A New B&M Dive Machine!
From the park's website:
It’s 1897 and a flood of men and women are venturing into the untamed wilderness of northwestern Canada, fueled by little more than rumour of limitless gold. The headwaters of the Yukon spread beyond an unforgiving landscape, tempting newcomers with the promise of riches that lay buried in ice-cold riverbeds throughout the Klondike.
Most prospectors are doomed to fail. The journey is treacherous along the Chilkoot Trail, a steep and punishing climb high into the coastal mountain range. The seasons are extreme and the backcountry, for all its raw beauty, is unyielding.
Among the lawless boom towns and outposts, only a few will succeed in this quest for glory. A Golden Eagle soars high on the winds watching the perilous hunt. Who will endure the longest journey? Who will conquer the tallest mountain pass, the treacherous terrain and rise worthy of the name YUKON STRIKER….
Designed by: Bolliger & Mabillard
Coaster type: Dive
Height of drop: 245 feet (75 metres) *includes underground tunnel
Top Speed: 130 km/h (80 mph)
Length: 3,625 feet (1,105 metres)
Duration: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
Riders per Train: 24
1. The fastest dive coaster at 130 km/h (80 mph)
2. The longest dive coaster at 3,625 feet (1,105 metres)
3. Tallest dive coaster at 245 feet (75 metres) - includes underground
Floorless, stadium seating for enhanced visibility with 3 rows of 8 riders
‘Hold and dive’ element pauses train for 3 seconds over 90-degree drop into an underwater tunnel
Complete 360-degree loop, never before seen on a dive coaster
The launch of Yukon Striker coincides with the official opening of Frontier Canada, a gold rush-themed attraction area in Canada's Wonderland. Originally conceived of for the park's opening in 1981, Frontier Canada was never realized until now. Other attractions to be featured in the section include Mighty Canadian Minebuster, Lumberjack, Soaring Timbers, Flying Canoes, Vortex, Timberwolf Falls and White Water Canyon.
New for 2019 - WinterFest
WinterFest offers a new season of holiday fun in 2019, when guests at Canada’s Wonderland will be
treated to an all-new immersive holiday experience taking place in late November and December.
During WinterFest, the park will be transformed into an enchanted winter wonderland complete with
uniquely themed areas, dozens of Christmas trees, millions of spectacular lights, ice-skating, live
entertainment, savory treats, crafts and hands-on family activities.
The park’s fountain on International Street will become Snowflake Lake where guests can enjoy ice
skating amid brilliant holiday lights. Each night, singers and dancers will set the stage for the celebratory
lighting ceremony of a 70-foot-tall (21 m) Christmas tree featuring more than 40,000 sparkling
ornaments. WinterFest visitors can feast on savory treats and holiday favourites like turkey, gourmet hot
chocolate and peppermint fudge, and then catch one of a dozen live holiday-themed shows like Cool
Yule Christmas and Jingle Jazz. Children can help elves mail letters to Santa, decorate cookies in Mrs.
Claus’ Kitchen, and meet classic Peanuts characters or special WinterFest entertainers like Jack Frost,
the Sugar Plum Fairy and Candy Cane.