wheel - one of only a handful on the trip that did not. That seemed a bit strange for a "family park". .but it's not like one can't ride a Ferris Wheel at lots of other places in Japan.

we got there around 2:30, and the park was open until 5, so we had plenty of time to wander and ride.
but first, a selfie in front of the gate, where they spelled out "Halloween" in balloons.

The main gate, with park namesake on it.

as you can see some of the balloons had eyes & Mouth paper decorations on them (a la party city) to make them "monsters", but again, it works.

I'm not really sure why the American flag is there either, since it was the only flag they had displayed that I noticed. But maybe they knew our group was going to swing by today and so it was a welcome? it was nice, but odd.

also very strange, and I really wish I had asked about it, are the winged Horse & Pig mascots in the Toshimaen logo over the main gate. I did see them in a photo op inside the park (and of course, took a pic with them), but this park is heavily branded with Tom & Jerry - as you'll see - so it was strange that the park mascots *aren't* Tom & Jerry.
Pic courtesy of Robb. . here's TPR being "scary" - or at least some of us trying to be. . .before heading inside the gates to enjoy the park.
I mentioned Tom & Jerry, and here they are on the front of the Tosimaen park map.
looking inside the map, you can see how large the space actually is (and Tom & Jerry are all over the inside of the map too).

the whole bottom section is the waterpark (which was not open during our visit. .and again, this park also had the "no Tattoos" rules).

to the left is a big track & field area, and a gigantic parking lot area.. another section we didn't go to (I think it was closed off).

on the right was a Toys R Us store, and another large spa, with another parking lot area - these did seem to be open, but I didn't go over to that side, as we only had a few hours here.

So we came in the main gates on the lower right, and went up to the central section of the map, to the area with the giant swinging ships (which were also on top of a building). and that's the section most of us stayed in.
before heading thru the gates tho, I had to stop and take a pic of this Tom & Jerry Halloween display.

it's at the same time, terrifying and impressive as hell.

A giant "Tom" head, made out of balloons.. with red balloons as tongue - tho if you use your imagination just a LEETLE bit, I can see blood from chewing on the balloon Jerry, who's not in the display !

(tho there's a wood cut of Jerry, declaring this a "say cheese! spot")

as I said, terrifying and impressive at the same time!
Park map on dislay along the main walkway going in.
some really neat "walkway" art, that if you stood in the space directed and took the picture, the flat design on the pavement became a 3D image.

I saw similar things a couple of times while in Japan, and it was always pretty impressive how well the 3D effect works in pictures.

we went from this walkway directly to our 1st coaster, pretty much as a group (I think maybe 8 of us?).. which was . . wait for it. . on top of a building. LOL

for some reason, I didn't take *any* pictures of this coaster tho I'm not sure why I didn't.
sure it was sorta boring but that's never stopped me from taking pics before! Especially since the 1st "car" was a train, simliar to Big Thunder Mountain at Disney.

Blauer Enzian is a powered coaster, maybe 1 step above a kiddie coaster. It was basically a double figure 8 design, and most striking about it to me (besides being on a rooftop) was that it had an extremely long train. I think the train may have been 15 cars long. . and they were only loading the 1st 7 or so cars.

I recall this clearly, because the operator asked us to each get into our own car, and then they did not load the back half of the train at all.

I'm pretty sure, once we rode it, that was because if the train were fully loaded? it never would have made it up the initial lift, as it barely crawled up the 1st half of the figure 8, so maybe the engine is struggling on this powered coaster?

we did go thru the course twice, so there was that, and it did have a bit of fun Centrifugal forces going thru the figure 8 layout once we got moving (emphasized by being alone in the row, so i slid back and forth on the turns). .but it was a 1 & done.

There was a flume, and a kiddie coaster (called "Kidy Coasteer Mini Cyclone"), but I wasn't interested in a kiddie (no judgement for those who were interested in riding it). . and the flume had a pretty long line, that I didn't want to spend time waiting in when we only had a limited amount in the park.

