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August 18, 2011

Canada's Wonderland To Build 300+ Foot Tall Roller Coaster

Vaughan, Ontario — One of the biggest, tallest roller coasters in the world will be open in May 2012 at Canada's Wonderland. The all-new Leviathan megacoaster will stand 306-feet tall, dominating the park's landscape and taking riders to heights and speeds never before experienced at Canada's Wonderland.

Leviathan Roller Coaster Rendering, Canada's Wonderland
Canada's Wonderland will open Leviathan in May 2012. The new "megacoaster" will be the tallest, fastest roller coaster in the Toronto theme park.

The thrills on Leviathan begin when the train begins to ascend to a record-breaking 306-foot height to begin an impressive first drop of more than thirty stories at a near vertical 80-degrees.

During the descent the trains will reach a top speed of 92 miles-per-hour (148 kilometers-per-hour) propelling them on a 5,486-foot (1,672-meter) journey that will include a series of giant camelback hills reaching heights up to 180-feet (54.9-meters), and an astonishing, overbanked hammerhead turn at 115-degrees that will cross about the park's front gate at 147-feet (44.8-meters) high.

"Leviathan will be our 16th coaster and now positions Canada's Wonderland as one of the top three coaster destinations in the world." said Raffi Kaprelyan, Vice President and General Manager, Canada's Wonderland. "We will go higher, longer, and faster than ever before when we launch Leviathan in 2012."

Leviathan has been designed by Bolliger & Mabillard of Monthey, Switzerland, a recognized industry leader in roller coaster design and manufacturing. This will be their second roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland, the first is the extremely popular Behemoth, which opened in May 2008.

"With the addition of this new coaster and our diverse collection of rides, shows and attractions, we continue to show why Canada's Wonderland is the destination of choice for those seeking world class thrills and family entertainment," added Kaprelayan.

Construction of the roller coaster is already underway, with an anticipated completion date of May 2012.

For more information about Leviathan, visit leviathan.canadaswonderland.com

Leviathan artwork courtesy of Canada's Wonderland. All rights reserved.

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