Finally we come to the official start of the TPR Japan Trip!!.. Ok, well the add-on for the pre-trip add-on. Either way we are at Tobu Zoo!
We woke up early to meet everyone in the lobby to get our bags, grab a super fast breakfast than to head to the train station to make our way to the park.
After several trains we finally made it to the park where it true TPR fashion the trip started off with a bang! And that bang was an hour of ERT on the mega light Kawasemi!
Kawasemi Throughout the day I got in about 17 rides in starting with the first ride of the day with would crawl through the course. I was really worried after experiencing it but I managed to get on the second ride and the difference was incredible! After you leave the lift your butt will barely touch your seat for the rest of the ride.
Regina After our ERT we set out to get the other credit at the park (The kiddie was closed with the train missing). I managed a front and back seat ride and I liked it better in the front but the ride pretty fun. Defiantly a lot better than I thought it would be.
Star Cross We had no idea what this was but as our group was passing it there was a lot of debate whether we should try it but when someone walked close to see what it was and found out it had A/C that was settled.
It was a motion simulator with a film about saving the earth from a meteor (I think?)
Galaxy Walkers Another thing we had no clue about but there were two versions you could choose. One where you match the weight of a bag and one you don't. There was some mazes to it and a lot of confusion of where to go (I think I ended up back stage at one point). In the end it was a lot of fun to do as a group.
We than grabbed lunch and some beer before another ride on Kawasemi followed by...
Sky Love You could sky love all over the park and end up on the other end of the park where you exit and can than Sky Love all the way back.
At this point me and Nozzy split from the group to check out the zoo and some of the dark rides.
Surprising House You surprisingly enter the mouth of a clown where you than surprisingly sit down before the room surprising spins (At a very fast rate). At the end the ride surprisingly stops and you surprisingly exit, surprisingly (Ok, I'm done).
Strange Street After being surprised you can than be strange. This is a neat walk through haunted house. There was even shockingly an actor which made a very valiant attempt to scare me.
Zoo Yes there really is a zoo at Tobu Zoo. It was actually quite large too. They have pretty much every animal and even some Tiger Cubs.
After seeing the zoo we grabbed another ride on Kawasemi before getting lunch at the 100% authentic Itarian restaurant. We split a pizza and got some fries. The pizza was really good and the unlimited drinks were a huge bonus.
One more ride on Kawasemi would complete the park before we met at the entrance to get out of there before the rain would hit.
We had to take several trains back to the hotel to grab our bags than to hop on our first bullet train (!) down to Nagoya to check into our new hotel for the next several nights.
A group of us went out to dinner just around the corner from the hotel at a very Japanese restaurant. Shoes off, sit on the floor and all. Oh and we had to cook our own meal. We ended up getting chicken, beef, annnnnddddd Womb (yes womb). It was defiantly a very interesting and fun night and after dinner we explored the area a bit before calling it a night since we had to be up early to make our way south to Universal Studios Japan!
Good morning Japan! Let's meet everyone in the lobby and get this day started!
After several trains you have to walk about a mile to the park entrance from the train station.
We made it!
Want to know what's closed? Inquire at the ice cream.
In some places Tobu is a very nice park.
We definatly came here for the dueling giant wheels! Ignore that yellow thing on the right...
Ok, I guess we couldn't ignore it for long!
These are the chariots to a minute of pure awesomeness
What happens when you ride a vekoma.
But riding Kawasemi will give you tears of joy.
But if your grandparents do not ride Tobu will release the angry spirits.
I think Robert enjoyed it!
Moving on here is a look at the rides section to get an idea of the layout.
First we pass these two very reliable rides.... well... just move along. Nothing to see....
After the Music Express we did this interesting walk through/game.
Awww but I wanted to stay....
We kept seeing this film crew around the park.
Regina is the other major credit here.
Regina doesn't look so good in the morning....
Not a terrible ride but not super exciting either. Was at least worth a re-ride.
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