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P. 51 - New Observation Deck and Slide!

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I assume it will be a lot like the slides on the Royal Caribbean ships.    

A new tourist attraction "Fujiyama - King of Coasters Tower" Planning to open Summer 2021 will be a new 55m observation tower tucked into the turnaround on Fujiyama. Initially it was designed to

"Fujiyama - King of Coasters slider"--They need to sell these sliders in the snack bar.

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Bummer about the restraints, bummer about the loop, bummer about the poor footage, and bummer it's still at Fuji Q. On the plus side...that launch! Ugh! I wish I didn't like it so much.

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The launch still looks amazing, but I miss the insane airtime of the old high hat.

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Bummer about the restraints, bummer about the loop, bummer about the poor footage, and bummer it's still at Fuji Q. On the plus side...that launch! Ugh! I wish I didn't like it so much.

 

I am soooo glad I got that credit back in what?....... 2007? Whew!*

 

 

 

 

*Before we then did the THREE HOUR+ WAIT for Eejanaika. Ugh.

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Me, Mike & Peter. The Happiness on our faces. Before the Anxiety and Angst and Longing.

TPR 2007 Japan Tour. In the Eejanaika queue.

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This link is claiming that Dododonpa now reaches 180 km/h in 1.56 seconds, accelerating at 3.75G...Compare that to Kingda Ka with 1.6G accelerating.... Holy Shit

Finally! I get to be "that guy" again! YEE-ESS!

 

The 3.75G is probably the positives at the bottom of the loop. 180 km/h is 50 m/s, in 1.8 seconds, that's about 2.83 G accelerating. Still bonkers crazy.

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This link is claiming that Dododonpa now reaches 180 km/h in 1.56 seconds, accelerating at 3.75G...Compare that to Kingda Ka with 1.6G accelerating.... Holy Shit

Finally! I get to be "that guy" again! YEE-ESS!

 

The 3.75G is probably the positives at the bottom of the loop. 180 km/h is 50 m/s, in 1.8 seconds, that's about 2.83 G accelerating. Still bonkers crazy.

 

But it's now 1.56 seconds, not 1.8. The linear acceleration is 3.3g for these values (180km/h, 1.56 sec), but as gerstlaueringvar said, there is most likely a jerk at the beginning.

 

Despite the changes in both speed and time being minimal, if my math is correct the launch has been upgraded to 120% of its original strength.

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Does anyone have experience with using the park's fast pass system? If so, is it reasonable to expect that with early hotel-guest arrival (8:30am), we might be able to nab morning or even early afternoon fast pass time slots before the general public starts to enter the park at 9am? We're not sure if the fast pass office is open during early admission or not, but we want to at least be in line for it when it does.

 

The reason for our urgency: Unfortunately, we have to leave Fuji by 4 pm and cannot rearrange our trip to maximize time at the park -- but we're nonetheless hellbent on getting on those four coasters. (Can you blame us?) If it helps, we're going on Wednesday, August 23 (after the holiday/festival). Thanks for any advice you might have.

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Does anyone have experience with using the park's fast pass system? If so, is it reasonable to expect that with early hotel-guest arrival (8:30am), we might be able to nab morning or even early afternoon fast pass time slots before the general public starts to enter the park at 9am? We're not sure if the fast pass office is open during early admission or not, but we want to at least be in line for it when it does.

 

From memory as soon as the early entry opens people start to line up. Then they open the office a few minutes before the park opens.

 

As we didn't know any Japanese we prepared the rides/time we wanted on a printout. This made the process much easier for us.

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Does anyone have experience with using the park's fast pass system? If so, is it reasonable to expect that with early hotel-guest arrival (8:30am), we might be able to nab morning or even early afternoon fast pass time slots before the general public starts to enter the park at 9am? We're not sure if the fast pass office is open during early admission or not, but we want to at least be in line for it when it does.

End of July after a holiday, I was able to get return times for all major coasters by noon with general admission at opening (plus an extra Dodonpa and Eejanaika slot mid afternoon a few hours after opening), but I can't say for if sure the same will hold for August. Even if it ends up being a lot busier, having early access should make getting decent return times a lot easier.

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If it helps I lost my debit card on my 1st trip and so couldn't use fast pass and still got the 4 coasters plus the mouse and a few flat rides in. Just choose one and hit it at the start. I did Dodonpa first due to those tiny trains and found that Takashiba and Eejenaka kind of held steady at 50-70 mins all day. Fujiyama hit 30 minutes but they decided that meant switching to 1 train so it rose back up in the afternoon.

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So I recently got back from a trip to Tokyo, and I got a bus to experience Fuji-Q for a day.

This was my first time, and I really enjoyed it.

 

It was my first ride of a 4D Coaster, and it may be my favourite coaster... ever. It has the new S&S trains on it - i'd seen Robbs POV of it and it sounded like he hated it - but that had the old Arrow-style trains on.

 

Very intense, but felt smooth enough and I loved it!

