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Universal Studios Japan will build coaster for 2007

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Published: July 21, 2006 at 9:18 AM

Universal Studios Japan will build a new coaster for 2007. Hoping they will attract more visitors to the park after a attendance decrease the first quarter of this year.

The new coaster will cost more than $50 million and will start near the park entrance and go near the center of the park towards the lagoon.

This is the park's second largest investment towards a new attraction.

Readers' Opinions

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro on July 21, 2006 at 9:43 AM
Oh, wow! This is the first big outdoor coaster for Universal Studio in the world, means not include IOA! I wonder what kind of coaster is this! Tatsu costs 20-30 millions. Does it have loops, or is it lengthy? Maybe it's a giant coaster!
From Gareth H on July 21, 2006 at 10:55 AM
I guess the idea behind the big outdoor coaster at Universal is to attract the thrill seekers that have otherwise resisted the urge to go...
Be interesting to see what type of themeing they go for, although I guess maybe follow in to the footsteps of IOA and have hulk!
From Chris Walton on July 21, 2006 at 4:32 PM
Wow, I wonder if this is going to be USJ's trademark attraction or if we'll see reproductions at USH and/or Universal Orlando. I would love to see another mega-coaster at IOA.
From Chris P. on July 21, 2006 at 4:57 PM
My Lord, I misspelled 'will' in the title. How did I miss that?
From Chris Walton on July 21, 2006 at 7:18 PM
Where can I read more info,Chris P? What's your source? I'm curious to find more info on what company is designing the ride and other ride specifications. Links and other resources will be greatly appreciated.
From Erik Yates on July 21, 2006 at 7:46 PM
I've seen it on screamscape.com Chris. There's really not much else on it, but a few little specs:
http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/stories/20060719_01.shtml

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