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    USJ to open new steel coaster in 2007

    Screamscape has said:
    2007 - Roller Coaster - (7/20/06) Universal Studios has announced that they will open a new large steel roller coaster in the spring of 2007 at a cost estimated between 5-10 billion Yen. The coaster will stretch from the entrance gate to the lagoon in the center of the park, with a track length of 3937 feet and a top height of 144 feet. The maximum drop will only be 50º and top speed will be 55 mph. Throwing a little confusion into the mix, the description says that the trains’ four cars will carry 36 passengers, but that means 9 passengers per car, which is a really odd number for a coaster. The coaster will run through many areas of the park, and not stay confined within just one themed area. At this time no name, theme or manufacturer information was given for the ride. Anyone know more?
    I love how Japan can suprise us with things like this...but I also find it odd that nothing is mentioned about the ride, and I especially find the location odd. How does a large steel beast fit the theme of Hollywood Boulevard?
    TDLFan or someone else who has visited USJ...can you fill us in on what is around this area they are reporting?
    http://www.usj.co.jp/e_top.html

    Nothing on USJ's site though.

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    Re: USJ to open new steel coaster in 2007

    I put very little merit into anything screamscape reports. When it comes to them, even a blind squirrel occassionally finds a nut.

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    Re: USJ to open new steel coaster in 2007

    just wait... TDL fan will talk to his sources and get this straignened out...

    (but imagine that coaster.. lol, sorry.. thrill junkie in me.)

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    Re: USJ to open new steel coaster in 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by figment1986
    (but imagine that coaster.. lol, sorry.. thrill junkie in me.)
    Yeah...but only a 50 degree drop? Wussy.

    And over the park no less...

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    Wink Re: USJ to open new steel coaster in 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by tloolgb
    Yeah...but only a 50 degree drop? Wussy.

    And over the park no less...
    Not everyone can have a Sheikra with a 90 degree drop....

    (and an 89 or 88 for the second drop..)

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    Re: USJ to open new steel coaster in 2007

    Yes but most good coasters are 60-80 degrees.

    And now the rumor is "a B&M Junior Hyper"...does anyone else find "junior hyper" to be an oxymoron?

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    Re: USJ to open new steel coaster in 2007

    Spider-Man is the current rumored theme of the coaster. I am thinking USJ might just make their version of Hulk from IOA. Imagines little Japanse guy acting he is turning into the Hulk. LOL. Don't make me Ang Lee. ; )

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    Re: USJ to open new steel coaster in 2007

    /\ Lol. The park just seems wrong for a 144 ft tall coaster though. And with the Spider-Man ride being in one area, and the Spider-Man coaster coming from another...where is the themeing?
    Though I guess props to whomever owns USJ for not being skimpy on the park spending like GE.

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    Re: USJ to open new steel coaster in 2007

    hmmm. Universal Orlando is rumored to get a new ride next year. Hint: Yellow and Donuts. D'oh.

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    Re: USJ to open new steel coaster in 2007

    Yeah it is about time. They've really done nothing since 04's Mummy.

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