The world’s steepest roller coaster, the latest addition to the Takabisha Fuji Q Highland Amusement Park, opened to the public for the first time the 16th July 2011 and coinciding with it, being recognised by Guinness World Records as the Steepest roller coaster made from steel.
The Japanese roller coaster accelerates to 100 km/h, has a 43m drop and a 121-degree freefall, beating the former record holder, the Le Timber Drop in France, which measures “just” 113.1 degrees.
Fuji Q Highland invested $37 million in the development of the Takabisha : one ride takes 112 seconds and costs $12.50.
While Takabisha is the world’s steepest roller coaster, it failed to break the record for speed.
The world’s fastest roller coaster is Formula Rossa, which opened in 2010 at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.