VIDEO: Fuji-Q Highland’s “Hopeless Fortress 2” Attraction Encourages Visitors to Give Up



Fuji-Q Highland’s “escape game” attraction, Zetsubo Yosai 2 (“Hopeless Fortress 2”), is so punishingly difficult that the amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan has created a reverse-cheering squad to discourage vistors from even attempting to complete it.



Hopeless Fortress 2, which opened in July of 2015, challenges players to inflitrate and then escape from a fictional setting designed to emulate a maximum security prison. Since the attraction’s opening, over 100,000 visitors have attempted the challenge. All of them have failed. The attraction currently boasts a 0% completion rate.



Hopeless Fortress 2 is a special attraction currently running at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in which teams of up to 5 people attempt to clear a 2-part course filled with security checkpoints, surveillance cameras, and patrolling robots, all within a set time limit. If even a single team member is detected, the entire team is eliminated.


Attempting to conquer the Hopeless Fortress 2 attraction costs 800 yen ($6.65 US) per try. For more information, please check out the official Japanese home page here.




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