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Re: A TPR Japan 2013 Trip Report

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:40 pm
by Geauga Dog
Thank you for the great TR so far and for showing other aspects of Japan than just the parks. I can never get enough of Mega-Lite photos so thank you for all the aerials from the Ferris Wheel. Those look like amazing little rides.

Re: A TPR Japan 2013 Trip Report

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:45 pm
by GigaG
The more I see this, the more I wish there was a Mega-Lite in the States so I could compare it to Maveshark and I305 (once I someday get the untrimmed 305 credit.) Could one of these successfully open in America with no trimming/neutering or OTSRs?

Re: A TPR Japan 2013 Trip Report

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:50 pm
by Nrthwnd
Nrthwnd wrote:Great to see what you guys did before we met up, Robert.


Fixed - and :oops: - silly me.

Re: A TPR Japan 2013 Trip Report

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:23 pm
by Gnome
SharkTums wrote:^You say to give up on the Zoo, but that's where they're making the bulk of their money and getting their guests through the doors. Would you believe that park saw 30k visitors in ONE day about a month before our visit? All due to those adorable tiger cubs we saw in the zoo. The zoo also was a LOT nicer than it used to be. Didn't seem nearly as terrible tiny typical Asian Zoo. The petting areas were nicely done and you could even go in the cage with lemurs! I'll gladly take the zoo if it means they'll put in a kickass ride like Kawasemi every 10 years!


Seriously. If any and every zoo could just put a clone of this ride in, I'd be eternally grateful.

Re: A TPR Japan 2013 Trip Report

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:20 am
by Uberbluedragon
The closest chance we have of getting a megalite is when BGT removes Gwazi they could put a megalite in its place which could happen.(perfect spot, wanting a replacement coaster, and recent success with Intamin)

Re: A TPR Japan 2013 Trip Report

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:26 am
by rctneil
I still think if Drayton Manor invest heavily, a Mega-Lite would be a fantastic addition and would really draw in the crowds. The issue seems to be that parks want rides they can easily market along worlds first and unique things but Mega-Lite do not really provide that. But what Mega-Lites provide in bucket loads, parks do not really seem to understand.

Any, that was a bit off topic. Really looking forward to the next part of the report when we take the bullet train down south.

Re: A TPR Japan 2013 Trip Report

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:17 am
by spongey
Loving the TR mate, keep em coming!

Re: A TPR Japan 2013 Trip Report

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:47 am
by cfc
rctneil wrote:I still think if Drayton Manor invest heavily, a Mega-Lite would be a fantastic addition and would really draw in the crowds. The issue seems to be that parks want rides they can easily market along worlds first and unique things but Mega-Lite do not really provide that. But what Mega-Lites provide in bucket loads, parks do not really seem to understand.

Any, that was a bit off topic. Really looking forward to the next part of the report when we take the bullet train down south.


I agree that a Mega Lite would be perfect for Drayton; then again, I think a Mega Lite would be perfect for just about any park anywhere. ;)

Looking forward to your take on Hirakata, Robert--now that was a wacky place.

Re: A TPR Japan 2013 Trip Report

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:55 pm
by RoCo
Nrthwnd wrote:
Nrthwnd wrote:Great to see what you guys did before we met up, Robert.


Fixed - and :oops: - silly me.


No worries at all, my friend! Neil and I have talked about swapping identities for awhile now. ;)

cfc wrote:I think a Mega Lite would be perfect for just about any park anywhere. ;)


QFT. They are like chocolate and bacon funnel cakes; EVERY park should have them.

Re: A TPR Japan 2013 Trip Report

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:11 pm
by GigaG
By the way, are the MLs (Mega-Lites) more intense than Maverick? That is the closest analogue I'm familiar with - I've been on trimmed I305, but that was a few years ago. I'm mainly focusing on the airtime - is the "first" airtime hill (not the twisty one) similar to Maverick's first (awesome) hill, and are the final hops similar to Maverick's final hop?