This is going to be the tallest, fastest and longest dive rollercoaster in the world
Rollercoasters are a thrill that never gets old. In fact, it only gets taller and faster, just like Canada’s record-breaking new dive coaster.
Canada’s Wonderland, an amusement park located in the suburbs around Toronto, will debut a new dive coaster at the beginning of the 2019 season that will be the fastest, longest and tallest in the world. “Yukon Striker” will reach speeds of 130 kilometers-per-hour, have tracks that are 3625 feet-long (almost 1.2 kilometers) and will reach heights of 245 feet (almost 75 meters). From the top of it, you will actually see Toronto’s skyline in the distance!
Yukon Striker will also feature a 90-degree first drop that immediately leads into an underwater tunnel, as well as 360-degree loops and floorless cars that will have riders’ legs dangle into the air below them. You will find it in Wonderland’s new area, Frontier Canada, inspired by the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1880s that saw people flock to the wilderness of the northwestern part of the country.
“This is the largest capital investment we’ve made in our park since opening,” said Norm Pirtovshek, the park’s general manager, in a statement. “We’re excited to offer world-class thrills and a truly unique experience for our guests next year,” he added. And he continued saying that: “Yukon Striker will be the centerpiece of our new themed area Frontier Canada, delivering exhilarating and record-breaking coaster elements like no other in the world.”
With the addition of Yukon Striker, Canada’s Wonderland counts seventeen major coasters, ranking among the world’s top three for the number of riders. So if you’re looking for a thrill, the park and its new coaster should definitely be on your bucket list.
You can find more information about Canada’s Wonderland and its new Frontier Canada section on the official website here.