Wooden Roller Coaster (Playland)
|Wooden Roller Coaster|
|Designer||Carl Phare, Walker LeRoy|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height||68 ft (21 m)|
|Drop||67 ft (20 m)|
|Length||2,840 ft (870 m)|
|Speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
|Trains||3 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 16 riders per train.|
The Wooden Roller Coaster is a wooden roller coaster at Playland in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Opened in 1958, it is the oldest roller coaster in Canada. The ride is 2,840 ft (870 m) long—which established it as the largest roller coaster in Canada at the time it was completed—and has a height of 68 ft (21 m) and speeds of up to 76 km/h (47 mph). The coaster was awarded the Coaster Classic and Roller Coaster Landmark statuses by American Coaster Enthusiasts.
The Wooden Roller Coaster opened in 1958. At the time, it cost over $200,000 to make, and was 40 cents for guests to ride. Designed by Carl Phare and Walker LeRoy, the ride was the final design of Phare's career, and is his only creation that is still standing.
In film and television
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- Judd, Amy (May 6, 2016). "Canada's oldest wooden roller coaster set to open for another season". Global News. Corus Entertainment. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
- Talmazan, Yuliya (August 28, 2013). "Vancouver's iconic wooden roller coaster gets recognition from heritage foundation". Global News. Corus Entertainment. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
- Morrison, Andrew (August 22, 2014). "The History Behind Playland's Ancient, Iconic Wooden 'Coaster'". Scout Magazine. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
- "Coaster Landmark Award". American Coaster Enthusiasts. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
- "Playland roller-coaster wins classic status". CTV News. Bell Media. July 12, 2009. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
- "Wooden Roller Coaster • Vancouver Heritage Foundation". Vancouver Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2018-07-23.