During the off-season, Canada’s Wonderland is planning on adding a massive attraction that will drastically alter the property’s skyline. The entertainment park plans on erecting the longest, fastest and tallest dive roller coaster in the world. The new roller coaster will be situated in the newly themed area Frontier Canada and will be dubbed the Yukon Striker.
The Yukon Striker will be the country’s first dive coaster and Canada’s Wonderland’s 27th roller coaster in the park. A side note, this new addition puts Wonderland in the number 3 sport for the park with the most roller coasters.
The Yukon Striker promises “an exhilarating journey along its 3,625 feet of mountainous track where guests will be treated to a spectacular view stretching to the Toronto skyline. The coaster features a ‘hold and dive’ element where riders will literally be hanging on the edge of their seats, on one of three wide, floorless trains, breathlessly awaiting the 90-degree, 245-foot drop. Once released, the coaster dives from zero to 130 kilometres per hour straight down into an underwater tunnel before soaring up over steel track, propelling riders through four dynamic inversions and gravity-defying weightlessness. ”
The new coaster is designed by Bollinger & Mabillard and will supposedly claim several world records including:
- The fastest dive coaster at 130 km/h (80 mph);
- The longest dive coaster at 3,625 feet (1,105 m);
- The tallest dive coaster at 245 feet (75 m) – includes underground.