I had noticed several of the flats on other rooftops while we were riding, and was excited to get to try some of those, but since most of the group I was with wanted to focus on the coasters - and I didn't want to wander alone just yet - I stuck with the group and we decided to head to the "marquee" attraction for us at this park: "Cyclone" (aka: the Log Coaster).
Cyclone had a very long line.

but I mean, it's train is a log. . and the seats are lined in Velvet. It's a Velvet Log coaster! should we wait for it even with the long line? there were a lot of school groups in the park, and they all seemed to be in this line.

while we were debating, someone pinged the group (Robb? or maybe Trent & Luke) to tell us that Corkscrew had no line at the moment).

it was only running one train, and it's a Corkscrew. .but those that rode it said it was riding pretty well.

and it sure LOOKED pretty and graceful, looping over the walkway.

so we decided to come back to Cyclone later, in hopes the line would die down, and we went over to Corkscrew.
I'm here to ride rides, so why not.

yeah, it's an Arrow Corkscrew with over the shoulder restraints. . but I mean.. ok, let's do this.
. . aaaaand William and I got placed in the front row.
yep. . .

Honestly, it wasn't too bad, but yes it DID have a bit of headbang going on it.

Luckily it wasn't as awful as some other's I've been on (hey Cedar Point!), but yeah, this was 1 and done too.
we got off the Corkscrew, laughing that we had gone ahead and ridden it, and the line for Cyclone (aka Log Coaster) was still pretty long.

So looking around at options, we decided to go into the Mirror House (which was seeming to be a staple at a lot of Japanese Parks. . .but after this one, didn't really see them again, go figure).

this one was really, really well done - even tho some figured out the "cheats" (1: look at the floor to follow the worn path, or 2: look at the ceiling, and you can see where the tops of the mirrors are). I chose not to do either, and had a blast figuring my way thru this house, which was hella fun.
and had some really nice design work such as these Tarot Cards in the windows out front.

at this point the group had decided to go ahead and get in line for Cyclone (the line had gotten a little bit shorter, but was still pretty lengthy). I DID want to ride "log coaster". .but in all honestly, I had denied myself for long enough, and I really wanted to go do what I had been most looking forward from the moment Elissa had told us that this park was going to be one of the stops on the trip.

So I headed off on my own to get a ride on:
Carousel El Dorado.

Carousel El Dorado, is one of the oldest working Carousels in the world.

built in Germany in 1907 by Hasse, it was imported into Coney Island, NY - where it was a mainstay at Steeplechase Park, until that park closed down in 1964.

after Steeplechase park closed, the El Dorado sat in storage until it was sent to Japan in 1970 for the Osaka World's Fair - and shortly after that, it was installed in Toshimaen, where it remains to this day (and which is why the American Flags here make total sense to me)

this is probably the most beautiful Carousel I've ever been on, and it was running a really long cycle.

it's not what one would typically think of as a standard Carousel - the horses, pigs, carriages, do not gallop, or even move (tho at one point they used to).

here's what the Coney Island History page has to say about the El Dorado:

"Years Operated - 1910 - 1966
Type - Menagerie machine with horses & boatyard animals

This fabulous German carousel was built at a cost of $150,000 and imported by John Jurgens in 1910. He had to pay more than $30,000 in customs fees. It was installed in a pavilion with 6000 lamps and a gigantic organ.

The menagerie machine contained three platforms, arranged in ascending tiers, each revolving at different speeds. Its crown-like canopy rose to a height of 42 feet. It featured horses, pigs and other barnyard animals.

