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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by lewis97 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:06 pm

The majority of the first drop has now been completed, as well as more track added to the end of the circuit.

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by lewis97 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:34 pm

There's been a fair bit of track put up since my last post, including what looks like a sort of corkscrew element, which I believe is something new on a flying coaster.

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by Capt. Barnacles » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:55 pm

Sorry to be a downer but the corkscrew's been done before, on Manta and it's respective clone that opened this year:

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It's a really fun element though, so should be just as good on this!
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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by Rita Fan » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:20 pm

Heh, I didn't realise that.
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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by Capt. Barnacles » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:04 pm

Oh dear god wow O.O

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by Rita Fan » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:34 pm

Woah. O.O
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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by lewis97 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:56 pm

Now I have a feeling that's a new element on a flying coaster ;) There are several more photos here and here.
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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by Capt. Barnacles » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:03 pm

Nope, sorry ;) :lol

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by lewis97 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:10 pm

Ah, I did have that in mind but must have had confused the layout slightly, although the profiling does look noticeably different...

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by lewis97 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:58 pm

More track in place. I like that it comes close to Jurassic Park - The Ride.

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by Rita Fan » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:19 pm

It does fit nicely, and would be cool for when your riding the jurrasic park ride and this beast goes soaring by
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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by Max » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:23 pm

This coaster looks seriously incredible.
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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by Stan.H » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:00 pm

Is this ride going to be VERY well themed? If so, Universal have made one beast of a ride! :lol
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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by lewis97 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:15 pm

More supports and track have been added to the part of the layout close to Jurassic Park: The Ride.

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by lewis97 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:32 pm

The two ends of the constructed portion of the track are making their way towards one another, whilst work on the station continues, with paneling appearing to have been added - it's thought that L1 will stand for Laboratory 1.

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by themealgang » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:24 am

This will easily be one of B&M's most spectacular coasters. Amazing.
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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by lewis97 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:13 pm

The station and maintenance buildings have now received further theming, and what appears to be the ride's entrance has also appeared.

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by Liam.W » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:03 am

Wow. This is one awesome looking coaster!
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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by lewis97 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:20 pm

It looks as though the track is now nearing completion.

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

by lewis97 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:57 pm

So whilst I thought all the track was almost up, it turns out there was still a Pretzel Loop to go!

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