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Fuji-Q Highland Fujiyoshida, Japan



‘Takabisha‘ – Thinking of sushi? You are thinking the right way! ‘Takabisha’ is Japanese and means ‘high-handed’ or ‘domineering’. Quite fitting for the newest Launched Euro Fighter by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides at Fuji-Q Highland close to Tokyo which will overshadow everything from summer 2011 on!  

Those who are brave enough to take a seat in one of six cars will be rewarded with a world-class rollercoaster ride! After leaving the station a heartline roll puts riders upside down in the dark just to speed-up to 62 mph and rush out of the building 2 seconds later! Out on the course ‘Takabisha’ sends riders through an inverted top hat 118 ft tall and surprises with the world first ‘banana roll’. This one of its kind inversion goes topsy-turvy and resembles a giant banana. A giant flatspin, an airtime hill, breaks. However, where others stop ‘Takabisha’ gets ready to start.

Riders suddenly face the 141 ft tall structure of the vertical lift. A big chain takes the vehicle up the now-famous Gerstlauer-lift. But this time a brand new highlight waits on top of the tower. The car climbs the highest point, slides down a slope and comes to a halt just meters away from abyss. But only a few will be able to enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji. There is no turning back. The vehicle starts sliding forward again and plunges down to earth. Something is different though. ‘Takabisha’ offers the first 121° drop on a rollercoaster – That’s a world record!

One more time this final part of the coaster features huge inversions like a dive loop, an inline loop and an Immelmann loop. Together they form the big Cow Hitch! After 3,280 ft of track ‘Takabisha’ slows down and takes riders back into the darkness of the station building again.

141 ft tall, featuring 7 inversions and the steepest drop in the world ‘Takabisha’ is not only the tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster ever built by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides. It’s truly domineering and keeps up easily with other world record coasters. Can you keep up with this ride, too? ‘Takabisha’ sets new standards!             

Technical Data

Width ~ 524 ft (~ 160 m)
Depth ~ 131 ft (~ 40 m)
Height ~ 141 ft (~ 43 m)
Track Length ~ 3280 ft (~ 1000 m)
Track Width 3' 11 ¼" (1200 mm)
Speed ~ 62 mph (~ 100 km/h)
Inversions 7
Descent  121°
Vehicles (8 persons each) 6
Connected Load ~ 330 kW