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August 27, 2007

Canada's Wonderland Building Tallest, Fastest Roller Coaster In Canada

Behemoth Roller Coaster Logo, Canada's WonderlandVaughan, Ontario -- Canada's Wonderland is building the biggest, fastest, tallest roller coaster in Canada. The largest investment in the park's history, Behemoth will debut at Canada's Wonderland in May 2008.

"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.

Behemoth Roller CoasterBehemoth will be the biggest, tallest, fastest roller coaster in Canada when it debuts at Canada's Wonderland theme park in May 2008.
Designed by Swiss designers Bolliger & Mabillard, Behemoth will stand 230 feet (70.1 metres) tall and span 5,300 feet (1,616 metres).

To thrill park guests, this massive roller coaster will start with an adrenaline pumping 85-degree drop with speeds reaching 125 kilometers per hour in 3.9 seconds. Behemoth will then take riders through a series of eight drops and double-banked flat loops, also known as horizontal loops.

Behemoth Roller CoasterBolliger & Mabillard have designed three 32-passenger prototype trains for the Behemoth roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland.
Adding to the excitement, Behemoth features prototype trains with open-air seating that allows riders to experience unobstructed views of all the thrills and excitement the roller coaster will offer.

Behemoth will be the 15th roller coaster at 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," added Kaprelyan.

Construction of the Behemoth roller coaster is already underway and visitors to will be able to follow the construction throughout the winter.

Related: See Canada's Wonderland roller coasters and Behemoth.

Behemoth logo and renderings courtesy of Canada's Wonderland. All rights reserved.

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