If you’re looking for a genuine adrenaline rush like no other and are willing to travel to Japan to get it, you may as well consider the Takabisha ride, which opens on July 16 and will go for the Guinness World Record of the steepest rollercoaster ride we have right now.
It cost almost €26 million to build and it will be the main attraction of the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, The Independent informs.
Though the Takabisha ride lasts only 112 seconds, it is comprised of seven loops and officially the steepest fall one can ever experience without severe physical damage to oneself.
Clearly, it’s not for the faint of heart, especially since those interested in it face not only a fall of 43 meters at incredible speed, but also moments of weightlessness.
Not too shabby for a €8.67 admission fee, one might add.
“The Takabisha ride is scheduled to open at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park near the base of Mount Fuji in Yamanashi prefecture on July 16 and will feature seven major twists over its 1,000-meter length, a sharp rise to a peak of 43 meters – which triggers a moment of weightlessness before riders take what the operator of the ride describes as ‘a nosedive’ – and sections that plunge riders into complete darkness,” the aforementioned publication notes.
Because of the height, the park has applied with the Guinness Book of World Records for certification that it’s the steepest fall in the world right now.
“The part of the ride that is ground-breaking, however, is the breakneck freefall at 121 degrees,” The Independent adds.
“Thanks to the assistance of linear motors on the cars – as well as the effects of gravity – riders on the Y3 billion (€25.99 million) attraction will reach a speed of 100 kilometers per hour and the ride will last for just 112 seconds,” the media outlet further notes.
At “just” 100 km per hour, the ride is definitely a far cry from the speediest in the world right now: daredevils headed to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi can ride the Formula Rossa, which attains speeds of 240 km per hour.
Still, the Takabisha record will be the 14th of the Fuji-Q Park.