Monday, May 21, 2012

Take a Ride on Leviathan: All New Giga Coaster at Canada's Wonderland

Here's another new coaster for 2012, which is shaping up to be an awesome year for new rides. Leviathan is what is known as a giga coaster, which refers to a coaster that reaches upwards of 300 feet in height and moves around in a complete circuit. There aren't many in the world as of yet, but their numbers are growing.

These types of thrill rides pick up a lot of speed simply from the height of the thing and usually riders get lots and lots of airtime from the many hills that exist on such a ride. Giga's are simply a bigger spin on what used to be known as a 'hyper coaster,' which are famous for high hills and fast speeds, like Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point or Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure, two of my personal favorites. Up until now I've only ridden one giga: Millennium Force (308 feet) at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, and man was it awesome!

Leviathan stands at a height of 306 feet and at 92 miles per hour speeds, it is the 8th fastest coaster in the world.  The ride opened on April 27th and I'm sure it's more thrilling to ride than to watch it on video.  Too bad it was an empty screams!


Canada's Wonderland is operated by Cedar Fair and it is located Vaughn, Ontario, Canada, about 40 minutes from downtown Toronto.  Check out the park's website here for more.

Check out these other new rides for 2012:

X-Flight, Six Flags Great America, Chicago, IL

Mr. Freeze, Six Flags Arlington, TX and St. Louis, MO

Swarm, Thorpe Amusement Park, Surrey, England

Wild Eagle, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN

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