While Europe is looking forward to its tallest roller coaster “Shambhala”, which is placed at PortAventura this year, the Canadians will vigorously catch up in May. The spanking new thrill machine of 93 m (around 306 ft) in height at Canada’s Wonderland in Ontario towers some 17 m (around 55 ft) above the new European record holder. Although both coaster where made by Swiss manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard, the one in North America seems to be way more interesting.
Named after the sea monster referred to in the Bible, “Leviathan” has been realized with an investment volume of 28 million US$. Along the course at over 1,600 m (around 5,000 ft) in length, with an exhilarating 80 degree drop, and reaching a top speed of almost 150 km/h (around 95 mph), this steel roller coaster not only sets Canada’s altitude record, but almost makes “Shambhala” with a top speed of 134 km/p (around 83 mph) look slow. Each of the 3 trains will seat 32 riders that are about to thunder through the diversified course.
“Leviathan will be our 16th coaster and now positions Canada’s Wonderland as one of the top three coaster destinations in the world.” said Raffi Kaprelyan, General Manager of Canada’s Wonderland. “We will go higher, longer, and faster than ever before when we launch “Leviathan”. With our diverse collection of rides, shows and attractions, we continue to show why Canada’s Wonderland is the destination of choice for those seeking world class thrills and family entertainment.”