It was blistered almost to oblivion in the Dreamland fire one year later. But George Tilyou salvaged it and placed it within the glass enclosed Pavilion of Fun."
as mentioned above, the "Menagerie Machine" contains 3 levels, and each level rotates at a different speed:

- the outer level the slowest featuring pigs, horses, and wagons.
- the middle level is faster and features horses, wagons, and "teacups" that look like at one time they possibly allowed the rider to spin them.
- and the inner level offers no animals, but instead only velvet covered benches around the inner ring. This level spins the fastest -- offering a ton of centrifugal force.

the design style of gorgeous Carousel is Art Nouveau, from the carving style, the ornate light fixtures and statues. . . and the paintings on the inside ceiling? stunning.

I was in absolute awe of this thing.

It's basically Cedar Downs, if the horses didn't move, and it rotated much faster. I can imagine how insane this ride must have been when the animals moved/the cups spun, while the carousel rotated.
(but I also totally get why they no longer move.. it simply wouldn't be safe for smaller kids to ride it that way).
I took at least 80 pictures of this. . cutting it down just just a bunch.
my 1st ride was on the middle level, on a horse.

I got to ride history (the horses didn't have names, but I named this one "History")

so beautiful. .and I can only imagine how stunning this must look in the evening, tho with all the lights on, even in the daytime it was impressive as hell.
and it has bewbs
and cherub butts.
after riding once more on a bench on the inner tier (and man, does that fling you against the outside railing, more than a sizzler does. . i LOVED it), I was ready to make my way back over to Cyclone, but first stopped to snap a selfie by the giant flower display the park had up.

Not sure why they had oversized flowers set up in a big display, but I loved how interesting they looked. there did appear to be some plugs coming from some flowers, so gotta wonder if they light up? (tho there seemed to be spotlights aimed at them to light them up. .so maybe not? the park closed at 5pm, so that was before dark tonight anyways).
Here's that photo op I mentioned earlier, with the Flying Horse/Pig park mascots. This was on the back side of the El Dorado Carousel. . and they had them surrounded by Halloween decorations.
see? Pumpkins :)
I made my way back over towards Cyclone after my Carousel fix, and the line had gotten shorter by 1/2, tho the group of folks I had been with were only just at the bottom of the stairs to the station.

I said hello to them, told them about the awesome Carousel (something I probably talked about for the next couple of hours), and got in the queue, a couple of switch backs behind them.

the wonderful Japanese crowd, who had seen me say hello to my friends, encouraged me to come forwards and join them in the line so we could all ride together. I didn't want to cut the line (I had no issue waiting) and kept saying "no, no, it's fine", but after a lot of encouragement from those in the line to move past them to join my friends? I went ahead and moved forward and by the time we moved up the stairs for the next train, I was back with many of the folks I had been hanging with all day.

It's really hard to express just how kind and nice everyone in the Country is. Even with a language barier sometimes? everyone wanted to help, and wanted to make everyone have the best time (it happened again later that night too, that I'll get to in the next update). The Japanese Citizens really impressed me with how polite and just damn *nice* they are. Did not meet one angry, or upset Japanese person while in the Country. It's such a wonderful place.

and here it comes. . entering the load area of the station (the unload is at the back of the station). . the infamous, Toshimaen "Log Coaster" Cyclone.
it's not just a "log"
it's a log, that's covered in brown velvet.

so, so awesome. . I mean, it's a whole lot of WFT??. . but that's what makes it so Awesome!
Jon and I paired up to share a row, and we're smiling. . .
until clipped the seatbelt on and realized this was gonna be a "snug" ride


but the crushed velvet was so nicely padded, it was great that we were so snug in our log.

(tho thank goodness those lap bars aren't really lap bars. . they didn't come down at all, and were just there to hang on to).
a quick pic before we head out (and yes, i had permission from the operator to take this picture - I wear shorts with zipper pockets, so it was easy to slip the camera back in after taking the pic and zip up before heading out)

the seats behind us were full, so it wasn't a full TPR takeover (like on the train :) ), but the first 6 rows of the Log-Train was TPR!

