Located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada’s Wonderland themepark unveiled its Yukon Striker roller coaster ride this week. It’s not an old up-and-down coaster, though. Instead, it is the world’s highest, fastest, and longest dive coaster.
It hits 80 mph speeds, stretches for a staggering 3,625 feet, and rises to 245 feet high, as HuffPost noted. It includes as part of the 3-minute, 25-second ride even an underground section as well as four inversions.
“At its peak, you will experience three seconds of complete excitement as you look straight down at 90 degrees in an underwater tunnel,” Norm Pirtovshek, general manager of Canada’s Wonderland, said in a press release.
To add to the rush, Pirtovshek noted that as you fly through the air, the roller coaster also comes with floorless trains. And, this coaster comes with Canada’s Wonderland’s truly fantastic backstory courtesy.
HuffPost noted that it is the world’s fastest, longest, and highest dive roller coaster, not the fastest, longest, or highest overall. Instead, these superlatives belong, according to HuffPost, to Formula Rossa at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa Land in Japan, and Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
But their dramatic, gut-churning drops are what sets dive roller coasters apart. According to Coaster Critic, it has to come with a drop of 90-degrees or nearly 90-degrees to qualify as a dive roller coaster. Thankfully, that’s just what the Yukon Striker has.