Universal Studios Japan: General Discussion

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  1. AirFAN

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    Nice photo update showing good progress!
     
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    Dam! That's good looking!
     
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    Wow. That element in the first photo looks... Fun!!

    Pretty decent investment by the looks of it... Wonder if it's time to start planning a trip
     
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    Is that the most twisted B&M track of all time in the top picture?! It doesn't look from that perspective as though the trains will be able to get around it :p
     
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    I can't wait to see the final layout of this as it is shaping up to be something pretty special and probably the best B&M Flyer out there. Hopefully we will end up with a bigger and better version of Starry Sky Ripper which itself looks insane!

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    Some more new photos from RCDB:

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    Great to see another interesting B&M layout, rather than the same old formulaic stuff they usually come out with. Stuff like this and Starry Sky Ripper are much more imaginative and ultimately look like far better rides than the typical 'Drop-Pretzel-Swoop-Roll-End' layout that pretty much every other flyer ends up with bar Air and Tatsu! It has to be said, B&M do seem to be becoming a bit more inventive again, some of the layouts and rides they have come up with in the last few years are much better than those they were coming out with in the period, say 2000-2010.

    Whatever that thing after the drop is, it sure looks like it's going to be a lot of fun anyway... Potentially pretty forceful on the decent too.
     
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    Phew, for a minute I thought I was going to be posting here that Space Fantasy is getting a re-theme! However it does look like it is closing from now until June 26th to temporarily become a VR Coaster.



    So until then it will be known as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Coaster. A spinning coaster with VR is certainly interesting.

    Universal getting in on VR is certainly significant. If it works well for them you can see them using it on a larger permanent attraction.

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    A couple of new photos of the Flying Dinosaur from Screamscape:

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    Looking forward to seeing the final layout!

    :)
     
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    The Space Fantasy changes offend me.
     
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    I hope they are temporary :s
     
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    They are tempory - they have some sort of 'Universal Cool' event going on until 26th June. The ride will revert back to Space Fantasy after that.

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    First POV of the new flyer.


    It looks amazing. I want one.
     
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    Oooh, that zero G roll with the extra half twist looks good. Finally some elements that make use of the flyer's abilities in a way that seems natural! All in all, this looks set to be one of the best of it's kind, if not the most intense. A good length as well.
     
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    So, how much are flights to Japan then?
     
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    Certainly looks like a great ride, looking forward to see some for themeing for the ride but it really does go right across large chunks of the park and as @DiogoJ42 says it seems to make great use of the flyer elements, but can't help wonder what Zamperla could of done with that kind of scale/ budget ;)
     
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    Now that's how a flying coaster should be done.
     
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    Wow that looks intense! Possibly a little bit too intense :p amazing layout with some great transitional elements. "MY CHEST" on that pretzel loop though!
     
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    That insane roll into the upwards half loop/immelmann thing, followed by the pretzel loop under the bridge... Just WOW, what an opening to a coaster! I have to agree though, it does look 'too the wall' intense, so I feel the more float'y ending will be most welcome.

    I love how the bunny hope and turn after the pretzel follows the line of the waterfront too, will look great from the other side of the lake!

    Now when can we have one in the UK/Europe?!
     
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    Wow, I love flyers and this looks fantastic. It's such a pity that parks seem reluctant to invest in them these days, when they're clearly one of the coaster models with the more unexplored potential.
     
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