Roller coaster in Japan
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Nagashima Spa Land
Location Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan
Coordinates 35°01′46″N 136°44′03″E / 35.029329°N 136.734094°E / 35.029329; 136.734094
Status Operating since 28 March 2019
Cost ¥2.8 billion
Rider height 130 cm minimum
Replaced White Cyclone
Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction
Product I-Box Track
Type Steel - Hybrid
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 55 metres
Top speed 107 km/h
Length 1530 metres
Inversions 3
Drop angle 80°
G-Force 4

Hakugei is a steel hybrid roller coaster located at Nagashima Spa Land in Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan. It is a Rocky Mountain Construction I-Box conversion of White Cyclone and opened on 28 March 2019.


Hakugei replaced White Cyclone, an Intamin wooden roller coaster that closed on 28 January 2018. The conversion was first announced in October 2017.[1]

After White Cyclone closed, construction on the ride began with the stripping of the ride's wooden track. White Cyclone's signature helices were then removed before the track began to arrive in June 2018.

On 24 September 2018, Nagashima Spa Land officially revealed that the ride would be named Hakugei. They also revealed that the ride would be 5,019.7 feet long, that it would have an 80 degree first drop and that it would open in March 2019.[2]

In early March 2019, the track was completed, and testing began shortly after.[3][4]

On 22 March 2019, Nagashima Spa Land announced that the ride would open on 28 March 2019.[5]



Hakugei is a Rocky Mountain Construction I-Box conversion of Nagashima Spa Land's former White Cyclone wooden roller coaster. It is the first I-Box coaster, as well as the first Rocky Mountain Construction coaster in Asia.


6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.


Hakugei (白鯨) is Japanese for "White Whale".


External links

  • Hakugei on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Nagashima Spa Land