Sansei Technologies

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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

Vekoma Rides Manufacturing
Website sansei-technologies.com

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] On March 30, 2018, Sansei fully acquired Vekoma Rides, a Dutch manufacturer of roller coasters and other amusement rides. [4]

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,[5] with many other amusement parks from across the world featuring amusement rides manufactured by the firm.[6]

Amusement rides
Name Park Type Opened Status
Buzz Lightyear attractions Japan Disneyland Tokyo Omnimover 2004 Operating [7]
Buzz Lightyear attractions United States Disneyland Anaheim Omnimover 2005 Operating [8]
Buzz Lightyear attractions Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Omnimover 2005 Removed [9]
Buzz Lightyear attractions France Disneyland Paris Omnimover 2006 Operating [10]
Giant Frisbee Japan Nagashima Spa Land Frisbee Operating [11]
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure United States Disney California Adventure Omnimover 2011 Operating
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure United States Disney's Magic Kingdom Omnimover 2012 Operating
Paratrouper Japan Nagashima Spa Land Paratrooper Operating [11]
Rock'n'Roll Japan Nagashima Spa Land Unknown Operating [11]
Skytower United States SeaWorld San Diego Observation tower 1969 Operating [12]
Telecombat Japan Nagashima Spa Land Aerial carousel Operating [11]
Top Spin Japan Nagashima Spa Land Top Spin Operating [11]
unknown Japan Expoland Flume Ride Closed [11]

List of roller coasters[edit]

As of 2018, Sansei Technologies has built 19 roller coasters around the world.[13]

Name Model Park Country Opened Status Ref
Big One Unknown Takarazuka Garden Fields Japan Japan Unknown Removed [14]
Space Coaster Unknown Takarazuka Garden Fields Japan Japan Unknown Removed [15]
Jungle Mouse Jungle Mouse Hamanako Pal Pal Japan Japan Unknown Operating [16]
Western Loop Unknown Hamanako Pal Pal Japan Japan Unknown Removed [17]
Wave Coaster Unknown Takarazuka Garden Fields Japan Japan 1952 Removed [18]
Bobsleigh Unknown Nara Dreamland Japan Japan 1961 Removed [19]
Giant Coaster Unknown Fuji-Q Highland Japan Japan 1966 Removed [20]
Daidarasaurus Unknown Expoland Japan Japan 1970 Removed [21]
Jungle Adventure Unknown GrinPa Japan Japan 1973 Removed [22]
Jet Coaster Unknown Everland South Korea South Korea 1976 Removed [23]
Lady Bird Coaster Jungle Mouse New Reoma World Japan Japan 1991 Operating [24]
Spaceship 2056 Space Coaster New Reoma World Japan Japan 1991 Operating [25]
Titán
Formerly Cascabel
Formerly Sky Streak
Formerly Thunderbolt
Unknown Selva Mágica
Boblo Island
Mexico México 1994
1973 to 1993
Operating [26]
[27]
Jungle Mouse Jungle Mouse Oyama Yuenchi Japan Japan 1997 Removed [28]
Rock 'N Roll Duncan Unknown Fuji-Q Highland Japan Japan 1999 Operating [29]
Steampunk Coaster Iron Bull
Formerly Bullfight Roller Coaster Matador
Formerly Super Express Iberia
Unknown Parque Espana-Shima Spain Village Japan Japan 2003 Operating [30]
Panic Drive
Formerly Skip Coaster
Unknown Nasu Highland Park
Takarazuka Garden Fields
Japan Japan 2004
Unknown
Operating [31]
[32]
Twist Coaster Robin Unknown Yomiuriland Japan Japan 2014 Removed [33]
Bullet Train
Formerly Odin Express
Unknown Gingko Lake Amusement Park
Kurashiki Tivoli Park
China China 2015
Unknown
Operating [34]
[35]

Notes[edit]

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. ^ "Vekoma Rides Aqcuired by Sansei Technologies". Vekoma Rides Manufacturing. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  5. ^ Rowher, Kevin (13 November 2012). "IAAPA 2012 Trade Show Coverage Part 1 - S&S Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction". Theme Park Review (Interview). Interviewed by Robb Alvey. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sansei Library". Sansei Yusoki. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (Disneyland)". Parkz. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (Disneyland)". Parkz. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (Disneyland)". Parkz. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (Disneyland)". Parkz. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Amusement Rides". Sansei Yusoki. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "SeaWorld San Diego celebrates Skytower's 40th". Amusement Today. 14 (9): 11. December 2009. 
  13. ^ Sansei Technologies- rcdb.com
  14. ^ Marden, Duane. "Big One  (Takarazuka Garden Fields)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  15. ^ Marden, Duane. "Space Coaster  (Takarazuka Garden Fields)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  16. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jungle Mouse  (Hamanako Pal Pal)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  17. ^ Marden, Duane. "Western Loop  (Hamanako Pal Pal)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  18. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wave Coaster  (Takarazuka Garden Fields)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  19. ^ Marden, Duane. "Bobsleigh  (Nara Dreamland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  20. ^ Marden, Duane. "Giant Coaster  (Fuji-Q Highland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  21. ^ Marden, Duane. "Daidarasaurus  (Expoland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  22. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jungle Adventure  (GrinPa)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  23. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jet Coaster  (Everland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  24. ^ Marden, Duane. "Lady Bird Coaster  (New Reoma World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  25. ^ Marden, Duane. "Spaceship 2056  (New Reoma World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  26. ^ Marden, Duane. "Titan  (Selva Mágica)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  27. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sky Streak  (Boblo Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  28. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jungle Mouse  (Oyama Yuenchi)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  29. ^ Marden, Duane. "Rock 'N Roll Duncan  (Fuji-Q Highland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  30. ^ Marden, Duane. "Steampunk Coaster Iron Bull  (Parque Espana-Shima Spain Village)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  31. ^ Marden, Duane. "Panic Drive  (Nasu Highland Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  32. ^ Marden, Duane. "Skip Coaster  (Takarazuka Garden Fields)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  33. ^ Marden, Duane. "Twist Coaster Robin  (Yomiuriland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  34. ^ Marden, Duane. "Bullet Train  (Gingko Lake Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  35. ^ Marden, Duane. "Odin Express  (Kurashiki Tivoli Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 

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