Photo TR: Behemoth Media Day - Canada's Wonderland

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest
Archived Photo Trip Reports of Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, and Donkeys!
Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 10381
Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Location: Waterloo, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 37

Photo TR: Behemoth Media Day - Canada's Wonderland

Postby Carnage » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:20 pm

So today I got to attend Canada's Wonderland's media day for Behemoth. (thanks to Ted for the invite to represent CoasterFanatics).

Got in about 10 rides or so, snapped some pics, and even got a craptacular quality POV. Taken on a digicam, so the quality isn't the best, but hey, you take what you can get. ;)

Overall I really enjoyed the ride. I think Wonderland was long deserved in getting a marquee attraction.

Anyways, on to the pics ...

(these pics and the rest can be found Flikr
IMG_7861.JPG
What am I here to ride again?
IMG_7864.JPG
Queue line. I suspect temporary queues will be required for awhile.
IMG_7693.JPG
Behemoth towers over Minebuster
IMG_7699.JPG
New prototype trains
IMG_7703.JPG
Poor Italian Job looks so small
IMG_7705.JPG
Tilty pictures are all the rage
IMG_7707.JPG
Helix
IMG_7710.JPG
Peek a boo!!
IMG_7711.JPG
For all you lift hill enthusiasts
IMG_7713.JPG
I have this strange feeling I'm being watched ...
IMG_7720.JPG
Going over the top ...
IMG_7722.JPG
Approaching the hammerhead
IMG_7726.JPG
Helix, and finale
IMG_7729.JPG
If you look REALLY hard, the 3rd train is there.
IMG_7737.JPG
Nice view of the rest of the park
IMG_7738.JPG
Passing Minebuster
IMG_7761.JPG
Through the hammerhead, sideways.
IMG_7798.JPG
View of Toronto through the haze. CN Tower is there if you look real hard.
IMG_7815.JPG
Wheel shot for all you wheel enthusiasts.
IMG_7838.JPG
The twist in the drop looks pretty odd from this angle
IMG_7847.JPG
Hammer head.
IMG_7853.JPG
Closeup of the drop.
IMG_7855.JPG
Naked Sledge Hammer
IMG_7859.JPG
Even a Myspace angle doesn't help Minebuster. ;)
IMG_7874.JPG
Empty train
IMG_7877.JPG
Some new signage
IMG_7879.JPG
That's it from Canada's Wonderland. Thanks for reading, and thanks to the park for showing us a good time!

Digicam POV of Behemoth.

Behmoth_POV.wmv [ 14.23 MiB | Viewed 25174 times ]

Behmoth_POV.zip
Zipped for your pleasure
(14.13 MiB) Downloaded 1485 times
Image

I know more about donkeys than women!
User avatar
 
Posts: 356
Joined: 19 Apr 2005
Gender: Female

Postby Sue » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:26 pm

Thanks for the report and pictures! How do they have the station set up for the unusual seating pattern? Is it one air gate for every 4 sets of seats?

.
User avatar
 
Posts: 12733
Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Location: Like, The Valley OMG
Gender: Male
Age: 35

Postby Wes » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:27 pm

Nice report Paul! The POV was great for a digital camera, you did a good job. The ride looks fun for sure.

AWESOME-O-SAURUS!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 3947
Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Location: Somewhere in the Between (Florida)
Gender: Male
Age: 28

Postby Homer » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:28 pm

Behemoth looks like a great ride and I concur that it was a deserved ride for Canada's Wonderland. A few questions though;

Were any of the trims on (excluding the midcourse)? How did the trains feel, especially compared to other hypers?

Excellent TR and POV, Paul.
-My butt has touched 112 roller coasters, how unfortunate.

Can I park my donkey here?
 
Posts: 44
Joined: 29 Jan 2008
Location: florida
Gender: Male
Age: 24

Postby nomorefloor » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:30 pm

yeah how were the trims? :?r

308, 309, 310 .....
User avatar
 
Posts: 636
Joined: 22 Oct 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 33

Postby 307 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:31 pm

Good work, Paul, even if I couldn't resist watching the POV and "spoiling" the experience!

Always interesting to see how the park changes with a new attraction, and this is certainly the biggest facelift the park has received thanks to one in a long time...

Full Fledged Katonga Enthusiast
 
Posts: 2379
Joined: 17 Feb 2005
Gender: Male

Re: Photo TR: Behemoth Media Day - Canada's Wonderland

Postby Scaparri » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:31 pm

Carnage wrote:For all you lift hill enthusiasts


Paul, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Though it doesn't look like anything mind blowing, it still looks like a pretty solid ride! And I'm warming up to the new train style. It doesn't seem quite as bad as I initially imagined. Well done, man! Thanks for the sweet photos and POV.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 10381
Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Location: Waterloo, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 37

Postby Carnage » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:36 pm

Sue wrote:Thanks for the report and pictures! How do they have the station set up for the unusual seating pattern? Is it one air gate for every 4 sets of seats?


One air gate for each row. So two rows per car. It's real simple, and not confusing like the Deja Vu setups.

The trims were on very light on the early runs, only in the back seat could I hear it. They were off totally later on.

But most of these runs were with mostly empty trains, so I wouldn't expect the trims to be needed.

I think I might have been the only one on the train when the POV was taken. At most a handful of other people were riding at that time, spread between the two trains running.
Image

Donkey eat mullet pump.
User avatar
 
Posts: 446
Joined: 26 Jul 2005
Location: Clearwater Florida, U.S.A.
Gender: Male
Age: 50

Postby Johnny Upsidedown » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:40 pm

Thanks for the nice photos and video. Love the special photo for us wheel/mecanincal enthusiasts.
Looks like I am going to have to make plans for Bohemath BAsh with TPR to get some rides on this one as it looks like a fun ride.
Johnny Roller Coaster Website with Roller coaster related: events, trip reports and construction photos. http://www.Johnnyupsidedown.com
Manta Construction http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/manta.html

Randomness
User avatar
 
Posts: 6312
Joined: 21 Feb 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Postby coasterdude5 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:41 pm

Great photos and video! Looks like an awesome ride. I'm not sold on the trains, but they might be cooler in person.
Image

Next

Return to Photo Trip Report Archive

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron