VAUGHAN, ON — Usually when you hear about the world’s longest, fastest, tallest something-or-other, cities like Dubai or New York usually come to mind. But this time around, Canada is getting its due with its new World Record-holding roller coaster.
Yukon Striker will be the star of the show at Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, Ont., when it opens in summer 2019. Situated in the park’s newly themed area called Frontier Canada, it will be Canada’s first dive coaster and the park’s 17th coaster, putting Canada’s Wonderland among the world’s top three amusement parks with the most roller coasters.
Upon completion, it will boast four inversions, a ‘hold and dive’ element where riders will literally hang on the edge of their seats, three ‘floorless’ trains, a 90-degree drop, and an underwater tunnel.
But here’s the real kicker: Yukon Striker will hold not one, not two, but three world records, including: The Fastest Dive Coaster at 130 km/hr; The Longest Dive Coaster at 3,625 feet; and The Tallest Dive Coaster at 245 feet (includes underground).
Frontier Canada’s arrival at Canada’s Wonderland is more than 37 years in the making, as it was originally planned and designed as one of five themed sections to be developed for the park’s opening in 1981. The area will represent the rugged Yukon backcountry during the Klondike Gold Rush era of the late 1890s. Yukon Striker will join rides Lumberjack, Flying Canoes, Mighty Canadian Minebuster, Soaring Timbers, Timberwolf Falls, and White Water Canyon as the signature attractions in this newly themed section of the park.
When guests purchase their 2019 Season Pass now they not only get unlimited visits next year, but also unlimited visits for the remainder of 2018 for $72.99.
Canada’s Wonderland is also introducing an all-new Gold Pass in 2019 that includes all the benefits of a Season Pass, plus free admission to WinterFest and Halloween Haunt. The Gold Pass is available for $99.99 for a limited time.