Behemoth

Behemoth is a steel roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It is a Hypercoaster designed and developed by Swiss manufacturer, Bolliger & Mabillard. It was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Canada until 2012 when Leviathan, a roller coaster also manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, was built at the opposite side of Canada’s Wonderland, claiming these titles. The roller coaster is similar to Diamondback (Kings Island), Goliath (La Ronde) and Nitro (Six Flags Great Adventure).

After a year and a half of preparation and development, Behemoth premiered in May 2008. With its high speeds, tall heights and rapid changes in both direction and elevation, the attraction is one of the most aggressive thrill rides in the park. Behemoth also has a high hourly passenger throughput – making it one of the most efficient rides in the park.

The ride features a prototype seating arrangement to ensure an unobstructed view for every rider – a first for a roller coaster of this type. The Behemoth experience lasts for approximately three minutes and subjects the rider to a maximum speed of 124 km/h (77 mph) achieved in less than 3.9 seconds followed by five air-time hills, a hammerhead turn and two helixes.

Elements

  • Location North America / Canada
  • Status Operating
  • Classification Roller Coaster
  • Type Steel
  • Design Sit Down
  • Category Hypercoaster (61m)
  • Make Bolliger & Mabillard
  • Speed 123,9
  • Height 70,1
  • Length 1620.9
  • Duration 3:10
  • G-Force 4.5
  • Amusement Park Canada's Wonderland
  • Capacity 1545
  • Elements 540° Helix, Camel Back Hills, Chain Lift Hill, Hammerhead turn, Helix