TR: Asia Day 7, part 2: Fukuoka/Beppu, Japan. Wonder Rakutenchi, Kintetsu Beppu Ropeway.

TR: Asia Day 7, part 2: Fukuoka/Beppu, Japan. Wonder Rakutenchi, Kintetsu Beppu Ropeway.

Post by Alan Conceica » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 22:46:13


Quote:
>>Wonder Rakutenchi isnt all that much of a park. But what it lacks in

rides, it makes up for in location. Its built on the side of a mountain,
much like Tibidabo park in Barcelona, Spain, although there arent
elevators between levels. The rides are more built along the winding paths.
To get to the park, you have to take a funicular, which offers nice views
of the surrounding city and countryside, as does the park itself. For
rides, they have a medium sized Jet Coaster, which is nice, but nothing
special (other than the views), a Haunted House walkthrough, Jungle Safari
(a shooting dark ride, where you shoot animals!) and a few other small
rides. The park is probably most known for its double Ferris wheel, which
presumably gives great views. It had the longest wait in the park, and
since time was a bit tight, I didnt ride it. <<

Does it still have the weird golf cart ride? I remember seeing that in video
form a few years ago.

Hope to see more TRs in the future.

 
 
 

TR: Asia Day 7, part 2: Fukuoka/Beppu, Japan. Wonder Rakutenchi, Kintetsu Beppu Ropeway.

Post by David H.--REMOVE » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:38:45

On Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:46:13 -0500, "Alan Conceicao"

Quote:

>>>Wonder Rakutenchi isnt all that much of a park. But what it lacks in
>rides, it makes up for in location. Its built on the side of a mountain,
>much like Tibidabo park in Barcelona, Spain, although there arent
>elevators between levels. The rides are more built along the winding paths.
>To get to the park, you have to take a funicular, which offers nice views
>of the surrounding city and countryside, as does the park itself. For
>rides, they have a medium sized Jet Coaster, which is nice, but nothing
>special (other than the views), a Haunted House walkthrough, Jungle Safari
>(a shooting dark ride, where you shoot animals!) and a few other small
>rides. The park is probably most known for its double Ferris wheel, which
>presumably gives great views. It had the longest wait in the park, and
>since time was a bit tight, I didnt ride it. <<

>Does it still have the weird golf cart ride? I remember seeing that in video
>form a few years ago.

>Hope to see more TRs in the future.

You know, I'm not 100% sure.  Remember that this was 4 months ago, and the
10th of 63 parks I went to!  So, some of the details blur together.  In
fact, I'm not 100% sure that I rode the mouse at Seoul Land park a few days
after this.  I have literally no memory of it whatsoever, though I doubt
I'd have missed it.  But it's possible that in my haste to get through the
park, I completely forgot to ride it.  Which leads to the obvious question.
Do I put it on my list?

As for the golf carts, I think I saw them.  If they are where I think they
are, they were kind of out of the way from most of the other things I
wanted to do.  And on the map and from a distance I think they looked more
like antique cars, so I probably didn't investigate further.  I'll have to
look through the rest of my pictures of the day (I took a LOT of pictures.
I'm posting less then 10% of them to the TPR trip reports!) and see if the
ride is there in any of them.

 "With the first link, a chain is forged.  The first speech censured,
 the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us
 all irrevocably."  -Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
                     "The Drumhead", _Star Trek: The Next Generation_