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Fujiyama

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Fujiyama
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Fuji-Q Highland
Location Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
Status Operating since July 1996
Statistics
Manufacturer TOGO
Type Steel - Hyper
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height259.2 feet
Drop229.7 feet
Top speed80.8 mph
Length6,708.7 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop65°
Duration3:36
G-force3.5G
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Fujiyama (Japanese: フジヤマ) is a TOGO hyper roller coaster located at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. It was the world's first hyper twister roller coaster when it opened. This means that unlike a traditional hyper coaster, it has a tightly-packed layout as opposed to an out-and-back layout.

Trivia[edit]

The Japanese for "Mount Fuji", 富士山, actually transliterates into Latin characters as "Fujisan"; "Fujiyama" results from a mistransliteration of 山, which can indeed be transliterated as "yama" in some contexts, but not in this context. It has been said that the name "Fujiyama" was given to this coaster as a deliberate joke on this common error.

Tallest roller coaster
July 1996 - January 1997
Preceded by
Moonsault Scramble
Tallest roller coaster
July 1996 - January 1997
Succeeded by
Tower of Terror
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
July 1996 - May 2000
Preceded by
Pepsi Max Big One
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
July 1996 - May 2000
Succeeded by
Millennium Force
Tallest roller coaster drop
July 1996 - January 1997
Preceded by
Unknown
Tallest roller coaster drop
July 1996 - January 1997
Succeeded by
Steel Phantom
Fastest roller coaster
July 1997 - January 1997
Preceded by
Steel Phantom
Fastest roller coaster
July 1997 - January 1997
Succeeded by
Tower of Terror
Fastest complete circuit roller coaster
July 1996 - February 2000
Preceded by
Steel Phantom
Fastest complete circuit roller coaster
July 1996 - February 2000
Succeeded by
Goliath