Published on April 30th, 2019 | by Kimberly Bruce

Top 5 Must-ride Roller Coasters at Canada’s Wonderland in 2019.

Growing up in Toronto and the surrounding GTA, nothing was more anticipated than the season opening of Canada’s Wonderland. The 300-acre amusement park features over 200 attractions including 17 roller coasters and Splash Works, a 20-acre water park. Opening day for the 2019 season is May 3, and park goers can’t wait to experience the much anticipated Yukon Striker roller coaster.

If you’re a CAA Member you can save up to 38%¹ on Canada’s Wonderland gate price when you pre-purchase your tickets at your local CAA Store.

Before you go. Download the App!

Visit the App Store for your Android or iOS to download the free App.

Get the App.

The Canada’s Wonderland App helps you get the most out of your day at the theme park. Powered by FREE park-wide Wi-Fi, this App tells you ride wait times, special offers, and it even helps you find your car in the parking lot. The App features an interactive park map and Season Pass holders can save their pass electronically on their phone, so they never forget it.

Grab a FunPix Plan.

It’s not easy to capture the contorted look of excitement on your face while riding the coasters. Avid park goers can purchase a FunPix plan to have their on-ride photos automatically uploaded to their phone. Simply download the Canada’s Wonderland App, and all your FunPix will appear.

Get in the Fast Lane.

Don’t waste time standing in long lineups, skip the wait with a Fast Lane wristband. Fast Lane is accepted at 21 ride locations throughout the park and lets you bypass the regular line as many times as you want.

Fast Lane Plus gives you the same license to walk past the regular line at 21 ride locations, but adds beloved rides like Leviathan and Behemoth -famous for drawing huge crowds. To top it off, Fast Lane Plus is accepted at the all-new Yukon Striker!

Get your Fast Lane or Fast Lane Plus passes early because there is a limited supply each day.

Which Coasters Are on Your Must-Ride Bucket List?

Once you get through the crowded gate and make your way into the theme park, which ride do you go on first? Do you choose based on the fastest speed, most exhilarating turns, or terrifying dives? Let’s look at the most popular coasters from past seasons and the newest addition, Yukon Striker, for clues.

Yukon Striker

Minimum Height Requirement: 52”

Ride Speed: 130 km/h (80 mph)

Thrill Level: 5

Fast Lane Plus

Making its debut in Spring 2019, the NEW Yukon Striker sets a world record as the fastest, tallest and longest dive roller coaster on the planet. This massive ride spans 3,625 feet and features floorless trains with stadium-style seating in 3 rows of 8 riders.

As the tallest dive coaster, cresting at 245 feet (including an underground/ underwater tunnel) this heart-pounding ride dares you to brave the 90-degree, 75-metre dive, at a top speed of 130 km/h through the tunnel. The ‘hold and dive’ element pauses the train for 3 seconds at 90 degrees straight down before diving into the underwater tunnel. Straight out of the tunnel you’ll experience a flip called an Immelmann (named after World War I pilot, Max Immelmann, who created this aircraft maneuver).

For 3 minutes, 25 seconds, you’re taken on a mind blowing ride consisting of 4 inversions, 2 Immelmann’s and a 360-degree horizontal Helix loop (first of its kind on a dive coaster) before pulling into the station.

Leviathan

Minimum Height Requirement: 54”

Ride Speed: 148 km/h

Thrill Level: 5

Fast Lane Plus

FunPix

Leviathan previously held the number one spot as Canada’s Wonderland’s go-to coaster for thrill-seekers, but this year it may be outshined by the Yukon Striker. As the second largest roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland, Leviathan is still a challenge for even the most ambitious adventurer. This monster-sized coaster reaches peaks of 306 feet – the highest summit in the park – towering 76 feet above the next ride on our list, Behemoth. At a rapid speed of 148 km/h, Leviathan moves faster than some trains riding the Canadian rails. The high-speed steel coaster takes you through a combination of banked turns, airtime hills and a terrifying 80-degree drop.

If you’re a FunPix member, don’t forget to show your FunPix card after the ride to collect your on-ride photo!

 

Behemoth

Minimum Height Requirement: 54”

Ride Speed: 125 km/h

Thrill Level: 5

Fast Lane Plus

FunPix

With a name like Behemoth, this giant coaster is certainly not for the faint of heart. As the third largest roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland, this massive roller coaster inevitably makes it onto most adrenaline seeker’s list of top 3 rides. The lack of upper body restraints forces you to cling to your seats while dangling 230 feet above the park, then sends you plummeting on a 75-degree angle descent at 125 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Once you disembark this steel beast, take a short jaunt to the ride Flight Deck and take-off on a sky-high adventure.

Flight Deck

Minimum Height Requirement: 52”

Ride Speed: 80 km/h

Thrill Level: 5

Fast Lane

You may already be a frequent flyer on Canada’s Wonderland’s simulated F-14 fighter jet – Flight Deck. Soar through the air pretending you’re an air force pilot patriotically defending your home. Only the courageous will step aboard Canada’s only inverted looping jet coaster. See if you can combat your fear and earn your pilot wings travelling almost 80 km/h through five inversions and an Immelmann loop. You can experience this invigorating ride over and over again without the lineups by using your Fast Lane pass.

Vortex

Minimum Height Requirement: 48”

Ride Speed: 80 km/h

Thrill Level: 5

Fast Lane

Get off of Yukon Striker and head towards its neighbour, Vortex. Since its introduction in 1991, Vortex is best known for being the park’s first suspended roller coaster and for being one of three coasters to interact with the iconic Wonder Mountain. While aboard Vortex, you’re seated in independently swinging cars dangling from an overhead track. As your train climbs to 98 feet on Wonder Mountain, hitting speeds of 80 km/h, you’re taken up through the top of Wonder Mountain then dropped at whirlwind speed, plunging towards the water below – so close you could almost touch it!

Keep these trending coasters in mind when you visit Canada’s Wonderland this season, and remember to download their App to enhance your amusement park experience.

And don’t forget, CAA Members save up to 38% on Canada’s Wonderland tickets. Get Member-exclusive pricing at your local CAA Store starting May 6, 2019 or online now.

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