Yukon Striker: record-breaking dive coaster coming to Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland, Ontario, will open the longest, fastest and tallest dive roller coaster in the world: Yukon Striker.

Yukon Striker will open for the 2019 season as the country’s first dive coaster and the park’s 17th coaster.

It will be located in the newly themed area, Frontier Canada.

Yukon Striker features 3,625 feet of mountainous track offering a spectacular view stretching to the Toronto skyline. The coaster features a ‘hold and dive’ element that will have riders hanging on the edge of their seats before a 90-degree, 245-foot drop. The coaster dives from zero to 130 kilometres per hour straight down into an underwater tunnel. There will be four dynamic inversions and also gravity-defying weightlessness. Riders will be carried in three wide, floorless trains.

The coaster has been designed by Bolliger & Mabillard.

Record-breaking dive coaster

Yukon Striker will claim three world records:

  • The fastest dive coaster at 130 km/h (80 mph);
  • The longest dive coaster at 3,625 feet (1,105 m);
  • The tallest dive coaster at 245 feet (75 m) – includes underground.

Norm Pirtovshek, Canada’s Wonderland General Manager, said: “This is the largest capital investment we’ve made in our park since opening. We’re excited to offer world-class thrills and a truly unique experience for our guests next year. Yukon Striker will be the centerpiece of our new themed area Frontier Canada, delivering exhilarating and record-breaking coaster elements like no other in the world. And to cap off our 2019 season, WinterFest will be a holiday event unique to Canada as our park transforms into a winter wonderland. You can expect magical holiday fun for guests of all ages.”

Canada’s Wonderland, located just outside Toronto, is now in its 32nd season. It spans 300-acres and contains more than 200 attractions including 16 rollercoasters. It is also home to Splash Works, a 20-acre water park.

Canada’s Wonderland is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, one of the world’s largest regional amusement resort operators. Cedar Fair owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and also five hotels.

Images and videos courtesy Canada’s Wonderland