Yukon Striker

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Yukon Striker
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Yukon Striker in October 2018
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Canada's Wonderland
Location Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Park section Frontier Canada
Status Operating since May 3, 2019
Cost $25,000,000
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Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Floorless - Hyper
Model / product Dive Coaster
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1310
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height68 metres
Drop74.7 metres
Top speed130 km/h
Length1104.9 metres
Inversions4
Steepest drop90°
Duration3:25
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Yukon Striker is a steel dive hyper roller coaster located at Canada's Wonderland. The ride was designed by Bolliger & Mabillard and manufactured in Ohio.[1] It opened to the public on May 3, 2019. It is the largest Dive Coaster installation built to date. It was constructed within the new Frontier Canada themed area, which is based on the Yukon backcountry during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

In January 2018, Bolliger & Mabillard track was spotted from the air at Canada's Wonderland. Due to the size of the track, this was presumed to be for a Dive Coaster in 2019. Later that month a permit was filed revealing Canada's Wonderland's plans to install a roller coaster with an underwater tunnel.[2]

In March 2018, an underground tunnel began to be dug underneath Vortex, the park's Arrow Dynamics suspended roller coaster.

In May 2018, teasers appeared that hinted at a gold rush theme for the ride. In July, August 15 was set as the announcement date. A promotional video revealing the name Yukon Striker and the layout was published by CBC the night before the announcement. This was confirmed at the official unveiling, during which further details were revealed.[3]

On February 1, 2019, the ride's track was completed, and the opening date had been announced as May 3, 2019 a few days prior.

On March 14, 2019, the coaster completed its first test run.

The coaster opened as planned on May 3, 2019.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Yukon Striker is a Dive Coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard. It features a 122 foot tall vertical loop, a first for the ride type, and an underground tunnel passing beneath Vortex. It also features a 152 foot tall zero-g winder, a new type of inversion. While its height is the same as that of Valravn at Cedar Point, Yukon Striker has a taller drop and a longer track length.

Yukon Striker turns 180 degrees out of the station, dipping and rising into the lift hill. It turns 90 degrees to the right at the apex, hanging over the 24 story drop. After dropping, it enters an underwater tunnel into the 187 foot tall Immelmann. This is followed by a 152 foot tall zero-g winder to the right, into a 122 foot tall vertical loop, followed by a 103 foot tall Immelmann over Timberwolf Falls. The mid course brake run is also located over Timberwolf Falls, and the second drop leads into a helix underneath the first drop which goes into the final brake run.

The ride has orange track and aqua green supports.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 8 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.

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