Moonsault Scramble

Roller coaster in Japan
Watch the on-ride POV
Moonsault Scramble
The pretzel knot
Fuji-Q Highland
Location Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
Status Defunct
Operated 24 June 1983 to April 2000
Cost 1,500,000,000 JPY[1]
Replaced by Do-Dodonpa
Manufacturer Meisho Amusement Machines
Builder Okamoto
Type Steel - Shuttle
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 560
Propulsion Catch car lift hill
Area 180 metres × 90 metres
Power consumption 175 KW
Height 70 metres
Top speed 90 km/h
Length 460 metres
Track inversions 2
Rider inversions 4
G-Force 6.5

Moonsault Scramble (Japanese: ムーンサルト・スクランブル) was a Meisho shuttle roller coaster located at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan.[2] |units=metric 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 second-tallest roller coaster which has closed, behind Tower of Terror II at Dreamworld. The front car from Moonsault Scramble was kept and put on display in the park in 2019.



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 backwards through the station into the 20.5 metres tall pretzel knot. After the forceful inversions, the train traveled up the second hill, and dropped forwards through the design, and into the station.

Colour scheme

Red track and white supports.


Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.


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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
Articles on Fuji-Q Highland