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Re: TPR Adventures - The C-Jay Perspective

Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:23 pm

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If they decided to run a train on it, it'd be the Smiler. :roll:

Every Japan update makes me want to get myself out there more and more. Everything there looks so funky and awesome!

Re: TPR Adventures - The C-Jay Perspective

Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:50 pm

Can someone please elaborate on Blue Fall? It seems like a normal drop tower that just happens to be huge. Every time I see people talk about it, though, they mention a fakeout drop. No videos show this and I feel like I'm really missing something. Or I'm just a moron. It happens.

Great updates, by the way!

Re: TPR Adventures - The C-Jay Perspective

Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:02 pm

KBrylczyk wrote:Can someone please elaborate on Blue Fall? It seems like a normal drop tower that just happens to be huge. Every time I see people talk about it, though, they mention a fakeout drop. No videos show this and I feel like I'm really missing something. Great updates, by the way!


Thanks Kyle. I wish I had a video of it but found this on Youtube. One ride is the full continuous drop that feels like you're falling forever. The other ride is a short drop and trim/ stop at the top before it continues all the way down, which you can see clearly on the left car in first of two rides in the video.

Last edited by rollin_n_coastin on Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:23 pm.

Re: TPR Adventures - The C-Jay Perspective

Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:05 pm

KBrylczyk wrote:Can someone please elaborate on Blue Fall? It seems like a normal drop tower that just happens to be huge. Every time I see people talk about it, though, they mention a fakeout drop. No videos show this and I feel like I'm really missing something. Or I'm just a moron. It happens.

Great updates, by the way!


This is one of the better videos I could find of it. You go all the way up than you fall about 10 feet where you hit a set of brakes before continuing your fall. It's a really weird but awesome feeling.




Looks we are all hanging our head in shame.
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Re: TPR Adventures - The C-Jay Perspective

Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:19 pm

kidcoaster 2 wrote:Looks we are all hanging our head in shame.
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A perfect reaction after riding a ride called Peekaboo Town! ;)

Re: TPR Adventures - The C-Jay Perspective

Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:50 am

Great update! Love the pics, even the unflattering ones. Lol.

Re: TPR Adventures - The C-Jay Perspective

Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:23 am

^Thanks Matt! I try to apply equal flatter to all....lol

JAPAN 2013--CULTURE AND COASTERS

Day 0 - Arrival
Culture - Kiyomizudera
Day 1 - Tobu Zoo and Nagoya
Day 2 - Universal Studios
Day 3 - Hirakata Park and Osaka Umeda Sky Building
Day 4 - Yokohama Cosmoworld and Sea Paradise
Day 5 - Nagashima Spaland
Day 6 - Hokkaido Greenland and Sapporo Beer Garden
Day 7 - Rusutsu Resort
Day 8 - Joypolis and Tokyo Teleport
Day 9 - Fuji-Q Highland
Culture - Fushimi Inari and Arashiyama
Day 10 - Tokyo Disney
Days -1 and 11 - Around Tokyo - Aqua Stadium, Harajuku, Shibuya & Shinjuku


DAY 5 - Nagashima Spaland

Day 5 of the trip brought us by taxis to a place that I was really looking forward to visit ever since I read in 2002 that some roller coaster in Japan took the title of world's tallest from Millennium Force just a few months after it was built. It also is home to what I thought, by videos and pictures, is the most beautiful wooden coaster out there, White Cyclone. I still feel that way after seeing this Intamin beast in person. This.......is Nagashima Spaland. The park with two of everything!

Travel Channel was also with us filming our escapades and capturing love at first coaster to add some normalcy to our geeked-out hobby, thanks to Lauren and Matt.

New this year were the B&M trains built for Steel Dragon 2000. They weren't as comfortable as other B&M trains, primarily because of the seat belts, but they really weren't a deal breaker by any stretch. I found Steel Dragon to be a massive and great looking ride. It did ride a bit shaky/ rough however. As expected, the first drop does take your breath away with a fantastic view of the park. Overall, it is a super-sized Morgan layout, which isn't a bad thing.

The park also has a Togo Ultra-Twister, which by far were my favourite type of coaster on the trip. I'd never been on one and am now their biggest new fan. White Cyclone was simply an epic ride through one of the most beautiful roller coasters ever built, which I loved a lot. If that wasn't enough, the park also has a Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop. So many pleasing rides in one very pleasing place--Nagashima Spaland is like Japan's Cedar Point.

I lived on Ultra Twister, White Cyclone and Shuttle Loop all day and what a great day it was.

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Arriving by Taxi and what a welcome.
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The first of many Intamin first gen drop towers that was closed.
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They rejected our Glamour Shots head pics so we all had to have them re-done by this van down by the river.
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Stars were obviously born.
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New train!
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We walked into the queue, "WITH GUSTO". I don't think I could be a director.
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Setting up for an HD POV of Steel Dragon.
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Steel Dragon is without a doubt, very tall and doesn't hide it.
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All the extra bracing for earthquake safety made this ride look insanely massive.
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Moving on, Corkscrew was obviously closed today.
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A bit of White Cyclone
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Heading back to give Steel Dragon to give it another go before voting in Insane Coaster Wars
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Who did you vote for?
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So awesome.
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They also had a powered bobsled ride.
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This must be the biggest viking boat in the world. Yes, since this park has two of everything....
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...it's a double wide.
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A Shuttle loop is always a great way to end a day!
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A train station Bento Box meal for the train ride back.
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Beer is everywhere. Again, Japan is awesome.
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Re: TPR Adventures - The C-Jay Perspective

Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:36 am

Great pictures!! Too many memories coming back already. Love that last bento box, looks really good!!

Re: TPR Adventures - The C-Jay Perspective

Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:46 am

Another great update! I can't wait to experience Japan some day!

Re: TPR Adventures - The C-Jay Perspective

Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:03 am

mattguyver wrote:Great update! Love the pics, even the unflattering ones. Lol.


So many unflattering ones (like every one with me in).

Damn I loved that Shuttle Loop. I think I went on that thing 10 times And totally forgot about you accidentally getting all those tokens from the change machine. This trip was so much fun. I miss Japan.
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