Today was Fuji-Q....
Well, today we headed out to something that we're not quite fond of...
...that's right...Fuji-Q! I will be the first to say that Fuji-Q has not been kind to us in the past...but did we have a good day today? Keep reading...
First off, the weather was on our side. Fuji-Q has a bad habit of closing pretty much everything in the rain. Today...blue skies!
Today was also "It's all about Bryan Day 2011!"
The goal of "It's all about Bryan Day" is to take the best photo of or with Bryan you possible can! He's also not allowed to say "no" to a photo you want to take of him. Yes, it's considered abuse...but to TPR, we like to think of it as "entertainment!"
The winner ended up being this photo...which has a back story to it... Bryan is doing his "Erik the room inspector" impression. It's quite accurate.
Today, the role of Bryan's penis is being played by Duffy the Bear!
"Do I really have to take more photos with Terry???"
"C'mon, do I actually have to lick the sign???"
"Ok, so at least I got a credit out of this one!"
Yes, that is blue skies over Fuji-Q! We have NEVER seen this before!!!
The only bummer of today is that Eejainaika was closed for maintenance. BUT....I'll take one credit down in order have a GOOD day at this park without 3 hours waits anytime!
Yup...the king of coasters. Well, at least at Fuji-Q.
Fujiyama was actually running quite well today...
...overall, it's a decent ride. It's got a good first drop, and a few moments of airtime...but then it gets to the ending part that tries to kill you.
This part is decent.
Dodonpa was also running pretty well...
...Check out them I-Beams and tires! This system is now kind of "old school."
The new launched Gerstlaur Euro-Fighter was teasing us...
But we had an awesome launch on Dodonpa.
I'm not sure what this is, but it's freaking me out!
Dodonpa running well, blue skies, it's not very crowded here, and we've gotten in all credits before noon. Has hell frozen over?!?!?
This is the ride where you actually lie in a casket!
Here's one thing Fuji-Q has over Six Flags now!
Thomas Land is still the best looking area in the park.
The Thomas "Tambourine Ride" is still awesome!
Log Flume credit!
Still can't get over this weather!
"Yes, we are credit whores...but at least there wasn't a 3 hour line for it!"
KidTums hanging out in Thomas Land.
KidTums has now gotten more credits on this trip than Robb & Elissa have.
Last time we were here, all these queue areas were filled...today...no lines for much of anything. (And of course the Fast Pass system also helped!)
If you gotta go...you better hurry!
Somehow, the Fuji-Q bathrooms got a bizarre sense of humour!
Seriously, I never thought we'd have a day like this at Fuji-Q!
Most pictures you see of this park have cloudy skies and rain!
This also scares me. Time to walk away slowly.
The hamster coaster is still one of the "cutest" rides ever.
And of course it's Elissa and KidTums approved!POV OF THE HAMSTER COASTER!!!
ROBB! DO NOT EAT MOUNT FUJI! IT IS NOT A DESSERT PLATTER!!!
Oh, yeah... Hello Mt. Fuji.
ROBB!!! DO NOT EAT DODONPA!!! IT IS NOT A CHICKEN WING!
The "love" cars on the ferris wheel were air conditioned!
STOP TEASING US!!!
From the Ferris Wheel!
Some amazing views to be had.
Oh, yeah....the Star Flyer is new!
"We took the tunnel!"
More shots from the Ferris Wheel.
And how about one more.
Ahh, how cute!
Another giant A$$ Ferris Wheel in Japan!
Dodonpa wide shot...
...and closer up!
The Hello Kitty riding the Dodonpa cars cell phone straps was pretty awesome!
Let's have a look at the new coaster, shall we?
That drop looks sort insane...
actually, the entire ride looks great!
Looking forward to riding this next visit! (Yes, I said looking forward in a Fuji-Q update!)
Just a few more weeks....
The games area was a little bit odd...
But you can win some really cool stuff!
Hello Fujiyama...how's it going?
Never thought I'd actually get photos like this...
Here is the part that tries to kill you!
It's really not bad up until like the last 800 feet of track.
This drop had some decent airtime.
Oh, yeah, don't forget it's "All about Bryan day!'
They have updated those crazy vending machines!
WARNING! I am about to say something nice about Fuji-Q. "We actually had a good day at Fuji-Q." The day was not without frustrations, like the insane way they operate their Fast Pass system, but once we got through that craziness, the Fast Passes worked quite well. The ride op crews still leave a lot to be desired, we did manage to get in all the coasters, several flat rides, and even the Haunted Hospital (which ended up being good, but not the end-all, be-all haunt maze that many people over-hyped it to be), and overall we had a "good" day at Fuji-Q. There...I said it!
On the bus ride back to the hotel, KidTums tells the "spider story!" Ask her about it sometime!
OMG...is that Olympia Looping??? Oh, wait, no...it's just an ad for Fuji-Q on the top of a building.
Whatever this is... I LIKE IT!!!
We found a "GIANT TETRIS" arcade game.
Ahh, the drum game....thank you for bring the inspiration behind TPR's similies!
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