The Flying Dinosaur

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Flying Dinosaur
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Two massive inversions that soar high above the park.
Universal Studios Japan
StatusOperating
Opening dateMarch 18, 2016 (March 18, 2016)
Cost10,000,000 USD
General statistics
TypeSteel – flying
ManufacturerBolliger & Mabillard
ModelFlying Coaster - Custom
Lift/launch systemChain lift hill
Height151 ft (46 m)
Drop124 ft (38 m)
Length3,687.7 ft (1,124.0 m)
Speed62 mph (100 km/h)
Inversions5
Height restriction52–78 in (132–198 cm)
Trains4 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.
Flying Dinosaur at RCDB
Pictures of Flying Dinosaur at RCDB

The Flying Dinosaur is a steel flying roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan. Designed by Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard, Flying Dinosaur restrains riders in the prone position. The new attraction opened on March 18, 2016, surpassing Tatsu as the world's longest flying roller coaster. However, it will be superseded by the new Flying-Launch-Coaster, F.L.Y. in the German theme park Phantasialand.

History[edit]

In June 2015, Universal Studios Japan confirmed that they would be adding a new Jurassic Park-themed attraction. Later in July, vertical construction began, when the park finished building the first supports and track. Later in August, the park released teasers around the park saying "The Greatest DINOSAUR RIDE IN THE WORLD! Coming in 2016...". Construction was going on for a while. Finally on October 2, 2015, the park officially announced that they were adding Flying Dinosaur.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "世界最高フライング・コースター【ザ・フライング・ダイナソー】". USJ.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-01-17.

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