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Re: Photo TR: Zach's October with TPR in Japan!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:07 am
by tuxedomask5432
I’m dying to go to Japan and Fuji-Q. I’m glad you had an excellent time here! I just watched a video on YouTube where someone talked about Fujiyama somewhat negatively, but they too had a middle row seat. The back is definitely where it’s at. That is a bucket list coaster for me, along with the other three headlining attractions.

Also love they had the front car of Moonsault Scramble out on display. That was a ride that caught my attention at a young age. 6.5 Gs?!? That seems physically impossible.

Re: Photo TR: Zach's October with TPR in Japan!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:55 am
by grsupercity
Seems like a great park. Those S&S high power air launches scare the death out of me lol

Re: Photo TR: Zach's October with TPR in Japan!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:21 pm
by PKI Jizzman
Hey everyone, hope the week is going well!

Thursday, October 10th!

You would think most of us would be pretty wiped out from a loooong day at Fuji Q (up at 4am-bed at 11ish, all well worth it) but were brimming with excitement since we were getting on the Shinkansen for the first time this trip. Osaka is the destination for Universal Studios Japan.

Oh, and there’s potentially a massive typhoon headed to Osaka, too! Robb and Elissa did an incredible job keeping us up to date on how to a) stay safe b) best use our time c) predict how Universal will react. We were all patient and I think everyone had a great plan of attack.Our group, who had never been to Universal Japan before, decided to buy an evening ticket for Thursday night just in case Universal decided to close early on Friday (the storm was either going to hit Friday evening or Saturday). While I was bummed to lose a half day of just exploring Osaka doing non park stuff, I was way more excited with the opportunity for more time at Universal and more HHN!

FIRST! We were set up so well by R&E. When we arrived at the fantastic Universal hotel, our rooms were not going to be ready for a couple hours. It was lunch time so that gave us the chance to get something to eat and more importantly… get typhoon rations! Just in case we lost power/weren’t able to find stores open when the storm hit. We were going to be ready for a day inside the hotel all day. There was a grocery store, 7/11, Family Mart/Lawson right there in the Universal City Walk area so it was incredibly easy to stock up on the necessities!

After we got our rations, hotel rooms were ready, and we did a little sampling of our rations to try some fun new snacks, sake, whiskey, beer, and more for happy hour before going into the park! When I say we, it’s Alex, Allison, Jon, bert, William, and we had David and Tabatha with us here and there so it was a solid group!

We didn’t have too much of a plan, but we agreed we’d try to get on Flying Dino if we could (since our express pass was later in the day Friday…so if the park closed early we’d pretty much have to eat the cost) do a haunt or two, and just soak in the atmosphere. Here’s how it went! Bert I threw a couple of your photos in here, too. I’ll give more of a breakdown on the rides/haunts in the next full day update.
-Zach

Re: Photo TR: Zach's October with TPR in Japan!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:39 pm
by bert425
such a wonderful update, and brings back great memories.

you got some really good pics, too. How did I miss those Butterbeer barrels? :)

and now I want Shumai, and some of those buns again

Re: Photo TR: Zach's October with TPR in Japan!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:35 pm
by SharkTums
551...ugh...WANT!!!

Re: Photo TR: Zach's October with TPR in Japan!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:38 pm
by PKI Jizzman
bert425 wrote:such a wonderful update, and brings back great memories.

you got some really good pics, too. How did I miss those Butterbeer barrels? :)

and now I want Shumai, and some of those buns again


I can't remember if you went into the Hog's Head, but that's where that shot is from. It was a sectioned off area attached to the Three Broomsticks where we had lunch. It was in the same building but dark and off to the side, haha. The hog's head blinks and snorts and moves around. Next time!

Re: Photo TR: Zach's October with TPR in Japan!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:51 pm
by grsupercity
I am such a picky eater. It would take me a while to adjust to the food offerings in Japan. Loving the report so far

Re: Photo TR: Zach's October with TPR in Japan!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:19 am
by SharkTums
grsupercity wrote:I am such a picky eater. It would take me a while to adjust to the food offerings in Japan. Loving the report so far


I used to be a SUPER picky eater and I still did great in Japan with all of their snack foods, rice, and american offerings. Now that I'm slightly less picky I have even more fun eating over there! Don't let that aspect freak you out at all, you'll be fine!

Re: Photo TR: Zach's October with TPR in Japan!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:36 am
by Jew
Tokyo Baseball was in playoff mode, but there was no baseball today. Ask Jew/Joey about his experience going to a game! He'll tell you about all of the wrong decisions I've made!


Playoff Japanese baseball where beer is delivered to your seat via keg backpacks > Fuji Q.

Re: Photo TR: Zach's October with TPR in Japan!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:47 pm
by PKI Jizzman
Jew wrote:
Tokyo Baseball was in playoff mode, but there was no baseball today. Ask Jew/Joey about his experience going to a game! He'll tell you about all of the wrong decisions I've made!


Playoff Japanese baseball where beer is delivered to your seat via keg backpacks > Fuji Q.


So reliable :lol: I knew you'd come through!