.+ [ Fuji-Q Highland ] +.
Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) is an amusement park
in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan.
The themepark is near the base of Mount Fuji.
It has a number of roller coasters, as well as Thomas World,
a children's area with a Thomas the Tank Engine theme.
In 2006, on the 9th Season of The Amazing Race,
the final 3 teams came here and rode Tonde Mia!! (Pizza-la),
Dodonpa and Fujiyama looking for a clue to their next destination.
Fuji-Q's most famous roller coasters are:
• Fujiyama, 259 feet tall, 80.8 mph. Opened in 1996,
it was once the world's tallest roller coaster.
As of 2007 it is the world's 8th tallest, 5th longest,
and 10th fastest roller coaster.
• Dodonpa, 170 feet tall, 106.9 mph. Opened in 2001,
it was then the world's fastest roller coaster.
As of 2007 it is the 3rd fastest in the world
• Eejanaika, 249 feet tall, 78.3 mph. Opened in 2006,
it is only the second "4th Dimension roller coaster"
ever built (the first being X² at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California).
As a "4th dimension" roller coaster its seats can rotate
360 degrees forward or backward in a controlled spin,
thus allowing Eejanaika to invert 14 different times,
even though the actual track inverts only three times.
It surpasses the first built "4th dimension" roller coaster,
X², in both height and speed.
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