Opening DateMay 1, 2005
Top Ride Speed40 mph / 64 km/h
Minimum Height48 Inches / 123 cm
TagsBacklot Stunt Coaster | Canada's Wonderland | Launches Coaster | LIM Launch Track | Premier Rides | Ride | Rollercoaster | Steel Coaster
Last UpdateNovember 12, 2016
Backlot Stunt Coaster
The Backlot Stunt Coaster is a steel launched roller coaster built by Premier Rides at Canada's Wonderland, Kings Dominion and Kings Island.
All three had similar themes revolving around the climatic chase scene at the end of the 2003 film, The Italian Job. Special effects were incorporated throughout the ride such as a helicopter that attacks riders with a simulated machine gun sound, pyrotechnics and water effects. The last drop portrayed the Mini Coopers jumping out of a sewer featuring spraying water jets to simulate a splashdown effect. Some of the effects have been removed in recent years.