Let's see animals. Enjoy the photos.
Okay, back to the rides. Here are some views from that aquatic monster transport ride.
As I was leaving I snapped another picture of the ladybug coaster and this little ride. Yes, that is a sushi-mobile. I don't know how fast it goes.
It looks like they have been trying to improve the park lately, with the new kids rides areas. But I'd love to see some new good thrilling rides here. The website indicates that the drop ride is in the process of being removed. It doesn't need to be a Six Flags or Fuji-Q, but the park is in a good position to attract lots of visitors from the Tokyo area looking for some excitement.
Kawasemi is now my favorite coaster in Japan, but Tobu Zoo doesn't have enough to be my favorite park. But, again, it is a must-visit place for coaster fans.
From Tobudobutsukoen Station, it's a simple but somewhat-lengthy walk to the park. Don't forget there's a zoo here, and if you do more than just ride the coasters you can spend four to six hours here on a slow day. The park is usually open 9:30-17:00, or somewhere around that time. It does close occasionally, so check the Japanese-language website for specifics. Admission including a free pass is 4800 yen; admission only is 1700 yen.