Tag Archives: Japan

Sea Paradise’s Surf Coaster Leviathan

17 Feb

IMG_6434Crave and his lovely wife Jaewon “The Queen of Coasters” visited Sea Paradise oceanarium and amusement park in Yokohama, Japan on Monday, February 16th, 2015. Lucky for them, they were able to catch a chilly ride on Surf Coater Leviathan just before the sun set. Crave previously visited the park in the fall of 2009 but was unable to score a credit since the ride was closed due to a bullying wind.

Admission to Sea Paradise is free. You can pay 3000 yen for an all-day ride pass, or simply hand over 1000 yen per ride. If you fancy animals that primarily live in liquids, you can also get a pass that includes both the amusements and oceanarium. Given the time of day, and the fact that the Blue Fall, the park’s 100 meter tall Intamin drop ride, was closed we opted to pay per ride.

We’ll let the on-ride POV video and pictures below speak for themselves.

Happy riding coasterers!

Jaewon is excited for Sea Paradise!

Jaewon is excited for Sea Paradise!

Crave contemplates riding his 430th coaster.

Crave contemplates riding his 430th coaster.

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Hmmm...

Hmmm…

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                    Towerific.

Vending Machines = Cool Way to Pay

Vending Machines = Cool Way to Pay

Two Tickets to Paradise

Two Tickets to Paradise

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The "Don't Die and/or Sue Us" Sign

The “Don’t Die and/or Sue Us” Sign

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Mt. Fuji says goodnight. (Thank you Jaewon)

Mt. Fuji says goodnight. (Thank you Jaewon)

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Rainbow Bandits: New Reoma World’s Hidden Gem

9 Dec

“We live in a rainbow of chaos.” – Paul Cezanne

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Dolly Parton said “If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”  Though if you happen to be at New Reoma World,  that’s not the case as the park’s “rainbow” themed dark ride provides shelter from natural water bombing. While Japan is a stomping ground for coasterers, few make the trek down to Shikoku island, where New Reoma World and its four roller coasters remain hidden deep into the countryside of Kagawa prefecture.

“Rainbow Bandits” was a surprisingly funtastic attraction. The ride system was Peter Pan’s Flight meets hot air balloons set amidst a cute and corny Teddy Ruxpin and Rainbow Brite-esque universe. Granted the animatronics aren’t as “animated” as those with Disney’s signature, but the duration of the ride is filled with colorful, imaginative, and humorous scenes.

It’s no Phantom Theatre (King’s Island), but Rainbow Bandits has earned a spot in my dark ride top ten.

Special thanks to DreamUSJ for posting the on-ride video.

Photos are copyright 2012 Crave Cravak. Please do not copy, publish, or distribute without permission from CraveCoasters.com.

Take a Peek at Beny-Land

12 Jan

For most of us, the closest we get to amusement parks outside of our countries are the pictures and trip reports of fellow coasterers. While Theme Park Review produces professional quality videos, most of what we see is at the amateur level. Luckily Beny-Land, Sendai’s local family owned and operated amusement has posted a commercial nearly a minute and a half long showcasing the park’s attractions. As a bonus your ears will be treated to the park’s timeless jingle. Visit the Beny-Land website to view the video or click here.

Ride It! – Kijima Kogen’s Gold Rush

15 Nov

Ride It! – Kijima Kogen’s Roller Skater

15 Nov

Ride It! – Harmonyland’s Sanrio Character Boat Ride

15 Nov

Ride It! – Harmonyland’s Rhythmic Coaster

11 Nov

Ride It! – Harmonyland’s Hello Kitty Angel Coaster

11 Nov

Ride It! – Mitsui Greenland’s Spin Mouse

10 Nov

Ride It! – Mitsui Greenland’s Gao

10 Nov