Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

Postby robbalvey » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:59 pm

We are live tweeting about our adventures in Japan so follow along on Twitter @themeparkreview - http://www.twitter.com/themeparkreview

Our next stop was Mitsui Greenland! This is a BIG update, so I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking, but I will say that this is one of my favorite "amusement parks" in Japan. Such a great place with SO MANY rides, and a huge variety as well! The park is an interesting setup as most of the rides are owned by different people. While they have a "pay one price" option, your wristband is scanned at each ride and I'm assuming that the operators get a small cut of each time someone rides or takes part in their attraction, as the operators are always trying to come up with unique ways to get people on their rides, and also ride multiple times.

Onto some photos!
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Traveling by train is the BEST way to see Japan! It's amazing how awesome their rail system is!
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Today, Russell is playing the part of "old man with the cane."
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I love these signs on the trains! So amazing!
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From the train station to the park, we travel by taxi Amazing Race style!
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Arriving at the park, the GIANT Ferris Wheel dwarfs everything else at the park!
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Yay! TPR welcome sign!
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Time to hang out and have some fun!
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I love the look of this park! They have such a random collection of coasters and flat rides here.
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Of course, Joe goes for the powered kiddie first! ;)
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Sadly, the Vekoma suspended coaster was closed today, but that's ok, there is plenty of other rides to keep us busy!
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The dual-track sit down/stand up Togo is actually a lot of fun!
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And they have a ban on selfie sticks at this park, which we fully endorse!
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Here's the stand-up train!
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Here's the sit-down.
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Oddly enough, this ride is actually REALLY GOOD! Unlike the Togo installations in the US, most of the ones in Japan are fairly smooth and very rideable!
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I love how Mitsui includes some games like archery into their pay-one-price ticket!
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Yes, they hand you a bow and arrow!
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And you shoot!
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Not many of us are good at it, but when a park hands you a bow and arrow...for free...you don't complain! ;)
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Yay for Sphinxy: The Ride!
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In honor of Jurassic World, we are going to get eaten by Gao the dinosaur!
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Gao is one of those funky Japanese "jet coasters" that's actually pretty damn big, very long, but sort of doesn't do much. They are all fun, but feel like a "huge mine train."
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And of course on Gao, you get eaten by the dinosaur!
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The theming is great on this ride!
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And some of the track sections sure are... "funky!"
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Gotta love the front of the train with the dinosaur driving it. And yes, the headlights actually work at night!
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Next up...spinning!
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Jack and family managed to spin a LOT!
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Russell hanging out with some of his favorite old buddies.
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At the top of the hill was a really whacked out haunted walk through and the alpine slide.
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After walking up what seemed like the amount of stairs that would take you to space, you see cute and funny scenes like this.
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And some seriously creepy stuff that will haunt your nightmares for quite some time.
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The girls decided not to be traumatized by the 74 thousand stairs and creepy images, so they did the kiddie swings instead.
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Goal this year...don't send anyone to the hospital!
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Already we are doing MUCH better than TPDave and Scottish Steve did on our last visit!
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"Hey look! All my skin is still in tact!"
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This is what Scottish Steve and TPDave DIDN'T do on our last visit! ;)
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No one fell off the sled...
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...No one left pieces of human flesh on the track! Success!!
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"No pictures, no pictures! Please contact my agent!"
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All that's left of the old shuttle loop is one loop....still kind of want to ride it! lol
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BEST part of this park? Japanese McDonalds! :)
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Best part of Japanese McDonalds? Shaka Shaka Chicken! Yes! It's still here!
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This is seriously a highlight! Not sure why this never made it to the USA, but a bastardized version did make it to Europe.
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There's the chicken in the bag. You pour in the awesome sauce and you shake the crap out of it!
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And Ta-Da! You have one of the most glorious, blazing hot fast food items ever created! Yum!
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I don't know what exactly is going on here...
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Time for some more random dark rides and things...
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This one is a shooter with lots of funky Japanesey stuff.
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This one is a haunted house ride where you wear headphones...
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The audio portion is actually really well done!
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And you see screwed up stuff like this...
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...and this!
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Next up was the candle walk-through where you hold a candle and try to keep it as still as possible while things are jumping out at you.
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The more still you keep your candle, the more points you get!
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Indoor coaster with random space theming! Yay!
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Tons of flat at this park.
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This Starflyer was AWESOME! Got video of it...will post soon!
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They also had one of these awesome Togo Paratrooper/Enterprise rides.
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They lock the seats in place while they swing and you get a really bizarre ride out of it!
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Yes! Chair lift of death!
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One tiny seat - no restraints!
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This translates into "Sit your ass down...don't fall. Thank you!"
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And yet another park where they just hand you an animal to hang out with!
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While this guinea pig was not presented in a basket, it was still cool!
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They have dogs in their petting zoo! Yes! Most Japanese don't have bigger pets because of smaller living areas. So they are in the petting zoo!
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Still one of my favorite coaster views - Sitting behind a dinosaurs butt while ascending towards and GIANT Ferris Wheel!
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Really do love the theming of this ride!
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Weird how the dinosaur is going to get eaten by the dinosaur! Such cannibalistic creatures!
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A little more of the layout of Gao.
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Jack doesn't like Ferris Wheels...at ALL...so we are taking him on as many as we can this trip, because we are really nice like that.
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The view of the park is fantastic!
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Obviously, as you can see, Jack agrees! lol
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Another view of Gao....
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And yes, they have an Ultra Twister here...and we will get to that in a moment...
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This Ferris Wheel is about 350 feet all...and it's AWESOME!
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Here's the Mitsui hotel...looks kind of cool.
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Jack did it! 350 feet up, all the way around! And he's ready for his next giant wheel!
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Ice House credit!
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Taking a ride on the Go Karts.
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There seriously are just so many rides in this park!
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Spent the whole day having fun here.
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The moms kicked butt in the "maze"
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We've now seen these at a couple of parks and they seem to be fairly new in Japan. They are awesome with all the different challenges you have to do!
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The girls were the losers! lol
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Ok, so the Ultra Twister at Mitsui has this awesome thing you can do....
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...if you ride the coaster ten times in a row, they give you a stick to personalize to put on the wall!
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It's a clever way to get more riders on the coaster!
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This one is very smooth and a LOT of fun!
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Some people do group sticks to theme them! We see you Funashi! =)
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I really love these coasters! It's a shame only one made it to the USA, and it wasn't really taken that good care of.
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I rode ten times and I got my stick!
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Here's my name in English!
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And here it is in Japanese! lol
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Together, we rode the Ultra Twister 50 times! lol
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Our group sticks to be displayed on the wall!
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We also did it with another Japanese group! They were awesome to hang out with!
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In case you wondered what to do in the bathroom...
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Oh, yeah, they have an SLC here too!
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Such an awesome park! One of my favorites in Japan!
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Here you can see the map of the park...so many rides!!!
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Heading back home now...
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We love seeing Japan by train!
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Tonights first dinner...awesome Indian food!
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Even the girls loved all the breads!
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Second dinner... Yakitori!
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WANT!! MORE!!!
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OMG CHEESE WRAPPED IN BACON!!! CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS!!!
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And we will end this update with some Japanese porn, because...why not? =)
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Re: Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:08 pm

