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New thrills are coming to Japan’s Mt. Fuji amusement park!

Fuji-Q Highland is a must-visit amusement park if you’re a thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie. With attractions like a roller coaster whose launch speed is so fast it breaks bones and a haunted house where you’re cuffed in the dark, this park is not for the faint of heart, especially because, starting next month, guests who climb up to the top of the Fujiyama Tower to get the clearest view of Mt. Fuji will now have the option to zoom down to the ground in a 120-meter (393-foot) slide.

The Fujiyama Slider is a spiral tube slide that connects the 55-meter (180-foot) tall observation deck to the ground, and is sure to get your heart racing (if it doesn’t give you a heart attack). The slide, which is the longest tube-style slide in Japan, takes a winding course around the tower, and its inside is completely dark, so it takes some courage to lie down, put your feet into the sliding mat, and let them push down into the tube. Once you’re in, though, the ride lasts for a thrilling 20 seconds.

▼ The Fujiyama Tower before the slide was built

In celebration of the slide opening, Fuji-Q Highland is holding a contest on Twitter to see who can come up with the best caption for their illustration of a screaming Fujiyama Slider rider. Is he having so much fun he’s crying tears of joy? Or is he so terrified out of his mind that he’s regretting every second of the …continue reading