While Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 2013 roller coaster Full Throttle may have the enthusiast community buzzing about “yolo coaster,” allow me to bring to your attention, the first real yolo-coaster, Eejanaika.
I learned this after I struck up a friendly conversation with a non-enthusiast who was born and raised in Japan, and I got to asking him what the translation of the ride names at Fuji-Q were. (Turns out Takabisha means “big drop” taka meaning big.” When I brought up Eejanaika, he had to think for a bit, but then responded with “Why not do” Okay, it isn’t directly translated to yolo, but face it, yolo basically means: why not.
Yeah, I know this isn’t really the most glamorous news story, but I thought it was a really interesting fact, and it just goes to show, that only in Japan, they will call their rides “Yolo.”
Eejanaika is an S&S 4D roller coaster located at Fuji-Q Highland in Japan, and was built with a similar layout to X at SFMM.