Fuji Q Highland Monday 25th October
Having already spent a fantastic two and a half weeks travelling around Japan, seeing incredible places such as Tokyo, Yokohama and Hiroshima; we headed over to Fuji Q Highland with the hope of it being quiet...
The three big coasters are Fujiyama, Dodonpa and Eejanaika, all of which you can see upon entering the park...
The place did seem very quiet considering we got there about 10:45 in the morning, we later found out this was probably because everybody was in the queues, with Fujiyama's at 2 hours already! :shock:
Fujiyama is Japanese for 'King of Coasters', we jokingly quipped that maybe 'King of Queues' would be more apt, unaware that this was just the start of things to come...
Next up was Eejanaika with queues of 2 and a half hours!
The first drop on this thing is incredible, after that it becomes a bit disorientating. It's also knowhere near as rough as people make out.
So by this point we has spent near enough 5 hours in the park and got on 2 rides, on what was supposed to be a quiet day! The time was now 3pm So we decided to get something to eat and then make out way over to Dodonpa...
As we were now rushing to queue for Dodonpa I failed to get any decent photos of it, you can just about see it behind the stupid spinny flying thing that was the 'New For 2010' attraction. The queue for Dodonpa was 2 hours #-o
People in this country really really really like to shop
All in all thankful to see the back of the place, we spent about £50 each to get there and get in and it just wasn't worth it. The park's general appearance makes Drayton Manor Park look like Disneyland, with general junk lying about the park and absolutely no theming whatsoever on any of the three big coasters. I also don't feel that only being able to get on 3 rides on a quiet day is anywhere near acceptable, how a park which has obviously had an incredible amount of investment over the years is allowed to be run so poorly is astounding...
+ Positives +
• The three big coasters are brilliant, and unique; Dodonpa being the stand out attraction for me.
• Situated right next to Mt Fuji
- Negatives -
• The queues! (At least I now know what the 'Q' in Fuji Q Highland stands for though :roll: )
• Terrible throughput on all the attractions.
• No theming on any of the coasters
• The park looks like a dump