Bandit (Yomiuriland)

Roller coaster
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Bandit
Bandit Yomiuriland Overview.jpg
Yomiuriland
Location Inagi, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates 35°37′32″N 139°31′05″E / 35.625545°N 139.518133°E / 35.625545; 139.518133
Park section Bandit Area
Status Operating since March 1988
Rider height 120 cm minimum
Statistics
Manufacturer Togo
Product Sitdown
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1260
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 51 metres
Elevation change 78 metres
Top speed 110 km/h
Length 1560 metres
Inversions 0
Duration 2:18
HELP
The lift hill.

Bandit (Japanese: バンデット) is a steel 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

Elements

Bandit has a very long track length, with many 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.

Colour scheme

Brown track with yellow rails and brown supports.

Trains

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. The train is designed to resemble a bunch of logs.

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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