Record-Breaking Rollercoaster Coming In 2019

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Yukon Striker is an insane new rollercoaster coming to Canada’s Wonderland amusement park next year. The ride, which will feature a 245-foot drop into an underwater mining shaft and a 90-degree vertical drop, will officially set three records for being the fastest, tallest and longest dive coaster in the world. It’s 3,625-feet-long and 223-feet-high, has a complete 360-degree loop, and will travel at a top speed of 130 km/h, or 80 mph.

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Wonderland is advertised on its website as Canada’s Premier Amusement Park with, “thrills, splashes and so much more.” According to a press release, it will also open a new area called Frontier Canada, which has been in the works since the park opened all the way back in 1981, along with preexisting rides like Lumberjack, Flying Canoes, Mighty Canadian Minebuster, Soaring Timbers, Timberwolf Falls and White Water Canyon. Yukon Striker will join the aforementioned rides in Frontier Canada and become Wonderland's 17th roller coaster.

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In the press release, the park’s 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 Strike will be the centerpiece of our new themed area Frontier Canada, delivering exhilarating and record-breaking coaster elements like no other in the world.”

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The ride will have floorless, stadium seating, with every section offering three rows of eight seats and each row being higher than the last so that everyone can have the perfect perspective for the record-breaking drop, which will happen after a mind-bending three-second pause. Check out the video below to experience a computer-generated, POV simulation of Yukon Striker…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOzWTIFfIQo