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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby SharkTums » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:59 pm

I remember watching the weather get worse and worse as we traveled the mere 681 miles on the bullet train in just a few hours...luckily it all worked out and we got kick ass food too!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby TPDave » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:09 pm

I had genuinely forgotten all about the umbrella. for those of you who don't know, you're in for a treat!

Loving it Divv, I liked the Hakata hotel with the massive TV on the outside.


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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby Swimace » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:21 pm

I think that hotel in Hakata was my favorite place we stayed on the trip! The food choices were amazing and it was such an easy walk to the train station.

I want to go back already!

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Postby Divv3k » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:17 pm

Our next park was one of the first "big parks" of trip - Space World! This was a nice park, they have a theme and boy do they stick to it!

There's some decent coasters and interesting coasters here, the Arrow hyper and Japanese Stealth being the big two. There's also some other interesting contraptions like the forward/backward coaster and the Black Hole indoor coaster.

This was another day when rain was a theme but amazingly we still managed to get all of our credits and ride everything we wanted to. There's also a live horror maze in the park which is always a plus in my book!

Oh yeah, there was also the little issue of substantiating the authenticness of a certain space craft too...
Today was the first “Big” park of the trip – Space World!
Replica or Real Spaceship? Will we ever find out the truth?
Jes wants to get his photo with the Spaceship just in case it is real.
I have it on good authority that this plaque lies. It is absolutely a real spaceship and not a replica.
Whether it's real or fake there’s a still a coaster to be rode and we had ERT!
It wouldn’t be one of my TRs without bringing back a recurring joke that only about four people find funny! Well I’m one of the four dammit and I find photos of Erik licking large plastic ice cream cones highly amusing. Please note that I have no desire to see photos of Erik licking anything else however.
Japanese Stealth! Better than regular Stealth. Why? Because it’s in Japan and not in Thorpe!
TPDave finally gets a Qoo.
Uh oh! I thought we were miles away from all that!
Arrow Hyper time! Hello Titan!
Just like your average Arrow Hyper it goes up the lift hill. The difference with this one is that it’s in Japan.
It’s better than The Big One and that’s not just because it’s in Japan!
TPR are loving themselves some Titan! Japanese girl in the front has just spied some green monster making off with a red umbrella though.
As I came to find it is law in Japan that all theme parks have some form of giant wheel.
We have a place called the Vicky Lounge in Glasgow. Please note that it is nothing like this one though.
Check out Larry, in his natural habitat, overlording it up to the max.
The kiddie coaster was apparently a bit temperamental but luckily the majority of us managed to get the credit.
As kiddies go it wasn’t too bad!
The backwards/forwards death machine was a ride once affair for me. The rest of the guys seemed to enjoy re-riding though. Guess I just hate riding backwards. On rollercoasters.
No Aliens in the water!
OMG, it’s Japanese Peena Puu! That stupid tree from Finland is still giving me photos and captions for TRs year later!
This is the indoor rollercoaster station. Can’t really remember what it was like!
TPDave is all about the Happy Return!
Go on guys, dive in!
Caution: Scare in motion!
It was little details in theming like this that made me really like Space World. They have their theme for their park and they’re sticking to it!
Alien themed horror mazes do not appeal to Scottish for some unknown reason.
Andrew asking where was the drop tower portion of the maze?
Lunch in the Colonel’s Lounge sounds like a great idea to me!
A Wa-Fu Chicken Cutlet, Nuggets and Melon Fanta! I love visiting fast food places in new countries to try out local menu items!
4D theatre! I wonder what delights await us in here?
OMG, it’s Panda-fucking-vision! I’m losing track of how many parks I’ve seen this in now!
And now for a first. These rapids really are cutting edge.
Yeah, these are the only rapids in world that soak you from the bottom of the boat up! Bizarre!
With the rain beginning to lash down again we figured we could find some cover in the form of the Giant Arse Wheel.
Andrew and Tom cosy up together for a hot and sweaty encounter inside Hendrix.
Despite the rain I really liked Space World. And once again we got all the rides in even with the strict rain policies in Japanese parks!

Nice one, Space World!
Back in the hotel we encountered on the TV what seemed to be some kind of inferior Japanese version of Yo Gabba Gabba.
WiFi Party!!! The local electronics store had free WiFi which is a bit of hot commodity in Japan so it was often a hang out point for tour participants!
Love in an elevator!
This night we decided to check out another restaurant in the Hakata area. This one was another of those cool Japanese concept restaurants…
It’s a vending machine restaurant!
Here’s TPDave not ordering a Katsu curry.
What you do is buy your meal from the machine, which gives you a ticket. You then give your ticket to the waiter and he brings you your dinner!
Jes loves his Vending Machine meal!
Here’s my Vend-a-Meal! It was very good! I’m loving these different Japanese restaurants!
No beer left? Go to the vending machine and order another!
Pub takeover!!! We came all the way to Japan to check out the British pub. That’s how we roll.
Not content with the beer I had in the pub it was back to the hotel for a nightcap!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby sspaz1000 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:28 pm

Great update! Japan looks really cool. I'm sure I'll keep saying that over and over again. But it does.

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby RoCo » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:51 pm

別の素晴らしい旅行レポート別の素晴らしい旅行レポート別の素晴らしい旅行レポート別の素晴らしい旅行レポート別の素晴Space World may be just behind the Tokyo Disney parks on my Japanese lust list. Super happy space smile thrill shuttle!
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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby Carnage » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:10 pm

Bringing back quite the memories!

Gotta love the vending machine that set off an alarm when too much beer was ordered. ;)

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby cfc » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:18 pm

Space World takes goofiness to the Outer Limits--I'm a big fan of that park, too.

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby Meteornotes » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:38 pm

Please tell me that Space World still has that awesome theme song!

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Re: Photo TR: Divv's Japanese Adventure

Postby SharkTums » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:40 pm

^Gosh, I don't remember if we heard it or not!?!

Come to the Space...Come to the Space World...AMAZING!!!!!!

I love Space World and can't wait to go back!!!!


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