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Behemoth- New For 2008- Canada's Wonderland


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Statistics from RCDB.com:

 

Length: 5318'

Height: 230'

Inversions: 0

Speed: 77 mph

Max Vertical Angle: 85 Degrees

Trains: 3 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

Cost: Cost of 26 million Canadian dollars.

 

Press Release:

 

Vaughan, Ontario, 2007 - Canada's Wonderland prepares to change the landscape for thrill seekers in 2008, with the addition of Canada's Biggest, Fastest and Tallest roller coaster - Behemoth. Following 18 months of planning and construction, Behemoth will premiere at Canada’s Wonderland in May 2008.

 

At over 5,300 feet (1,616m) in length, Behemoth sets the stage for thrills with a climb to a height of 230 feet (70.1m), followed by an adrenaline pumping 85 degree drop with speeds reaching 125 kilometers per hour in 3.9 seconds. The coaster will then take riders through the ultimate coaster experience with high speed twists and turns, including double banked flat loops (horizontal loops) and eight extreme drops. Intensifying the action packed adventure, the ride will feature prototype open-air seating that will allow all riders to experience an unobstructed view of all the thrills and excitement on one of North America's best coasters.

 

"Behemoth will be the biggest investment in Canada's Wonderland's 27 year history at approximately $26 million dollars," said Raffi Kaprelyan, Vice President and General Manager, Canada’s Wonderland. "With the addition of Behemoth, we wanted to compliment our already impressive line-up of more than 200 rides, shows and attractions with a world class roller coaster that will showcase Wonderland as one of the premier amusement parks in our industry."

 

Behemoth will be the 15th roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland. Construction is currently underway, but those who cannot wait until spring may take a virtual ride on Behemoth at canadaswonderland.com. Visitors to canadaswonderland.com may also access exclusive Behemoth updates and features, like virtual renderings, ride statistics and online fun.

 

Behemoth was designed by Bolliger & Mabillard of Monthey, Switzerland, a recognized industry leader in roller coaster development.

 

This sounds and looks a lot like Nitro. Looks like a great coaster and a good reason to make a visit north of the border!

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There's been a lot of debating looking at the current construction pics as to whether ot not the drop is actually going to reach 85 degrees. Take a look for yourself:

 

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I like Nitros supports better. Nitro has the leaning ones, compared to Behemoths being all vertical. And even though Behemoth and Nitro are the same size, Why does Behemoth look so much bigger? :huh:

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I'm interested in seeing how these trains perform for the ride, whether it be good or bad. They have only been used on the twisty Giant Inverted Boomerangs, and haven't been used on coasters with airtime as a big focus, so we'll see.

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