The World's Fastest Accelerating Roller Coaster Is Actually in Japan
Get ready to scream!
5-6-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (depends on season)
Thrill seekers, unite! Fuji-Q Highland, located in the Yamanashi Prefecture, has reopened Dodonpa, their fastest roller coaster. When it opened in 2001, the roller coaster could reach a speed of 172 km/ 1.8 seconds upon launch. It was temporarily closed for renovation late last year, but reopened last July, with a few changes.
Now known as Do Dodonpa, this upgraded version boasts of a loop that’s 39.7 meters in size, and is currently the largest loop diameter in the world. This loop even exceeded the U.S.’s Full Throttle, which had a Guinness record of 38.75 meters. With this upgrade, the Do Dodonpa’s maximum speed now reaches 180 km/ 1.8 seconds.
This ride is perfect for those looking for their next adrenaline rush. Aside from the speed and the acceleration, its zero gravity zone helps your body lean horizontally via centrifugal force, ensuring that this is a ride you won’t soon forget.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, Tokyo Walker™ (29 April 2017)