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This article is about the stand-up roller coaster SkyRider. For the phrase "Skyrider", see Skyrider (disambiguation).

Skyrider is a roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland opened in 1985, it was the park's fifth coaster, and the first one they built since the park's opening in 1981. Built by TOGO, it is the first of two stand-up roller coasters built in Canada, and the fifth stand-up roller coaster in the world. It is also the second in North America (along with the second designed specifically to be stand-up as well as the second with a loop), and it is one of 16 currently operating roller coasters at the amusement park.

It opened only a year after the similar King Cobra at Kings Island did, which was North America's first stand-up roller coaster. SkyRider is located within Action Zone, and its entrance is across from the Splash Works entrance.

Similar rides

While SkyRider is still in operation, King Cobra was removed from sister park Kings Island before the start of the 2002 season. SkyRider is the second oldest stand-up roller coaster in operation.Shockwave at Kings Dominion has a similar layout until the second camelback hill, where instead of a trick track and a turn to the right, the ride immediately turns to the left and goes over one bunny hill before entering the brake run.

In Japan, the Star Jet roller coaster at Washuzan Highland also has a similar layout to SkyRider until after the second camelback hill, where the trip back to the brake run is shorter and does not feature a banked section of straight track. Unlike SkyRider, only one of the two trains used on Star Jet has rider's standing up. The second train is a standard TOGO sit-down train that has rider's facing backwards throughout the ride.

See also

  • King Cobra (roller coaster)
  • Shockwave (Kings Dominion)

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