Canada’s Wonderland announces Yukon Striker for 2019.
It is wednesday august 15 when Canada’s Wonderland announces there next addition to the park for 2019.
It will be Yukon Striker, The worlds’fastest, tallest and longest Dive coaster.
Be exhilarated by Yukon Striker’s epic journey high above the park’s skyline where you’ll hang over a 90-degree drop for three breathtaking seconds, staring 245 feet down into an underwater tunnel. Then suddenly you dive, reaching speeds of 130 km/h and soaring through four dynamic inversions, including a complete 360-degree loop – the only one of its kind for a dive coaster. Be prepared for the ride of a lifetime beginning in 2019!
Yukon Striker: The Story
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….
Designed by: Bolliger & Mabillard
Coaster type: Dive
Height of drop: 245 feet (75 metres) *includes underground tunnel
Top Speed: 130 km/h (80 mph)
Length: 3,625 feet (1,105 metres)
Duration: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
Riders per Train: 24
1. The fastest dive coaster at 130 km/h (80 mph)
2. The longest dive coaster at 3,625 feet (1,105 metres)
3. Tallest dive coaster at 245 feet (75 metres) – includes underground
Floorless, stadium seating for enhanced visibility with 3 rows of 8 riders
‘Hold and dive’ element pauses train for 3 seconds over 90-degree drop into an underwater tunnel
Complete 360-degree loop, never before seen on a dive coaster