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Daidarasaurus
Daidarasaurus (Expoland) 2005 1.jpg
An overview of most of Daidarasaurus as it was in 2005
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Expoland
Location Suita, Osaka, Japan
Status Defunct
Operated 1970 to December 9, 2007
Statistics
Manufacturer Sansei Yusoki Co., Ltd.
Type Steel
Riders per train 20
Propulsion 2 chain lift hills
Height93.5 feet
Top speed45.1 mph
Length7,677.2 feet
Inversions0
Duration6:33
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Daidarasaurus was a steel roller coaster located at Expoland in Suita, Osaka, Japan.

History[edit]

When it first opened, Daidarasaurus had five tracks sharing the same station structure with parallel lift hills. The two leftmost tracks raced each other and crossed over each other several times. The middle track did not race any of the other track. The two rightmost tracks were taller and raced each other. They both had unique courses however they passed each other several times and finished together.

The three tracks to the left were removed at some point before 1980, possibly to make way for Space Salamander. However, some supports could still be seen for the middle track. This left only the two taller tracks operating.

At some point later, the two tracks were combined to create one long track. It was at this point that Daidarasaurus surpassed Ultimate in the United Kingdom as the longest roller coaster. It was surpassed when Steel Dragon 2000 opened on August 1, 2000.

The ride closed with the park on December 9, 2007.[1]

Design[edit]

White track and supports.

Trains[edit]

5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train.

References[edit]

  1. Expoland to close 21 months after fatal roller coaster disaster - TMCnet

External links[edit]

Longest roller coaster
unknown - August 2000
Preceded by
Ultimate
Longest roller coaster
unknown - August 2000
Succeeded by
Steel Dragon 2000