Fuji-Q Highland To Add Ropes Course and Skydeck To Fujiyama Coaster
For the summer of 2021, Fuji-Q Highland has decided to open a innovative skydeck, ropes course, and slide complex. The new attraction, Fujiyama – King of Coasters Tower, will be attached to Fujiyama, the park’s iconic record breaking coaster.
Situated on the second tallest hill of the coaster, the new complex will provide scenic views of the park and the neighboring Mount Fuji. Originally designed to aid the park with daily inspection, the expansion of the scope of the project created a one-of-a kind attraction.
The park provided a brief description of the new attraction:
This inspection tower was planned to be constructed to make daily inspections smoother as Fujiyama – King of Coasters With the completion of the inspection tower, it will be possible to inspect from the middle of the course, and it will be possible to carry replacement parts and equipment at once using the elevator inside the tower, which will enable higher level inspection.
Until now, the staff had been watching the breathtakingly beautiful Mt. Fuji from the rails under inspection every morning. And this view was a “special view” that only the Fujiyama – King of Coasters
When constructing the inspection tower this time, we wanted more people to see this “superb view” that only a limited number of people could see, so we opened the top floor as an observatory and opened the “Fujiyama – King of Coasters Tower”.
The main highlight of the attraction is the signature views being provided of Mount Fuji. The 55 meter tall skydeck will provide a clear view showing the lush forests around the mountain.
For thrill seekers, the attraction provides a rope course and slide tower. The rope course will place adrenaline junkies beside the Fujiyama coaster as cars speed past. When it opens, the slide will be one of the tallest in the world.
To facilitate construction, the Fujiyama coaster will be closed starting in February 2021. It is unknown how long the closure will last.
This project will be followed by a brand new coaster in 2022. Details are scarce about the attraction, but it is known that the coaster will cost more than $34 million dollars.
For tickets and more information, visit the official Fuji-Q Highlands website by clicking here.
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