World's Steepest Roller-coaster Opens in Japan

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Japan’s Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park has unveiled its 14th Guinness world record-breaking ride – the Takabisha roller-coaster. Nestled at the foot of Mount Fuji, the new track is nearly two miles long and features seven major twists and a stomach-churning 141 feet single vertical fall at 121 degrees, making it the steepest roller-coaster drop in the world.

Takabisha riders will be hurtled around the track at 62 miles per hour, meaning that the ride, will last just 112 seconds. They’ll also experience a split second of weightlessness as they nosedive down the mountainous drop.

Costing three billion yen (£23 million) to build, the Takabisha steals the title from Mumbo Jumbo in Yorkshire, which features a 98ft drop at 112 degrees. However, when it comes to speed, the world's fastest rollercoaster is still Formula Rossa, which can be found at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. This speed-rides around its tracks at 150mph.

The new attraction at Takabisha will fully open to the public on July 16.






[via The Telegraph]

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