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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat May 18, 2019 11:03 am

^ Doesn't Toy Story only dispatch 8 at a time too?
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Married a Canadian » Sat May 18, 2019 6:50 pm

Speaking of Guardian, I actually like that ride and want to go on it once or twicr. Does that ride's line tend to die down near closing?

I'm eying a trip there a week from Saturday and plan to rope drop it for my first ride seeing that it isn't on Fast Lane.



If you are getting Fastlane for your visit, then that is a good idea Canobie. Pretty sure you know your way round the park, Thunder Run and Vortex would be in close proximity to you once you've done Guardian, so three nice rides to start with...and Fastlane will take care of Leviathan, Yukon Striker and Behemoth.

Hope it works for you the weekend you go. I have never had any issues on it, and enjoy it also. Also hope you get some decent weather when you come up to visit.

I have to admit that I don't fully understand why it should be compared to rides at Disney/Universal as they are completely different types of parks with different business models that can afford the cost of the Avatar/Spider-Man/Harry Potter type stuff. Wonder Mountain's Guardian and Spider-Man don't even enter into the same comparison to me, Spider Man is more technologically advanced...and an excellent ride...but they are on two different budget planes and serve a different purpose and market.

I appreciate Cedar Fair for giving us something "different" for a park like Canada's Wonderland. It definitely opened up some new use for the mountain, and I believe, from way back in the thread,....isn't only about half of the mountain actually used for rides inside (Thunder Run and WMG)?? Could someone confirm this (John Lloyd...you are good with these questions?)
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat May 18, 2019 7:03 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:^ Doesn't Toy Story only dispatch 8 at a time too?


Yes. Yes it does. And in Tokyo DisneySea's version, too. Two 4-seaters (back to back), linked together.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Johnlloyd » Sat May 18, 2019 8:05 pm

Married a Canadian wrote:
Speaking of Guardian, I actually like that ride and want to go on it once or twicr. Does that ride's line tend to die down near closing?

I'm eying a trip there a week from Saturday and plan to rope drop it for my first ride seeing that it isn't on Fast Lane.



If you are getting Fastlane for your visit, then that is a good idea Canobie. Pretty sure you know your way round the park, Thunder Run and Vortex would be in close proximity to you once you've done Guardian, so three nice rides to start with...and Fastlane will take care of Leviathan, Yukon Striker and Behemoth.

Hope it works for you the weekend you go. I have never had any issues on it, and enjoy it also. Also hope you get some decent weather when you come up to visit.

I have to admit that I don't fully understand why it should be compared to rides at Disney/Universal as they are completely different types of parks with different business models that can afford the cost of the Avatar/Spider-Man/Harry Potter type stuff. Wonder Mountain's Guardian and Spider-Man don't even enter into the same comparison to me, Spider Man is more technologically advanced...and an excellent ride...but they are on two different budget planes and serve a different purpose and market.

I appreciate Cedar Fair for giving us something "different" for a park like Canada's Wonderland. It definitely opened up some new use for the mountain, and I believe, from way back in the thread,....isn't only about half of the mountain actually used for rides inside (Thunder Run and WMG)?? Could someone confirm this (John Lloyd...you are good with these questions?)


Yes, there is still quite a bit of room inside Wonder Mountain. As for Canobie Coaster coming up for a visit to Canada's Wonderland soon, I would recommend getting Fastlane Plus which includes Behemoth, Leviathan, and Yukon Striker. The normal Fastlane pass does not include these coasters. Just thought I would mention that. I hope you enjoy your visit to Canada's Wonderland, Canobie Coaster! :)
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat May 18, 2019 10:41 pm

Thanks! I was definitely leaning towards FastLane on a holiday weekend and just wanted to figure out a way to get on the non-Fast Lane rides I like. I've been on Thunder Run in the past and it's not a priority for me on this visit.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Honorarius » Sun May 19, 2019 6:42 am

Nrthwnd wrote:
Canobie Coaster wrote:^ Doesn't Toy Story only dispatch 8 at a time too?


Yes. Yes it does. And in Tokyo DisneySea's version, too. Two 4-seaters (back to back), linked together.


I think there is a pretty big difference in the amount of trains they dispatch per hour though...

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby gearbm95 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:34 am

Any idea how busy the park will be on Memorial Day (5/27) considering Ontario schools are still in session and its not a Canadian holiday? Have dinner reservations at 5pm and was hoping to be able to hit most of the major rides between 10am-3pm.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Tue May 21, 2019 9:03 am

Shouldn't be any busier than Chinese New Year.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby ArgoZ » Tue May 21, 2019 6:40 pm

gearbm95 wrote:Any idea how busy the park will be on Memorial Day (5/27) considering Ontario schools are still in session and its not a Canadian holiday? Have dinner reservations at 5pm and was hoping to be able to hit most of the major rides between 10am-3pm.


Should be a good day to go! It’s a business as usual work day. Last weekend was our holiday and it was packed as Wonderland put on a good fireworks show.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed May 22, 2019 6:30 am

Question for the regulars: Does this park generally close for bad weather? We're thinking of going Saturday (I know the fact that it's a Saturday works in our favor) and we're watching the forecast but I figured I'd check in and see if this was the type of park that would close "for weather" if attendance was low on a crappy day.

Also, how are they about running the rides if it's raining but not storming?

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