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    Fuji-Q-Highland Builds a New Gerstlauer Eurofighter For 2012

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    Fuji-Q-Highland Builds a New Gerstlauer Eurofighter For 2012

    Post  Ccron10 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:02 pm


    Is this ride really the best choice for Fuji-Q? Eurofighters aren't really the highest capacity type of coasters out there and I'm sure being long doesn't help. Will it be a winning people eater in a park with far and few between or will it just add to the chaos with 3 hour lines?
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    Re: Fuji-Q-Highland Builds a New Gerstlauer Eurofighter For 2012

    Post  Fanatic on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:15 pm

    In my opinion the park is already kind of tight and crowded, but a Eurofighter will be an interesting ride to see there. It will probably add to the waits, but maybe take time of the other popular rides.
    It's an interesting park and I like the rides they have. This ride will probably fit the skyline well when it's done, if nothing else.
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    Post  Fanatic on Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:57 pm

    Been following this for a little while, it looks like it has finally opened:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2012661/Worlds-steepest-rollercoaster-Japans-Takabisha-breaks-British-record.html

    The park is set in the shadow of Mount Fuji, but there is little time to enjoy the view of snow-capped mountain as the ride lasts just 112 seconds .
    The nerve-jangling plunge comes amid seven stomach-flipping twists over nearly two miles of track.
    The ride's designers have called in adjudicators from the Guinness Book of World Records, which ratified that the drop, involving a 121-degree freefall, is the steepest on any attraction anywhere in the world.
    Takabisha, which translates as 'dominant' in English, relies on a combination of gravity and a set of linear motors on the cars.
    These accelerate the coaster to speeds of 100kmph.
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    Re: Fuji-Q-Highland Builds a New Gerstlauer Eurofighter For 2012

    Post  HPCrazy on Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:23 pm

    Was this Intamin or the company (forget the name) that built Kennywood's Skyrocket? The lift looks more like something along the lines of Skyrocket.
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    Re: Fuji-Q-Highland Builds a New Gerstlauer Eurofighter For 2012

    Post  Fanatic on Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:30 pm

    The lifts do look alike. When I checked around, news sites say it is a Gerstlauer EuroFighter. It's actually very similar to SAW - The Ride at Thorpe Park.
    The Fuji-Q Highland page on Screamscape mentions it somewhere in the middle of the page.
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    Re: Fuji-Q-Highland Builds a New Gerstlauer Eurofighter For 2012

    Post  Ccron10 on Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:32 pm

    Fanatic wrote:The lifts do look alike. When I checked around, news sites say it is a Gerstlauer EuroFighter. It's actually very similar to SAW - The Ride at Thorpe Park.
    The Fuji-Q Highland page on Screamscape mentions it somewhere in the middle of the page.
    It's not similar by a longshot. The layout is completely different with one-of-a-kind elements.

    The company that manufactured Sky Rocket was Premier Rides.

    By the way, I merged your topic with one we already have.
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    Re: Fuji-Q-Highland Builds a New Gerstlauer Eurofighter For 2012

    Post  Fanatic on Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:45 pm

    ^ Thanks for the merge. Sorry - I must have missed it when I was checking for similar topics.

    I'm not really sure if you are referring to Sky Rocket or SAW - The Ride.. scratch

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    Re: Fuji-Q-Highland Builds a New Gerstlauer Eurofighter For 2012

    Post  coasteral on Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:47 pm

    Now that looks like the tallest steepest drop ever!!!!! Shocked

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