The Yukon Striker is about to become the king of coasters. Buzz60’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Canada’s Wonderland theme park in Toronto will be home to the so-called Yukon Striker.
The record-breaking coaster, which will become the steepest in Canada, was designed by Swiss-based ‘coaster giants Bolliger & Mabillard.
You might not have heard of them, but the company is responsible more than 100 classic and cult rollercoasters around the world, including Yukon Striker
Alton Tower’s Nemesis and Thorpe Park’s Swarm.
Yukon Striker is a ‘dive’ ride. In other words: guests are brought to the edge of a near-90° drop as part of the experience (just like Oblivion).
At its highest, the ‘coaster measures 245 feet from the ground with passengers reaching those dizzying heights before plunging along underground tracks on the ride (again, just like Oblivion).