I was able to manage a quick visit to Universal Studios Japan to check out the progress of their new Coaster, Hollywood Dream (or express?). The track soars above the main entrance of the park and above buildings in the Hollywood Blvd area. Then dips into banked turns by the park's lagoon before returning to the boarding platform. The coaster does not seem too intense... as there are no inversions or super scary drops. Some hills are there and should allow for some fun airtime, similar to DCA's Hollywood Express' track over the midway area.
One complaint though... while I welcome a decent coaster ride anywhere... the placement of tis coaster ruins some of USJ's best themed facades around Hollywood Blvd. What were they thinking??? Oh well.. at least we should be in for a fun little coaster ride when it debuts later in the spring of 07. I took these photos with my cellphone (so apologies the quality is bad) but just wanted to show you what the ride looks like. Enjoy..