Freestyle (Cavallino Matto)

Roller coaster
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Freestyle
Cavallino Matto
Location Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany, Italy
Coordinates 43°10′56″N 10°32′41″E / 43.182128°N 10.544757°E / 43.182128; 10.544757
Status Operating since 16 July 2015
Rider height
  • Minimum: 140 cm
  • Maximum: 200 cm
Canada's Wonderland
Name SkyRider
Location Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°50′25″N 79°32′35″W / 43.840170°N 79.542927°W / 43.840170; -79.542927
Park section Action Zone
Operated May 1985 to 1 September 2014
Replaced by Yukon Striker, Tundra Twister
Statistics
Manufacturer Togo
Product Standup Coaster
Type Steel - Stand-Up
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 26.8 metres
Drop 25.6 metres
Top speed 82.1 km/h
Length 673.6 metres
Inversions 1
Duration 1:32
HELP

Freestyle is a stand-up roller coaster located at Cavallino Matto in Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany, Italy. Built by Togo, it originally opened in 1985 at Canada's Wonderland under the name SkyRider.

History

The ride first opened at Canada's Wonderland in 1985 as SkyRider.

In August 1999, SkyRider was forced to close after a passenger was killed on Shockwave at Kings Dominion.[1]

SkyRider closed on 1 September 2014.[2] It reopened to the public at Cavallino Matto on 18 July 2015. An official opening ceremony was held on Saturday 25 July featuring Italian actor Paolo Ruffini as a special guest.

SkyRider's plot of land at Canada’s Wonderland is now occupied by Yukon Striker, a Bolliger & Mabillard Dive Coaster.

Design

Elements

Colour scheme

At Canada's Wonderland, the ride was painted green with black supports. It is now painted yellow with black supports.

Trains

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

Images

The following photographs were taken while the ride was at Canada's Wonderland.

References

External links


Articles on Canada's Wonderland
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