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Space World Japan To Close In December 2017

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by roomraider, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. davidm

    davidm Well-Known Member

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    Bump... closing today.

    Big crowds it seems. Ahhh sadface.

    https://japantoday.com/category/nat...orld-as-amusement-park-reaches-final-frontier
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2...orld-draws-early-morning-crowd-farewell-party
    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-...ns-space-world-reached-its-final-frontier-and
    (^ all basically the same story)
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  2. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Shame really. Venus has always been (and will likely always remain) one of those 'exotic' coasters that I remember seeing in my early enthusiast days. It's a shame to know I'll never get the chance to ride that version of the ride.

    Hopefully the hardware finds a new home, but given it's age that might not be the case...
     
  3. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

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  4. Pear

    Pear Active Member

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    The park decided to strap a bunch of fireworks and sparklers to the last train of Venus to celebrate the park's closing and the new year.

     
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  5. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

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    I'm presuming that Venus won't be relocated if the trains are all burnt by the fireworks...
     
  6. Bert2theSpark

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    ^ It's Japan mate, I'm sure there were loads of safety precautions to prevent anything from getting damaged.
     
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  7. Pear

    Pear Active Member

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    It appears Venus is no longer listed for sale. Maybe it has been sold?
     
  8. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    ^Or maybe it hasn't sold and it's getting scrapped?
     
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  9. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

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    That's probably more likely considering the ride's age, even though it is the only one of its kind. Would be nice to see it get relocated, though.
     
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    Saw a closer screenshot from that firework ride and there were people on the front seats! Presumably to light the fireworks? Mental haha
     
  11. CanobieFan

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    For those who don't want to watch a 15-minute video...!
     
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  12. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Best lighting package ever?
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    KCL_Lighting New Member

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    Haha that's an expensive and dangerous way to do chasing lights!
     
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    Antinos Slut for Spinners Social Media Team

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    Always a bummer to see such a sweet looking park close - it was definitely on the bucket list. At least they went out with a bang. Those sparklers look great!
     
  16. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter

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    Goodbye other Stealth.
    Space1.JPG Space2.JPG
    I assume we will see you somewhere else soon enough though.
    Source
     
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    Matt N Active Member

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    I did see this as a special offer on the same site that Stinger is being sold on, so it's definitely going somewhere!
     
  18. Ben

    Ben Social Media Team Social Media Team

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    ^They’re reduced the price of it which says it definitely hasn’t been sold (and hasn’t attracted much interest) and I’m not quite sure how it not being sold means it’s definitely going somewhere?
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter

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    Going.... Going...
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    ^That second picture is more or less what it looked like when I visited the park, only things were progressing in the other direction.
     
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