August 15, 2018 – Canada’s Wonderland revealed that Yukon Striker, a massive B&M (Bolliger & Mabillard) dive coaster, will be coming to the park in 2019. At 223 feet (68m) tall, 80 miles per hour (130 km/h), and 3,625 feet (1,105m) in length, it will be the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster, tied in height with Valravn at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Its four inversions will also be the most on a coaster of its type and it will have the longest drop at 246 feet (75m) through an underwater tunnel.
In addition to the usual three second hold at the top of the drop, the layout will feature two Immelmann inversions, a dive loop, a 360° helix and a vertical loop, which has never been seen before on a dive coaster.
The new coaster will be located in Frontier Canada, a new themed area that’s been planned for the park since it opened in 1981. In addition to Yukon Striker, other themed attractions such as Lumberjack, Flying Canoes, and Soaring Timbers, with exiting rides Mighty Canadian Minebuster, White Water Canyon, Timberwolf Falls, and Vortex will also be joining the new area.
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