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Sansei Technologies, Inc.
Public
Industry Manufacturing
Predecessor Sansei Yusoki
Founded February 27, 1951 (1951-02-27)
Headquarters Suita, Osaka, Japan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Makoto Nakagawa (President)
Production output
Amusement rides, stage equipment, and elevators
Number of employees
700 (2013)
Subsidiaries Sansei Maintenance
Sansei Facilities
San Ace
Telmic Corp.
S&S Worldwide
Website sanseiyusoki.com/eng

Sansei Technologies, Inc. (formerly Sansei Yusoki Co., Ltd.) is a manufacturing firm based in Osaka, Japan. The company specialises in the manufacturing of amusement rides, stage equipment, and elevators.

History[edit]

Sansei Yusoki was founded on February 27, 1951. Since then the company has expanded with many subsidiaries including Sansei Maintenance, Sansei Facilities, San Ace, and Telmic Corporation.[1] In 2012, Sansei Yusoki acquired a majority stake in United States-based amusement ride manufacturing firm, S&S Worldwide.[2] As of 2013, the company is led by President Makoto Nakagawa and employs 700 staff.[1] On January 1, 2014, the company began operating as Sansei Technologies, Inc.[3]

Amusement ride manufacturing[edit]

The majority of Sansei Technologies' manufacturing is done for Japanese parks. Despite that, Sansei Technologies' biggest clients are Disney and Universal,[4] with many other amusement parks from across the world featuring amusement rides manufactured by the firm.[5]

Roller coasters
Name Park Opened Status
Andalusia Railroad Japan Kure Portopialand 1991 Closed in 1997 [6][nb 1]
Big One Japan Takarazuka Garden Fields unknown Closed in 2003 [7]
Big Roller Coaster Russia Wonder Island 2004 Operating [8][nb 1]
Bobsleigh Japan Nara Dreamland 1961 SBNO [9]
Bullfight Roller Coaster Matador Japan Parque Espana-Shima Spain Village unknown Operating [10]
Daidarasaurus Japan Expoland 1970 Closed in 2007 [11]
Giant Coaster Japan Fuji-Q Highland unknown Closed in 1997-1998 [12]
Jet Coaster Japan Everland 1976 Closed in 2004 [13]
Jungle Adventure Japan GrinPa 1973 Closed in 2004 [14]
Jungle Mouse Japan Hamanako Pal Pal unknown Operating [15]
Jungle Mouse Japan Oyama Yuenchi 1997 Closed in 2005 [16]
Lady Bird Coaster Japan New Reoma World 1991 Operating [17]
Odin Express Japan Kurashiki Tivoli Park unknown Closed in 2008-2009 [18]
Panic Drive Japan Nasu Highland Park 2004 Operating [19]
Raging Spirits Japan Tokyo DisneySea 2005 Operating [20]
Rock 'N Roll Duncan Japan Fuji-Q Highland 1999 Operating [21]
Skip Coaster Japan Takarazuka Garden Fields unknown Closed in 2003 [22]
Space Coaster Japan Takarazuka Garden Fields unknown Closed in 2003 [23]
Sky Streak Canada Boblo Island Amusement Park 1973 Closed in 1993 [24][25]
Spaceship 2056 Japan New Reoma World 1991 Operating [26]
Titan Mexico Selva Mágica 1994 Operating [27]
Wave Coaster Japan Takarazuka Garden Fields 1952 Closed in 1969 [28]
Western Loop Japan Hamanako Pal Pal unknown Closed in the 1990s [29]
Amusement rides
Name Park Type Opened Status
Buzz Lightyear attractions Japan Tokyo Disneyland
United States Disneyland
Hong Kong Hong Kong Disneyland
France Disneyland Park (Paris)
Omnimover 2004
2005
2005
2006
Operating
Operating
Operating
Operating
[30]
Giant Frisbee Japan Nagashima Spa Land Frisbee Operating [31]
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure United States Disney California Adventure
United States Magic Kingdom
Omnimover 2011
2012
Operating
Operating
Paratrouper Japan Nagashima Spa Land Paratrooper Operating [31]
Rock'n'Roll Japan Nagashima Spa Land Operating [31]
Skytower United States SeaWorld San Diego Observation tower 1969 Operating [32]
Telecombat Japan Nagashima Spa Land Aerial carousel Operating [31]
Top Spin Japan Nagashima Spa Land Top Spin Operating [31]
unknown Japan Expoland Flume Ride Closed in 2009 [31]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Constructed in association with BHS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Company Profile". Sansei Yusoki. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "S&S Worldwide, Sansei Yusoki Co. join forces". Amusement Today. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Nakagawa, Makoto (1 January 2014). "Change of company name to Sansei Technologies, Inc.". Sansei Technologies, Inc. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Rowher, Kevin (13 November 2012). IAAPA 2012 Trade Show Coverage Part 1 - S&S Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction. Interview with Robb Alvey. Theme Park Review. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sansei Library". Sansei Yusoki. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Marden, Duane. "Andalusia Railroad  (Kure Portopialand)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Marden, Duane. "Big One  (Takarazuka Garden Fields)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Marden, Duane. "Big Roller Coaster  (Wonder Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Marden, Duane. "Bobsleigh  (Nara Dreamland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Marden, Duane. "Bullfight Roller Coaster Matador  (Parque Espana-Shima Spain Village)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Marden, Duane. "Daidarasaurus  (Expoland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  12. ^ Marden, Duane. "Giant Coaster  (Fuji-Q Highland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  13. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jet Coaster  (Everland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  14. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jungle Adventure  (GrinPa)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  15. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jungle Mouse  (Hamanako Pal Pal)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  16. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jungle Mouse  (Oyama Yuenchi)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  17. ^ Marden, Duane. "Lady Bird Coaster  (New Reoma World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  18. ^ Marden, Duane. "Odin Express  (Kurashiki Tivoli Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  19. ^ Marden, Duane. "Panic Drive  (Nasu Highland Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  20. ^ Marden, Duane. "Raging Spirits  (Tokyo DisneySea)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  21. ^ Marden, Duane. "Rock 'N Roll Duncan  (Fuji-Q Highland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  22. ^ Marden, Duane. "Skip Coaster  (Takarazuka Garden Fields)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  23. ^ Marden, Duane. "Space Coaster  (Takarazuka Garden Fields)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  24. ^ O'Brien, Tim (28 February – 6 March 1994). "Boblo Island is history, to be sold piece by piece". Amusement Business 106 (9): 1. 
  25. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sky Streak  (Boblo Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  26. ^ Marden, Duane. "Spaceship 2056  (New Reoma World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  27. ^ Marden, Duane. "Titan  (Selva Mágica)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  28. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wave Coaster  (Takarazuka Garden Fields)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  29. ^ Marden, Duane. "Western Loop  (Hamanako Pal Pal)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  30. ^ "Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (Disneyland)". Parkz. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  31. ^ a b c d e f "Amusement Rides". Sansei Yusoki. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  32. ^ "SeaWorld San Diego celebrates Skytower’s 40th". Amusement Today 14 (9): 11. December 2009. 

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