Space World

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Space World
Space World 01.jpg
Venus GP
Location Yahatahigashi-ku, Japan
Opened 1990; 27 years ago (1990)

Space World (スペースワールド, Supēsu Wārudo) is a theme park in Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyūshū, Japan.

Created in 1990 by Nippon Steel when the company was downsizing its steel plant in the ward, it is currently[when?] operated by Space World Inc., a subsidiary of Kamori Kankō, and offers a variety of attractions.[citation needed]

Ferris wheel[edit]

A distant view of Space World.jpg

Space World is the home of the Space Eye, a 100-metre (330 ft) tall Ferris wheel affording panoramic views.[1]


Zaturn is an Intamin AG launched sit down coaster which reaches the top height of 205 ft and top speed of 80.3 mph (129 km/h) and a drop of 198 ft.[citation needed]

Ice Aquarium[edit]

In October 2016, the park opened its new Ice Aquarium ice rink. Embedded in the ice were approximately 5000 dead fish, which caused public outrage. The park closed the attraction on 27 November.[2]


In December 2016, the park announced it would permanently close at the end of December 2017. [3]


  1. ^ Attraction | SPACE WORLD | Space Eye
  2. ^ Gartland, Dan (November 28, 2016). "Japanese theme park forced to apologize for creepy skating rink full of dead fish". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ News, Kyodo (December 16, 2016). "Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu to close at end of 2017". Kyodo News. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 33°52′25″N 130°48′44″E / 33.87352°N 130.81215°E / 33.87352; 130.81215