Cyclone catches you by surprise. . it doesn't seem to do a whole lot, just some up and downs thruout the park, on the bright blue track you see supported on giant pylons while walking around.

but then it dives past the flume, does a turn around, and disappears into a long, dark tunnel. I mean, really long. So long, you lose your sense of speed, and it feels like you are absolutely flying.

Then you finally shoot out at the end of the tunnel, and up into the station. . with us all laughing and clapping.

what a wonderful, unexpected, element of this coaster.
after this fantastic time on the coaster, we split up a bit as some folks wanted to ride the kiddy coaster, or re-ride Cyclone.

I am a big flats fan, and wanted to try out some of the parks Huss collection - especially since they are all on rooftops.

I had spotted a Magic Experience on the roof across the way while we were pulling into Cyclone's station and wanted to head over there. I had only ridden one before, at MarineLand in Niagra Falls, and loved it.

So I brought up that I was going to ride it, and when I found out that Allison had never been on one? convinced her, David, and Jon to come with me to ride.

it ran a shortish cycle (something that was true of all the Huss Flats at Toshimaen), and it wasn't super intense, but it was good. So good, we got off it and immediately got back in line to ride again.

William wasn't interested in riding Magic with us, but he wanted to conquer his fear of heights (maybe not "fear" since he DID want to get on the Condor on the adjacent building top (called "the Eagle" here). . but his dislike of heights).

Neither he or Allison had ever been on a Condor, so we went across to the other building and got a ride. I snapped this pic as proof that he did it :) you can see the "Magick" sign from the ride we just got off of on the building across the way
and a selfie in my "bird bucket"
I asked before the ride started, if it was OK to take pictures during the ride as long as the camera stayed inside the car, and got the thumbs up from the operator.

you get a fantastic view of the park from this ride while it's running.

this is looking towards the front of the park - the Blue Track is Cyclone, you can see some of the helix from the figure 8 track of Blauer Enzian coaster on a rooftop, the Red Track is the Kiddy Coaster Mini Cyclone, the flume, a kiddie train, some of the slide structures and lazy river from the waterpark area, and in the center - a ride pad, that looked like something had recently been removed, but not sure what may have been missing from just looking at the map.
the other direction, you can see the top of a wave swinger, & Swing Around (on the roofs of the buildings across the way), and part of Corkscrew's corkscrew.
looking across the parking lot towards the Narima Prefecture, and the homes there. . there are a lot of people living in this area, so I'm sure this park gets a lot of local support.
a better look at Cyclone's station (and the "log train" is there just after the lift hill, about to go down the 1st drop).

it was post 4pm, and the park was starting to empty out (it closed at 5, remember). So not a lot of people in this picture, but there's also a good view of the swinging ships (on the building rooftop, of course), that are not running only because no one in line, and on the building rooftop just behind it is a Huss Breakdance, and a Huss Troika.

you can also see the Huss Magic Experience we just rode in this pic too.
slightly blurry, but better picture of the Swing Around, and Corkscrew's layout along the back of the park.

it really is a lovely amusement park, with some nice trees thruout, making for a lovely setting.

Cyclone is also just about to go down the drop in this pic.
Mr Hot-Dog was really enjoying squirting himself.

so who am I to not join in on the fun.

(and it was Allison who pointed out that he was there, so blame her for this pic. . :p )
the group i was with splintered slightly further, as some folks ran off to do other things (maybe to grab some food before park close?), or headed out. . but several of us still stuck together, and headed towards the swinging ships, which Allison had wanted to ride (and which were now going - for I think 1 customer).

Made for a great pic.

She changed her mind and decided that she didn't want to ride, but since we were right at the steps to the roof, we noticed that those steps went up to a few rides.

no one wanted to do Troika with me. . which was OK, since I just rode one of those not too long ago at Cedar Point.
But I hadn't been on a Breakdance in a long time.

