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.