TOGO death machines are becoming a rare breed, with one of the last remaining standup coasters by the manufacturer being closed on September 1st few remain around the world.
Skyrider opened in 1985 as the first coaster added to Canada’s Wonderland after the park opened in 1981. Since then the park has gone on a rampage of building coasters, that when counted total a whopping 17 roller coasters rivaling amusement park juggernauts Cedar Point and Six Flags Magic Mountain. However, all good things must eventually come to an end, as marked by the closure and removal of Skyrider on September 1st, 2014.
Despite all sadness created by this turn of events, park fanboys now have to ask the question: What will replace it? Skyrider sits on a prime plot of land for both a long needed and rumored Splash Works expansion, as well as what many are saying will be the next big coaster for the park which will presumably drop in 2016. To add to the anticipation, CEO Matt Ouimet recently stated that park announcements and new attractions for parks across the chain will be made in the coming weeks, so all we have to do is wait.