Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby PCW_Nut » Sun May 06, 2012 8:40 pm

Much like Jason commented, had a great day at Wonderland today. I won't be too detailed cause Jason covered much of it but some random thoughts and notes:

- Leviathan was already running better then SPPN night last week.
- The tunnel does add a great head chopper effect, however, I really hope they aren't done with it. I know there's still possible landscaping and what not to be done (grass/trees/etc), so I am not giving up hope. It's just looking at the tunnel compared to the entry plaza and everything it's kind of, hmm, "weak".
- The ride crew was amazing on Leviathan today with the odd exception of a lot of empty seats going out. In some cases the front train would only have 2 people sitting in it. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but something that could be worked on. After all, it is opening day.
- Behemoth is great still. It was giving amazing airtime in the back as always. Really looking forward to marathoning this for Coasting for Kids on June 10th. By the way, donate here if you haven't already https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/joshuamclachlan/CanadasWonderland
- Shockwave still only has three out of the six arms functioning at the moment. The other 3 remain under tarps for some reason.
- Overall I'd give Wonderland a 10/10 for opening day. I have a feeling this season is going to be super special and super successful for the park and Cedar Fair!

Here are some random pics from throughout the day. Enjoy.

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Leviathan's tunnel. Thoughts?
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Pre opening testing
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Getting ready to enter the park for the official kick off to the 2012 season.
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Love the skin on the trains.
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I find this picture really shows the length of the lift
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Artsy shot or just crooked shot?
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Train full of happy riders
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Artsy shot for sure
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"Riders your train will be dropping in 3...2...Ahhhhhhhhhh"
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Don't worry, we didn't forget about you "little" brother
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Artsy again
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Who can spot the new seats for Sledge Hammer?
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Fast Lane entry on the right. The implementation of this at Wonderland looked to be going great
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Oh Sledge Hammer :(
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Shot of the Leviathan queue from the loading stairs
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The extended "extended" queue for Leviathan while we were leaving. Aprox 90 min wait by my guess.
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All opening days must end with this! Thanks for a great opening day Wonderland.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sun May 06, 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks for the great photo TR! I'd love to check this place out sometime.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby DougMJr » Sun May 06, 2012 9:18 pm

Not lovin' the tunnel, but not hating it either. Kinda wish it was a little more landscaped but I'm glad it is there.

Great Photo TR!

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun May 06, 2012 9:40 pm

They've got to do something to spruce up that tunnel a bit. Make it look like a cave or something. Anything is better than a corrugated steel tube.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Ace Of Spades » Sun May 06, 2012 11:49 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:They've got to do something to spruce up that tunnel a bit. Make it look like a cave or something. Anything is better than a corrugated steel tube.

Agreed. Such tunnels work on rides like Millennium Force because rides like that are just themed to being "big". Leviathan, on the other hand, actually has a "theme" to it, so it does look rather out of place. :?r
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby WFChris » Mon May 07, 2012 1:56 am

I like how the turn around on the ride interacts with the midway. Pretty classy move for such a large ride.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Reuschini » Mon May 07, 2012 2:28 am

PCW_Nut wrote:Leviathan's tunnel. Thoughts?


After spending $20+ Million on a coaster I'd say that's as ghetto as it gets.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Mon May 07, 2012 6:57 am

I'm dissappointed that the tunnel had no theming to it, they could've done something like Bizarro (SFNE)'s tunnel or at least theme it a little bit like Goliath (SFMM)'s tunnel.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby PCW_Nut » Mon May 07, 2012 8:07 am

XYZ wrote:I'm dissappointed that the tunnel had no theming to it, they could've done something like Bizarro (SFNE)'s tunnel or at least theme it a little bit like Goliath (SFMM)'s tunnel.


I still have faith that it's not finished. Time will tell I suppose.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby cwcoasterboy » Mon May 07, 2012 7:27 pm

If you haven't already seen it, here's an awesome video of a weather guy from the Toronto News Station CP24 riding the coaster with a camcorder taped to his hand. Pretty awesome.
http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120506/120506_Roller_Coaster/20120506/?hub=CP24Home
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