Saturday, December 26, 2009
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Sunday, December 13, 2009
This photo was taken from the walkway between the parking lot and the park.
That's the water ride with the Titan roller coaster in the background. One tip, if you arrive at the park and have forgotten an umbrella or poncho, you can buy an umbrella near the entrance for 500-yen, or you can head to the ride above and buy a poncho for 100-yen.
Viky Live! That's the name of the show above. As you can see, it wasn't well attended. The whole park was quite empty! We had six hours at the park. The park was empty, but there still was not enough time to see everything.
I guess this must be the mother ship. It's in the Space Dome where you will find the "Blackhole Scramble" and the "Mission to Mars." Blackhole Scramble was a jerky ride in the dark. No loss of stomach or anything. Kids only need to be 110 cm to go on the Blackhole Scramble. Mission to Mars was really neat and there was no height restriction. In Mission to Mars you sit in big vehicle things in front of a planetarium like screen. There are four vehicles holding maybe 30 people in each. The vehicles move as you journey on a mission from Earth to Mars. It was tame as far as rides go, but really, really neat!
There was no way to take photos of it, but the 4-D Theater is something that shouldn't be missed!!! 4-D meant that not only were images popping out at you, but when the polar bear sneezes, you get a spray of water sprayed on your 3-D glasses. When a tree falls in the rain forest, a little thing knocks around on your shins to make it feel like you're right there in the forest.
That's a roller coaster geared toward the younger set, but there were plenty of adults only on the coaster too. The only restriction is that the kids have to be three years old.
They also have an Imax theater and they were showing Space Station narrated by Tom Cruise. Well, it said it was narrated by Tom Cruise, but it was actually entirely in Japanese... even the astronauts were dubbed over into Japanese.
This park reminded me of Cape Canaveral, without the shuttle lift off, of course. The Imax showing of Space Station at Space World was not the 3-D version.
Friday, December 11, 2009
This is what we found! It's very pretty here!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Do you see Santa flying by Tokyo Tower?
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Royal Milk Tea Kit Kats! These came out on Monday. I haven't tried them yet as they are white chocolate and, well that's just wrong.
These Cookies Plus Kit Kats are not new, but they are new to me. I forgot about them, but I found them in the same place as the flavors above.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
One of the things you can see from the turret is Saikai Park.
There was also a campground here. I can't say that I'm all that familiar with Japanese campgrounds. These campsites seemed very close together. I saw a sign with a 3,000-yen price on it. I was driving it at the time, but that may be the price for a night of camping.