Front gate of the theme park
|Location||5 Chome-6-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi-ken 403-0017, Japan|
|Owner||Fujikyu Highland Co., Ltd.|
|Opened||March 2, 1968|
Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド, Fujikyū Hairando, formerly the Fujikyu Highland) is an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, owned and operated by the namesake Fuji Kyuko Co. it was opened on 2 March 1968.
The theme park is near the base of Mount Fuji. It has a number of roller coasters, as well as two haunted attractions: the Haunted Hospital, the world's first largest haunted attraction and the newly built Hopeless Fortress. Other attractions include Thomas Land, a children's area with a Thomas the Tank Engine theme and attractions themed to Mobile Suit Gundam, Hamtaro and Evangelion.
Fuji-Q's most famous roller coasters are the following:
- Fujiyama, 79 metres tall, 130 km/h, opened in 1996 and was once the world's tallest roller coaster. As of 2007 it is the world's 8th tallest, 5th longest, and 10th fastest roller coaster.
- Do-Dodonpa, 52 metres tall, 172 km/h, opened in 2001 and was once the world's fastest roller coaster. As of 2013 it is the 4th fastest in the world but still has the highest acceleration at launch time.
- Eejanaika, 76 metres tall, 126 km/h, opened in 2006 and is only the second "4th Dimension roller coaster" ever built (the first being X² at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, US). As a "4th dimension" roller coaster its seats can rotate 360 degrees forward or backward in a controlled spin, thus allowing Eejanaika to invert 14 different times, even though the actual track inverts only three times. It surpasses the first built "4th dimension" roller coaster, X², in both height and speed.
- Takabisha, opened on 16 July 2011, contains a 121° freefall, as well as seven major inversions over 1000 meters of track, and a drop of 43 meters. Until October 2019, Takabisha held the world record for the steepest roller coaster in the world.
Operating roller coasters
|1995||Rock 'N Roll Duncan||Sansei Technologies||Steel||Sit down|
|1996||Fujiyama (富士山)||TOGO||Steel||Sit down|
|2001||Voyage Dans Le Ciel||Sansei Technologies||Steel||Sit down/Kiddie|
|2001||Do-Dodonpa (ド・ドドンパ)||S&S Power||Steel||Sit down|
|2006||Eejanaika (ええじゃないか)||S&S Arrow||Steel||4th Dimension roller coaster|
- Chūō Kōsoku Bus; For Shinjuku Station
- For Futako-Tamagawa Station and Shibuya Station
- For Ichigao Station and Tokyo Station
- For Tokyo Station (Tekko Building)
- For Haneda Airport
- For Seiseki-sakuragaoka Station, Tama-Center Station, and Minami-ōsawa Station
- For Hashimoto Station and Machida Station
- For Tama-Plaza Station and Center-Kita Station
- Lake Liner; For Ayase and Yokohama Station
- For Hon-Atsugi Station, Tsujidō Station, and Fujisawa Station
- Highland Liner; For Shin-Matsuda Station and Kōzu Station
- For Nishi-Funabashi Station, Tsudanuma Station, Keisei Tsudanuma Station, and Kaihimmakuhari Station
- For Ikebukuro Station and Ōmiya Station
- For Sayama, Kawagoe Station, and Omiya Station
- For Takasaki Station, Maebashi Station, and Shibukawa Station
- For Mishima Station
- For Shimizu Station and Shizuoka Station
- For Matsumoto Bus Terminal (Matsumoto Station)
- Resort Express; For Hoshigaoka Station and Nagoya Station
- Fujiyama Liner; For Kyōto Station, Ōsaka Station, and Ōsaka Abenobashi Station
- For Fukui Station, Komatsu Station, and Kanazawa Station
- Hakata Fujiyama Express; For Kokura Station, Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station, and Hakata Station
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- Fuji-Q Highland--eejanaika, the 4th dimension coaster Archived 10 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Fujikyuko Co., LTD, and Fujikyu Highland. 2006.. Accessed 2010-12-04.
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