After 18 months of planning and construction, Canada's Wonderland has announced what is the largest investment in the park's history. This approximately $26 million investment is for what will be Canada's tallest and fastest roller coaster, the Behemoth.
Behemoth will change the park's skyline forever standing 230 feet tall with a first drop at a near-vertical angle of 85 degrees. At the bottom of the first drop, riders will hit a top speed of 77 mph. The Behemoth will have a total track footage of 5,318 feet, which is over a mile long, and will last approximately 3 minutes and 10 seconds.
Throughout the ride, riders will experience an out-and-back layout that will include eight drops, number airtime filled hills taken at high speeds, and a double helix. The ride will also feature prototype open-air seating that will give riders a clear view of the thrills that lie ahead of them.
Behemoth was designed by Bolliger & Mabillard of Switzerland, which has consistently be known as one of the leaders in roller coaster development. Canada's Wonderland consists of over 200 rides, shows, and attractions they are hoping that Behemoth will make them on of the elite amusement parks in the industry.
This being Canada's Wonderland's 15th roller coaster will be the first since 2005 when the park, known as Paramount's Canada's Wonderland created the Italian Job Stunt Track roller coaster. Construction has already begun and the Behemoth is planned to make its debut May of 2008.