Love listening to your shows!
I loved this one in particular as a past TDR AP holder.
I agree that the rides in TDR are more mild. My theory on that is the aging population of Japan. The management at TDR has been marketing pretty heavy to the grandparents to take their grand children or even great grand children with them to the parks. I think they have been trying to build rides that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Also, Re-Sindbad, I always thought that the the seventh voyage is the one that you are on ;)