 

I also rode Do-dodonpa with the new loop, that ride is crazy - the launch is so intense, and the entry to the loop is so forceful because of the speed.

 

Takabisha was a great example of a Gerstlaurer, and Fujiyama was a pleasant surprise, my first TOGO and I thought it was a solid coaster.

 

EDIT: Also the operations are as bad as everyone says, but we rode everything and got re-rides on a few coasters fine - we visited midweek and arrived after opening and left before closing. It's possible!

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I visited back in October this year for the first time, and even on a Tuesday the big 4 coasters had 2-3 hour waits.

 

Sadly the first bus I could get arrived at 10:30am and I headed straight to the fastpass booth. I was able to get immediate 11am-12pm tickets for Fujiyama and Takabisha, but Do-Dodonpa and Eejanaika were completely sold out.

 

I would also like to point out that the fast passes are now 1500 yen a piece, or at least they were on a Tuesday in October...

 

I had a few minutes until 11am so I quickly rode the mouse, then rode Fujiyama. I got placed in the very back row, and it's a crazy coaster! There was some great airtime on the drops and it has a great layout. However the insane turns at the end were pretty painful lol but I learned how to brace by the 2nd or 3rd one and enjoyed how intense they were.

 

After Fujiyama I went right to Takabisha and once again got right on. I got the front row and boy was I happy after the painful experience loading this coaster - they wait for the 2 or 3 cars to return before loading anyone. Anyways I thought the layout of the first half was great but it was really rough. Like unbearable rough. Then the drop was crazy and the 2nd half was super smooth? It was so bizarre, but glad to finally try it.

 

So now it was 12pm and I had ridden the mouse and 2 major coasters after arriving at 10:30am. Not bad, right??

 

Well now my luck turned. Do-dodonpa was posted at 130 minutes and being the new hotness for 2017 I had to check out the newly improved launch and loop modification. And the wait took 2.5 hours. I got placed 2nd row but the 2 girls in front of me were terrified and asked to switch! Score, front row for my 1 ride on Do-dodonpa. The launch was over so fast it seemed unreal it ever happened, and before I know it we were speeding around the gigantic first turn. I enjoyed taking in the views of the mountains around the area. The entry to the loop was weird, as it unbanks to the right from the turn, there is a flat piece of track that jerks to the left before going up the loop (like some of the Schwarzkopfs but less natural). The hangtime was great, but then at the end of the loop there was another weird kick to the right before it turned left. You can DEFINITELY tell they stitched the loop in there as it jerks to the side on both bottom sides of the loop entry. But it was a crazy ride!

 

It was now almost 3pm and the parked closed at 6pm. Eejanaika was posted at 160 minutes, so if I got in like it would mean I wouldn't be able to do anything else. I was hungry, so I grabbed a snack and walked over to the Haunted Hospital. Luckily, there was a spot open at 3:20 despite later times being sold out. You couldn't go alone, but there was a Japenese tour guide that was also alone (his group was off riding other stuff) so he joined me. We did the like 30 minute walk thru and the videos and scenery/scale of the attraction were amazing, but there wasn't too many scares. Still a cool experience.

 

It was 4pm now so I walked back to Eejanaika. Of course, the line was now closed for the day. I wasn't too worried as I had been on X and I was nervous I wouldn't fit on the ride anyways, so I went and rode other stuff. I rode the ferris wheel and the hamster coaster, and then I climbed up the hill to watch the sunset around Mt. Fuji and the rides. It was a great end to the day before my 7pm bus ride back to Shinjuku.

 

So yes, the ops sucked, and next time I will get there earlier to get a Fastpass for Eejanaika so at least if I don't fit I don't waste 3 hours. But I overall enjoyed the park and loved the amazing scenery so I will go back for more rides on Do-dodonpa!

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Great report! I don't see too many pictures from this park with perfectly clear skies.

 

Hopefully when American Dream gets the Takabisha clone, the whole ride can be completely smooth like the second half.

 

I believe the American Dream clone will naturally be smoother for longer since it is indoors and not exposed to the elements. Isn't SpongeBob generally regarded as one of the smoother Eurofighters for that reason? Correct me if I'm wrong.

 

Anyway, nice photos! I think I'm in the minority that actually enjoys Eejanaika's new colors. I like two tones of black.

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Thank you for your review and visiting Japan.I am Japanese.

Your review is great!

I definitely like Fuji-Q high land (especially Eejanaika,Dododonpa,Fujiyama,Takabisha)

I went there this summer and there are so so many people.

Eejanaika feel me to be so danger for body but so funny.

Anyway you can get fast pass online before you go there.

https://www.fujiq.jp/ticket/howto/

If you could not understand how to buy fast pass tickets let me know.

I hope to come back to Japan.

Enjoy!

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Great pictures Jake! I watched a POV of Dodonpa, and you can definitely see where the ride does this weird little flat turns before and after the loop to compensate for the lateral movement of the loop instead of just a straight piece of track.

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