(CNN) — Can you imagine hanging over a straight drop — and staring down 245 feet into the gaping maw of an underwater tunnel? Well, you no longer have to imagine.
It opened at 10 a.m. local time Friday along with the rest of the park. Winners of a charity draw took preview rides the Striker on April 25, the park said. But now the rest of us can have at it.
The Yukon Striker sets records for a dive coaster.
Canada’s Wonderland says it’s “the longest, fastest and tallest dive roller coaster in the world.”
“The ride on Yukon Striker is absolutely breathtaking,” said Norm Pirtovshek, Canada’s Wonderland general manager, in a news release.
The Yukon Striker will take riders on late 1800s gold rush trip.
— 80 mph (130 km/h): That would be your maximum speed.
— 3,625 feet, 1,105 meters: That’s how far you’ll travel (about the length of 10 US football fields, which includes the end zones, or 12 fields if you count the 100 yards from goal line to goal line).
— 4: That’s the number of inversions (coaster speak for being turned upside down and then returned right side up) you’ll be put through.
And because all of this isn’t going to be special enough, the Striker will have floorless seating for “enhanced visibility,” a three-second dangle before you’re released into the straight drop and a 360-degree loop, which the park says has never before been on a dive coaster.
The coaster had a smooth opening.
“I had a chance to ride with the first guests in line this morning, and everyone was very excited,” Grace Peacock, director of communications for the park, told CNN Travel on Friday afternoon. “They were cheering when the first riders got on and clapping when they returned to the station after their ride. … I think everyone was blown away by that 90-degree drop.”
If the Yukon Striker looks like too much to handle, the park has plenty of other coasters from which to choose.