10 September 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Leviathan At Canada’s Wonderland All You Need To Know

Welcome to my ‘All you need to know’ post about Canada’s Wonderland’s newest ride LEVIATHAN. The new ride opening in 2012 will be in a class of its own. If you remember that Behemoth has been categorized as a HYPERCOASTER, check out what LEVIATHAN has been categorized; GIGACOASTER.

Construction Update: Leviathan construction has been completed and you can see sample video of Leviathan’s first test run!

Here is the definition if GIGACOASTER in Wikipedia:

Giga Coaster is a complete-circuit roller coaster with a height or drop greater than 300 feet. The term was coined by a Cedar Point and Intamin AG partnership after the construction of Millennium Force. So far, there are only three Giga coasters worldwide:Millennium Force at Cedar PointSteel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa Land in Japan, and Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion. Millennium Force and Intimidator 305 were built by Intamin AG while Steel Dragon 2000 was built by Chance-Morgan. However, there will be more Giga coasters to come in the future like Leviathan at Canada’s Wonderland that is being built by Bolliger & Mabillard.Ride layout

After departing from the station, the train will immediately begin to climb the chain lift hill. Once the train reaches the top of the 306-foot (93 m) lift, the train drops back drown to the ground on a 80 degree angle reaching speeds of up to 92 miles per hour (148 km/h).Following the first drop, the track will curve upwards into a 164-foot (50 m)-tall overbanked banked turn to the right before dropping again and racing through a sweeping high-speed turn to the left at approximately 76 miles per hour (122 km/h).The exit of the first high speed turn will lead directly into a 183-foot (56 m)-tall camelback, followed by a 147-foot (45 m)-tall, 115 degree hammerhead turn.Both of these elements will exist above the guest parking lot.After exiting the hammerhead turn, the train will enter a second high-speed curve this time at a speed of approximately 60 miles per hour (97 km/h). Then, the train will traverse a smaller, 124-foot (38 m)-tall camelback leading towards the final element of the ride.A third high-speed turn is the final element of the ride. It will bend to the left and lead directly into the brake run and into the station.

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Quick specs:

Cost $28 million
Type Steel
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer Bolliger & Mabillard[2]
Model Giga Coaster
Track layout Out and Back
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 306 ft (93 m)
Length 5,486 ft (1,672 m)
Max speed 92 mph (148 km/h)
Inversions 0[3]
Duration 3:28
Max vertical angle 80°
Trains 3 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.
Restraints Lap bar


As of this posting, here are all the available videos about Leviathan:

Canada's Wonderland New for 2012 – LEVIATHAN

Canada's Wonderland 2012 – Leviathan Off Ride View

Canada's Wonderland New for 2012 – Leviathan POV

2 Responses to “Leviathan At Canada’s Wonderland All You Need To Know”

  1. bob 25 June 2012 at 7:12 am Permalink

    um im so not going watching it makes me more scared

  2. bill 7 August 2013 at 6:22 pm Permalink

    how tall do you have to be

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