By the way, we spent 2 nights at West Inn Fujiyoshida which is very closed to the theme park (15 mins walk) — very recommended! The photos and complete information of the hotel will be posted later.
|On the way to Fujikyu Highland.|
This is the place for you if you love rides and roller-coasters rather than the attractions of say, Disneyland or Disney Sea.
|The main entrance that was already decorated in Christmas theme♡|
|Inside the souvenir shop. Thumbs up for the packaging!|
|A cute One Piece key/phone strap Jess bought at the shop which has her birthdate on it.|
After you got in, there are 2 photo booths at the left side where you can take a picture and have your face on the ticket! :D
|One Piece is literally everywhere in Japan! *happy happy*|
|So beautiful! The leaves were starting to change color.|
|A stand where many white papers tied on. We assume it is a "Omikuji - Good Luck, Bad Luck" thing? Not sure...|
|Kawaii girl spotted when we were queuing for 1,5hours.|
|One of the reasons to come back here.|
// THE ROLLER COASTERS //
Fuji-Q Highland is known for its extreme and thrilling roller coasters. Here are the highlights:
1. EEJANAIKA "4th Dimension Roller Coaster"
(76 metres tall, 126 km/h)
What makes Eejanaika so unique is that as the train travels around the track, the cars are able to do independent flips and twists!
|Going up the hill + dropping down backwards.|
|The train does a complete rotation while the cars on the train ALSO do a full rotation!|
|Here you can see the seats rotating. Look at the seat position of the back row versus the front row!|
|The station where we must took off some of our stuffs like bags, necklaces, watches, shoes, etc. The trains are riding toward where the arrow's pointing to... backwards that is.|
Side note from Jess:
I've tried Insanity Stratosphere (Las Vegas), The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (Disney World - Florida), Dragon Challenge / Dueling Dragons (Universal Studios - Florida), been to Six Flags (LA) and rode most of those scary rides inside non-stop, but Eejanaika... is no kidding the scariest ride I've been in! Totally worth the (seemingly unintimidating with all those cute graphics and cute 'eejanaika!' shout outs song) LONG queue.
(79 metres tall, 130 km/h)
In 1996, "Fujiyama - King of Coasters" opened as the world's tallest coaster. It held that record for four years.
|It was also the world's first "hyper twister" coaster.|
|The lift-hill. The part where you go, "Omg omg omg I'm gonna dieee..."|
|The queue when we were about to return to our hotel (5:30pm). Wanted to join but it was already closed (no more passengers allowed because the whole theme park was closed at 6pm *sob).|
(The world’s steepest steel roller-coaster)
It contains a 121° freefall, as well as seven major twists over 1000 metres of track, and a drop of 43 metres.
|We did not manage to ride it, but reading this description from a blogger is enough to give us the heebie jeebies: "First they bring you straight up one side, then they sloooowly bring you over the top. You sloooowly approach the precipice, and then you just hang there for what feels like an eternity. Then you’re taken over a 121 degree vertical drop."|
(52 metres tall, 172 km/h)
Dodonpa was once the world's fastest and still ranks the fastest in the world for launch time acceleration.
|The trains go up and down at 90 degree angles!|
|Cute pink polkadot trains :D|
// OTHER ATTRACTIONS //
|This is our first ride here which also gave us a crazy experience (it swings back and forth and sometimes we are facing upside-down), but still, it is nothing compared to Eejanaika.|
|Another cute coaster.|
|Snapshots taken from my phone.|
Some photos and information courtesy of:
We'd also like to thank our dear friend, Wisnu Tejakusuma who recommended this place! X
For more information visit: Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park website.
// THE OUTFITS //
|JESS': Gowigasa Tie-dyed Boy Top and Striped Net Cardigan | Unbranded Ripped Denim Pants | Bunny Gloves+Shawl from Japan|
|ELLE's: Romwe Shredded Cat Sweater | Gowigasa Cat Ears Beanie, Triangle Necklace, Skull Studded Bag with Tassels | Face2Face Black Boots (Japan)|
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