This is the fountain you see when you
are approaching the Leviathan. In the
background, you can see the climb to the first drop. The ride is
and cost $28 million. It runs about 3 min. 28 sec. and reaches the
speed of 150 kmh ( over 90 mph). The lift height is 306 feet.
Here's a closeup of the chairs. They
are a radical new design that is extremely
safe and secure, but they leave your arms and legs free to move. You
have to worry about holding on.
In this clip you can see how high up
the first climb is. The "train" is empty here,
because this is before they let passengers on in the morning. The
is inspected and checked over and over every day by a team of experts.
Here's a video of the ride from the
point of view of the first car. Even though it
is one of the smoothest coasters you can ride, you are still going 150
and it is hard to hold the camera steady. The next video has been
This is another trip on the coaster,
but this time I used the "stabilize" enhancement
to make the video appear "smoother." It has some weird looking effects
frame, but it makes the ride look steady.
Here is Norm Pirtovshek, who is Vice
President and General Manager of Canada's
Wonderland. He took us around and showed us the new Dinosaur Park and
us on the Leviathan. In this clip he is talking about a vintage
managed to acquire.