World’s tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster is opening in Canada’s Wonderland with speeds of up to 80mph


THE world’s fastest, tallest and longest dive rollercoaster is set to open in April this year.

Named the Yukon Striker, the attraction will be part of Canada’s Wonderland theme park in Toronto.

 The longest, fastest and tallest dive rollercoaster in the world is set to open

Canada’s Wonderland

The longest, fastest and tallest dive rollercoaster in the world is set to open

The record-breaking coaster, which will also become the steepest rollercoaster in the country, has been designed by Bolliger & Mabillard.

The company has created more than 100 rollercoasters around the world, including Alton Tower’s Nemesis and Thorpe Park’s Swarm.

Yukon Striker is a dive coaster, where guests are brought to the edge of a near-vertical drop as part of the experience.

At its highest, the ride measures 245 feet tall, with passengers reaching dizzying heights before plunging down through underground tracks on the ride.

 It features the tallest steel rollercoaster drop in the world

Canada’s Wonderland

It features the tallest steel rollercoaster drop in the world
 The record-breaking read features the first 360 degree dive coaster loop

Canada’s Wonderland

The record-breaking read features the first 360 degree dive coaster loop

Guests can preview the experience in a stunning POV video released by the ride’s designers.

It will also be the fastest dive coaster, reaching speeds of up to 80mph – though not the fastest overall.

Yukon Striker will also be the longest, measuring 1,105 metres in length.

The floor-less ride will be able to hold 24 riders at a time in three rows, featuring the first 360-degree loop on a dive coaster.

 It is due to open in Toronto later this year

Canada’s Wonderland

It is due to open in Toronto later this year
 The Yukon Striker will open to the public in April

Canada’s Wonderland

The Yukon Striker will open to the public in April

The theme behind the coaster is part of the new attraction area in the theme park called Frontier Canada, based around lumberjacks and gold miners in the 1800s.

Roller-coaster enthusiasts who want to try the ride for themselves as well as the 16 other coasters in the park can buy an any-day ticket for just $39.99 (£30) online.

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Canada’s Wonderland is the oldest and largest theme park in the country, having originally opened in 1981, with more than 25 million guests last year.

To get the fastest ride on a rollercoaster, guests should go later in the day when the tracks have warmed up, Sun Online Travel previously revealed.

The first rides of the day are on much cooler wheels, which means it is a slower experience.

A group of tourists were left terrified in Taiwan earlier this month after a rollercoaster malfunction left them dangling 160 feet in the air.





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