After 2 super fun days with idols, I didn’t want the fun to stop. Ricky wanted to go to Fuji-Q so he asked if anyone else was interested. Me, Brad, Wayne & Gert are up for it, along with other fans we found during the 2-shot event. We bought the Q-Pack that includes the bus tickets and the entrance ticket.
We’re join by Rick (Indonesia), Mai-chan (Malaysia), SHaihh (Germany), Kou (Australia) and Renz (Philippines) along with the AIDOL crew Gert (Netherlands), Wayne (England) and Brad (America). That’s 8 different countries coming together as friends. Pretty cool, huh.
I love how we all made Kou to check if he pass the requirement height for roller coasters. He did. Barely.
FUJIYAMA is one of the highest roller coaster and at the peak you can actually see Mt. Fuji (which I didn’t because they took my glasses away, also because my eyes were closed). The thing about FUJIYAMA is they go so high and the first drop is so fast. Then, there was a second drop. And a third drop. A forth. Fifth. I don’t know, but by the 11th drop or so I was done. The ride felt so long. Everyone had a thrilled and happy face after the ride but I was coming down with a fever and shaky legs.
Fujiyama POV ride I grabbed from youtube.
The next roller coaster we rode was Dodonpa.Now, on the map, Dodonpa looked okay. There was only one drop which I thought I could handle after the massive FUJIYAMA that I rode. We even took note of the camera point, where Wayne suggested we do “Mentaiko” pose for it. I was game. Dodonpa and Mentaiko pose. Got it.
Well, let me tell you first that Dodonpa is WORSE than FUJIYAMA. Sure, there is only one drop that IS STEEP AS HELL. And the super speedy acceleration at the beginning? I think I left my heart back there at the starting point. Anyway, just look at this video that is giving me PTSD just by watching it again.
And the camera point? Wayne was shouting, “Mentaiko! Mentaiko!” and everybody got their hands up and did Mentaiko poses in time. Well, everyone except me. I was still screaming/yelling from the speed and well…
I’m not even hiding my face because of privacy, I just looked really bad in it. And Wayne, the sadistic bastard that he is, bought the picture to commemorate it forever. The guys lined up for Takabisha next, which has a very steep 90 degrees drop. I NOPE the hell out of there. I was done.
We walked around to the haunted house but it was closed which saddens Renz as he was looking forward to it. But on the way there, we finally saw Mt. Fuji, shyly appearing behind the clouds.
The boys decided to ride Panic Clock, which later turned into Panic Cock for Brad when his balls was stuck in the straps when they were high up in the air. I didn’t ride it (still traumatized from Dodonpa) but all I could see is them laughing themselves silly while still up in the air because Brad is screaming, “OW!! MY NUTS!”.
It was a long day, and after a quick bite we head for the bus stop. I had a lot of fun and was being melancholy about it. Tonight would be my last night in Japan as tomorrow morning is my flight. I only have 15 hours left in Japan, and I did not want to go back home.
We waited by the bus stop for our bus and a bus heading to Hakata was there. Tomorrow, I would be leaving Japan and they would be leaving Tokyo to head to Hakata, where the Sousenkyo will be held. I really wanted to join them but I can’t. It took everything I had in me to stop myself from riding this bus to Hakata.
One last night in Japan and I wanted to make full use of it.