The Mystery Russian Togo.

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Recently a new ride was added to the RCDB called Actpo Kometa (Astra Comet) which is at a park called Maviland in Samara, Russia. The ride drew my attention because it appears to be a clone of the Togo stand-ups that can be found in America and Japan. However I have no evidence either way that it is a Togo or a knock off.

It runs a sit down train which while odd is not unique as the Star Jet at Washuzan Highland also runs one (albeit backwards).

The fact this ride has flown under the radar for so long is in itself interesting. And it appears to have a bit of history as the rides control booth caught fire in February 2012. The ride has since been fixed and is running again and both On and Offride videos of the ride can be found here and here.

Below is a collection of picture I have dug up of the ride. The question is is it really a Togo? and if so was it relocated? I for one have no idea but maybe some of you guys do?

Sources: Samara KP, Samara KP & Travel Drom

A British coaster geek who also happens to be a travel geek with a particular fascination in East Asian culture and cuisine.

Discussion5 Comments

  1. Looks like they took King Kobra from KI and installed sit down trains on it. I doubt this is the case, but the layout is identical and the years sort of match.

    • I agree, it does resemble the former King Cobra (1984-2001) from Kings Island or former SkyRider (1985-2014) from Canada’s Wonderland, which will be opening at Cavallino Matto Park (Italy) in 2015. But I doubt this is the former King Cobra from Kings Island as this appears to have been operating here for quite a long time as for King Cobra’s track was sitting at Kings Island up until 2005/2006. But it does seem quite odd how this coaster has sit down trains and was quite unknown for a long time. One thing that interests me is that this coaster (when translated to English) is named Astra Comet. According to this page (http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/files/togo_2_178.jpg) from a TOGO brochure it appears that the model name for this design of coaster was Astro Comet which is very similar to Astra Comet. So, it could possibly be a TOGO made coaster as they were a highly famous Japanese coaster designer as we all know.

  2. I agree, it does resemble the former King Cobra (1984-2001) from Kings Island or former SkyRider (1985-2014) from Canada’s Wonderland, which will be opening at Cavallino Matto Park (Italy) in 2015. But I doubt this is the former King Cobra from Kings Island as this appears to have been operating here for quite a long time as for King Cobra’s track was sitting at Kings Island up until 2005/2006. But it does seem quite odd how this coaster has sit down trains and was quite unknown for a long time. One thing that interests me is that this coaster (when translated to English) is named Astra Comet. According to this page (http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/files/togo_2_178.jpg) from a TOGO brochure it appears that the model name for this design of coaster was Astro Comet which is very similar to Astra Comet. Also in that brochure you will notice a photo of SkyRider at Canada’s Wonderland So, it could possibly be a TOGO made coaster as they were a highly famous Japanese coaster designer as we all know.

    • David Callen

      Yeah it isn’t king cobra. Since this post was first made I chatted with duane over at the rcdb and he discovered it is indeed a Togo roller coaster built by Ube Industries.

      Just weird we never heard of it at all.

      • I had thought so because King Cobra’s years didn’t correspond with this coaster’s years. It’s still a mystery coaster. 🙂

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