Vaughan, Ontario – Canada’s Wonderland opens to the public on Sunday, May 7th with a trump card up its sleeve… Leviathan: a massive sea-themed monster. The roller coaster was the first from Swiss design firm Bolliger & Mabbilard to rise above 300 feet and cost an estimated $28 million (USD). When first announced, coaster enthusiasts questioned Wonderland’s decision to add a coaster which by design draws parallels to the park’s Behemoth built in 2008 also by Bolliger & Mabillard. Both use towering lifts to create speed with neither sending riders upside down. Though these same enthusiasts couldn’t wait to dig their claws into Leviathan. Continue reading
CraveCoasters was at Canada’s Wonderland on Friday, April 27th when the park gave the world its first rides on its new 306 foot tall Bolliger & Mabillard giga coaster. Check out our photos below. Enjoy!
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Canada’s Wonderland, just north of Toronto, always boasted a large collection of coasters. As opposed to quality, their specialty was sadly quantity. Things shifted when the park introduced its first Bolliger and Mabillard designed coaster with Behemoth in 2008. This trend will continue to a record breaking height of 306 feet (93.26 meters) with the park’s second B&M steel gem, Leviathan, set to fly in May, 2012.
On January 9th, CraveCoasters was fortunate to snag some shots of the construction. For more detailed shots and information on Leviathan’s construction be sure to head to CWMania.