Japan to Unveil World's Steepest Roller CoasterDawn Meehan
My son, who takes Japanese in school, informed me that we “have to go to Japan this summer!” I foolishly thought he wanted to try out his language skills and check out the local culture. Nope. He wants to check out Japan’s newest roller coaster, Takabisha. This roller coaster boasts the sharpest incline in the world with its 121-degree free-fall and 43-meter drop. Pass the barf bag, please.
On July 16th, the $37 million dollar ride at Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park in Yamanash, will be unveiled. The attraction not only boasts the steepest incline, but also seven hair-raising twists along 1000 meters of track and vomit-inducing 43 meter plunge.
Takabisha steals the title of ‘coaster with the steepest incline’ from the Britain’s Mumbo Jumbo at Flamingoland, which has held the title since July, 2009.
I guarantee, if I ever make it to Japan, I’ll be found standing far away from the roller coaster, snapping pictures of the lovely Mt. Fuji which graces the skyline of the park while my kids experience the heart-stopping 4Gs of Takabisha.
image: Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park
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