Dodonpa / ドドンパ

Fuji-Q Highland (Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan)

Operating since 12/21/2001

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Extreme

Make: S&S Worldwide
Model: All Models / Thrust Air Coaster


Length:3,900.9 ft
Height:170.6 ft
Speed:106.9 mph
Max Vertical Angle:90°
Max Acceleration:0 - 106.9 mph in 1.8s


Lift / Launch System:Compressed Air Launch
Trains:4 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 8 riders per train.
Facts:Each train on the Dodonpa has a different face.  The mouth stretches in a scream under the train so that the seats are between the teeth.  When the Dodonpa opened, the faces were: Father, Mother, Sister and Baby.  These were later changed to: Cheetah, Snake, Zebra and Strawberry.
Etymology:Dodonpa, is named for musical sounds, (similar to Do Re Mi, but percussive) and is also the "chant" referred to occasionally while you wait in line for the coaster.

Dodonpa - Fuji-Q Highland (Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan)

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Dodonpa - Fuji-Q Highland (Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan)