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Canada's Wonderland releases POV of world's highest and fastest 'dive' coaster (VIDEO)

DH Toronto Staff Apr 24, 2019 12:11 pm 1,568

Things just got a lot higher and faster at Canada’s Wonderland.

The giant Ontario theme park completed construction of its latest ride in February. And now, before the Park’s May 3 opening, they’re offering riders the chance to experience its all-new Yukon Striker, known as the longest, fastest, and tallest dive roller coaster in the world.

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A point of view (POV) video of the ride has been published on Canada’s Wonderland YouTube page—and it is either truly terrifying or wildly entertaining depending on your ability to coast like a pro.

But we’re leaning more towards the coaster being terrifying AF.

According to Canada’s Wonderland, the new Yukon Striker will be situated in the newly themed area Frontier Canada, and will be the country’s first dive coaster and the park’s 17th coaster, placing Canada’s Wonderland among the world’s top three amusement parks for most roller coasters.

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. The coaster spans just over 1,100 metres in length and consists of 107 track sections which weigh a total of 1,213 metric tonnes. It requires 42 support columns and will feature floorless trains with stadium-style seating in three rows of eight.

Change of pants not included, but most likely required…

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