The Yukon Striker rollercoaster at Canada's Wonderland.
Canada's Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland

Vaughan, Canada

When Yukon Striker opened at Canada’s Canada's Wonderland in May 2019, it was the fastest and longest dive roller coaster in the world. Riders pause for a queasy three seconds over a 90-degree drop. Then they fall 245 feet into an underwater tunnel, reaching speeds of 81 miles per hour. The ride was inspired by the Canadian gold rush of the 1890s. Adventurers braved rough terrain in search of the precious metal hidden in the Yukon Territory. Grace Peacock works for Canada’s Wonderland. She says the park is keeping that spirit alive. “We like to keep the thrills going,” she says. “And I tend to find that the kids are braver than the adults on these rides.” —Ellen Nam

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