World’s fastest, longest, tallest dive rollercoaster opens this spring

World’s fastest, longest, tallest dive rollercoaster opens this spring

March 1, 2019

Get ready for the 245-foot vertical drop: World’s fastest, longest and tallest dive rollercoaster will launch this spring

  • The Yukon Striker rollercoaster will open at Canada’s Wonderland on May 3, 2019, with  speeds of 80mph, 3,625 feet of track and 245-foot, 90 degree drop 
  • The ride, designed by the firm Bolliger & Mabillard, began construction in January 2018 and completed its last stretch of track this month
  • The current record holder for the world’s fastest, longest and tallest dive rollercoaster belongs to Valravn in Ohio, also built by same firm

A Canadian theme park will open the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive roller coaster this spring, reaching a top speed of 80mph and a dramatic 245-foot vertical drop.

The white-knuckle ride named Yukon Striker at Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, just outside of Toronto, will open on May 3, 2019.

The dive rollercoaster will begin at a height of 223 feet above the park, holding riders on one of three wide, floor-less trains, for a full three seconds before taking a 90-degree drop, 245 feet down into an underwater mining shaft.  

The Yukon Striker begins with a slow climb to the top of the first drop which is 223 feet tall

After hanging above the 90-degree drop for three seconds, the coaster will take you down 245 feet, more than the height of the coaster itself as you drop beneath the surface of the pond


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It will then follow the 3,625 feet of track for three minutes and 25 seconds, propelling riders through four dynamic inversions and a 360-degree loop – touted as a first for a dive coaster by the theme park. 

The new thrill ride was designed by Bolliger & Mabillard, who say the Yukon Striker will claim several world records when it opens. 

The current fastest, longest and tallest dive rollercoaster, also built by Bolliger & Mabillard, is the Valravn at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio reaching speeds of 75mph, a height of 214 feet and a track length of 3,415 feet.

Construction on this soon-to-be record breaker began in January of 2018 with the last bit of track installed just this month. 

The drop will take you into a mineshaft to add to the thrill of the dizzying drop

Construction of the attraction began in January 2018 and will be open to the public in May

 

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