VAUGHAN, ON, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Canada's Wonderland changes the landscape
for thrill seekers in 2008, with the addition of Canada's biggest, fastest and
tallest roller coaster - Behemoth. Following 18 months of planning and
construction, Behemoth will premiere at Canada's Wonderland in May 2008.
At over 5,300 feet (1,616m) in length, Behemoth sets the stage for
thrills with a climb to a height of 230 feet (70.1m), followed by an
adrenaline pumping 85 degree drop with speeds reaching 125 kilometers per hour
in 3.9 seconds. The coaster then takes riders through the ultimate coaster
experience with high speed twists and turns, including double banked flat
loops (horizontal loops) and eight extreme drops. Intensifying the action
packed adventure, the ride features prototype open-air seating that will allow
all riders to experience an unobstructed view of the thrills and excitement of
one of North America's best coasters.
"Behemoth will be the biggest investment in Canada's Wonderland's 27 year
history at approximately $26 million dollars," said Raffi Kaprelyan, Vice
President and General Manager, Canada's Wonderland. "With the addition of
Behemoth, we wanted to compliment our already impressive line-up of more than
200 rides, shows and attractions with a world class roller coaster that will
showcase Wonderland as one of the premier amusement parks in our industry."
Behemoth will be the 15th roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland.
Construction is currently underway, but those who cannot wait until spring may
take a virtual ride on Behemoth at www.canadaswonderland.com. Visitors to the
website may also access exclusive Behemoth updates and features including
virtual renderings, ride statistics and other online fun.
Behemoth was designed by Bolliger & Mabillard of Monthey, Switzerland, a
recognized industry leader in roller coaster development.
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 eleven other amusement parks, five
water parks, one indoor water park resort, and six hotels. Cedar Fair also
owns and operates Star Trek: The Experience, an interactive adventure located
in Las Vegas, and operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy,
California under a management contract.
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