Momonga Standing and Loop Coaster

Roller coaster
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Momonga Standing and Loop Coaster
Momonga Standing and Loop Coaster (Yomiuriland) 2011 02.jpg
Aerial view of the coaster.
Yomiuriland
Location Inagi, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates 35°37′27″N 139°31′10″E / 35.624276°N 139.519565°E / 35.624276; 139.519565
Park section Flag Street
Status Defunct
Operated 1979 to 20 September 2021
Rider height 110 cm minimum
Statistics
Manufacturer Togo
Product Sit-Down
Type Steel - Stand-Up
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 25 metres
Inversions 1
Duration 1:10
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Momonga Standing and Loop Coaster (Japanese: ループコースター MOMOnGA) was a steel stand-up and sit-down roller coaster located at Yomiuriland in Inagi, Tokyo, Japan.

History

It was best known for operating a stand-up train and a sit-down train simultaneously. This was achieved by using a modified sliding station. Like many Togo stand-up coasters, the ride featured a single inversion (a vertical loop). The success of these single-inversion Togo stand-up coasters quickly attracted the interest of the then-called Kings Entertainment Company, who acquired a trio of stand-up coasters from Togo between 1984 and 1986: King Cobra at Kings Island, SkyRider at Canada's Wonderland, and Shockwave at Kings Dominion.

In August 2021, Yomuiriland announced that the Momonga Standing and Loop Coaster would close permanently after 42 years of operation.[1] On 4 September 2021, a last riders campaign was launched. Free souvenirs were handed out to participants and a lottery was held to determine the coaster's official last riders.[2] The coaster gave its last ride, with the stand-up train on the evening of September 20, 2021.[3]

Design

Elements

Colour scheme

Pink track with green rails and supports.

Trains

2 trains with 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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