Canada’s Wonderland, a 300-hectare theme park in Ontario, is now home to the world’s tallest roller coaster.
The last piece of roller coaster track for Yukon Striker was just installed at Canada’s Wonderland last week, marking the completion of what will be the fastest, tallest and longest dive roller coaster in the world.
The construction project for the world’s tallest roller coaster began in January 2018 with the excavation of Yukon Striker’s underwater tunnel and finished with the last piece of track just installed on the highly anticipated 360-degree loop.
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“Yukon Striker will dive 90 degrees, 75 metres down, soaring past neighbouring coaster Vortex and hitting a top speed of 130 km/h through the tunnel. Yukon Striker spans just over 1,100 metres in length and consists of 107 track sections which weigh a total of 1,213 metric tonnes” reads a statement.
“It requires 42 support columns and will feature floorless trains with stadium-style seating in three rows of eight” continues the statement.
What’s next for the new ride?
The trains will be installed while the loading station and landscaping are completed.
After that, the park will begin a thorough ride testing process, which includes running each train through hundreds of cycles around the track; the initial passengers are water dummies that simulate rider weight.
It’s expected that Yukon Striker will be ready to go for opening day, which is usually sometime in late April or early May.
Designed by Bolliger & Mabillard, riders will experience a “complete 360-degree loop, never before seen on a dive coaster”.
About Canada’s Wonderland
Canada’s Wonderland, located in Vaughan, Ontario, is a 300-acre theme park with more than 200 attractions including 17 rollercoasters, and is the home to Splash Works, a 20-acre water park.
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