Starting July 15, Dragon Ball fans in Japan can fly on Goku’s Nimbus Cloud. Namco’s indoor theme park, J-World, will be implementing a new roller coaster that will allow fans to fly like Goku on his puffy yellow cloud. It’s called the ZENKAI Flying Nimbus.
This isn’t just any roller coaster, however. There are no tracks, seat belts, or unexpected drops in the real world. Flying on the Nimbus Cloud is a 100% virtual experience that allows riders to enjoy flight in the world of Dragon Ball on a 3D motion simulator. Those on the ride wear 3D goggles while viewing a screen and experiencing a simulation of the speed, wind, ascension and drops as if they were truly on a Nimbus Cloud in real life.
Dragon Ball hero, Son Goku, will be virtually escorting riders from places like Korin’s Tower to the city to the Tenkaici Budokai tournament arena. Up to two people can enjoy the Flying Nimbus, which will cost 800 yen (around $7.19 USD) per ride.
There will be other Dragon Ball-themed attractions at the J-World indoor theme park as well. This includes a Kamehameha simulation machine, a photo spot on a Saiyan pod, and a whipped custard dessert that looks like the Flying Nimbus.
On September 10, 2017 at the Makuhari Seaside Park in Tokyo and on September 23, 2017 at the Rinku Beach in Nagoya, Japan fans can participate in the first ever Dragon Ball Run. On these two days and locations, fans can get together and go for a 3 km (1.86 mile) run wearing the same Dragon Ball-themed t-shirts that will be distributed prior to the run. They will also have the chance to take pictures with Dragon Ball characters in augmented reality and go on a search for the Dragon Balls. The event will be open to the public, with various voice actors and musicians from Dragon Ball music in attendance. The admission fee will be 6,800 yen (around $61.11 USD) for adults, 3,800 yen (around $34.15 USD) for children, and 9,800 yen (around $88.07 USD) for a parent-child combo ticket. Fans fan beginning signing-up for the event on July 3, 2017 at dragonball-run.com/.
The event will be organized by the Dragon Ball Run Executive Committee, which is comprised of Toei Animation, Tokyo Gets, and Sports One. This year, there will only be two locations where Dragon Ball Run, but depending on the reception of the event, it is possible it will make its way to other cities in Japan and overseas.