TPR's 2013 Japan Trip - Mini Updates!

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Re: TPR's 2013 Japan Trip - Mini Updates!

Postby montezooma » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:14 am

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Re: TPR's 2013 Japan Trip - Mini Updates!

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:46 am

Our next park was Yokohama Cosmoworld, which has become one of our favorite parks in Japan to visit. It's such a fantastic setting, and has such a wide variety of rides and amazingly bizarre "Japanese" attractions - roller coasters, Giant Ferris wheels, dark rides, walk-throughs, flat rides, etc.

The park itself carries such a great "vibe" being right in the heart of Yokohama. Fantastic place, and the fact that the park management seems to love when we come to visit is always a plus! =)

Onto some photos...
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Walking from the station to the park, and you see a backdrop like this, you know the park is going to be awesome!
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The park management not only reads TPR, but they know the site very well! Here was our "welcome" sign! lol This is AMAZING!!!
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Mr. Kitagawa, who said he's been reading TPR for more than ten years, says "Welcome TPR!" =)
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"Hi, Elissa...hows it going?" =)
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TPR is starting our morning with some "park ERT" beginning with some rides on Diving Coaster Vanish!
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It's called Diving Coaster Vanish because the train dives under water and disappears!
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Diving Coaster does this to TPR members!
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DIVE! DIVE!!!!
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And away she goes!
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SKLOOSH!!!! TPR Members take the dive on Vanish!
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We had ERT on the log flume, which may very well be one of the craziest log flumes anywhere!
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You are seriously HAULING A$$ when you get to this point!
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And you want to SCREAM! And SCREAM YOUR A$$ OFF!!!
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The louder you scream coming down the drop, the more points you get!
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TPR totally dominated the scream contest!
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Even KidTums loved it!
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Cosmoworld has a HUGE Senyo Ferris Wheel. Seriously, this thing is freaking MASSIVE!
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Our park ERT continues on the spinning mouse...
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And then we move over to the totally awesome and extreme "Family Banana Coaster!"
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"It doesn't matter how much I have to clench & squish...it's a credit!"
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Mr. Kitagawa invited everyone to come into the -30 degree Ice House attraction....
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We got everyone inside...
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Got them all squished into the FREEZING COLD attraction...
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Watched on the security cameras to make sure they were all in...
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...And then we freaking LOCKED THE DOOR and left them all in there!!! LOLOLOL!!!!
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After the group was done hating us for freezing them...we let them have some ERT on the Disk-O!
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Steve does NOT agree with the parks "no beer" policy! =)
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The setting of Cosmoworld really is seriously amazing!
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The park is situated right next to the Yokohama Landmark Tower, which is the tallest building in Japan.
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Cosmoworld is home to several dark rides and haunted walk-through attractions. All of them are interesting or unique in their own right.
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ALL BOW DOWN TO MEAT COW!!! Yes! The "meat animals" capsule machine is still here!
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TPR pretty much sold out the Meat Cow machine!
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Several "meat animals" were acquired this day.
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KidTums is loving all the massive arcades at Cosmoworld.
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Keep these dudes in the cage where they belong!!!
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If you're a fan of random Japanese animation, you need to visit here!
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This reminds me of that Simpsons episodes where they all go to Japan, but eat at the American restaurant!
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TPR had an AWESOME visit to Cosmoworld! Huge thank yous to the park and Mr. Kitagawa for being awesome hosts!
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Some of us had a bit too much fun apparently! Onto the next part of our Japanese adventure...

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Re: TPR's 2013 Japan Trip - Mini Updates!

Postby Meteornotes » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:55 am

So happy to see that Meat Cow is still there!

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Re: TPR's 2013 Japan Trip - Mini Updates!

Postby TyRush » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:51 pm

I cant emagine how funny that was when Elissa's photo was just there :lmao:
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Re: TPR's 2013 Japan Trip - Mini Updates!

Postby 805Andrew » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:55 pm

You guys didn't go all the way to Japan to eat at America Town, did you? ;)
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Postby StealthFan » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:21 pm

I think it's safe to say that's the best welcome sign any park has created for TPR ever.

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Re: TPR's 2013 Japan Trip - Mini Updates!

Postby LoneRider92 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:59 pm

Cosmoworld does have a great setting, and any owner that is a fan of TPR is okay with me. That photo of Elissa is priceless. :lmao:

The Ultra Twister looked fun and bizarre (as they always do). The one I really like to see is the Rusutsu model, since it looks so amazing (that video you guys did on it a few years ago got me hooked). I wish some manufacturers would look into doing an improved version of that 'continuous' model. That would be terrific.

The trip is looking great and I can't wait to see more Japan-ness. =)
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Re: TPR's 2013 Japan Trip - Mini Updates!

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:29 pm

So this just happened...

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Re: TPR's 2013 Japan Trip - Mini Updates!

Postby downunder » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:42 pm

PalmTree55 wrote:
downunder wrote:^Wishing you the best with Fuji-Queue, hopefully you get a great day there.

I wish I could have gone on this, but work decided I couldn't have leave before 30 June. Damn these Japanese parks are so fascinating. Bring on Texas Midwest as my alternate for this year.


Either you just made a funny joke about Fuji-Q's lines by accident, or you just made a great joke on purpose. Fuji-"Queue". cause you spend soooo much time in the queues!


Um, I was wishing them a good day there in spite of Fuji Q's reputation. I'm thinking reports of a good day for lines at FQ are a bit of an urban legend, though with fast passes, and R & E's expertise, the odds of a good day are greatly improved. It's a park I'd like to go to in spite of all the bad reports, they have some coasters of interest to me like Euthenasia, the Togo Terror, and the so-fast-you-go-back-in-time Dodonpa.

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Re: TPR's 2013 Japan Trip - Mini Updates!

Postby gisco » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:36 pm

I like how they used the famous Elissa pic to welcome TPR to the park!

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