Milky Way

Roller coaster
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Milky Way
Greenland
Location Arao, Kumamoto, Japan
Coordinates 32°59′12″N 130°27′46″E / 32.986745°N 130.462894°E / 32.986745; 130.462894
Park section Festival Square Ground
Status Operating since 1991
Rider height 120 cm minimum
Statistics
Manufacturer Togo
Builder Senyo Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Type Steel - Twin - Stand-Up
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 38.1 metres
Length 800 metres
Duration 1:22
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Milky Way (Japanese: ミルキーウェイ) is a Togo twin stand-up and sit-down roller coaster located at Greenland at Arao, Kumamoto, Japan. Milky Way opened in 1991 as 'Ultra Twin'. Later at an unspecified time, it was renamed again to 'Fujin-Raijin'. In 2007, the ride was renamed to its current name.

Design

Elements

Milky Way is a racing roller coaster. One side is pink, the other blue. The pink side is Sit-Down and named Orihime (Japanese: 織姫) and the blue side is Stand-Up and named Hikoboshi (Japanese: 彦星).

Trains

4 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train. Originally when it opened, both trains were stand up. However, since then, one side became a sit-down. Thus, rider's have the option of standing up or sitting down.

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