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I'd hazard an assumption that it generally costs Japanese parks a lot more than their western equivalents, considering 99% of the major manufacturers are very far away from them there.

 

Manufacturing, labour and construction time must be affected with that sort of thing majorly.

 

I hope its a huge RMC, maybe one of the new single rail RMC designs.

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YES! Knowing Fuji-Q, this coaster is going to be earth-shattering. I'm very excited to hear details soon.

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I'd hazard an assumption that it generally costs Japanese parks a lot more than their western equivalents, considering 99% of the major manufacturers are very far away from them there.

 

Manufacturing, labour and construction time must be affected with that sort of thing majorly.

 

I hope its a huge RMC, maybe one of the new single rail RMC designs.

 

While it's true that Steel Dragon 2000 cost twice as much as Millennium Force, that was because of the supposedly earthquake-proof support structure and the added length. Based on that case alone, I'd agree with your assumption, but as has already been pointed out, this new investment has the exact same price tag as Eejanaika. Adjusting for inflation, yes, we're probably going to see something a little bit more cost-efficient. But it's not like we're looking at the equivalent of a $20 million USA coaster or anything; it'll be pretty true to its (as has been pointed out, ~$36M) price tag even if it costs a little bit more than an American coaster would.

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I just can't be excited for this until we have more information. Hoping for the best though!

 

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The longest, tallest RMC Raptor, but running a single 8 person train is the most Fuji-Q thing I can possibly think of.

 

It worries me how accurate this could be!

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^That's the old Fuji-Q. This moderately better one will have 2 8 person trains but will take one off the track at 1 PM to wind down ready for closing time.

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I like to think that this coaster is funded not by park admission, not by food & bev, but the poncho sales at Okama/Beckoning Cat Raft Ride.

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spot the 2 cheap asses!

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I like to think that this coaster is funded not by park admission, not by food & bev, but the poncho sales at Okama/Beckoning Cat Raft Ride.

 

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I remember wanting to ride that raft ride. But then I started seeing drenched people coming off it. And then I got a fairly good look at the RAPIDS in the upper troughs just splashing over, with poor raft riders caught in the swells... and as I remember it, the queue was pretty long too, at the time.

 

Then I posed for a photo - and noticed one number was

missing from all of the numbers posted.... my lucky #33.

 

Eep. So I passed on the Raft Ride. Looked awesome though. And mucho wet.

 

 

*By the way, I think that New Large Coaster is a great name for it!

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Me and the space for #33. July 03/2013. TPR Japan Tour.

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^ After foolishly declining the poncho, I effectively scared a few TPR members out of the queue line when they saw how drenched I was. But it was well worth it since it was a really unique and terrifying rapids ride.

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Not sure when this happened because I haven't seen it elsewhere but Fuji-Q has it's own Toy Story Mania style ride based around the Naruto anime now? https://www.fujiq.jp/en/attraction/kagakuningudojo.html

 

Hi Garet,

 

it was there when we visited in October of last year.

 

I mentioned it in my Trip Report. . I liked the design of the building, but was L.O.S.T. as I am not familiar with the anime, other than that some of the characters wear those metal head bands.

 

So I just shot at everything. . LOL

 

I wouldn't say it's anywhere near the level of ToyStory Mania, but it really does *want* to be that. It was interesting, but nothing I'd make a trip to the park for. (unlike Farm De Bang Bang !! at Nagashima SpaLand, which I LOVED).

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^ Thanks, I have some older elementary students who would love to know a Naruto shooting ride exists when my school re-opens.

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Just here to post that like Bert, I agree it's nowhere near as amazing as FARM DE BANG BANG!!!!

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^ Thanks, I have some older elementary students who would love to know a Naruto shooting ride exists when my school re-opens.

 

it's not just the ride, it's a whole little area of the park with that theming (just FYI).

 

there was a "museum" too. . which I didn't go in, since again - not familiar with the property.. .so can't tell you if it's good or not. As well as some themed food stands, and a store.

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Fuji is actually open despite all the other parks being closed. I can't work out if these running times for the rides when park hours are 9-5 are somehow corona related or just typical Fuji.

 

And yes I'm back to being bored at home. After 2 days back at work, the school semester got delayed again and there was a case 500m from my house and the guy decided to ride the public bus home after his test, and he had no contact with known cases (although they're still trying to trace where he's been) so there's pandemonium in my town (in terms of moms sending the little kids back to the school I'm at) so it could be a very long haul. Korea had got the numbers down but I'm worried we are in for a second outbreak if these little cases keep popping up even in little towns like ours that can't be traced.

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^I was mostly joking about it being Fuji operations and giving them the benefit of the doubt it's shortages due to Corona but I also think what you say is true/even worse.

 

Considering Eejenaika is 9-11 and 3:30-5:00 and Do-dodonpa and Takabisha fits perfectly in between that with 11:30- 3, I wouldn't be surprised if they are sharing a work crew so lines will be shut to fit around that schedule and give them time to close one ride/get over and open the others. I remember Eejenaka had a bigger crew due to having a left and right side loading, I wouldn't be surprised if once it closes the workers are split to the other two big coasters. A lot of those times seem to indicate pairing that way. That's pure speculation on my part, just the timings work for a lot of those rides.

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