World's Longest Flying Coaster Debuts at Universal Studios Japan Next Year
Universal Studios Japan revealed the name, sponsor and some additional details about its new Jurassic Park-themed roller coaster.
Jurassic Park: The Flying Dinosaur, will be the world's longest Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster, at 3,688 feet, according to the park. Themed to (sort-of) tamed Pteranodons, the coaster will feature a 124-foot initial drop, the deepest on a B&M flyer, according to the park. Japanese credit card company JCB will sponsor the ride.
The coaster is now under construction for a spring 2016 debut. Thanks to reader Keizo3 for the construction photo.
Geez, you'd think that with such a record breaking coaster, they'd come up with a better name.
Agreed the name is kinda lame but I'm sure it will be an awesome ride regardless. Wish they could somehow squeeze a version of it in IOA. Jurassic Park there needs something with a bit more punch.
I don't know enough Japanese to know if the name sounds better in that language. Maybe it does.
That looks so cool. I wish they had one in Orlando, or let this guy ride the Pteradon flyers at IOA...
Rollercoasters - yawm. Cheap attractions.
There's no direct translation for Pteranodons as it will be phonetic and that's not exactly the best way to call an attraction. Even Pteranodons is not a good name in English. Flying dinosaur is a compromise and I'm sure it already sounds disjointed in Japanese. Why do we use T-Rex? Because Tyrannosaurus Rex is too long?
The Japanese title is precisely that "Za Furaingu Dainasoo" Saw it under construction last week. Kinda disappointing given USJ's claim of the greatest dinosaur ride ever.
Sounds like a fun B&M. I have never been on a flying coaster. I got in line for SMUF at Great Adventure, but it broke down :(.
"Roller coasters-yawn. Cheap attractions."
Haven't seen B&M building flying coasters lately. Superman: Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Over Georgia is the only B&M flying coaster I've ever rode... SFGAM & SFGADV built Superman clones, and could SFSL eventually getting a mirror image SUF clone.
Not for nothing, but since this is being built in Japan, you'd think they'd have at least one Japanese person in this picture. Maybe two.
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