Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Schotcher » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:11 am

Depressing. They should've gone for 95. :p

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:12 am

PennStater wrote:Element number 3 is a barrel roll, so that's something different.

equals overbank turn.

oh yeah its gonna suck, it has trims!
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby PennStater » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:13 am

jarmor wrote:
PennStater wrote:Element number 3 is a barrel roll, so that's something different.

equals overbank turn.


I was thinking, the picture of it doesn't actually look like one.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby carolinacaniac » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:15 am

Maybe it will keep most of the speed throughout since there is no midcourse brake? Kind of like Goliath. This will be a GP crowd pleaser I am sure.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:16 am

Canada's Wonderland announces Leviathan!!

www.leviathan.canadaswonderland.com/

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Lift height: 306'

80 degree angle descent

92 MPH

3 minutes, 28 seconds

Track Length: 5,486'

Three 32-passenger trains
Eight cars, with four seats per car, per train
Fiberglass and steel coaches with lapbar restraints


Canada's Wonderland Unleashes Leviathan in 2012



VAUGHAN, ON, Aug. 18, 2011

VAUGHAN, ON, Aug. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - In 2012, Canada's Wonderland will unveil one of the biggest and tallest roller coasters in the world: Leviathan. When the Park opens in May 2012, Leviathan will dominate the Park's landscape, taking riders to breathtaking heights and speeds never experienced before at Wonderland.

The excitement begins on Leviathan's first lift hill as riders climb to a record breaking height of 306 feet (93.3M) followed by an exhilarating 80 degree drop. Reaching a top speed of 148 kilometers per hour, riders will experience extreme coaster thrills on 5,486 feet (1,672M) of track that includes a series of giant camelback hills reaching heights up to 180 feet (54.9M), and an astonishing overbanked hammerhead turn at 115 degrees that will cross above the Park's front gate at 147 feet (44.8M) high.

"Leviathan will be our 16th coaster and now positions Canada's Wonderland as one of the top three coaster destinations in the world." said Raffi Kaprelyan, Vice President and General Manager, Canada's Wonderland. "We will go higher, longer, and faster than ever before when we launch Leviathan in 2012. With the addition of this new coaster and our diverse collection of rides, shows and attractions, we continue to show why Canada's Wonderland is the destination of choice for those seeking world class thrills and family entertainment".

Leviathan is designed and manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, of Monthey, Switzerland. The highly recognized industry leader in roller coaster development also constructed Behemoth, which premiered at Canada's Wonderland in May 2008.

Construction is well underway at the park, with a completion date of May 2012. Guests who would like to experience Leviathan before the Park opens next year can visit http://www.leviathan.canadaswonderland.com to view ride renderings, specifications, construction updates, and experience a virtual ride simulation.

Canada's Wonderland is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/395050#ixzz1VNUsqmkn


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Jason (rollin_n_coastin) is LIVE at the announcement! See photos below!


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Photos from Jason at the event!

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Good morning TPR! Here live at Canada's Wonderland for the BT TV shoot! This is Dragon Fire. Dragon Fire will soon have a friend. What will it be? Find out soon!

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A beautiful morning for moving aqua blue steel!

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The PR van!

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With Dineen, (PR) heading to the site!

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City TV - check!

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Dineen with Jennifer Valentine of BT getting ready. Live on CityTV in 2 minutes!

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We are live!

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Leviathan pieces. Jennifer said that it sounds like a bottle of pills that you'd pick up at the pharmacy... ;)

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Ready for this view?

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‎90 degrees!

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Upside down?

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Hello! Yah, bright sun...

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Supports!

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The site is just massive.

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Broms!

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This belongs...

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....to this fast to quickly smooth slow stop.

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Station elements together.

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A last look at the interior park site. Yes, the hammerhead is all the way out in front of the front gate; this beast is insanely large.

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Breakfast break! The most amazing muffins by the way.

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Literally just put up.

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The first shirt! Corner finger not included ;)

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It's official! It's unleashed!

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Thank you Dineen, Lindsay, Dave and everyone at Canada's Wonderland for having us along! An amazing morning! Congratulations!

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:16 am

I'm excited to try out B&M's first take on the giga concept, but it's definitely an odd layout. And it cracks me up that CF still didn't go over 310. :lmao:
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Schotcher » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:16 am

Looks full of airtime goodness and trims.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby mightypotato » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:17 am

Huh. It really is Behemoth 2.0.

While this is going to be cool and nice to have in the park, I really don't see the point.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby PCW_Nut » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:18 am

I will agree that this is an odd choice and is similar to Behemoth however, I'd rather have two B&M's in our park that are similar rather then no B&M's.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby sfnesros » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:19 am

In 2012, Canada’s Wonderland will unveil one of the biggest and tallest roller coasters in the world:


So I take it they never heard about King Da Ka being built or steel dragon 2000? Or am I just reading that wrong? :lmao:

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