Video of the Day: Ride the World's Steepest Roller Coaster


Thrill seekers, meet the Takabisha (Japanese for “domineering”), which thanks to a 141-foot drop at 121 degrees, is now the world’s steepest roller coaster — an honor that was formerly held by Le Timber Drop in France. The recently-built, $37 million attraction at Fuji-Q Highland, an amusement park in Japan, doesn’t open to the public until this weekend, but thanks to a brave soul at the press preview, we’ve got a firsthand video account of what it’s like to take the 112-second ride while sitting the front row. Click through if you’re feeling brave.

Also worth checking out: this time-lapse video of the Takabisha’s construction.

[via Techland]