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Postby Gutterflower » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:16 pm

I assume this is just general maintenance. At least I hope so.

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Postby gerstlaueringvar » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:42 pm

chickenbowl wrote:Thanks for a little insight and nuance into the history of the Japanese theme park market. Also wanted to point out that Togo wasn't only making forceless crap either - Ultra Twisters have some crazy forces/elements, and they made some enormous coasters too (Bandit, Fujiyama, etc)

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I was trying to say that Togo was doing some really innovative projects, they invented tons of stuff that pushed the whole industry forward. Such an underrated company.

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Postby Jetstar2 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:22 pm

chickenbowl wrote:No, your massive generalizations are ridiculous and stupid. You're generalizing hundreds of millions of people because Japanese coaster companies installed a lot of Jet Coasters 20-30 years ago? Have you even been to Japan?


I studied abroad in Japan and I recently spent 3 months there. I've been from the southernmost point to just shy of the northernmost point of the country. I took 2 years of Japanese in America. I have spoken with hundreds of native Japanese people in their own country and have participated in several cultural events (not anime conventions or stupid shit like that). I've heard 2 different native Japanese college professors (one in America, one in Japan) discuss the generally milder tastes of Japanese people in their lectures. I have heard it from other native Japanese people numerous times as well. I have visited amusement parks in both America and Japan with native Japanese friends who have commented on the differences in tastes between the two cultures when it comes to rides. Of course a few of them have mentioned that they like more thrilling rides better, but most don't.

There are differences between cultures often involving tastes, perspectives and trends. Understanding these differences actually helps a person to form cultural awareness.

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Postby Garet » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:39 am

I mean you should also consider tastes and trends do change over time. I always felt Japan had a much bigger balance in what new rides came out between families vs thrill rides etc. I used to say the same about Korea in my TR's, after T-Express in 2008, almost every new ride in all the parks was ones that the whole family could ride and a lot of media based rides and a few bigger ones got removed with no replacements. The only single high height restriction I saw was a zamperla disko-o and 9 years later, in 2017, E-land added an air-race and a 360 swing and now this year we've seen is a dive coaster and another 360 swing and air race.

Do I agree with your opinion... No. Looking at the number of huge rides that have been installed in the last 10-20 years in Japan. But making an argument that going back further that was a trend, I maybe could see it.

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Postby chickenbowl » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:15 pm

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Postby Afterburner » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:19 pm

A Moby-Dick-themed hybrid coaster? Weird, but cool.

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Postby cal1br3tto » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:18 pm

Hah, that is cool! Or, at least, could be. Will be interesting to see exactly where they go with this.
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Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:07 pm

Maybe the whole coaster gets swallowed by a whale?

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Postby cookiex » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:49 am

^I can't really see those giant helices staying but what they do with the remainder of the layout should be interesting.
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Re: Nagashima Spa Land (NSL) Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:20 am

Those helices better stay! Has this been confirmed RMC? If so, I'm seeing all kinds of terrifying headchoppers and screwy banking going on in that structure.
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