Uh, the cheese wrapped in bacon, sort of of made me forget everything else.

:) It's all yummy. Great TR of Mitsui, Robb.
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Re: Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:21 pm

Cheese wrapped in bacon... ...and porn! I love this country! :lover:
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Re: Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

Postby cfc » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:27 pm

Aw, I miss Mitsui Greenland. Really liked that place back in 2007 (especially the dark rides and walk-through haunted houses).
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Re: Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

Postby markysharky17 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:29 pm

Is anyone a wear of any other Togo paratrooper ride? Like possibly in the U.S. ? It looks amazing!
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Re: Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

Postby robbalvey » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:35 am

markysharky17 wrote:Is anyone a wear of any other Togo paratrooper ride? Like possibly in the U.S. ? It looks amazing!

I have never seen one in the USA. I think I've seen a knock-off or two in China, but I honestly don't remember which parks.

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

Postby Hilltopper39 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:13 am

This park is really weird. It's like there are a ton of good coasters but not really any great coasters, which is okay.

Is Mitsui Greenland one of those Japanese park that's a Ski Resort in the winter or am I thinking of somewhere else?

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

Postby robbalvey » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:30 am

Hilltopper39 wrote:This park is really weird. It's like there are a ton of good coasters but not really any great coasters, which is okay.

Is Mitsui Greenland one of those Japanese park that's a Ski Resort in the winter or am I thinking of somewhere else?

You're thinking of Rustusu in Northern Japan. And yeah, your assessment is about right. But the one thing about Japan is that there aren't a lot of "GREAT" coasters there, but there are a lot of really good ones, and almost more importantly, really unique ones.

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

Postby Garet » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:36 am

Why is it only Japan gets all the cool flavors of chocolate, weird soda flavors and cool burger king and Mcdonald's stuff. I'd always hoped being in Korea next door, we'd see some of it but it always stays firmly in Japan. Oh well on the plus side, living here means Tokyo is only 2 hours away and Osaka even less.

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Re: Robb & Elissa in Japan - 2015!

Postby Nwstone » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:14 am

I love how Robb was like "Oh yeah there's also an SLC here"

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