Thursday, August 20, 2015

Canada's Wonderland Flying Into 2016 With Two New Rides

Canada's Wonderland has announced two new flying-themed rides for the park's 2016 season.  Both attractions offer riders an interactive feature, making these attraction a compelling addition for the entire family.

© Canada's Wonderland
First up is a set of Larson Flying Scooters named the Flying Eagles.  The popular attraction has been installed at many Cedar Fair parks in the last few seasons, and will have fans of Canada's Wonderland soaring 28 feet above the ground next year on the Flying Eagles.  Riders use a front wing to control their car's swing, allowing them to soar upward and downward as they fly, or they can just enjoy the view of the park as they spin.  Flying Eagles will be family-friendly, with a smaller height requirement that will allow younger riders to take part.

© Canada's Wonderland
The second new ride will be named SkyHawk, and is the first of its kind to be installed in all of North America.  The high-flying thrill ride will allow riders, who are seated in individual planes, to control their movements including complete 360 degree rolls.  The planes are connected to a tower that rises and spins to a maximum height of 135 feet above the ground.

Skyhawk appears to be one of Gerstlauer's Sky Roller rides, several of which have been installed in Europe.  The ride is customizable in size to fit the needs of the park, but this looks to be one of the largest Sky Rollers that the company has created to date.