Located in Japan, Takabisha is currently the world’s steepest roller coaster, with a 121-degree freefall from a height of 141-feet above ground. To start things off, the 3,300-foot thrill ride begins with a sudden drop into pitch black darkness before entering a slow heartline roll. Continue reading for a video (shot with a GoPro camera), more pictures, and additional information.

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When Takabisha opened on 16 July 2011 it gained the Guinness World Record for the steepest roller coaster made from steel. It officially took the world record from Fraispertuis City’s Timber Drop S&S El Loco roller coaster, which had gained the record only two weeks earlier. Timber Drop’s record was set at 113.1-degrees while Takabisha’s drop measures at an angle of 121-degrees. This Guinness World Record is the fourteenth set by Fuji-Q Highland.

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