List of roller coasters at Canada's Wonderland


List of roller coasters at Canada's Wonderland

This is a list of roller coasters at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. The number beside each ride's description refers to its "Intensity Rating", a rating (between 1 – 5) given by the park to each ride to describe the intensity of the riding experience:
* Low Thrill Ride: Rides that are generally calm and gentle in nature.
* Mild Thrill Ride: Rides that generally have low speeds with gentle motion and braking. Rides have smooth transitions with some changes in elevation and speed.
* Moderate Thrill Ride: Rides that generally have low to medium speeds and/or heights with moderate motion and braking. Riders may encounter unexpected changes in direction and/or speed during portions of the ride.
* High Thrill Ride: Rides that generally have medium to high speeds and/or heights with moderate to rapid braking. Riders may encounter unexpected changes in speed, direction and/or elevation.
* 5 Aggressive Thrill Ride : Rides that generally have one or more of the following: high speeds and/or heights, aggressive and unexpected forces, and rapid directional or elevation change. Riders will encounter many unexpected rapid changes in speed, direction and/or elevation.

The 5 rating system has been in place since the 2007 operating season. Rides on this page are organized by park sub-section.

Grand World Exposition of 1890

Time Warp

Time Warp "(formerly Tomb Raider: The Ride)" received its original name from the video game series "Tomb Raider", and was opened to correspond with the second Tomb Raider movie, "". It was the thirteenth roller coaster added to the park, and Canada's first "Flying Coaster", as riders lie flat on their stomachs in a car suspended from overhead, in order to take in the experience face-first. The ride has no vertical inversions, but contains two Heartline rolls. Time Warp has a long wait due to the nature of only 6, 4 person cars. Its capacity is 600 persons per hour. (Depending on the operation procedure.)

tatistics

*Type: Steel - flying
*Status: Open
*Opened: 2004
*Manufacturer: Zamperla
*Engineering: Werner Stengel
*Model: Volare
*Lift/launch system: Hydraulic Spiral lift
*Dimensions: 158 ft 6 in x 82 ft (48 x 25 m)
*Height: 54 ft (15 m)
*Length: 1,282 ft 10 in (391 m)
*Max Speed: 41 km/h (25.7 mph)
*Max G-force: 3.3
*Duration: 1:04
*Inversions: 2
*Elements: Heartline rolls
*Trains: 6 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 4 riders per car.
*Restrictions: Riders must be 54 in (1.37 m) or taller to ride.

Flight Deck

Flight Deck "(formerly Top Gun)" is a steel roller coaster, originally based on the film "Top Gun", and has various movie-themed paraphernalia along the long line-up for the ride, such as small airplane hangars for shade and recreations of the miniatures used for the film. Flight Deck is Canada's first and only inverted looping Jet coaster, and has been cloned 24 times for many parks around the world. It was the ninth roller coaster added to the park, and its opening displaced the Zoomba Flume, a Log flume. Flight Deck is one of the most popular rides at Wonderland and is consistently seen with a line that passes the two-hour mark in wait time. It was originally called "Top Gun" during Paramount's tenure as owner of the park, and was renamed for the 2008 season when Cedar Fair Entertainment took control.

tatistics

*Type: Steel - Inverted
*Status: Open
*Opened: 1995
*Manufacturer: Vekoma
*Model: SLC (689 m Standard)
*Height: 109 ft 3 in (33 m)
*Length: 2,260 ft 6 in (689 m)
*Max Speed: 80 km/h (49.7 mph)
*Max G-force: 4
*Duration: 1:36
*Capacity: 1040 riders per hour
*Inversions: 5
*Elements: Roll over, Sidewinder inversion, Double Inline twist (double spin)
*Trains: 2 trains with 10 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train.
*Restrictions: Riders must be 52 in (1.37 m) or taller to ride. Riders over 78 in (1.98 m) can not ride. No ear rings allowed.

