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VIDEO: Here's what the longest, tallest, fastest dive coaster will make your face do

BradfordToday reporters brave a ride on the Yukon Striker, the new roller-coaster at Canada’s Wonderland

Teetering over the edge of a 75-metre ramp, the only thing keeping me from falling to my death are a couple vinyl belts.

I am strapped into the Yukon Striker, the new roller-coaster at Canada’s Wonderland — the longest, tallest, and fastest dive coaster in the world.

Media from around Ontario were invited to the amusement park this week to take a ride on the world-record-breaking ride, which can get up to speeds of 130 km/h.

As BradfordToday’s editor, who is not a fan of heights, I signed up for the experience and brought along our freelance writer Natasha Philpott.

We also used a GoPro camera to capture every terrified scream and hysterical laugh, as our roller-coaster car paused for three seconds at the edge of the first 90-degree drop before racing down, through an underwater tunnel, spiralling around a 360-degree loop (the only dive coaster in the world to have one), and zipping through 1,105 metres of metal track.

Come back to this weekend to read a more in-depth account of what it really feels like to ride this roller-coaster.

Would you be brave enough to ride the Yukon Striker?

Jenni Dunning

About the Author: Jenni Dunning

Jenni Dunning is a community editor and reporter who covers news in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
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