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Leviathan roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland to feature 100-foot tunnel

Leviathan concept art

Canada's Wonderland has confirmed that the Leviathan roller coaster, due to open on April 27, 2012, will feature a 100-foot tunnel at the base of its first drop.

Riders will race through the tunnel at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, after plummeting from the top of Leviathan's 306-feet-tall lift hill. The steep, 80-degree drop that leads into the pitch-black tunnel will be the tallest of any roller coaster in Canada.

Leviathan will become the sixteenth roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland, which has more roller coasters than any other park in the world apart from Cedar Point and Six Flags Magic Mountain. It is the first 300-feet-plus coaster to be constructed by Swiss manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard.

The new addition to Canada's Wonderland is due to debut on the opening day of the park's 2012 season. In addition to the high-speed first drop, its circuit will also include a series of "airtime" hills and overbanked turns.

You can find out more about Canada's Wonderland's latest addition by checking out Theme Park Tourist's in-depth Leviathan preview.

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There are 2 comments.

I've been watching the videos and keeping up on the Leviathan website since last August when it was announced. Wonderland is my home park so I've been extremely excited about it getting the world's first B & M 300+ foot coaster! I was initially disappointed though with the length and layout...however my worries were put to rest when I rode if for the first time yesterday.

Everything about this ride is major league!! The forces on the first drop were insane! The tunnel added a lot in the 'head chopping' column. The speed coming out of the first over banked turn was unreal, which carried over in to the speed turn and in to the 2nd hill. Out of all the rides I've ever ridden in North America, this second hill by far had the most airtime I've ever experienced.

What took me by surprise was the sheer speed of the ride. The videos don't do it any justice. Riding in the front row a few times, the wind was enormous and overwhelming.

Wonderland should be very proud of this world-class ride. By far, the best circuit coaster in the world, IMO.

The length was absolutely perfect...when you're on it, it doesn't feel too long or short. It doesn't have you wanting more, nor does it have you exhausted. This just proves to me that I know nothing about ride layouts and I'll leave it to the masters at B&M from now on.

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