Looping Star Review

We're here at Nagashima Spaland. Today's ride we'll be reviewing for you is Looping Star, the parks Looping Star. This may not seem like a huge deal with rides like Hakugei and Steel Dragon 2000 at the park, but this ride is a lot of fun and is sadly a dying breed. After getting in the trains and pulling down the lap bars, we're off! We then climb up the lifthill. When we look to our right, we then see the loop and get excited as we get to go upsidedown without OTSRs today. Once we crest the top of the lifthill, we then go through a small turn before falling into the twisted drop. The drop is fun as we are leaning to the right, but we're still gaining quite a bit of speed for a ride of this size. After the drop, we roar straight up into a loop. The loop is pretty powerful and manages to bring a smile to our face. After roaring through that loop, we head around a nice curve up, getting some good laterals, before heading down a small drop. The drop is fun. Wee! We then rise up a little before heading around another curve. There's not much laterals here, but this is still pretty fun. We head down a small dip before rising up again and going through another banked curve. After that, we head up a small bump before dropping down to the ground. It's not a steep drop, but it's also completely banked. Granted, it's a tiny drop. But still. I liked it. We then slam into a banked turn before whipping around and ending up straight into the brake run. And that's the ride. It's a fun coaster. Nothing amazing or special. But screw it! I really like it!! It's a Schwarzkoph Looping Star! And sadly, these things are really rare, with only 5 left in the world. I've done 3 of them. The two I haven't done are in Botswana and Cyprus. Two countries I don't see myself hitting up anytime soon. So yeah. Looping Star. What's not to like?


Location: Nagashima Spaland

Opened: 1982

Built by: Schwarzkopf

Last Ridden: October 31, 2018

I have ridden this exact same ride at the following parks.

Frontier City


Looping Star Photos