Roller coaster in Canada
Watch the on-ride POV
The ride at Miragica in 2010
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Status Under construction, expected to open 2024
Cost CAD$9 million
Rider height
  • Minimum: 140 cm
  • Maximum: 196 cm
Name Senzafiato
Location Molfetta, Apulia, Italy
Coordinates 41°12′45″N 16°33′04″E / 41.212579°N 16.551037°E / 41.212579; 16.551037
Operated 3 April 2009 to 2018
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Accelerator Coaster
Type Steel - Launched
Propulsion LSM launch
Height 18 metres
Length 380 metres
Inversions 0
G-Force 1.3
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Zamperla (2023-present)
Intamin (2009-2021)
Riders per train 12

ThunderVolt is a steel launched roller coaster currently under construction at Playland in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


The ride originally opened in 2009 with Miragica as Senzafiato, which is Italian for "breathless". The coaster closed in 2018 with the park and remained standing but not operating until it was taken down in 2021. The ride was shipped to Zamperla, where it was renovated. Zamperla replaced the ride's hydraulic launch with an LSM launch, as well as build new trains. It was subsequently sold to Playland for CAD$9 million (USD$6.64 million) after these modifications were made,[1] making it Playland's largest ride investment.[2] It is planned to be where Corkscrew, Drop Zone, and The Revelation were formerly located. The ride is marketed as the fastest launch coaster in Canada.[3]

One of the new cars for the ride was displayed at Zamperla's booth during IAAPA 2022.[4]

In March 2023, Playland hosted a contest on to name the ride. Winners will receive two season passes and a chance to win two invitations to the ride's launch party. 852 entries were submitted.[5]



Colour scheme

The ride will have yellow track, pink supports, and black cars.[5] The ride used to feature red track and blue supports in Italy.


3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train.

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  1. "Today, the PNE is pleased to announce the purchase of Canada's fastest LAUNCH COASTER!".
  2. Chan, Kenneth (2022/11/04). "Canada's fastest launch roller coaster to be built at Playland (RENDERINGS)". Daily Hive. Retrieved 2023/08/21. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)
  3. "Playland removes two rides for new roller coaster". CityNews. 2023/01/19. Retrieved 2023/08/21. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)
  4. "Playland at PNE Building Launched Steel Coaster for 2024 Season". NewsPlusNotes. 2022-11-26. Retrieved 2022-12-06.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Playland Launch Coaster".

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