Space World reaches final frontier

Yahata Higashi, Kitakyushu, Japan

After operating just over a quarter century, Space World theme park opened its gates for the last time today. Thousands of fans lined up as early as 4 a.m. to attend the final day of operations with a New Year’s Eve fireworks display scheduled before officially closing its doors at 2 a.m. Monday. The park, known for its iconic Venus GP roller coaster that featured a full scale model of NASA’s Space Shuttle, opened on April 22, 1990 on the Nippon Steel grounds. Click the headline for more information

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Space World to close next December

Yahata Higashi, Kitakyushu, Japan

After operating just over a quarter century, Space World theme park announced in a newspaper interview that it would close in December 2017. The park, known for its iconic Venus GP roller coaster that features a full scale model of NASA’s Space Shuttle, opened on April 22, 1990 on the Nippon Steel grounds. Click the headline for more information

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