Hakugei

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Hakugei
Nagashima Spa Land
Location Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan
Status Operating since March 28, 2019
Cost ¥2.8 billion
Height restriction 130cm (51 Inches)
Replaced White Cyclone
Statistics
Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction
Type Steel
Product I-Box Track
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 55 metres
Top speed 107 km/h
Length 1530 metres
Inversions 3
Drop angle 80°
G-Force 4
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Hakugei is a steel roller coaster located at Nagashima Spa Land in Japan. It is a Rocky Mountain Construction I-Box conversion of White Cyclone and opened on March 28, 2019.

History

Hakugei replaced White Cyclone, an Intamin wooden roller coaster that closed on January 28, 2018. The conversion was first announced in December 2017.

After White Cyclone closed, construction on the ride began with the stripping of the ride's wooden track. White Cyclone's signature helixes were then removed before the track began to arrive in June 2018.

On September 24, 2018, Nagashima Spa Land officially revealed that the ride would be named Hakugei. They also revealed that the ride would be 5,019.7 feet long, that it would have an 80 degree first drop and that it would open in March 2019.

In early March 2019, the track was completed, and testing began shortly after.

On March 22, 2019, Nagashima Spa Land announced that the ride would open on March 28, 2019.

Design

Elements

Hakugei is a Rocky Mountain Construction IBox conversion of Nagashima Spa Land's former White Cyclone wooden roller coaster. It is the first IBox coaster as well as the first Rocky Mountain Construction coaster in Asia.

Trains

6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

Etymology

Hakugei (白鯨) is Japanese for "White Whale".

External links

  • Hakugei on the Roller Coaster DataBase.