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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Flying|
|Model / product||Flying Coaster (Custom)|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed99.8 km/h
Flying Dinosaur (Japanese: ザ・フライング・ダイナソー) is a steel flying roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan in Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan. It opened on 18 March 2016 and currently has the tallest drop and the longest track length of any flying roller coaster.
Design[edit | edit source]
This ride is in the Jurassic Park section of Universal Studios Japan. The cars are shaped like pterosaurs. The story of the ride is that guests been picked up by pterandons and taken for a ride around Jurassic Park.
The ride begins with a steep first drop, the tallest of any flying roller coaster, which twists to the left. It is followed by a non-typical zero-g roll which twists riders an additional 180 degrees. Thus, the train exits the element with riders on their back facing the sky. Immediately after, the train rises upwards as it enters the sidewinder element, exiting to the left with riders once again on their fronts. A pretzel loop follows, during which the track under and over the entrance to the Jurassic Park area. It is followed by a corkscrew and a helix. Flying Dinosaur finishes with an in-line twist.
Flying Dinosaur has a dual station.
Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Universal Studios Japan|
|Present||Flight of the Hippogriff • Flying Dinosaur • Hollywood Dream: The Ride • Snoopy's Great Race • Space Fantasy The Ride|