Universal Studios Japan has opened The Flying Dinosaur, B&M's largest flying roller coaster to date, to very eager park guests. The above video of the ride from its opening day shows plenty of off-ride views of the coaster - including several crazy elements like an inside raven-turn, pretzel loop and many fly-to-lie moments.
The ride, at least from the video, looks to really hold its speed throughout the entire course, ending with a speedy heartline twist just before the final brakes. The ride's pretzel loop actually goes around one of the entrances to the Jurassic Park themed area, adding nice interaction with non-riders. I guess to a degree the entire ride does that, since it's located almost exclusively above the park's midways.
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Now word yet on what will be replacing the attraction, even if it will be a retheme that will still use the existing simulator hardware, or a total removal of the ride.