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Japan's first high-speed inverted coaster!
This ride all about the wind blowing against you and the sensation of being hurled about in space. With nothing in front of you or below your feet, the thrill is that you could be flung from your seat at any time!
If you want a better view, get a front row seat! If you want the most speed and centrifugal force, sit in the last row on the right side! In the back, the high G forces and fast speed whip you right out of your seat.
Dropped from a height of 35 m, here comes the crash!
The lift transports you to the top of the tower, then slides you outward and stops for a second. Unless you've been on Free Fall before, this is the biggest thrill: not knowing when you are going to be dropped! Since riders plummet the roughly 35 m at close to terminal velocity, of course, it looks scary. If you raise your legs, you can feel yourself rise out of your seat.
Loop-di-loops, corkscrews and 26 m dives inside the mountainous scenery!
You slowly make your way up the 30 m rise. The excitement grows at the top with the full panoramic view of the pools below. Then, suddenly the dive begins! No sooner than you take your first breath, you feel like you're being sucked out of your seat as you speed through 3 consecutive loops! If you look to the side, even the merry-go-round is upside-down.
An unbelievable 80 m tall!
At 85 m in height and taking about 18 minutes to complete a full rotation, this Ferris Wheel was once in the Guinness Book of Records (still in the top 10 in Japan). In addition to the classic fun of riding a Ferris Wheel, Giant Peeter is a great way to acquaint yourself with Himeji Central Park by taking the park map up with you.
Do 400 m laps on an original course!
The sound and smell of a real engine will make you feel like a racing car driver! You sit low to the ground, so the cars seem to go faster than they look. Kids (140 cm and taller) can drive, too, with either mom or dad in the passenger seat! The humps are great spots for taking photos, so go ahead and take one for memory's sake.
One of the largest merry-go-rounds in the world!
Grand Carousel Pegasus
One of the largest in the world! There are not only horses but rabbits and deer, as well! The carriages are spacious and spin around, which is more realistic than most merry-go-rounds and transports kids into a fairy tale.
Plow through rough seas on a pirate ship!
If you're looking for straight-up thrills, this is it! In fact, it is scarier than Jet Coaster. It mixes the centrifugal force of Free Fall and the acceleration of Jet Coaster, and leaves a stronger aftereffect than a roller coaster!
Kids can ride this jet coaster at 4 years of age! And, the track runs outside of the park! This "camelback coaster" is 1,073 m long and features ups and downs like a camel's hump.
A classic jet coaster for the little ones!
Soar in the sky on a flying elephant!
This slow-moving ride is great for families. The light yellow elephants are for some reason a popular choice amongst girls. Rumor is that the "sunlight makes its skin look beautiful!"
A popular roller coaster amongst little kids!
Little kids just love riding a caterpillar through a grassy labyrinth! Kids as young as 2 years-old can ride it with an adult, so for many, it is their first roller coaster!
If you like dogs, there are plenty here for you to play with from cute petit sizes to larger rare breeds! Staff will assist visitors, so even small children and people unaccustomed to being up-close with dogs can feel safe and secure.
Dog-Walking Practice Now Offered at Wanwan Pal's
Rent a dog and pretend to be a pet owner! You can walk the dog anywhere in the Amusement Park or Dog Run.
Walking in the Amusement Park ¥1,000/30 min
Walking in Dog Run ¥700/20 min
(Add ¥100 for a doggie snack!)
* Dog-walking may be suspended because of dog health or weather.
This enjoyable show features a troupe of cute dogs playfully performing a skit about school.
The dogs are literally right in front of the audience, which makes it all the more memorable!
The last show also packs a special surprise! You don't want to miss it!
Regular Fireworks Show held every spring, summer and fall! In summer, the food stalls are rolled out in the evening.