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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:32 pm

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Why does the one in Japan have a larger track then? Perhaps it's a slightly different design or coaster?

I'll check that up sum1. If you're referring to Acrobat (Nagashima Spa Land) that is a clone of Manta. If it does then presumably Manta does too.
 
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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:52 pm

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sum1mad wrote:
Why does the one in Japan have a larger track then? Perhaps it's a slightly different design or coaster?

I'll check that up sum1. If you're referring to Acrobat (Nagashima Spa Land) that is a clone of Manta. If it does then presumably Manta does too.

No I was talking about the Jurassic park themed one :P

The image you posted looked like it had larger track, but now in hindsight it was probably due to brake run/lift hill or something.
 
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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:12 pm

'Also, depending on the model of the roller coaster, the track size can vary. Models such as the Flying and Dive Coaster have heavier trains which require a larger track size while models with lighter trains (such as the Stand-Up Coaster) do not and use a smaller sized track.'

This quote was taken from Wikipedia. Due to the weight of the trains, Flyers and Dive Machines have a larger track to take the weight. Could this new ride be a family invert?
 
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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:29 pm

Thought it was a flyer :P To be honest, it's almost certainly going to be family themed, it's Jurassic park anyway. B&M flyers can be rather tame (such as Air).
 
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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:42 pm

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This quote was taken from Wikipedia. Due to the weight of the trains, Flyers and Dive Machines have a larger track to take the weight. Could this new ride be a family invert?

I'm pretty sure this has been confirmed as a B&M flyer.

Here's a photo of Tatsu's maintenance bay track, which looks just like the track which has been erected over at USJ. It may just be the fact that the track throughout the brake runs, station and lift hill is 'taller', which makes it look as though it's not as wide.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:11 pm

Yes, this ride is infact confirmed to be a B&M Flying coaster :) I believe it is inspired by the Pteranodon (although not 100% on that one!) :) This leads me to believe that the plans used could possibly be those that were shelved for the Orlando park, and if so this may be exciting!
Also, this is likely going to be an adult ride because of the leg restraints, although it is possible it may be a new version suitable for children i doubt it as this may lead to discomfort for adults :)
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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:03 pm

With the twin station track now installed there's no denying that this is a flying coaster.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:54 pm

Both merge points into and out of the station have now been installed, with what looks to be either storage or transfer track also in place.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:00 pm

Not sure what this is, if anything:

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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:29 pm

It looks like the steelwork for the station building is on its way up and that track for what I believe to be the final brake run is also in place.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:54 pm

It looks as though supports and track for an inline twist just before the final brake run has gone up, as well as lift hill supports and more steelwork for the station building.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:32 pm

I find it so strange that they are using the old logo for promotional material, when Jurassic World came out just a few months ago... Surely they will want to theme it to the recent addition to the series, as its then open to being altered to match the next sequel that comes out in the near future :)
 
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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:12 pm

I assume it's because the area of the park uses the old logo? I see your point though - maybe they are waiting off on that for another one of their fabulous parks? :)
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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:31 pm

The lift hill is now on its way up.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:58 pm

It's flying up isn't it! ;)
 
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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:26 pm

More of the station building has gone up

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...and a floating support :lol (presumably for the catwalks)

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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:42 pm

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...and a floating support :lol (presumably for the catwalks)

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What wizardry is this? :yikes: :P
 
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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:24 pm

Since the last update, the lift hill has been topped off and track for the entrance into the final inline twist has been added.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan - B&M Flying coaster

Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:37 pm

Some better quality photos with another piece of track in place, as well as the lift's catwalks.

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Re: The Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan - 2016

Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:16 am

A recent press release from the park revealed the name of the coaster to be 'The Flying Dinosaur', as well as the fact that it will be the world's longest flying coaster at 3688 feet long, with a 124-foot initial drop. It was also stated that the attraction will be sponsored by JCB, a Japanese credit card company.

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Some of the latest construction photos show that a bit more track for the end of the course in now in place, as well as some more supports for what's presumably the section which comes before the track already in place.

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