Canada's Wonderland announced Leviathan, a 306-foot B&M roller coaster

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

[The following is an excerpt form a press release. -J]

In 2012, Canada’s Wonderland will unveil one of the biggest and tallest roller coasters in the world: Leviathan. When the Park opens in May 2012, Leviathan will dominate the Park’s landscape, taking riders to breathtaking heights and speeds never experienced before at Wonderland.

The excitement begins on Leviathan’s first lift hill as riders climb to a record breaking height of 306 feet (93.3M) followed by an exhilarating 80 degree drop. Reaching a top speed of 148 kilometers per hour, riders will experience extreme coaster thrills on 5,486 feet (1,672M) of track that includes a series of giant camelback hills reaching heights up to 180 feet (54.9M), and an astonishing overbanked hammerhead turn at 115 degrees that will cross above the Park’s front gate at 147 feet (44.8M) high.

“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, Vice President and General Manager, Canada’s Wonderland. “We will go higher, longer, and faster than ever before when we launch Leviathan in 2012. With the addition of this new coaster and 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."

Leviathan is designed and manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, of Monthey, Switzerland. The highly recognized industry leader in roller coaster development also constructed Behemoth, which premiered at Canada’s Wonderland in May 2008.

Read more and visit the official Canada's Wonderland Leviathan site.

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Monday, March 19, 2012 10:49 PM
James Whitmore's avatar

I finally found CN Tower on my 8th lap on Behemoth.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:24 AM
LostKause's avatar

CoasterDemon said:
I wonder how much they payed for the searing soundtrack?

Listening to that soundtrack made me want to start my own coaster video soundtrack business. lol

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:41 AM
Vater's avatar

I know it's kinda played out and stuff, and there's always the risk that not many people would enjoy listening to the particular genre, but here's an idea for the soundtrack of a coaster POV video: the sound of the coaster. Edgy, I know...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:10 PM
LostKause's avatar

You can play drums, Vater. I'll play guitar. Does anyone here play bass? :D

I'm not really serious, but it could be done, even long distances over the internet.

My point was that the music in the video is a little cheesy, and is so bad that even I could probably do better.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:30 PM
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Maverick00 said:
One disadvantage about it being B&M is the chain lift, seems like that lift will take forever.

If they run 3 trains, which I assume they will, it probably won't affect capacity or anything. It'll just give a little more anticipation.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:42 PM
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B&M chain lifts are pretty speedy, though.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:15 PM

According to Canada's Wonderland facebook page, they're adding a tunnel at the bottom of the first drop. I forget where we talked about the potential of it on this forum, but I swear it's somewhere.

Last edited by jonnytips, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:16 PM

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