Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Steepest Roller Coaster Ever

Repost From: July 11, 2011

The steepest roller coaster ever built is called the "Takabisha" located at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park (near Mount Fuji) in Fujiyoshida, Japan. This ride just became operational this past Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

"Takabisha" cost $35.5 million to build, the track is 2 miles long. It ends with climb up a 141 ft tall hump where riders plunge over a 121 degree angle at 62 mph in 112 seconds.

Here's a view from the day before opening
A 3 car test run on July 5th

Video Courtesy Qneighbor

Here's a view from inside the front car..

Video Courtesy purplefinale
purplefinale has 7 more videos of this ride

I suggest this ride be taken in the afternoon.. before dinner.

1 comment:

  1. My daughter and I decided we'll try this ride if it ever comes to America. Here's hoping Dorney buys this thing in 10 years, when the glamour has worn off for the Japanese.


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