Vaughan, ON, April 25, 2019 - At Canada's Wonderland this week, the winners of a
charity draw took the first ride on Yukon Striker, the world's tallest, fastest
and longest dive roller coaster. With the park's season opening to the public on
May 3, the event gave riders and select media a preview of the most anticipated
attraction coming this year.
"The ride on Yukon Striker is absolutely breathtaking," said Norm Pirtovshek, Canada's
Wonderland General Manager. "Yukon Striker's 3,625 feet of steel track soars through
four dynamic inversions above guests in the newly themed area Frontier Canada. At
its summit, you'll experience three seconds of complete exhilaration as you stare
directly down 245 feet at 90 degrees into an underwater tunnel."
Yukon Striker is the showpiece attraction in the fully immersive area Frontier Canada,
themed to the Klondike Gold Rush. The coaster claims several world records:
- The fastest dive coaster at 130 km/h (80 mph);
- The longest dive coaster at 3,625 feet (1,105 m);
- The tallest dive coaster at 245 feet (75 m) – includes underground.
It also features floorless trains and the only 360-degree loop for a dive coaster
on the planet.
Canada's Wonderland opens to the public on May 3 and this promises to be an exciting
season, with Yukon Striker, but also an extensive entertainment lineup of live shows,
food festivals and the new holiday event WinterFest this November.
Splash Works (opens May 25) – A 20-acre waterpark features slides and attractions
for all ages, including White Water Bay wave pool, Lazy River, free-fall slide Muskoka
Plunge, and Lakeside Lagoon kiddie pool and family slides with interactive spray
Celebration Canada (June 29 to July 14) – Celebrate the country's birthday with
spectacular fireworks on July 1, the Flying Frontenacs, live music, authentic Canadian
food, street performers and a NEW show "Tundra: A Cirque Experience."
KidZfest (July 22 to Aug. 5) – A big party just for kids! Live entertainment, dance
parties, the ultimate foam pit and special visits from favourite TV characters such
as Thomas & Friends, Toopy & Binoo, ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, Paw Patrol, Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and MARVEL© Superheroes.
Food and Street Festivals – Treat your taste buds to a NEW Taste of Mexico festival
(Aug. 10-11), as well as crowd favourites Brew & BBQ (July 18-21), Taste of Greece
(Aug.17-18), Taste of Italy (Aug. 24-25) and Oktoberfest (Sept.14/15 and 21/22).
Each event features delicious, specialty foods, live music and entertainment.
World-class, live Touring Shows – Edge of your seat excitement with the Ultimate
Thrills Circus and the Chinese Acrobats at International Showplace throughout July
*All these shows included with admission.
And for the first time, guests will be treated to WinterFest, an all-new immersive
holiday experience taking place in November and December. The park will be transformed
into an enchanted winter wonderland complete with uniquely themed areas, millions
of spectacular lights, ice-skating, live entertainment, sweet and savory treats,
crafts and hands-on family activities.
For unlimited access to the park, Splash Works, live shows and events, Season Passes
are now available online for as low as $74.99. The new GOLD Season Pass also includes
unlimited access to Halloween Haunt and WinterFest. Prices go up May 20. For more
ticket information or to see the full event and entertainment schedule, visit canadaswonderland.com
About Canada's Wonderland
Canada's Wonderland, located in Vaughan, Ontario, is a 300-acre theme park with
more than 200 attractions including 17 rollercoasters, and is the home to Splash
Works, a 20-acre water park. Canada's Wonderland is owned and operated by Cedar
Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of
the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and
operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and
four hotels. For more information, see www.cedarfair.com.