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Bandit (Yomiuriland)

Bandit (Yomiuriland)

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roller coaster
Bandit
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Yomiuriland
Location Inagi, Tokyo, Japan
Status Operating since March 1988
Height restriction 109 cm (43 inches)
Statistics
Manufacturer TOGO
Type Steel
Model / product Sitdown
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1260
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height51 metres
Δ elevation78 metres
Top speed110 km/h
Length1560 metres
Inversions0
Duration2:18
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Bandit (Japanese: バンデット) is a steel sit-down roller coaster located at Yomiuriland in Inagi, Tokyo, Japan. Built by TOGO, it opened in March 1988 and was the world's complete-circuit tallest roller coaster and the world's fastest roller coaster (until ShockWave opened three months later at Six Flags Great America and broke the full-circuit height record and until Great American Scream Machine opened one year later at Six Flags Great Adventure and broke the speed record).

Design[edit | edit source]

View of Bandit's layout.
The lift hill.
Elements

Bandit has a very long track length, with many airtime hills and banked curves, as well as an upward helix. It is the second longest, fastest and highest roller coaster built by TOGO, after Fujiyama at Fuji-Q Highland.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.

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Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
March 1988 - June 1988
Preceded by
Vortex
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
March 1988 - June 1988
Succeeded by
ShockWave
Fastest roller coaster
March 1988 - April 1989
Preceded by
American Eagle
Fastest roller coaster
March 1988 - April 1989
Succeeded by
Great American Scream Machine