After its first public test ride, the Takabisha roller-coaster at Fuji-Q highland Amusement Park, Fujiyoshida in Japan has now been recognized as the world's steepest roller-coaster by Guinness World Records Officials!
Installed at the foot of Mount Fuji, Takabisha roller-coaster track is 0.6 miles long. It features seven stomach-churning twists and and a 43 meter (141 feet) drop at an inclination of 121 degrees, thus making it the steepest roller-coaster drop on earth!
On descending from this height, the carriage enter the steepest drop at the height of 95 feet, taking less than 0.4 seconds to complete the record breaking stretch of this fun ride. A single breathtaking ride on this track ends after 112 seconds. Park owners have spent whopping $35 million on this 'steel snake' and will be made public from 16th of July.
The previous world record for steepest roller-coaster was in the name of Mumbo Jumbo roller-coaster at Flamingo land in North Yorkshire, which has a vertical fall from 98 feet at 112 degree inclination.
Takabisha, when translated to English, becomes 'high flying car'. This track lives upto its name, also offering riders to fill their eyes with the beautiful views of nearby Fuji mountains, only if you can bear the composure of this breathtaking ride! ;)