Moonsault Scramble

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Moonsault Scramble
Moonsault Scramble (Fuji-Q Highland).jpg
Pretzel knot
roller coaster
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Fuji-Q Highland
Location Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
Status Defunct
Operated June 24, 1983 to 2000
Statistics
Manufacturer Meisho Amusement Machines, Okamoto Co., Ltd.
Type Steel - Shuttle
Area 180 metres × 90 metres
Height70 metres
Top speed90 km/h
Length460 metres
Track inversions2
Rider inversions4
G-force6.5 g
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Moonsault Scramble was a Meisho shuttle roller coaster located at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. The ride was the first roller coaster to surpass 61 metres in height, but is not considered a hyper coaster as it is not full-circuit. It is the tallest roller coaster to be demolished. The front car from Moonsault Scramble was kept and put on display in the park in 2019.

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Elements

Moonsault Scramble featured the first pretzel knot, a double-inversion that is similar to a batwing which crosses over itself. The only other roller coaster to have a pretzel knot is the Banshee at Kings Island.

The ride began with a 70 metres tall reverse-inclined lift hill before dropping backward through the station into the 20.5 metres tall pretzel knot. After the forceful inversions, the train traveled up the second hill, and dropped forward though the design, and into the station.

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Tallest roller coaster
June 1983 - July 1996
Preceded by
Montezooma's Revenge
Tallest roller coaster
June 1983 - July 1996
Succeeded by
Fujiyama