Skyrider Review

We're here at Canada's Wonderland. For this review, we're going to travel back in time to 2008 to my first visit to Canada's Wonderland to ride Skyrider. You straddle the seat to a comfortable setting, get the restraint right, and then we're off! We then began climbing the lifthill. There, we got a very good view of trees, then we crest the lifthill and start to turnaround. There, we got a really nice view of Vortex. Then we headed straight into the first drop. The first drop was actually really fun and gives us a nice amount of speed. Then we head straight into the loop. The loop is actually really fun and has quite a bit of forces on it. So far, nothing bad has happened yet. But we keep thinking to ourselves, "This is a Togo Stand Up. It's gonna start beating the crap out of us sooner or later." Oh, and look what's coming up. An airtime hill!!! The airtime is really fun, and once again, it does not hurt your nuts in any way, once again, proving that the myth of "Stand Up Airtime will hurt your balls" is complete bullsh*t. But look!!! There's a big downward helix that we're about to head through!!! That'll surely beat the crap out of you!! Nope!!! Now granted, this helix is a little bit shakey, but there's no headbanging or any sort of pain of any kind. And look, after that fun helix, we get to go through another airtime hill!!! And that means more stand up airtime!!! =) Now the airtime is MUCH weaker than on Cobra, but dammit! It's still stand up airtime and it's still awesome. After travelling through that, it appears that the ride is about to go through some straight track. But instead, it appears to go through some bizzare straight track. We at Incrediblecoasters have no idea why it is here or what the point is, but at least it makes this ride bizzarley unique. We then head through some strange upward turnaround with no headbanging. We then dip back down and go through some microscopic bunny hops that are so small that you can't get airtime. Then you go straight into the brake run. And yes. You just read everything right. The Togo Stand Up Coaster was a fun ride. Not making this up. It was far from the best ride ever or even the best ride in Canada's Wonderland, but I had fun on it. It had some speed, some nice forces in the loop, and was just an overall fun ride. It's a real shame that this was the first coaster that Canada's Wonderland decided to bulldoze, especially when Wild Beast is an option. HELLO!!! One of the worst coasters ever just on the other side of the park!! Holding up a big sign that screams "BULLDOZE ME!!!". Can't believe they tore down the wrong coaster. Ugh. Well, hopefully the replacement coaster will be a fun ride.

7/10

Location: Canada's Wonderland

Opened: 1985

Closed: 2014

Built by: Togo

Last Ridden: August 7, 2008

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