SkyRider, Canada's first standup roller coaster, nears its end
Iconic ride will make way for new development at Toronto amusement park
SkyRider, Canada's first standup roller coaster, will squeeze its last scream out of riders on the Labour Day weekend.
The iconic coaster opened in 1985. After some 23 million rides, Canada's Wonderland said Wednesday that it will be retired on Sept. 1.
Dave Phillips, vice-president of marketing and sales at Canada's Wonderland, said SkyRider will make way for another attraction at the park, but could not get more specific.
"We are planning on building for the future and continuing to be leaders in our industry with innovation and thrills," he said.
"Because of the current location of SkyRider and size of space that will become available, this redevelopment is going to be exciting for our guests. We will have to leave it to our guests to start guessing on what the future development will be.
"Unfortunately, I can’t share with you the timing and completion of the redevelopment other than it will be a very large construction project."