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Dodonpa
Dodonpa (Fuji-Q Highland) - OnRide - (720p)01:17

Dodonpa (Fuji-Q Highland) - OnRide - (720p)


Statistics

Location

Fuji-Q Highland

Manufacturer

S&S Worldwide

Height

170.6 feet

Top speed

106.8 mph

Inversions

0

Steepest Drop

90°

Maximum G-Force

4.25G

Length

3900'

Dodonpa is an S&S launched roller coaster located at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. It opened in 2001 and currently has the highest launch acceleration of any coaster in the world at 2.7G.

Name and ThemeingEdit

The name "Dodonpa" comes from the notes used by taiko drummers. In the queue line, you can hear these notes. At launch you hear a voice in Japanese running through a checklist and counting down before the launch. The dialogue occasionally changes, and, to surprise the riders, there is often a "false" countdown and "failed" launch followed by an "accidental" launch.

The four trains are painted with different faces; a "father", "mother", "brother", and "sister".

Preceded by

Tower of Terror (tied with Superman: The Escape)

World's Fastest Roller Coaster

December 2001–May 2003

Succeeded by

Top Thrill Dragster

Preceded by

Steel Dragon 2000

World's Fastest Complete-Circuit Roller Coaster

December 2001–May 2003

Succeeded by

Top Thrill Dragster

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