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Towering 306 feet (93 metres) over metropolitan Toronto, Leviathan is not a large sea monster but rather a major league rollercoaster –


Canada’s tallest and fastest coaster – courtesy of Bolliger and Mabillard (B&M). Park World coaster monster Paul Ruben takes a ride


Leviathan


Canada’s Wonderland reaches new heights


Norm Pirtovshek, Canada’s Wonderland vice-president and general manager


Top 10 tallest


rollercoasters •Kingda Ka (456ft/139m) Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey


•Top Thrill Dragster (420ft/128m) Cedar Point, Ohio


•Superman: Escape from Krypton


(415ft/126m) Six Flags Magic Mountain, California


•Tower of Terror II (377ft/115m) Dreamworld, Australia


•Steel Dragon 2000 (318ft/97m) Nagashima Spa Land, Japan


•Millennium Force (310ft/94m), Cedar Point


•Leviathan (306ft/93m) Canada’s Wonderland


•Intimidator 305 (305ft/93m) Kings Dominion, Ohio


•Thunder Dolphin (263ft/80m, not operating) Tokyo Dome City, Japan


•Fujiyama (259ft/79m) Fuji-Q Highland, Japan


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he new ride’s additional bragging rights include it being the seventh tallest and fastest coaster in the world, or the third tallest featuring a lift hill. It also represents the tallest and fastest B&M construction ever built, the Swiss supplier’s first to exceed the 300ft barrier. Built at a cost of $28 million, Leviathan is the latest of 16 rollercoasters in the line-up of Canada’s Wonderland. The ride and its blue steel track dominate the landscape, taking riders to breathtaking heights and speeds. Together with Behemoth, a 230ft B&M coaster added in 2008, these two giant rides bookend the park; Behemoth on the southwest, Leviathan on the northeast.


Signature Attraction The excitement begins on Leviathan’s first lift hill as riders climb that sweet 306 feet, followed by an


This is what you get for $28 million


exhilarating 80° drop. Reaching a top speed of 92mph (148kmh), passengers experience extreme coaster thrills on 5,486ft (1,672m) of butter-smooth track. Seated four abreast in one of three 32- passenger trains and secured with only a lap restraint, riders feel a sense of weightlessness on the first drop. Bottoming out at 4.5Gs, guests now soar around a 164ft (50m) barrel roll to the right. This is followed by another drop to a speed of 76mph (122kmh), then over a 184ft (56m) camelback filled with airtime. A 145ft-high (45m) hammerhead turn at 115° over the parking lot near the park entrance turns the train homeward at 60mph (96kmh). More air greets riders atop a 125ft (38m) camelback, and then a final high-speed banked turn leading to a final rise into the brake run before the station. With no mid- course brake to interrupt the pacing, the ride


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