Canada’s Wonderland have announced that they will be opening the world’s longest, tallest and fastest Dive Coaster called Yukon Striker.
The new ride will open for the 2019 Season and be part of an area called Frontier Canada. The first concepts for Frontier Canada were drawn up before the park even opened way back in 1981.
The coaster will be built by B&M and knocks Valravn (also owned by Cedar Fair) off the top spot for several world records.
Worlds Fastest Dive Coaster: 130 km/h (80 mph)
Worlds Tallest Dive Coaster: 3,625 feet (1,105 m)
Worlds Longest Dive Coaster: 245 feet (75 m)
Riders embark on an epic journey high above the park’s skyline where they’ll hang over a 90-degree drop for three breathtaking seconds, staring 245 feet down into an underground tunnel. During the first drop riders will reach speeds of 80 mph before soaring through four dynamic inversions, including a complete 360-degree loop – the only one of its kind for a dive coaster.
It’s 1897 and a flood of men and women are venturing into the untamed wilderness of northwestern Canada, fueled by little more than rumour of limitless gold. The headwaters of the Yukon spread beyond an unforgiving landscape, tempting newcomers with the promise of riches that lay buried in ice-cold riverbeds throughout the Klondike.
Most prospectors are doomed to fail. The journey is treacherous along the Chilkoot Trail, a steep and punishing climb high into the coastal mountain range. The seasons are extreme and the backcountry, for all its raw beauty, is unyielding.
Among the lawless boom towns and outposts, only a few will succeed in this quest for glory. A Golden Eagle soars high on the winds watching the perilous hunt. Who will endure the longest journey? Who will conquer the tallest mountain pass, the treacherous terrain and rise worthy of the name YUKON STRIKER….
When Yukon Striker opens next year it will be Canada’s Wonderland’s 17th roller coaster, matching sister park Cedar Point.
The announcement came just days after Valkyria opened in Liseberg, Sweden.
Keep up to date with the construction of this new record breaking Dive Coaster on CoasterGeek.net.