Specific Type: Volare
Canada's Wonderland is home to one of the few single car, flying roller coasters known as Time Warp, which has been open since 2004. Time Warp previously operated under the name Tomb Raider from opening in 2004 to 2007 when Paramount owned the park. This old fashioned flying roller coaster is laid out in a very compact design as the coaster does not take up much room, even with its 1,282 foot track length. Time Warp is located in between two of the park's larger coasters,Behemoth and Flight Deck. It's yellow track is easy to spot when walking by. Guests may notice Time Warp being very familiar in design if they have been out toElitch Gardens, as it is a clone of the once operating orange track Flying Coaster at this Denver, Colorado amusement park.
The single car flying coaster has a very unique lift hill a lot of coaster riders are not used to seeing when riding a roller coaster. Riders are taken up a spiral lift hill, by a rotating in the middle of the upward spiral. This rotating arm pushes the single car vehicles up the lift around and around, until they get to the top at fifty feet, and then are let loose through the rest of the track. This Zamperla/Volare model roller coaster was designed by Ing.-Buro Stengel Gmbh and reaches a top speed of around twenty-five mile an hour. Each train only holds four people and sits four people across, as each one consists of one car. The coaster can accommodate up to seven cars at a time. Usually, three cars will be going through the course while the other four are in the loading station below.
Immediately out of the station, the four riders in the car are taken around a couple of circles up the spiral lift hill to the top of the ride's structure. Once at the top, the ride does not waste much time getting underway as the trains dip down a twenty foot hill fairly quickly and then make their way around a sharp, banked 180 degree turn to the left leading into the coaster's first heart line roll. Immediately after the first heart line roll is a 180 degree turn to the right, leading into the mid-course break run of the coaster. The vehicles do not slow down much in this break run allowing little breathing room for its riders. After the break run follows a mini dip and around a yet another 180 degree turn to the right which leads into the second and final heart line roll of the only 158 foot by 82 foot layout coaster. After this heart line roll, riders are swung around another 180 degree turn to the left, into another mini dip, around another 180 degree turn leftward, and downhill another ten feet or so. By this time, riders are at the bottom of the ride's structure still going full speed as they were from the very beginning. A final 180 degree turn rightward, small dip, and ninety degree turn to the right puts riders into the final break run leading them back into the station slowly around another ninety degree turn. During the entire course of the ride there are almost no slow moments as the cars are constantly going almost their maximum speed throughout the entire ride.
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