All those winter-weary residents of the GTA have something new to look forward to at Canada’s Wonderland, the Yukon Striker streaks across 3,625 feet of mountainous track where guests will be treated to a spectacular view stretching to the Toronto skyline.
This will be Canada’s first and only dive coaster featuring at least one near-vertical drop.
There are ‘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.
The ride will pause for a few seconds before the drop, giving passengers a chance to enjoy the view at the top before plunging downward into an underground tunnel and emerging above ground moments later.
The Yukon promises to give Torontonians bragging rights for being home to the world’s longest, fastest and tallest dive roller coaster.
According to Canada’s Wonderland, it will be the fastest dive coaster at 130 km/h (80 mph), the longest dive coaster at 3,625 feet (1,105 m), and the tallest dive coaster at 245 feet (75 m), including the underground portion.
The park could open May 9, regardless, the Yukon is already ready.