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Venus GP

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roller coaster
Venus GP
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Space World
Location Yahata Higashi, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Status Defunct
Operated February 13, 1996 to December 2017
Manufacturer Maurer AG, Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1,200
Height131.3 feet
Top speed54.3 mph
Length3,412.1 feet
Steepest drop60°
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Venus GP (Japanese: ヴィーナスGP) was a steel roller coaster located at Space World in Yahata Higashi, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. It was one of the first roller coasters built by Maurer AG, and it was built in conjunction with Anton Schwarzkopf.

Originally called Venus, the ride was renamed Venus GP in 2007. A large model of the Space Shuttle was situated beside the vertical loop.

The control and pneumatic systems were provided by Gerstlauer.

The ride closed on December 31, 2017 alongside the rest of Space World. On the park's closing day, the ride's final train had fireworks launching out of it.

Design[edit | edit source]


When it first opened, Venus was painted turquoise with white supports. It was later repainted green with blue supports.

Trains[edit | edit source]

12 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.