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Bandit (Yomiuriland)

Bandit (Yomiuriland)

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roller coaster
Location Inagi, Tokyo, Japan
Status Operating since March 1989
Height restriction 43 inches (109 cm)
Manufacturer TOGO
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1260
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height167.3 feet
Δ elevation255.9 feet
Top speed68.4 mph
Length5,118.1 feet

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 1989 and was the world's fastest (until Magnum XL-200 opened one year later at Cedar Point) and longest roller coaster (until The Ultimate opened in 1991 at Lightwater Valley.

Design[edit | edit source]

View of Bandit's layout.
The lift hill.

Bandit has a very long track length (when it opened was world's longest), with many airtime hills and banked curves, as well as an up-ward 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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Fastest roller coaster
March 1988 - May 1989
Preceded by
American Eagle
Fastest roller coaster
March 1988 - May 1989
Succeeded by
Magnum XL-200