The next morning we woke early to meet the group and to board our bus. We grabbed our breakfast boxes the hotel was nice enough to make for us since we would miss breakfast and we headed out driving right past the Disney Parks so we were passing up the best theme parks in the world to go to reportedly one of the worst.
The bus ride was uneventful but we eventually pulled in to the parking lot for Fuji-Q Highland.
We were near the front of the line to get into the park which was great because at this point the weather wasn't looking great and Fuji Q likes to shut down its coasters if more the 2 rain drops fall from the sky.Takabisha
Once inside the park the group split up running to the 3 big rides. We went to the newest coaster the park has to offer. I love Eurofighters but this is my favorite yet. It features the standard vertical lift and beyond 90 degree drop but it also has a launch and a surprise inversion. We were close to the loading area but it still took about 30 minutes.Fujiyama
At this point rides were starting to close for sprinkle so we went to Fujiyama since it was still running. We got in line before we got at text that Elissa had skip the line passes ready. So we exited the line and met up with her and Robb grabbed our passes and went up the exit I grabbed the back seat.
The ride started out pretty good but it was about half way through that the ride remembers it's a TOGO and than really tries to kick your a$$.Mad Mouse
Next we did the mad mouse since it had no line. I think it required you to ride by yourself?Hamster Coaster
Next in our pursuit of open coasters we made our way to the Hamster Coaster. It was a suspended coaster and it was actually pretty fun!Dodonpa
Next Dodonpa opened so we made our way to it to get into line. It was about an hour wait. The launch was really intense and really fun. It was also my 400th coaster!Eejanaika
Eejanaika had just opened for the day and Elissa had skip the line passes for it so we met her and grabbed them. Our time wasn't for about 2 hours and with doubt about the weather in our minds we decided to wait in line just incase. It was posted at an hour but it only took us 45 minutes.
This was my first 4d so I wasn't sure what to expect but I did learn to avoid the outside seat on these things. It really likes to shake you around. The ride was fun though! Shortly after we had our fast pass time come up so we went up the exit to the other side of the train from what we did earlier. Rock n Roll Duncan
The last credit we needed was the kiddie coaster in Thomas Town so we went that way. No wait for this one so we had officially finished our credit collection by lunch time!Thomas Town Dark Ride
Next up we did the park's Thomas dark ride. The engines are having a party and you're invited! (Where have I heard this story line before?;)). But it was a really good dark ride! If you are in Fuji Q make sure you try and fit time to do this!
Next we grabbed lunch at Mos Burger than we learned that the Haunted Hospital was going to shut its line off in 20 minutes.Haunted Hospital
The wait time for the haunted hospital was an hour so we decided to spend the 10 extra dollars and get a skip the line pass.
First you are lead into the first preshow room where you learn the history of the hospital and how things went terribly wrong. Next you are split up into very small groups and lead into the examination room for a very freaky surprise. You also get your picture taken here. At this point you are dumped into the hospital to make your way through. There are very few actors so the part of not knowing when or if you will encounter something just adds to the thrill. You are also given a flashlight for the first half of the haunt to help you find your way through. Half way through you give it up and go though a very long hallway with some surprises waiting you. Also use caution when opening some doors
One other thing I noticed is they must have a way to keep groups separate. The group in front of us were some teenagers so we knew they were crawling through the hospital but with our pace we didn't see them once same with the group behind us. You could hear them like they were close but you didn't see them once.
This haunt really exceeded all my expectations I had and I highly urge you to do it if you ever get to the park.
Next me and Ryan split off to go do the other random walk throughs. There was 2 robot ones and one based on Japanese childhood scary stories.
Finally it was time to head out. To sum things up the day was a lot better than expected. The park was kinda busy and the operations were not that great but I really liked the park. They have an excellent line up of coasters and some great "other" attractions. Though be warned the park has the strictest loose item policy of any park I have been to (Even Universal Singapore) they will pat you down before some rides and even if you have a tiny piece of paper in your pocket you have to remove it and put it in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo. You even have to remove your watch where than they give you a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo key on a tiny string...
Also a huge thanks to Robb and Elissa for camping out the fastpass booth to buy them all as they became available. It really helped out.
The drive back was more interesting as we could see more of Tokyo and Robb talked about future trips. Me and Ryan had talked about the Godzilla statue earlier in the day so when we got back to the hotel me and him grabbed a train and headed out to search for it.
There was a lot of construction in the area so it was a challenge to find it but we managed to! We grabbed some photos than walked past the Imperial Palace before heading back to the hotel.
Next up is............... Tokyo Disneyland!