An Unbelievable Record-Breaking Roller Coaster will be Opening Soon – Just Outside of New York
Thrill-seekers, this is for you! You'll want to grab your friends and family, take this short road trip into Canada, and ride this record-breaking roller coaster...
We're talking about heading to Canada's Wonderland, just outside of the Toronto area. So you're looking at about a 5-and-a-half hour drive from Utica. Which isn't too bad, and it's DEFINITELY not bad if you consider the payoff: Your chance to ride an unbelievable record-breaking coaster.
The coaster will be called "Yukon Striker," and according to the Canada's Wonderland website, this coaster is going to be the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster In. The. World. Pretty exciting, right?! But that's not all you can expect from this ride. Besides that hanging feeling with a straight-down drop, you'll enjoy being flipped-upside down multiple times, you'll feel weightless with no floor under your feet, and you'll go through an underwater tunnel. Just check out the video for yourself:
Doesn't that look awesome?! So, we mentioned earlier that this new coaster will be the fastest, tallest, and longest dive coaster in the world... Here are the fun stats from Canada's Wonderland:
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
Yukon Striker is set to open next year (2019) and be added to some of the other great coasters you can find at Canada's Wonderland like the Silver Streak, Time Warp, and Canada's tallest and fastest roller coaster, Leviathan.
New York has some of their own coasters to brag about, as well. While we may not have a record-breaking dive coaster, Darien Lake Theme Park just opened up a new ride this summer (2018). It's called the Tantrum and it is intense. The roller coaster takes riders straight up at a 90-degree angle to the top of the first drop. And the first drop isn't your usual steep coaster fall. No, the track actually bends inward on itself to drop you at a 97-degree angle. The track twists and curves and has you going upside-down, sideways, and reaching speeds over 50 mph.
You can check out some of the other great coasters around our state at the link below: