On a rare clear day, Fuji-Q Highland offers a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji--and youíll have plenty of time to enjoy it while you wait in line. Fuji-Q is a park of huge crowds, low-capacity rides, and possibly the worst operations of any major park. Thrills are stressed here, and there are four big steel coasters, but you may be frustrated in your attempts to ride them all. (That being said, the parkís Thomas Town kids area is quite nice.) One unusual attraction is the upcharge Haunted Hospital, a walkthrough that takes a good 45 minutes (if you donít mind waiting in a two- or three-hour line to take a walk). If youíre planning on visiting Fuji-Q, note that the park pretty much shuts down in the rain--and it rains a lot in Japan.
Fuji-Q certainly reveals plenty about the culture here. The rides all take forever to wait for, true. For mostly really dumb reasons, yes. If this bothers you too much, be sure not to live here. You'll gain patience, though. Really I think the waiting makes the ride itself better, but that's just me.
You can see Mt. Fuji if you drive there quite easily. Don't eat Pizza-la (especially if you actually like pizza). If you're used to Japanese-style western food, the rest is good. Be sure to try the haunted hospital with a couple of friends.
It'd be worth it to buy the fast-track tickets for the rides, actually. Just do that.
If you can find it, there's a sign (in Japanese) to not pro-wrestle or tackle any bears if you come across them.
I visited Fuji Q this year in March 2013. The weather was clear and sunny, with about 5 knots of wind. Unfortunately, this was enough to close Fujiyama.
Not off to a good start! The park was pretty empty as theme parks go, being a week day, however the queue times for the main attractions were all in excess of two hours, some two and a half hours. Why? Super slow loading and unloading of rides, and a seemingly unlimited amount of queue jumpers as people joined their friends or groups, which no one seemed to object to.
However, the rides I did manage to get on were amazing. Eejanaika is even more thrilling than X2 and seemed more aggressive in it's drops and turns. Takabisha was silky smooth, exciting and unexpectedly good!
My experience at Fuji-Q differs from everyone else's in that I went in January way back when and the park was absolutely empty. The fact that there was snow on the ground and it was probably only 40 degrees that day probably helped to keep people away as well. That being said most of the rides were one train operations with a one train wait so my friends and I had a great time reriding all the major attractions and enjoying the decent sized out door Ice Skating Rink! The only thing we had to wait for that day was DoDonpa, and that was maybe 20 minutes. So perhaps when it comes down to visiting Fuji-Q, you should try for the winter and freeze a bit in order to avoid 2 or 3 hour lines.
This is one if the worst run parks in the world. There are long waits for everything. The waits just keep getting longer. By the time I had gotten the major credits the lines were too long for me to see any of the fun stuff. I'm talking to you Haunted Hospital and Gundam walkthrough. The only thing I got into was the weird coffin in dark show.
Oh yea almost forgot there was a bug in my Ice cream!!
Unless you really want the credits your time is better spent with another day at Tokyo Disney
Why does a park like Fuji-Q that draws huge crowds 1) install so many low-capacity rides (e.g., four-person rafts on a rapids ride) and 2) run their high-capacity rides like low-capacity rides? If you're into waiting, which the Japanese do very patiently, then this is the park for you. Fujiyama is the best ride there, but their remaining coasters are a boring, painful bunch, and their food offerings are the worst (as is their rain policy). This is a credit stop--nothing more.
Some of the worst operations you'll find at any park.
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