Yukon Striker at Canada’s Wonderland, proclaimed to be the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive roller coaster, opened last week to a few lucky riders.
The Striker bills itself the fastest dive coaster, reaching speeds of 80 mph; the longest dive coaster at 3,625 feet; and the tallest dive coaster, dropping 245 feet.
The dive is quite a drop — straight down — as seen in a video posted by the park of the coaster’s initial ride.
The winners of a charity drawing took the first ride on the coaster last week. The roller coaster, and the park, open to everyone on Friday.
The ride features floorless, stadium-style seating, with cars of three rows of eight seats. Total ride time is listed at 3 minutes, 25 seconds (though the video is shorter), according to the park.
The Yukon Striker is the centerpiece of Frontier Canada, a gold rush-themed attraction area at the park.
Canada’s Wonderland, which spans 300-acre theme park and has more than 200 attractions including 17 rollercoasters, is located on Vaughan, Ontario, near Toronto. It’s about a five-hour drive from Pittsburgh and Western Pa.