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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Dom497 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:36 am

kunpc1 wrote:Canada's Wonderland owns all the equipment that was required to run Starlight Spectacular. Expect to see some sort of projection for Haunt and a return of Starlight Spectacular in 2012. Obviously there's still a cost to design a new show however after you've purchased all the expensive equipment, you might as well keep kicking a bit of extra cash each season to keep it going.

Well, if indeed CW does own the projectors...if they got rid of the show I don't see what they could use the 4 projectors. After all, they are brand new and I wouldn't see the point of not using them. After all they spent probably quite a bit of money for them so they should put them to go use.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby kunpc1 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:05 pm

It was a substantial sum to purchase all the equipment. So I would definitely expect to see them used again. They are still set up so hopefully that means they have plans to use them during Haunt.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby kunpc1 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:05 pm

Sorry to double post, just thought I'd share this info:

As of last week, Norm Pirtovshek has taken over as General Manager of Canada's Wonderland. He's the former VP of Maintenance and Construction.

Raffi Kaprelyan left Canada's Wonderland to return to Knott's Berry Farm as the General Manager after Marty Keithley resigned from the company to pursue other interests.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby CedarFair1 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:21 pm

Leviathan Update with the beginning of the lift hill installed and Halloween Haunt Media Day pictures.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGwa9EUev0g

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby beatle11 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:53 pm

Behemoth, Drop Tower and Windseeker were all down today because of....wait for it...wind. It was pretty windy mind you, and for something like Windseeker, despite it's name, I could see the problem. They managed to get some testing in on Windseeker but wasn't open when I left. Behemoth had a train at the top of the lift and it sat there all day.

I also noticed CW was selling "Fright Lane" tickets for front of the line access for all haunt mazes. They were like 20 bucks.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:05 pm

beatle11 wrote:Behemoth, Drop Tower and Windseeker were all down today because of....wait for it...wind. It was pretty windy mind you, and for something like Windseeker, despite it's name, I could see the problem. They managed to get some testing in on Windseeker but wasn't open when I left.

I thought the whole reason Cedar Fair went with Windseekers as opposed to Starflyers was because Windseekers could run in higher wind speeds.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby asimowalk » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:25 pm

^ Who knows, maybe the wind limit for the StarFlyers are even lower. There's still other positives for the Windseekers. Better capacity, a company they've already have connections to (because of Wonderland), taller, etc.

As for Behemoth, from what I remember hearing a couple years ago, it apparently refuses to dispatch (in auto mode) once the wind speeds at the top of the lift past a certain point. They probably had a train going up the lift as the wind was gusting so it stopped in fears of valleying.

In other news, it looks like they're using the Starlight projectors for the entire night. From what I can tell from the following video, there's different scenes like a thunderstorm (similar to the beginning of the dragon scene), a spotlight, and some worms or something crawling around. Skip to around 1:57... Ignore the winner. :p


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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby DougMJr » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:27 pm

^That was probably the idea, but I think capacity had more to do with it.

I think the only reason it doesn't run in high winds is because the pods are so much closer together than conventional star-flyers... therefore it is easier for pods to collide.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby John Peck » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:20 pm

Capacity is the big reason. Those Windseekers hold 64 people.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Carnage » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:22 pm

beatle11 wrote:Behemoth, Drop Tower and Windseeker were all down today because of....wait for it...wind. It was pretty windy mind you, and for something like Windseeker, despite it's name, I could see the problem. They managed to get some testing in on Windseeker but wasn't open when I left. Behemoth had a train at the top of the lift and it sat there all day.


A friend of mine was at the park today. He texted me saying that Behemoth had vallied, and that they were in the process of removing the train with a crane.
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