Action Zone

Backlot Stunt Coaster

Backlot Stunt Coaster (formerly "The Italian Job: Stunt Track"), the fourteenth roller coaster added to the park, is unlike any other ride at Canada's Wonderland. Rather than starting with a traditional chain lift hill, this ride uses state-of-the-art linear induction motors (LIMs) to horizontally launch the train (made up of three ¾-scale Mini Cooper S cars) from zero to 60 km/h. The ride was themed after the MINI chase scene in the 2003 movie, "The Italian Job.

tatistics

*Type: Steel launched - sit down
*Status: Open
*Opened: May 1, 2005
*Manufacturer: Premier Rides
*Engineering: Werner Stengel
*Lift/Launch System: LIM Launch track
*Dimensions: 56,000 sq ft (5,200 m²)
*Height: 45 ft (13.7 m)
*Drop: 31 ft (9.4 m)
*Length: 1,960 ft (597.4 m)
*Max Speed: 65 km/h (40 mph)
*Maximum degree of banked turns: 88°
*Duration: 1:04
*Capacity - 1,000 riders per hour approximately
*Inversions: 0
*Features: Three launch sections.
*Trains: 3 trains, with 3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 12 riders per train.
*Restrictions: Riders must be 48 in (1.12 m) or taller to ride.

Mighty Canadian Minebuster

Mighty Canadian Minebuster is one of the four roller coasters that debuted with the park in 1981, and is one of two wooden coasters at Canada's Wonderland modelled after a ride at Coney Island amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio (the Shooting Star). As today Minebuster is still the Longest and Largest Wooden Coaster in Canada

tatistics

*Type: Wood - sit down
*Status: Open
*Opened: 1981
*Cost: $1.2M est.
*Manufacturer: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
*Designer: Curtis D. Summers
*Track: Out and Back with a helix
*Lift/launch system: Chain lift hill
*Height: 90 ft (27.4 m)
*Drop: 87 ft (26.5 m)
*Length: 3,828 ft (1166.8 m)
*Max Speed: 90 km/h (55.9 mph)
*Duration: 2:02
*Inversions: 0
*Trains: Two trains with 5 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 30 riders.Built by PTC
*Restrictions: Riders must be 48 in (1.12 m) or taller to ride.

kyRider

SkyRider is the park's fifth roller coaster, and the first roller coaster that was added after the original four. It was added one year after a near-identical coaster, King Cobra, was added to Kings Island to be North America's first stand-up roller coaster. While both were temporarily shut down on August 25, 1999, after a man died at the King's Island incarnation (the ride at Canada's Wonderland was re-opened before the end of that season), SkyRider is still operating today where as King Cobra shut down for good in 2002.

* No one ever died on Kings Island's King Cobra! The death occurred at Kings Dominion.

* Thanks for the info!

tatistics

*Type: Steel - Stand-up roller coaster
*Status: Open
*Opened: 1985
*Cost: $5M est.
*Manufacturer: TOGO
*Height: 88 ft (27 m)
*Drop: 84 ft (26 m)
*Length: 2,210 ft (674 m)
*Max Speed: 82 km/h (51 mph)
*Duration: 2:25
*Inversions: 1
*Elements: Loop
*Restrictions: Rider must be able to straddle seat comfortably, with both feet flat on the floor.

Behemoth

Behemoth is a hypercoaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard, and the park's fifteenth roller coaster, beginning operation in May 2008. It is currently the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Canada, with a maximum height of 70 metres and a 125 km/h maximum speed. Rather than the standard, four seat across setup common in most B&M roller coasters, Behemoth features a new, "prototype" seating arrangement that has four seats arranged in a "V" formation. Although this arrangement is being billed by the park as a unique prototype, open air configuration, it is not entirely unique, as Vekoma used a similar seating design on their Giant Inverted Boomerang model. Unfortunately Vekoma's seating arrangement was rather confusing due to the fact that the loading gates held 4 people for 2 rows. This configuration caused confusion as to where one would sit. B&M fixed this problem by installing a set of air gates for every single row.

