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Venus GP

Venus GP

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roller coaster
Venus GP
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Space World
Location Yahata Higashi, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Status Defunct
Operated February 13, 1996 to December 2017
Manufacturer Maurer AG, Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1,200
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height131.2 feet
Top speed53.4 mph
Length3,412.1 feet
Steepest drop60°
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Venus GP (Japanese: ヴィーナスGP) was a steel roller coaster located at Space World in Yahata Higashi, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. It was one of the first roller coasters built by Maurer AG, and it was built in conjunction with Anton Schwarzkopf. The control and pneumatic systems were provided by Gerstlauer.

History[edit | edit source]

The ride was designed by Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH in conjunction with German steel company BHS. It was one of the first roller coasters manufactured by Maurer AG, who had recently taken over the roller coaster division of BHS.[1] Originally called Venus, the ride was renamed Venus GP in 2007.

The final day of operation was {{date|December 31, 2017. On its final day, during the park's firework display, a train loaded with fireworks was dispatched.[2]

Design[edit | edit source]


When it first opened, Venus was painted turquoise with white supports. It was later repainted green with blue supports. A full-size model of the Space Shuttle Discovery was situated beside the vertical loop.

Trains[edit | edit source]

12 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Venus GP on the Roller Coaster DataBase.