World's steepest roller-coaster opens in
's Takabisha roller-coaster test run of the world's steepest roller-coaster, with a 141ft drop. Japan
has unveiled its 14th Guinness world record-breaking ride – the Takabisha roller-coaster. Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park
Nestled at the foot of
Mount Fuji, the new track features a 141ft single vertical fall at 121 degrees, making it the steepest roller-coaster drop in the world.
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.
The Takabisha, which means "highflying car" runs over 0.6 miles of track and offers panoramic views of
Mount Fuji for park-goers to appreciate in the 112 second hair-raising ride.
The attraction will fully open to the public on July 16..