The creepiest yet amazing thrill ride - the Yukon Striker - has arrived and it will have you screaming at the top of your lungs.
Adventurers and adrenaline junkies, listen up! The world's longest, fastest, tallest, and the most TERRIFYING roller coaster has been unveiled and it is creepier than you can possibly imagine. The ride meant for anybody but the faint of heart is over 245 feet high above the ground, covers a long distance of 3,625 feet while running at the quick speed of 80 miles per hour (130 kmph)! THAT is quite INSANE. Open for tourists at Canada's Wonderland, the Yukon Striker is every thrill seeker's dream come true and a nightmare for those who fear heights.
And, there's more than what meets the eye. In addition to all these terrifying attributes, during one point while riding the roller coaster, the people will be 90 degrees face to face with an underwater tunnel. "At its summit, you'll experience three seconds of complete exhilaration as you stare directly down 245 feet at 90 degrees into an underwater tunnel," Norm Pirtovshek, general manager of Canada's Wonderland, told HuffPost.
In all, the long ride will be three minutes 25 seconds long, all thanks to its jaw-dropping speed, including a shit-your-pants scary 360-degree loop. Fancy the scare of your life? The Yukon Striker is waiting for you. "Be exhilarated by Yukon Striker's epic journey high above the park's skyline where you'll hang over a 90-degree drop for three breathtaking seconds, staring 245 feet down into an underwater tunnel. Then suddenly you dive, reaching speeds of 130 km/h and soaring through four dynamic inversions, including a complete 360-degree loop – the only one of its kind for a dive coaster!"
Canada's Wonderland has also released a video of how the ride will take place, so you know, you can prepare yourself accordingly for what's going to unfold. Plus, the ride also has its own back-story, "It’s 1897 and a flood of men and women are venturing into the untamed wilderness of northwestern Canada, fueled by little more than rumor of limitless gold. The headwaters of the Yukon spread beyond an unforgiving landscape, tempting newcomers with the promise of riches that lay buried in ice-cold riverbeds throughout the Klondike."
"Most prospectors are doomed to fail. The journey is treacherous along the Chilkoot Trail, a steep and punishing climb high into the coastal mountain range. The seasons are extreme and the backcountry, for all its raw beauty, is unyielding. Among the lawless boom towns and outposts, only a few will succeed in this quest for glory. A Golden Eagle soars high on the winds watching the perilous hunt. Who will endure the longest journey? Who will conquer the tallest mountain pass, the treacherous terrain, and rise worthy of the name YUKON STRIKER…?" the story reads further. Just shut up and take my money!
Designed by Bolliger & Mabillard, 24 riders will be allowed at once on the roller coaster and according to the ride's official website, the Yukon Striker has already broken three major world records - 1) The fastest dive coaster at 130 km/h (80 mph), 2) The longest dive coaster at 3,625 feet (1,105 meters), and 3) Tallest dive coaster at 245 feet (75 meters) - includes underground. Do you think you have the balls to ride this beauty? Go book your tickets here.