Fuji-Q will open world's steepest roller coaster next month

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:47 PM | Contributed by Jeff

On July 16th, the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, in the shadow of Mount Fuji in Yamanash, will unveil the stomach-flipping Takabisha ride - an attraction that includes seven major twists over 1000 metres of track, and a nerve-jangling drop of 43 metres.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:01 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Apparently no one counts Screaming Squirrel as having the steepest drop. With 90 degrees being straight down, the squirrels have a couple of (near) 180 degree drops.


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Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:36 PM

This thing looks ridonkulous. Can't believe I'm going to miss it by a couple days.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:46 PM

Grrr. I wish Fuji-Q would stop building coasters I want to ride.

It is by far the worst park in Japan. Awful operations, hideous queues, rides closing at the first sign of inclement weather, etc.

Unfortunately, they happen to build major coasters...


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Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:53 PM

Wow, really? Worse than Magic Mountain circa 2000 to 2005?

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:23 PM

I like G-force at Drayton Manor, with the most "unsteep drop" if that's how you phrase it.. Inverted Lift, loop lift, what is that element even called?

Squirrel takes the cake though ;)

Last edited by JoshuaTBell, Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:26 PM
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Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:27 PM
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Has a sit down coaster ever been built with an outside loop?

Last edited by DaveStroem, Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:28 PM

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:44 PM

Sounds to me like another idea for a euthanasia coaster design!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:34 PM
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Issues: As Jason noted, Screamin' Squirrel undoubtedly holds the title belt until further notice...

Second, Drayton's G-Force indded kicks serious booty...without OTSRs... ;)

Third, this is a REALLY cool layout for a (an?) Eurofighter...I might actually like *all those inversions*....but the OTSRs may or may not be a problem.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:40 PM
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JoshuaTBell said:
I like G-force at Drayton Manor, with the most "unsteep drop" if that's how you phrase it.

If a forward drop is a positive angle drop, then would a reverse looping drop be a negative angled drop? Maybe this is a -225 degree +/- drop :-)

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:41 PM

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 5:13 PM

Wow, really? Worse than Magic Mountain circa 2000 to 2005?

Yes, the place is an unmitigated crap-hole that just happens to have worthwhile coasters in it. The biggest issue is the operations; if you're going there you'll see for yourself. Just hope to hell the wind doesn't blow...


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Saturday, June 18, 2011 4:55 AM
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I was unaware that you could get any steeper than a 90 degree drop...

;)


edit: I'd do it.

Last edited by TheMillenniumRider, Saturday, June 18, 2011 4:55 AM
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Saturday, June 18, 2011 6:11 AM

What? Nobody's posted the test video yet? Tut tut ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbqMEmrodJY

Liking the oversized elements but that slooooow lift halfway through jars with me...

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Saturday, June 18, 2011 3:18 PM

At this point in time, the whole 'steepest' title debate seems dated. Might as well just say that technology is to the point that coasters (steel ones, at any rate) can travel in any orientation, at any degree grade. And have done so.


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Saturday, June 18, 2011 8:07 PM

Richard Bannister said:
It is by far the worst park in Japan. Awful operations, hideous queues, rides closing at the first sign of inclement weather, etc.

Unfortunately, they happen to build major coasters...

I just had to say "+1" to this. Interesting ride collection, beautiful location, craphole operations.


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