Mother Farm

10th September 2011

We decided to rent a car for our final day in Japan, and we used it to access a few parks which we couldn't easily get to get to by public transport. Our target locations turned out to be quite tricky to hit by car too, due to narrow roads and lots of traffic lights, and a recalcitrant satnav made things even tougher by advising us on more than one occasion to exit the expressway, drive down the off-ramp, cross the road, and drive back on to the same road we'd just left.

There were huge numbers of cars in the parking area for Mother Farm, but the majority of guests were apparently there to watch the various shows rather than enjoy the amusements. The ride area was pretty empty, allowing us to ride the Family Coaster (#1693) and the nearby target shooting dark ride in short order. The latter had targets that emitted a bright flash when hit, the first time I've seen something quite like that.

 

Tokyo German Village

10th September 2011

Our second stop was at Tokyo German Village, an extremely crowded bavarian-themed village which had as much in common with Germany as Los Angeles. Despite that there were huge numbers of cars in the place, most of whom were there to watch a show taking place on a large open-air stage. We quickly determined that the Butaken Kids Coaster was closed, and with nothing else on our to-do list we made a rapid exit.

Butaken Kids Coaster

 

Hasunuma Kaihin Park

10th September 2011

The final park of the day was home to a reasonably large powered coaster named Beluga, a surprisingly good ride considering that it was the only attraction of consequence in what is a fairly run-down park. There was a definite sense that we were visiting a location on borrowed time; enthusiasts visiting the area might want to call in before it's too late.

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Mother Farm

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