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World's second 4D coaster opens at Fuji-Q park in Japan

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Published: July 23, 2006 at 2:26 PM

On July 19th, Six Flags Magic Mountain's X lost its crown of world's only 4th dimension coaster. It has a younger brother, christened "Eejanaika" (pronounced "eh-ja-NIE-kah"), is taller and faster and has been refined, with trains that weigh less than those on X, and a new element called a "Full-Full" in which the train does a heartline roll of sorts (heartlining is technically impossible on a 4D coaster) while the seats do a somersault in perfect sync with the roll.

Readers' Opinions

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro on July 23, 2006 at 8:45 PM
I think Japan begins its attack in theme park industry. There are Disneyland and Universal here, which is the king of theme park in USA. And Fuji-Q Highland has just made the biggest 4-D coaster. Also, Japan also has the longest coaster in the world, Steel Dragon 2000. But I heard that it was closed down. Maybe SBNO! The bad thing is that many Japaners can't talk English. So prepare your Japanese.
From Jake Countiss on July 24, 2006 at 7:27 AM
Kirnu will be coming out in 2007 as the worlds first LIM launched 4D coaster. It is a prototype so it will be not so fast and not very tall but it should be pretty cool.

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