Roller coaster in Japan
Watch the on-ride POV
An overview of most of Daidarasaurus as it was in 2005
Location Suita, Osaka, Japan
Coordinates 34°48′16″N 135°32′09″E / 34.804452°N 135.535844°E / 34.804452; 135.535844
Status Defunct
Operated 1970 to 9 December 2007
Rider height 120 cm minimum
Manufacturer Sansei Technologies
Product Jet-Roller Coaster
Type Steel - Möbius
Riders per train 20
Propulsion 2 chain lift hills
Height 28.5 metres
Top speed 72.5 km/h
Length 2340 metres
Inversions 0
Duration 6:33

Daidarasaurus (Japanese: ダイダラザウルス) was a steel möbius roller coaster previously located at Expoland in Suita, Osaka, Japan.


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 tracks. 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.

In 1999, the two tracks were combined to create one long track. It was at this point that Daidarasaurus surpassed The Ultimate at Lightwater Valley in the United Kingdom as the longest roller coaster. It was surpassed when Steel Dragon 2000 opened at Nagashima Spa Land on 1 August 2000.

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



Colour scheme

White track and supports.


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


External link

  • A video with footage of the ride under construction
Longest roller coaster
1999 - August 2000
Preceded by
The Ultimate
Longest roller coaster
1999 - August 2000
Succeeded by
Steel Dragon 2000

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