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P. 51 - New Observation Deck and Slide!

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The park has reopened but only to local residents:

 

As a measure against new type coronavirus infection, we limit the number of people who can enter the park to those living in Yamanashi, Nagano, Shizuoka, and Niigata prefectures. Please note that residents outside the applicable area cannot enter the park.

 

When you come to the park, you will be required to wear a mask , fill out the admission confirmation form, and present your ID card . We will implement admission restrictions such as temperature measurement and hand disinfection. You can check the details here .

 

In addition, we currently operate only outdoor attractions and some food and beverage / store facilities.

 

You can check today's attractions operating status here .

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By the looks of the schedule they're running split shifts on rides again e.g. Eejenaika 10:00-11:00 and 14:45-17:00 with Takabisha and Do-Dodonpa in between at 11:45-14:00 or the Sky Roller running 13:30-15:00 with the Star Flyer running before and after.

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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 help with inspections of the coaster, but now the plan is also to make it into an attraction in itself affording views of the coaster and the clouds in the distance that are probably obscuring Mount Fuji. 

It will feature:

  • Observatory "Fujiyama - King of Coasters Sky Deck
  • Skywalk "Fujiyama - King of Coasters Walk"
  • Tube slide "Fujiyama - King of Coasters slider"

Images: Fuji-Q 

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Hmmm. Let's see here...

Doing a Skywalk....while The Coaster is roaring around you, rumbling on the tracks....above/bedside you.

I will pass for now. 😋

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On 12/28/2020 at 4:00 AM, i305isdaddy said:

^ I think this coaster is uniquely suited with a giant flat turn that overlooks Mt. Fuji.

I can’t think of any other ride with a similar setup that would benefit from this.

 

I was trying to think about that as well, maybe at Cedar Point? They could probably build some kind of cool structure around Millennium Force's first turn around, or the Valravn lift/drop? An observation deck a could hundred feet in the air at that park would be cool for the views so it might work.

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Has anyone heard anything about the planned 2022 coaster? I did a bit of digging around today as I figured with a budget of $36m construction could be starting soon but couldn't find anything. I wasn't sure if it had maybe been delayed by covid. 

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^^ & ^^^

Actually...I was thinking that maybe CP could build an Observation Deck in one of the turns of....GEMINI. Maybe the second turn above the loading station? Then it could be like a (separate entry?) Cheering Stand, everybody cheering the trains along? I think that would be awesome to climb stairs, and enjoy it! :smile:

 

You may now continue, with your 🗻 Fuji-Queue-ing...

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Fuji Q have announced the closure of the Evangelion exhibit: 


To those not sure what it was, it was a walkthrough area with models, cockpits etc from the anime. Reportedly the closure is to free up space for the new rollercoaster.

Some random pictures I took inside when I went in the exhibit once when the other big rides had already closed the queue lines for the day:

 

 

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^ I did not go in there back in 2019, but I could SWEAR there was a dark ride of some sort in there as well?

was there one at some point?

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Fuji Q will be adding more thrilling capsules to the ferris wheel, 2 cage enclosures where you'll be completely exposed to the winds but in true Fuji Q style this probably popular add on will only have 2 gondolas. This in addition to the 4 existing almost all glass couple capsules.

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 "Shining Flower" is a 50m-high Ferris wheel "Shining Flower" located in the center of the park. Two of the 32 gondola gondola are made of stainless steel net with cage-shaped walls. It will be replaced with an enclosed "prison", and the prisoners will be punished for about 11 minutes in a windswept cage, enjoying the "thrill" of seeing the ground far below through the gaps and enduring the ridicule of the surroundings. You can spend your time. In addition, the seats are side-by-side for two so that you can regret your sins toward the magnificent Mt. Fuji that spreads out in front of you and change your mind as much as possible before you are released.

 With the introduction of "Kun Gokun Jail Gokun" this time, a total of 6 units will be special specification gondola, including 4 units of "Skel-chan Sukumu-chan" that are all transparent from the ceiling to the floor.

 You can use it as a place to reflect on and rehabilitate past bad deeds. You can use it as a punishment game with your friends. Fuji-Q Highland is waiting for you who want to be punished.

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On 5/12/2021 at 12:34 AM, bert425 said:

^ I did not go in there back in 2019, but I could SWEAR there was a dark ride of some sort in there as well?

was there one at some point?

No, I remember following a line of people thinking there'd be a ride of some sort and it just led to a giant mecha head that did a mini show of flashing lights, projections and noises. Was kind of cool to see but the anime fans probably got a bigger kick out of it than me. I do like anime but there was always so many fighting giant robot shows that I never really got into Gundham or this.

 

 

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We did the glass enclosed "lovers car" back in 2013. It was a trip.

Don't think I'd want to be standing up during my entire ride cycle on this, now.

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It was fun, while it lasted. July 3, 2013. And being able to sit was nice, too. TPR 2013 Japan Tour.

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After riding the stand-up, caged-in Parachute Drop at Tokyo Dome City back in 2015 I'd be willing to give it a shot.  The parachute drop was freaky because any little breeze made the cage sway.  A rigid structure like a ferris wheel probably won't be as terrifying.  Probably.

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