The ride has an intensity rating of 5.

tatistics

*Type: Steel — Sit Down
*Status: Open
*Date: April 2008
*Cost: $26M est.
*Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard
*Model: Hypercoaster
*Height: 70 m (230 ft)
*Drop: 70 m (230 ft)
*Length: 1,620.9 m (5,318 ft)
*Top Speed: 125 km/h (77 mph)
*Duration: 3:10
*Capacity: 1,545 riders per hour
*Inversions: 0
*Elements: 75-degree drop, double helix, 5 camelback hills

Kidzville

ilver Streak

Silver Streak, the park's twelfth roller coaster, debuted along with Runaway Reptar at Paramount's King's Island as the world's first inverted roller coasters geared towards children.

tatistics

*Type: Steel - Junior Inverted
*Status: Open
*Opened: 2001
*Manufacturer: Vekoma
*Model: Suspended Family Coaster
*Dimensions: 193 ft 7 in x 121' 5" (59 m x 37 m)
*Height: 49 ft (14.8 m)
*Length: 1121 ft (342 m)
*Max Speed: 41.8 km/h (26 mph)
*"'Max G-force: 2.2
*Duration: 1:16
*Capacity: 650 riders per hour
*Inversions: 0
*Restrictions: Riders must be between 44 in (1.12 m) and 77 in (1.95 m) tall

Taxi Jam

Taxi Jam opened as the tenth roller coaster, as a part of the brand-new Kidzville which opened in 1998. It provides an easier starting point for kids' roller coaster experiences, before moving on to the Ghoster Coaster. The ride consists of two circuits around the oval track.

tatistics

*Type: Steel — Sit Down
*Status: Open
*Opened: 1998
*Cost: $250 000 est.
*Manufacturer: Miler Coaster, Inc.
*Height: 8 ft (3 m)
*Length: 205 ft (68 m)
*Max Speed: 12mph
*Inversions: 0
*Trains: 1 train of 6 cars, each holding 2 riders
*Restrictions: Riders must be 36 in (0.91 m) or taller to ride

Hanna-Barbera Land

Ghoster Coaster

Ghoster Coaster is one of the four roller coasters that debuted with the park in 1981. Almost every Paramount amusement park features a Scooby-themed wooden roller coaster for kids. Ghoster Coaster was awarded "ACE Coaster Classic" status. [ [http://www.aceonline.org/CoasterAwards/?type=1 ACE Coaster Classic Awards] ] and also made a big-screen appearance in David Cronenberg's 1983 film The Dead Zone, starring Christopher Walken.Fact|date=June 2008

tatistics

*Type: Wood — Junior sit down
*Status: Open
*Opened: 1981
*Manufacturer: Philadelphia Tobbogan Coasters
*Model: Double Out and back
*Height: 41 ft (12.5 m)
*Drop: 39 ft (11.9 m)
*Length: 1,356 ft (413.3 m)
*Max Speed: 56.3 km/h (35 mph)
*Duration: 1:20
*Inversions: 0
*Trains: 2 trains of 5 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders.
*Restrictions: Riders must be 40 in (1.02 m) or taller to ride. Riders shorter than 46 in (1.12 m) tall must ride with an adult.

International Festival

The Fly

The Fly is a custom designed wild mouse roller coaster added as the eleventh roller coaster in the park. Its layout has since been cloned for several other parks. Unlike normal wild mouse coasters, the ride begins with a 50ft drop, then returns up to maximum height, followed by a quick series of hairpin turns, drops, and brakes. Please note that The Fly is rated 4 not 3.

tatistics

*Type: Steel — sit down
*Status: Open
*Opened: May 2, 1999
*Manufacturer: Mack GmbH
*Model: Wild Mouse (large park)
*Height: 52ft (16m)
*Drop: 50ft (15m)
*Length: 1,312ft (400m)
*Max Speed: 56km/h (35mph)
*Inversions: 0
*Trains: 10 Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car.
*Restrictions: Riders must be 44 in (1.12m) or taller to ride. Riders shorter than 54 in (1.37m) tall must ride with an adult.

Thunder Run

Thunder Run, which was originally called Blauer Enzian, opened in its current incarnation in 1986, as the sixth roller coaster at the park. The ride uses a drive motor with a rubber wheel in the front of the train to drive it around the track, rather than a traditional lift. Thunder Run makes two passes through Wonder Mountain at the centre of the park.

tatistics

*Type: Steel — sit down
*Status: Open
*Opened: 23 May 1981 as Blauer Enzian, 1986 as Thunder Run
*Cost: $2.7M est.
*Manufacturer: Mack GbmH
*Track layout: Mine Train
*Lift/launch system: Electromagnetic boosters
*Height: 33 ft (10.1 m)
*Length: 1,083 ft (330.1 m)
*Max Speed: 64.4 km/h (40 mph)
*Duration: 1:24
*Inversions: 0
*Trains: Single train with 10 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 40 riders. The first car of the Thunder Run only seats two riders due to the locomotive theme.
*Restrictions: Riders must be 40 in (1.02 m) or taller to ride. Riders shorter than 46 in (1.17 m) tall must ride with an adult.

