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World's Steepest Rollercoaster


Disneyland, 2002, Big Thunder Mountain. We were sick while on board. Our brother nicknamed us Big Chunder Mountain for years. True Story.

Meanwhile, in Japan, the newest addition to the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park in Yamanash is set to open. It's called Takabisha - the Japanese for Dominant. Hell yes.

The ride lasts for just 112 seconds and boasts seven loops, with its highest point at 141 foot where thrill-seekers can, er, enjoy (?) a freefall at 121 degrees clocking up 62mph on the way down.

The park forked out £25 million to build the rollercoaster, but if you’re keen to take a spin it will cost you rougly £7, excluding park admission fees (and a trip to Japan, of course).

Apparently there are also great views of Mount Fuji from the ride but somehow we doubt that’s what we'd be looking at.

(Images: Getty)

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