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Daidarasaurus (Expoland) 2005 1.jpg
An overview of most of Daidarasaurus as it was in 2005
roller coaster
Location Suita, Osaka, Japan
Status Defunct
Operated 1970 to December 9, 2007
Manufacturer Sansei Yusoki Co., Ltd.
Type Steel
Riders per train 20
Propulsion 2 chain lift hills
Height28.5 metres
Top speed72.5 km/h
Length2340 metres

Daidarasaurus was a steel roller coaster located at Expoland in Suita, Osaka, Japan.

History[edit | edit source]

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 on August 1, 2000.

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

Design[edit | edit source]


White track and supports.

Trains[edit | edit source]

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

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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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