Vortex

Vortex, which was Canada's first suspended roller coaster when opened, was the eighth roller coaster added to Canada's Wonderland. It shares Wonder Mountain with Thunder Run for its lift and first drop, but the majority of the ride takes place over the open water behind the mountain. One section of the ride even passes above one of the main park thoroughfares; the only ride to do so in the park. Vortex reaches speeds of almost 90 km/h, and provides for a large range of sensation to the rider (including feeling like they are going to hit the water – the distance is actually much larger than it appears), due to the ability for trains, which are suspended from the track above, to swing freely through the curves.

In 2005, Vortex operated with one less car per train. All cars are back to full operation.

*Type: Steel — Suspended
*Status: Open
*Opened: 1991
*Manufacturer: Arrow Dynamics
*Model: Suspended Coaster
*Track layout: Terrain
*Height: 91 ft (28 m)
*Drop: 85 ft (26 m)
*Length: 2,361 ft (720 m)
*Max Speed: 88.5 km/h (55 mph)
*Duration: 1:36
*Inversions: 0
*Trains: 6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

Medieval Faire

The Bat

The Bat was the seventh roller coaster added to the park. It is one of the most intense roller coasters at the park, as, being a Boomerang roller coaster, the trains run through the track, ending with a brief pause at the top of a steep incline, and then running backwards through the track back to the station.

tatistics

*Type: Steel - Shuttle
*Status: Open
*Opened: 1987
*Manufacturer/Designer: Vekoma (Track and supports) and Arrow (Train)
*Model: Boomerang
*Cost: $3.7M est.
*Lift/launch system: Chain lift hill
*Height: 80 ft (35.7 m)
*Length: 454ft (285 m)
*Max Speed: 75.6 km/h (47 mph)
*Max G-force: 5.2
*Duration: 1:48 (approx. 0:35 after the drop)
*Capacity: 760 riders per hour
*Inversions: 6 (3×2)
*Elements: Loop, Cobra Roll
*Trains: Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders.
*Restrictions: Riders must be 48 in (1.22 m) or taller to ride.

Dragon Fire

Dragon Fire (originally named Dragon Fyre) is one of the four roller coasters that debuted with the park in 1981. Uniquely, unlike the other roller coasters produced by Arrow that contain corkscrews, Dragon Fire's corkscrew runs counter-clockwise. Due to a decline in popularity, by the end of the day guests can literally stay on the train again and again as there are no other riders waiting in line to replace them. While the ride came with 3 trains, only two are used for this ride, with the third being used for The Bat.

tatistics

*Type: Steel — sit down
*Status: Open
*Opened: 1981
*Manufacturer: Arrow Huss
*Model: Custom Looping Coaster
*Height: 78 ft (24 m)
*Drop: 76 ft (23 m)
*Length: 2,160 ft (658 m)
*Max Speed: 80 km/h (50 mph)
*Duration: 2:10
*Inversions: 4
*Elements: Double Loop, Double Corkscrew, Helix up
*Trains: 2 trains with 7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
*Restrictions: Riders must be 48 in (1.22 m) or taller to ride.

Wild Beast

Wild Beast is one of the four roller coasters that debuted with the park in 1981, and is one of two wooden coasters at Canada's Wonderland modelled after a ride at Coney Island amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio (Wildcat). The fan curve was rebuilt in 1998.

tatistics

*Type: Wood - Sit down
*Status: Open
*Opened: 1981
*Manufacturer: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
*Designer: Curtis D. Summers
*Track: Double Out and back Figure 8
*Lift/launch system: Chain lift hill
*Height: 82 ft (25 m)
*Drop: 78 ft (24 m)
*Length: 3,150 ft (960 m)
*Max Speed: 90 km/h (56 mph)
*Duration: 2:02
*Inversions: 0
*Trains: 2 trains with 7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
*Restrictions: Riders must be 48" (1.12 m) or taller to ride.

All roller coasters, by opening date

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