Ultra Twister (Nagashima Spa Land)

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Ultra Twister
The last loop in Ultra Twister, Nagashima Spa Land 2012.jpg
Final inversion on Ultra Twister
Nagashima Spa Land
Location Nagashima Spa Land
Coordinates 35°01′43″N136°43′57″E / 35.028490°N 136.732587°E / 35.028490; 136.732587 Coordinates: 35°01′43″N136°43′57″E / 35.028490°N 136.732587°E / 35.028490; 136.732587
StatusOperating
Opening date1989 (1989)
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Type Steel  Pipeline
Manufacturer TOGO
ModelUltra Twister
Lift/launch systemVertical Chain lift
Inversions 3
Duration1:18
Max vertical angle85°
Height restriction48 in (122 cm)
Ultra Twister at RCDB
Pictures of Ultra Twister at RCDB

Ultra Twister is a pipeline roller coaster located at Nagashima Spa Land in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Built by TOGO, the ride opened to the public in 1989. It was moved from its original location in 1989 to a new location in 2011, which sits further north inside the same park. It is also one of the few Ultratwister models from TOGO still in operation.

Contents

Ride attendants put the fiberglass shells down to lock in their harnesses. However, on Ultra Twister models, the stations had conveyor belts to allow guests access to a car. This ride opened with seven trains. It currently runs with two, allowing the others to be spare.

Ride experience

The car goes slowly through the station, loads riders, and then flips the car straight up, into the lift hill, which is partially very slow, but soon speeds up as the car is almost at the top. As the drop, into an airtime hill, and then up into a heartline roll, a very small hill, and then a brake run, going down into two heartline rolls, and then a magnetic trim brake run allows a car to go slowly back into the station..

Colors

Originally, the ride opened with a white paint job with blue cars. But in 2008, Ultra Twister was repainted yellow and teal, and red trains, along with one blue train remaining, which was still used as a spare train.

Similar attractions

Until 2005, Ultra Twister had a sister coaster which operated at the defunct Six Flags AstroWorld. This version was identical in layout to the Japanese Ultra Twister, but its lift hill went up at a 45 degree angle instead of at a 90 degree angle.

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