Takabisha, which means “high-handed” in English, is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter steel roller coaster located at the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. It’s famous for having a drop angle of 121°, making it the steepest coaster in the world. The 3,300-foot ride begins with a sudden drop into pitch black darkness before entering a slow heartline roll. In just two seconds, the car is launched by linear motors down a 207-foot long tunnel to a speed of 62mph. It then exits out of the station building and directly into a large inverted top hat. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Immediately following the exit of this inversion the car goes into a banana roll, corkscrew and then two airtime hills. The ride is slowed on a set of block brakes and returns into the station building. The track then turns a sharp 180° turn to the right before going back out of the building and onto the vertical chain lift hill. This hill takes riders up to a height of 141-feet. Once at the top, the car slowly inches towards the record-breaking 121°, beyond-vertical drop.