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Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド, Fujikyū Hairando) is an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. it was opened on 2 March 1968.[1]

Fuji-Q Highland
FujiQ Highland MainGate.JPG
Front gate of the theme park
Location5 Chome-6-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi-ken 403-0017, Japan
Coordinates35°29′13″N 138°46′48″E / 35.487°N 138.780°E / 35.487; 138.780Coordinates: 35°29′13″N 138°46′48″E / 35.487°N 138.780°E / 35.487; 138.780
OwnerFujikyu Highland Co., Ltd.
OpenedMarch 2, 1968 (1968-03-02)
Operating seasonYear-round
Roller coasters7
Fujiyama, the longest and tallest roller coaster in Fuji-Q Highland
The Haunted Hospital

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.[2] 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.

In 2006, on the 9th Season of The Amazing Race, the final 3 teams came here and rode Tondemina, Dodonpa and Fujiyama looking for a clue to their next destination.

Fuji-Q's most famous roller coasters are the following:

  • Fujiyama, 79 metres tall, 130 km/h,[3] 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,[4] 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,[5] opened in 2006 and is only the second "4th Dimension roller coaster" ever built (the first being at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California). 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. As of December 2016, Takabisha holds the world record for the steepest roller coaster in the world.[6][7]

Operating roller coastersEdit

Year opened Name Manufacturer Type Design
1995 Rock 'N Roll Duncan -- Steel Sit down
1996 Fujiyama TOGO Steel Sit down
1998 Mad Mouse -- Steel
2006 Eejanaika (ええじゃないか) S&S Arrow Steel 4th Dimension
2011 Takabisha (高飛車) Gerstlauer Steel Euro-Fighter
2017 Do-Dodonpa (ド・ドドンパ) S&S Power Steel Sit down

Bus terminalEdit


  1. ^ "Fuji-Q Highland". Japan and Me. 7 June 2016. Archived from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
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  3. ^ Fuji-Q Highland--FUJIYAMA, the king of roller coasters Archived 12 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Fujikyuko Co., LTD, and Fujikyu Highland. 2006. Accessed 2010-12-04.
  4. ^ Fuji-Q Highland--DODONPA, the world’s tremendous roller coaster Archived 28 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Fujikyuko Co., LTD, and Fujikyu Highland. 2006. Accessed 2010-12-04.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Don't look down! Japanese theme park set to take the title of 'world's steepest rollercoaster' from UK's Flamingoland". Daily Mail, 17 June 2011
  7. ^ Metropolis, "Ride", No. 903, 15 July 2011, p. 7.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Express bus bound for Mt. Fuji - FUJIKYUKO BUS". Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "富士山を発着する高速バス - 富士急行バス". Retrieved 18 March 2016.

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