|Opening date||July 16, 2011|
Around early 2010, construction began on the complicated attraction. Construction on Takabisha was completed by Spring 2011. On May 11, 2011, Fuji-Q Highland confirmed that they would be opening Takabisha, the world's steepest roller coaster. Testing for Takabisha began on June 8, 2011, and finished near the end of June. On July 8, 2011, Fuji-Q Highland invited media sources and VIP guests to get a sneak preview of Takabisha. Eight days later, on July 16, 2011, Takabisha opened to the general public.
After guests board their trains, the ride begins with an unprecedented first drop into a pitch black tunnel. While inside the dark tunnel, the train enters a slow heartline roll. Then, in an amazing two seconds, the vehicle is launched by linear motors down a 207-foot-long tunnel at a speed of 62mph, the ride's top speed. The vehicle then exits Takabisha's main station building and enters a large inverted top hat. After exiting the inverted top hat, the train enters a banana roll, a corkscrew, and two airtime hills. The train then is slowed by a set of block brakes, and the train returns to the main station building. The ride then turns 180 degrees to the right before exiting the building again. The vehicle enters the 141-foot incline. When the train reaches the top of the hill, the car begins to slowly inch towards the record-breaking 121-degree, beyond-vertical drop. The vehicle then enters a dive loop, an inline loop, and, the grand finale, an Immelmann loop. The train then slowly pulls back into the main station.
- Takabisha is the steepest steel coaster in the world, at 121 degrees. It took the record from Fraispertuis City's Timber Drop roller coaster, angled at 113.1 degrees, which had held the record for only the previous two weeks.
- This is the fourteenth record broken by Fuji-Q Highland.
- The name, Takabisha (高飛車), is a pun. The three kanji mean "high flying car".
- The ride is designed using the Gerstlauer Euro Fighter layout.
- In Japanese, Takabisha translates into "high-handed" or "domineering".
Coaster of the WeekEdit
- After the Wikia's idle period from July to August 2013, Takabisha was crowned the Wikia's 16th Coaster of the Week. Takabisha is currently the first and only coaster from Fuji-Q Highland to win the award.