This was another 3 park day, Central Park, Tegarayama Yuen and Kurashiki Tivoli Park.
This was one of our earliest starting days, 5:30 A.M. For the last few days we had been in Southern Japan. Today were were going to head North a few hundred miles to Osaka area and hit a few parks before continuing North a hundred miles or so to Nagoya that night. Also for the last few days we had been keeping an eye on a typhoon that was headed our way. For a while I thought the Typhoon was going to pass just South of Japan. I figured if we could get those parks out of the way then today when we head North would put us farther from the storm. Unfortunately the typhoon turned North the day before and was now expected to make land tonight somewhere North of Nagoya.
We headed out and hoped for the best. 2 out of 3 parks were fun. The other park operated under the Knotts rule that if it looks like rain close the coasters. All in all not a bad day. We got back to the train station early. It was a mad house. Trains heading North towards the typhoon were bing canceled. There were thoughts that we might have to sleep in the station. I actually thought that might be pretty cool. I think Robb & Elissa were contemplating paying for taxis for us to get us to our hotel or try taking the local trains. In the end we we got on a train headed in the right direction with standing room only. After a few long stops at stations we finally made it to our hotel around 11 that night. Our longest day of the trip.
Our early start. Our baggage went on ahead by truck while we visited the parks.
Empty train station this early in the morning .....
... except for the homeless
Central Park, not sure way it says East Side Park
Diavlo, Not the best B & M but still fun
Hurricane, I wonder if they know that it is the same thing as a typhoon
Chris loves the front
It was not very crowded
Why are 3 guys all behind Lou in the haunted house? Only the mailman is in front and what is that look on Chris's face?
Chuck, don't touch!
A lot of these parks were in beautiful areas
Tegarayama Yuen - first coaster, CLOSED
2nd coaster CLOSED. This one looks like it hadn't been open in a while.
3rd coaster, CLOSED. One of the worst parts of the park is that R&E paid 100 yen admission each for us and they didn't bother to tell us all the rides were closed
On to a better park, we took lots of trains on this trip. When I went to bed at night and closed my eyes it felt like I was on a train
Tivoli Park where history was made ...
.... on this coaster and I use the term coaster loosly
Today was Universal. You would never have known that a typhoon had gone through the night before. This park was very nice ans a lot of fun. It was like Universal Orlando with some IOA thrown in.
I liked the new B&M, Hollywood Dream. Nice air on some parts. I would have liked to ride it more but the Japanese Parks liked to close their rides on time. So if there was an hour wait for the ride and the park closes at 8:00 then they close the line at 7:00. I missed a third ride by about 5 minutes.
This morning the station was crowded unlike the day before
If this is City Walk then .....
.... we must be at Universal!
Twins! Better then Thing 1 and Thing 2 .... Ok not really
Some were praying for an empty park
No caption needed, right Chuck?
Awesome dark ride even in Japanese
Ryan is excited!
He is checking to see if the car is male or female
Practicing his driving skills
And behind these gates are ...
... dinosaurs. Surprised? Probably not.
This one actually spits at you
This caption intentionately left blank
Snoopy's Great Race Coaster is soooo fast! I understand that this is also the place to pick up chicks. Right Joey?
Some how I think there is something missing between step 3 and 4
My favorite B&M at this park.
You can get pretty close to the coaster
I really liked this coaster
Before catching the train back to the hotel that night, Lou was kicking butt at the drum game.
On our 7th full day in Japan it was off to Parque Espana. Home to my favorite coaster on the trip, Pyreneses. The mine train, Gran Montserrat was really good too. Nice park, not a lot of shade around so it gets a little warm in the sun. Is this what Spain is really like?
Not very crowded today
The log flume was cool. They wiped down the log before you get in so you don't sit in any water
Peter Pan knock off
POTC knock off. This ride had a pretty cool drop at the end.
The now famous Escalator Ride. I can hear that music now!
I wonder it this will stop the escalator?
Parade with funny looking floats
I love this sign, WARNING then the rest is in Japanes. No clue what the warning was for.
On the way back to the hotel, Ryan and Dan get into a rubber band fight. WHo do you think won? Ryan and his single shot finger?
or Dan and his 6 shooter?
I wonder if the Japanese really know what half the stuff they ware really says
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.
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.
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
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.