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Moonsault Scramble

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Moonsault Scramble
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Fuji-Q Highland
Location Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
Status Defunct
Operated June 24, 1983 to 2000
Statistics
Manufacturer Meisho Amusement Machines, Okamoto Co., Ltd.
Type Steel - Shuttle
Area 590.5 feet × 295.3 feet
Height229.7 feet
Top speed55.9 mph
Length1,509.2 feet
Inversions2 (Riders experience 4)
G-force6.2G
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Moonsault Scramble was a Meisho shuttle roller coaster located at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. The ride was the first roller coaster to surpass 200 feet (61 meters) in height, but is not considered a hyper coaster as it is not full-circuit. It is the tallest roller coaster to be demolished.

Design[edit]

Elements

Moonsault Scramble featured the first pretzel knot, a double-inversion that is similar to a Batwing which crosses over itself. The only other roller coaster to have a pretzel knot is the Banshee at Kings Island.

The ride began with a 230-foot (70.1 meter) tall reverse-inclined lift hill before dropping backward through the station into the 67 feet high Pretzel Knot. After the forceful inversions, the train traveled up the second hill, and dropped forward though the design, and into the station.

Tallest roller coaster
June 1983 - July 1996
Preceded by
Montezooma's Revenge
Tallest roller coaster
June 1983 - July 1996
Succeeded by
Fujiyama