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^ That's great how your hotel stay and visit to Fuji went! I must admit, although my second* visit there was anything but great (2007, the 3+ hour wait for Eejainaka was IMhO the most memorable part of that visit), the following two visits (2011 and 2013) were awesome, thanks to Elissa and Robb's getting the group FastPass tickets, the weather being nice, and it actually wasn't too crowded...from what I remember of those two visits.

 

Did you have a meal there, inside the park itself?

I am curious how that went, if you did.

Thanks for sharing all your visit!

 

*EDIT: I totally forgot I visited Fuji back in....1972! Operations then, were just as slow as they were in 2007, lol.

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^^I'm glad you had a great visit. The park is slowly improving for sure. They didn't used to offer any sort of skip the line ticket so obviously that helps the most! Food and operations are also improving. You also got VERY lucky with good weather as that could have instantly ruined your day.

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I wrote this years ago after my first trip but I feel like the fact that you read and hear so many horror stories and have such low expectations when you go there, that when you even have an ok-ish day or get all the rides you want really makes you happier than you would be at other parks.

 

Over-hype is a dangerous thing and I've walked away from movies or rides not as thrilled as I would have been going in blind (which is my own fault, I know) because it wasn't 'the rapids ride to end all rapids' etc but Fuji almost seems to benefit from the opposite.

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Glad you had a great time. Your post is super-useful, thanks for all the detail about entry, the priority pass etc, it's really helping me plan for my trip there - as are many other posts in this thread.

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^^I'm glad you had a great visit. The park is slowly improving for sure. They didn't used to offer any sort of skip the line ticket so obviously that helps the most! Food and operations are also improving. You also got VERY lucky with good weather as that could have instantly ruined your day.

 

That visit last year was easily the best of the three times I've gone to Fuji-Q with TPR.

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I am looking to go circa 6/24... I am staying overnight the day before near the park. Sounds like my best strategy is to head earlier to the central skip pass booth by the Carousel to get 2x for each of the big four in consecutive hours for the first few hours...

 

How early before opening do I have to line up to achieve such?

 

What is the easiest/most efficient path to catch a late day Kyoto bound Shinkansen from the park? Some routing options suggest doubling back toward the city... I'll have a JR pass.

 

So is the haunted hospital, not available open at all anymore?

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This just in, for you Collectors Of.......theme park stuff.

 

eBay has several of these on it's site, and pretty rea$onable for a TOMICA "car."

 

I bought one, of course. For under $15 U.S. With free shipping! I liked that.

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^ Yeah the day went so smoothly! I'm thankful I didn't get the traditional Fuji-Q experience thanks to Robb and Elissa's planning.

 

I went in November and there were less than 30 min queues for anything, managed to get re-rides on Do-dodonpa and Eejanaika, and no fastpass required, it was awesome!

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Apparently Fuji has a VR center where people too little or young to ride can experience Dodonpa/Fujiyama through VR: http://www.fujiq.jp/en/attraction/hobododonpa.html

 

Everland also has one next to T Express but ironically the height restriction is almost as high as the real thing. At least Fuji-Q's has no restriction.

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DoDoDonpa 100% lived up to the hype and the launch is unlike any other coaster element (airtime, zero g, lateral, etc) in that it is just best described as pure bliss. Following the launch the dip down provides a great pop of air and the loop pulls some serious g's at the bottom while giving some hangtime at the top. Since the trains use real tires it is bouncy at times so depending on your tolerance that will effect how much you like it. It's not a jackhammer by any means.

 

Make the visit to ride it if you can you will not be disappointed! Also it shoots fire at night.

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The parent company of Fuji-Q Highland has announced that a new large coaster will debut at the park in the Summer of 2022! For reference, this addition will cost approximately 3.6 billion yen which puts it on par with how much was spent to build Eejanaika in 2006

 

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https://www.fujikyu.co.jp/data/news_pdf/pdf_file2_783.pdf

 

Fujikyuko Co., Ltd. (Address: Koichirou Horiuchi, President: Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture) Has announced that it will introduce a new large coaster in the summer of 2022

 

Overview of the new coaster

 

Name: TBD

Investment amount: Approximately 3.6 billion yen

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  • FUJIYAMA (opened in 1996) about 3 billion yen
  • Dodonpa (opened in 2001) About 3 billion yen
  • Eejanaika(opened in 2006) About 3.6 billion yen
  • Takabisha (opened in 2011) About 3 billion yen
  • Do Dodonpa (opened in 2017) Approximately 1.5 billion yen (*) (*) "Dodonpa" renewal amount)

Scheduled to open: July 2022 (planned) The name and details will be announced separately as soon as they are determined.

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I'd insert a joke about how low capacity it will be, but my visits to Fuji have been steadily getting better and better and most of their coasters when they opened were record-breakers (although I still don't understand how Eejanaika's inversion were counted) or looked pretty unique (the pretezl loop shuttle, the indoor shooting thing) l, so I'm really curious what will show up.

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^I'm with you on the inversion count. I visited in 2007, and simply couldn't see how one would say that there are 14 inversions. Even being generous with some of the ambiguous parts (the full-full and half-half), and even throwing in the overbank turn and initial rotation out of the station, that's still only 7 inversions. It's a mystery to me.

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I wonder if it will go where the Tidal Wave type ride is near Eejanaika?

 

as I noted in my TR from the day we were there? . there were several closed attractions over there and I wondered out loud if something new/new theming was going to come in over there.

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Investment amount: Approximately 3.6 billion yen
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  • Eejanaika(opened in 2006) About 3.6 billion yen

Given how big of an investment it is in conjunction with the park's fairly steady improvement, I'll definitely be keeping my eye on what develops.

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I'm happy for Fuji Q! Please just be a coaster that holds more than 8 people per train. Really curious to see where it goes and who they are partnering with!

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That's approximately $35-$40 million USD, for anyone curious. I'm wondering if this is a new type of coaster with that kind of investment.

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....Please just be a coaster that holds more than 8 people per train.....

 

And that runs more than just one train on it.

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