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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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found this while researching other site. wonder if this is going to be the logo...

 

I made that and posted that here. It's the logo, the Leviathan eyes, and the track picture all combined together.

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Never been to CW. but would like to. Kinda watching all the speculation going on about "Leviathan", and is it just me, or is that overbanked turn in the graphic look like it might almost be an elongated corkscrew. Or is the graphic just simply "that" overbanked? Maybe I see an inversion where there is none.....just saying! Anywho, we will find out soon.

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TPDave posted this a few pages back, but I think it went unnoticed:

 

What if they are placing this ride 'on top of' behemoth, creating a dueling/racing B&M hyper combo.

 

I mean, that would be one of the more believable reasons to build it. While I am happy with every

large coaster being build period, I can't help thinking about how odd it is to build two virtually the

same coasters in 5 years.

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TPDave posted this a few pages back, but I think it went unnoticed:

 

What if they are placing this ride 'on top of' behemoth, creating a dueling/racing B&M hyper combo.

 

I mean, that would be one of the more believable reasons to build it. While I am happy with every

large coaster being build period, I can't help thinking about how odd it is to build two virtually the

same coasters in 5 years.

 

The footers are on the other side of the park...

 

Plus this is supposed to be 300+ feet tall, and I'm sure B&M and Canada's Wonderland aren't stupid and will make this differ from Behemoth.

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http://leviathan.canadaswonderland.com/ is up!!

 

Lift height: 306'

 

80 degree angle descent

 

92 MPH

 

3 minutes, 28 seconds

 

Track Length: 5,486'

 

Three 32-passenger trains

Eight cars, with four seats per car, per train

Fiberglass and steel coaches with lapbar restraints

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Looks like Intimidator (232) and Behemoth had a kid and it grew up into a tall, skinny person.

 

I don't like it. Looks like there will be only two good hills for airtime.

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I don't recall either Behemoth or Intimidator having many low to the ground curves like this one. I kind of like the way it isn't strait as an arrow, although this would have been a much better addition to a park like Michigan's Adventure, Knott's or Great America where they don't have a true hyper already, even if it would not have been the exact same layout for the last two because of space constraints.

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Looks like Intimidator (232) and Behemoth had a kid and it grew up into a tall, skinny person.

 

I don't like it. Looks like there will be only two good hills for airtime.

 

behemoth is for airtime...see they aren't all that alike!

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AND...wait for it...it's partially a parking lot coaster!

 

What is nice, though, is that Leviathan and Behemoth are on opposite sides of the park.

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Element number 3 is a barrel roll, so that's something different.

equals overbank turn.

 

I was thinking, the picture of it doesn't actually look like one.

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Canada's Wonderland announces Leviathan!!

 

www.leviathan.canadaswonderland.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Lift height: 306'

 

80 degree angle descent

 

92 MPH

 

3 minutes, 28 seconds

 

Track Length: 5,486'

 

Three 32-passenger trains

Eight cars, with four seats per car, per train

Fiberglass and steel coaches with lapbar restraints

 

Canada's Wonderland Unleashes Leviathan in 2012

 

 

 

VAUGHAN, ON, Aug. 18, 2011

 

VAUGHAN, ON, Aug. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - In 2012, Canada's Wonderland will unveil one of the biggest and tallest roller coasters in the world: Leviathan. When the Park opens in May 2012, Leviathan will dominate the Park's landscape, taking riders to breathtaking heights and speeds never experienced before at Wonderland.

 

The excitement begins on Leviathan's first lift hill as riders climb to a record breaking height of 306 feet (93.3M) followed by an exhilarating 80 degree drop. Reaching a top speed of 148 kilometers per hour, riders will experience extreme coaster thrills on 5,486 feet (1,672M) of track that includes a series of giant camelback hills reaching heights up to 180 feet (54.9M), and an astonishing overbanked hammerhead turn at 115 degrees that will cross above the Park's front gate at 147 feet (44.8M) high.

 

"Leviathan will be our 16th coaster and now positions Canada's Wonderland as one of the top three coaster destinations in the world." said Raffi Kaprelyan, Vice President and General Manager, Canada's Wonderland. "We will go higher, longer, and faster than ever before when we launch Leviathan in 2012. With the addition of this new coaster and our diverse collection of rides, shows and attractions, we continue to show why Canada's Wonderland is the destination of choice for those seeking world class thrills and family entertainment".

 

Leviathan is designed and manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, of Monthey, Switzerland. The highly recognized industry leader in roller coaster development also constructed Behemoth, which premiered at Canada's Wonderland in May 2008.

 

Construction is well underway at the park, with a completion date of May 2012. Guests who would like to experience Leviathan before the Park opens next year can visit http://www.leviathan.canadaswonderland.com to view ride renderings, specifications, construction updates, and experience a virtual ride simulation.

 

Canada's Wonderland is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

 

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/395050#ixzz1VNUsqmkn

 

www.digitaljournal.com/pr/395050#ixzz1VNUsqmkn

 

 

Jason (rollin_n_coastin) is LIVE at the announcement! See photos below!

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from Jason at the event!

 

 

Good morning TPR! Here live at Canada's Wonderland for the BT TV shoot! This is Dragon Fire. Dragon Fire will soon have a friend. What will it be? Find out soon!

 

 

A beautiful morning for moving aqua blue steel!

 

 

The PR van!

 

 

With Dineen, (PR) heading to the site!

 

 

City TV - check!

 

 

Dineen with Jennifer Valentine of BT getting ready. Live on CityTV in 2 minutes!

 

 

We are live!

 

 

Leviathan pieces. Jennifer said that it sounds like a bottle of pills that you'd pick up at the pharmacy...

 

 

Ready for this view?

 

 

‎90 degrees!

 

 

Upside down?

 

 

Hello! Yah, bright sun...

 

 

Supports!

 

 

The site is just massive.

 

 

Broms!

 

 

This belongs...

 

 

....to this fast to quickly smooth slow stop.

 

 

Station elements together.

 

 

A last look at the interior park site. Yes, the hammerhead is all the way out in front of the front gate; this beast is insanely large.

 

 

Breakfast break! The most amazing muffins by the way.

 

 

Literally just put up.

 

 

The first shirt! Corner finger not included

 

 

It's official! It's unleashed!

 

 

Thank you Dineen, Lindsay, Dave and everyone at Canada's Wonderland for having us along! An amazing morning! Congratulations!

 

 

Video interview with Dineen Beaven, Manager of PR at Canada's Wonderland!

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