It’s business as usual during the sweltering summer vacation season at Tohoku area amusement parks. Though Sendai Highland remains shaken from March 11th’s disastrous 8.9 level earthquake. According to Highland manager Sato-San, attendance has begun to match last year’s figures following the Golden Week holidays in May. But one of their flagship rides, the Loop the Loop shuttle roller coaster has been closed since the earthquake. Built in 1981 by Meisho, Loop the Loop continued to operate while neighboring shuttle loops, like the one at Toshimaen in Tokyo, have recently closed forever due to maintenance costs. Continue reading
“Crave the Coasterer” recently invaded the tracks at Sendai Highland amusement park in Miyagi, Japan. Here is the Ride It! video from the park’s Mad Mouse coaster built the same year as the Hurricane.
“Crave the Coasterer” recently conquered Sendai Highland amusement park in the outskirts of Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Here is the Ride It! video from the “Hurricane Coaster / ハリケーンコースター “ a steel Meisho roller coaster built around 1985 (despite saying ’90 in the video).