Looping Star (Nagashima Spa Land)

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Looping Star is a roller coaster which is located at Nagashima Spa Land in Mie, Japan. It was built by Anton Schwarzkopf in 1982. It is identical to other Looping Star roller coasters in different Amusement Parks. It was built two years after the Shuttle Loop rollercoaster and the same park was built. The trains on Looping Star use a single lap bar to hold riders in the seat. This design works because the forces from the loop and helices press riders in their seats, and are a common feature with Schwarzkopf looping coasters. However, the ride is known to be considerably shaky and rough. The ride opened with four trains when it first opened. It currently runs with two trains simultaneously. The ride has an orange and white paint job with blue trains.

Ride experience

As the train goes up the chain lift hill and into the drop, it goes into a large vertical loop, and then into multiple 180-degree helixes. Then ride goes around a large 180-degree helix and then into a brake run; after two small left turns and a straightaway, the train returns to the station.
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