Statistics

Length:4,081.3 ft
Height:160.8 ft
Inversions:1
Speed:111.9 mph
Max Acceleration:0 - 111.9 mph in 1.8s
Elements:Compressed Air Launch
160.8 ft tall Loop

Details

Former names:Dodonpa (Japanese: ドドンパ) (2001 to 2016)
Former status:Operated from 12/21/2001 to 10/2/2016
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.

While the park writes "Dodonpa", a more accurate natural pronunciation would be "Dodompa" (with a "m"). Many Japanese use "n" by Japanese roman lettering convention.
Operating schedule:Dodonpa closed on October 2nd, 2016 and will reopen on July 15th, 2017 as the Do-Dodonpa after changes are complete. Most significantly, the top hat was replaced by a 49m tall, 39.7m in diameter vertical loop. The top speed increased from 172 km/h to 180km/h and the length increased from 1,189m to 1,244m. In the former configuration, the duration was 55 seconds, height was 52m and g-force was 4.3.

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