So a few of us grabbed a ride on this.

again, it wasn't a long or super intense cycle, but it *was* a lot of fun. The most fun was trying to figure out who the faded stars were that had been painted on the backdrop -but that exposure to the elements had faded badly. Really, it was surprising how well maintained things like the Carousel, or Mirror House, were, but the rides on the rooftops, were just left to be exposed to the elements. . so the traveling carnival painted backdrops were all peeling and fading.

we were able to identify: Tina Turner, Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson. .and .. maybe? George Michael on this back drop, but no idea on the remaining stars were.

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William did film a short clip of us riding it:

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the swinging ship operating from the other direction. . with a handful of folks riding before the park closed.
it was maybe 4:40, and instead of heading out to the train station, We decided that the Cyclone was really fun, so let's get another ride on it. So we headed back and after a very short wait, we were boarding.

it was just as much fun the 2nd time - tho this time we each rode alone in our row - and the tunnel was just as fun. Since there wasn't much line, was even able to snag this "smexy" pic of myself (thanks Jon), enjoying the feel of the crushed velvet.

and with that, the sky -which had been overcast for a little while, really began to look like it might start to sprinkle. . so we said our goodbyes to Toshimaen and started to head toward the subway station.

stopping for a bathroom break on the way, where a few of us guys witnessed something that is apparently very commonplace in Japan (but this was the 1st time I'd seen).
Most of the men's room urinal side, have a shelf along the back of the urinals (over the top of them) - similar to an airport. So we go in, and a local man comes in with his young daughter . . maybe 2 or 3 years old), and he sits her on the shelf over the urinal facing directly at him. . . and the little girl proceeds to play with Daddy's hair, and face, and hold a long conversation with him - WHILE HE'S PEEING.

We all stared straight ahead and tried our damnedest not to giggle, but it was so funny, and once we got outside, we were doubled over discussing what in the world the girl could have been talking about the whole time?
we were all like "well. . THAT happened"

as I noted, this seems to be very commonplace in Japan to bring the little ones with you into the bathroom (yes, it's common in many places), but I encountered some stalls even (at Universal in Osaka), where there's a little "baby seat" that is in the corner facing directly at the toilet, so again you'd be "face to face" with your child while doing your business. I know, it's a weird Westerner thing that I/we thought it was strange. . tho I quickly got over it, and realize it's purely a cultural thing that is *not* a big deal.

what I think got us going tho, was the ongoing "commentary" from the little girl :)

since the park closed at 5, we were on our own to do whatever we liked this evening on the way back to Shinagawa.

we had some good directions from Elissa how to get back, so the directive was to "have fun"

She had told us about an aquarium off of the Shinjuku station stop that was offering an evening 'event' with an exhibit focusing on how fish have sex - sounds scandalous, and a very "only in Japan" thing to do. . so I really had wanted to do that, especially since this exhibit was only a small portion of the Aquarium which would be open for anyone who went just for the "fish sex" exhibit. and I do enjoy Aquariums.

but there were other things that were competing with that - mainly, William had seen a restaurant featured on a Japan travel blog that sounded amazing, and he was on a mission to find it this evening and had invited anyone who was interested in joining him.

I hemmed and hawed. . since I really did want to go to the Aquarium exhibit - but I was the only one who wanted to do that. . and since William had invited along anyone who wanted to come, if I went? I would get to see some of Tokyo at night, and with a small group. and get some good food?

So I decided that it was a better call, and more culturally opening to me, to join William for Dinner - so I pinged him and asked if he was sure it was ok to join him? and we (Myself, Jon, Allison, and Luke) made plans to go with William from Toshimaen station to downtown Tokyo for an adventure!

continued in the next update!

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Re: TR- bert has a Spooktacular time with TPR in Japan!

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:09 pm

Great report!

I just watched a POV of that carousel and it's really trippy how the different levels rotate at different speeds. I also love any carousel that has rocking horses like Story Land's. I used to think that was unique to the one at Story Land.
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