Roller Coasters

  • Takabisha: Japan Gets World's Steepest Roller Coaster (Videos)

    Takabisha: Japan Gets World's Steepest Roller Coaster (Videos)

    If you plan to travel to Japan soon and you’re not among the faint of heart, you might want to visit the Fuji-Q Highland, an amusement park that just added a very special new attraction: the world’s steepest roller coaster. The so-called Takabisha [JP] accelerates to 100 km/h, has a 43m drop and a 121-degree freefall. Read More

  • Japanese Pedal-Powered Roller Coaster: Exactly What It Sounds Like

    I recall being on a field trip in DC as a kid and seeing some exhibit at the Smithsonian with similar physics, and at the time the thought in my mind was “no way in hell I’m getting on that.” My sentiments here echo those of my youth. It’s a roller coaster with cars you pedal. No, really. The green ride has carts on a track that are propelled by the people who ride in them. Read More