New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

First new coaster since Thunder Dolphin in 2003
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
I Guess Donkeys Are Okay
User avatar
Posts: 13
Joined: 09 Jan 2016
Gender: Male
Age: 23

New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

Postby IntraTrax » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:48 pm

According to the website, they are adding a new Gerstlauer Family Shuttle coaster called Panic Coaster - Back Daaan ( パニックコースターバックダーン) It is going in the Geopolis section of the park, where Geopanic once operated. It is a great addition after the loss of Linear Gale and Spinning Coaster Maihime. Panic Coaster - Back Daaan will be the park first new coaster since 2003, and will feature special effect as riders traverse the ride layout twice, first forward, and second in reverse.
Opens March 23, 2019

I donut like this custom title :(
User avatar
Posts: 1617
Joined: 28 May 2013
Location: Not too far from Six Flags Great America
Gender: None specified
Age: 22

Re: New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

Postby yay101 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:24 pm

This is actually really cool! They could definitely use a coaster, especially a family one. This is a good fit for the park because some people who go to Tokyo Dome are either to small to ride Thunder Dolphin or are too scared to/haven't been on many coasters, so this is a good step-up/intermediate roller coaster for them.
Favourite Coaster: Steel Vengeance
Other Favourites: SkyRush, Storm Chaser, Lightning Run, Magnum XL-200, Voyage, Apollo's Chariot, Phoenix, Outlaw Run, and Storm Runner

Obsessed with S&S Screamin Swings

If Magnum XL-200 dies we riot

Hello Kitty is not a cat. Hello Kitty is god. You exist only at Hello Kitty's pleasure. Crawl like drugged roaches before her splendor

Don't make me kick you in the donkey!
User avatar
Posts: 1923
Joined: 24 Jun 2011
Location: SLO Cal
Gender: Male
Age: 37

Re: New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

Postby 805Andrew » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:39 am

I'm glad Tokyo Dome City is getting another coaster.
Image and
(I don't count traveling fairs and casinos as parks, and I count Coney Island as one park)[url=][img][/img][/url][url=][img][/img][/url]

I Guess Donkeys Are Okay
Posts: 1
Joined: 21 Mar 2019
Gender: None specified

Re: New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

Postby rayadientes » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:56 am

We got now a new reason to go Tokyo :)

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
Posts: 6632
Joined: 21 Mar 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:07 am

I'm glad they put a new ride in this year since they just lost their odd Spiderman-style ride.
Top 5 Wood- Lightning Rod, Voyage, Coaster (PNE Playland), Phoenix, Boulder Dash
Top 5 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Untamed, Expedition GeForce, Twisted Colossus, Schwur des Karnan
Most Recent Trip Reports- Funtown U.S.A. & Palace Playland

Can you see the donkey in my toast?
User avatar
Posts: 1865
Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Location: Korea
Gender: Male
Age: 31

Re: New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

Postby Garet » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:18 am

^ It's a shame, I keep meaning to try Thunder Dolphin but I never get round to it. I convinced myself that trying a Spider-Man ride Japanese style and a parachute tower would be worth it but Tokyo always distarcts me. With Aqua Stadium removing their really unique Intamin launcher a while back and this park removing 2 coasters and it's unique Spider-Man ride, I've never been a person to care about a credit count so I always find myself ending up going to the two Yokohama parks (although Sea Paradise have now removed the dolphins from the pedalos so that unique ride is neutered) or Tobu Zoo instead for rides I know I like over a new credit that I hear for a huge Intamin is just ok-ish.

Heck on the last two times I decided I'd go, I skipped rides or parks altogether because there are so many things I love in Japan non-coaster related, I think once I scored Ghibli Museum tickets from a Lawson vending machine or normally I give up a park to spend more time in Akihabara or any of the unique malls (and my wife will tell you I normally hate shopping).

I've gone pantless!
User avatar
Posts: 34292
Joined: 21 Sep 2005
Location: In the lair of the Huge Hummel Boy (which is conveniently located near Williamsburg, Va.)
Gender: Male
Age: 59

Re: New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

Postby cfc » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:53 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:I'm glad they put a new ride in this year since they just lost their odd Spiderman-style ride.

It was like Spider-man, only with a sexy Cat Woman who used a magic umbrella.

Made perfect sense.

Counts I305 as 32 credits...
User avatar
Posts: 6376
Joined: 22 Apr 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 28

Re: New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

Postby A.J. » Sun May 19, 2019 4:04 pm

I was poking around YouTube and found an on-ride video of Back!? Daaan!! It looks appropriately wacky. It appears to return to the original station and launch backwards, unlike other Gerstlauer family coasters that do it at a different point in the layout.

Note: The uploader claims to have had permission to film the ride. They probably did, considering there's literally no one else riding.

Data entry nut for the official TPR coaster poll!
Check out my theme park 3D visualization portfolio!
The opinions that I post on this forum do not necessarily represent those of the company I work for.

User avatar
Posts: 24678
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 66

Re: New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 19, 2019 4:46 pm

^ Bizarre. So all of those lights that it travels backwards through, are totally off for the forward part?

Just checking, here. :wink: I'd ride it, whatever it does. A new reason to go to Tokyo Dome City.
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$


I had sex with N-Tag before you did.
User avatar
Posts: 3903
Joined: 23 Nov 2005
Location: Dallas, TX
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Re: New coaster opens at Tokyo Dome City

Postby Jakizle » Sun May 19, 2019 6:24 pm

Well that is certainly an interesting use of switch tracks to use the original station for 2 launches in 2 directions. Looks fun and awesomely Japanese like. Despite the first half of the video being completely worthless, it leaves some surprise and the backwards part looks like you're going through the digital art exhibit lol. Will have to check it out next year!


Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.