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Am I the only person that thinks this ride doesn't look as tall as they're claiming it to be right now? They're claiming the tallest support is 240 feet without the cap, but it just doesn't look 240 feet to me. It barely looks 200 feet.

 

Perhaps when the support is capped it will be 240', but it is definitely not that high yet. The track beside that support should be sitting around 175' right now, and even thats higher than the uncapped support. Maybe they made a slight error and meant to say it will be 240' when capped.

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While not completely related to the operation of Canada's Wonderland, the park was used in a completely different way earlier this week to keep a tradition alive due to current COVID-19 restrictions i

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The lift hill track has been installed up to the highest support as of today. It is now officially taller than Behemoth. I have a full construction tour & photo update that I'll post after I get home from work tonight around 7pm.

Sucks that they couldn't get the entire lift hill up before the season ended. Being able to see the highest point against the rest of the park would have been a great tease for the winter. I remember leaving on the last day of 2007 with Behemoth's entire lift hill up.

 

Looking forward to your update!

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Cwcoasterboy and myself were treated to a construction tour today of Leviathan. There's many more pictures located in this gallery:

 

http://www.cwmania.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=242&page=1&sort=dd

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The lift hill track was being fixed into place as we were arriving.

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Everything was just being completed as we arrived.

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The workers look TINY way up there.

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Another piece for the lift hill.

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A shot from the future entrance area to Leviathan.

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Leviathan towering over Dragon Fire.

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Leviathan is now officially taller than Behemoth.

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The crown sitting and waiting to be raised into place.

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Looking between Dragon Fire's loops.

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Bottom of the first drop.

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It's going to be a BIG drop!

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Looking toward the future barrel roll/turn.

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There are some interesting looking supports/anchors along the course.

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These are what they lift the track & supports with to prevent any damage while being installed.

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Portions of Leviathan lift chain that have been put together piece by piece by hand.

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Lots of bolts to hold the chain together.

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This is the machine that puts the bolts and the pieces of chain together.

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All these crates are full of pieces of chain that have to be assembled then fed into the lift when it's complete.

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^ I was convinced the second a giga was confirmed.

 

Great update! Thanks for the pictures. Did they give you a figure for the current height? I see one more section on that flat bed, which I'm going to assume is somewhere around 60' so I'm going to guess it's standing somewhere around 240'?

 

And it looks like we'll be hearing Mr. Autospeil going up the lift again! Would be totally awesome to hear a loud roar just before you go over the edge...

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Ya, it's currently around 240'. I don't remember the exact height they mentioned. Still lots of surprises to come with this ride... From statistics still yet to be released to some final touches that will be done around the ride itself.

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Kinda funny seeing that huge lift hill piece on the trailer of that big truck. If I was driving and came across that I have no idea what I'd do... Be cool to see a coaster en route for delivery.

 

I'm defiantly going to Canada's Wonderland next year, long overdue.

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Now that the bottom of the first drop is completed, can we say that the first drop on that trench goes below ground level, or is it just at ground level? Cuz I'm curious to see if the drop height is actually more than the full ride height.

 

Also, I feel bad for whoever has to put all those nuts and bolts together to make the lift chain, now that you said that the lift chain is made by hand.

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Also, I feel bad for whoever has to put all those nuts and bolts together to make the lift chain, now that you said that the lift chain is made by hand.

 

Those bolts don't go with that lift chain. I sell roller chain and you don't put this type of chain together with nuts and bolts. The chain in the boxes is assembled at the factory and probably is in 10' sections already for easy handling. The lengths are joined with a connector link, there a two of them in the picture with an extra side plate sitting on top of the link. The connector link is slipped into the ends of the two pieces of chain and the side plate is pressed on probably using that device.

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I just started really watching this and I was wondering what ecaxtly is the angle of the 1st drop. It looks pretty damn steep from these pics so far. This might make an interesting back seat ride for sure!

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