Takabisha – world’s steepest roller coaster

Takabisha (高飛車, lit. high flying car) – located at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan – is the world’s steepest roller coaster with a drop angle of 121°. Check out the videos during the coaster’s testing period…

The second video is from 1st person point of view (videos by Purplefinale@YT)…

Takabisha was officially opened to public on July 16. Amazingly it’s Fuji-Q’s 14th world records – they also held previous records for the tallest and fastest coasters.

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Comments

  1. how is it 121 degrees?

    • Yein Jee says:

      The only possible explanation is that it’s calculated from vertical line (to the “dropping” point).

  2. MaJieMao says:

    Looks pretty mild really, but the part where it hangs you before the drop is cruel.

  3. I’m guessing the reason they stop before the drop is that they’d be flying out of their seats if went at any speed over that drop?

    • Yein Jee says:

      That’s partly true, they can’t move at fast (or even below average) speed but don’t need to put the cart to almost motionless either. The “stop before drop” trick is part of the thrill, designed and used in almost every coaster circuit regardless of the steepness.

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