Flying Dinosaur

Roller coaster
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Flying Dinosaur
Flying Dinosaur entrance 1.jpg
Universal Studios Japan
Location Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan
Status Operating since 18 March 2016
Cost ¥10,000,000,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Flying Coaster (Custom)
Type Steel - Flying
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 46 metres
Drop 37.8 metres
Top speed 99.8 km/h
Length 1124 metres
Inversions 5
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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. The ride opened on March 18, 2016 and currently has the tallest drop and the longest track length of any flying roller coaster. It is 5.8 metres shorter than Tatsu at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the world's tallest flying coaster, which also has the tallest pretzel loop, at 37.8 metres. Tatsu and Flying Dinosaur are both tied for the fastest flying coaster, at 99.8 km/h but Flying Dinosaur has a longer track length than Tatsu by 26 metres.

Design

Elements

This ride is located 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 are being 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.

Trains

8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

Images

External links

Articles on Universal Studios Japan