With the good news of Canada’s Wonderland receiving a new WindSeeker in 2011, along with three other Cedar Fair parks, comes the loss of a staple attraction at the park. To make way for the new attraction, Canada’s Wonderland has announced that it will be removing its Intamin Looping Starship, the Jet Scream. Despite a rendering that shows the WindSeeker placed next to the Jet Scream ride, the two will never co-exist.
Opening at the park in 1990, the ride will soon be ending its 20 year run at the park, and has now been put on sale for $150,000, available on October 15. One of only a few remaining Looping Starships, the ride, like the more well-known inverting swinging ship, completes several 360-degree revolutions, suspending riders upside down for several seconds.
The WindSeeker replacing it will spin riders around at 30 mph, at a swinging angle of 45-degrees, 301 ft up in the air. While it will not invert like the Jet Scream, the ride will provide fantastic panoramic views of the park, and be significantly more family-friendly.