shesaidboom and 307 go to Canada's Wonderland Season Passholder Preview Night, part one of one, because it would be pretty lame to have more than one part for a visit that lasted under three hours!!!
Wonderland had it's season passholder night tonight [though I bet the title of the TR didn't give you a hint about that], and naturally - we were there, nitpicking every little thing and generally being nerdy coaster douchebags! And now, we're here to tell you all about it!
There were surprisingly few changes to the park... although Nikki didn't expect anything to change, so I guess there were surprisingly many changes. The rumour of Cedar Fair taking over the park solely to cut down all of the trees proved to be partially true, as basically anywhere where there had been a large collection of trees was now semi-treeless. Also, there was an exorbant amount of garbage cans, I guess because so much trash enters the park on a daily basis.
Before we begin, I would like to use this time to mourn a fallen comrade. Wild Beast, at one time I felt you were a great coaster, full of rough air and general whoopee. But now, you've been neutered as per the request, I can only assume, of Bob Barker! It's quite sad that one of my favourite coasters now runs worse than Minebuster, but I will always remember the good times we had, and never tarnish your memory further by riding you again.
THRILLS ARE PARAMOUNT. TRASH CANS ARE NOT.
Wonder Mountain is still good - but apparently Cedar Fair has something against Canadian patriotism! The Canada flowers have been destroyed!
Vortex is still awesome, even with giant clouds of mosquitos scattered throughout it's circuit!
We didn't go on SkyRider, because we were too busy buying rubies.
This is probably the best "randomly point your camera at something and click without looking" picture ever.
We decided to be annoying and take pictures of a bunch of things still branded as "Paramount". HERE IS ONE OF THEM.
First crooked lift hill picture of the season!!!
Check out that corroded track on the top of the hill! DUDE, GRODY.
Two new bone-chilling attractions for 2007! Fence: The Ride and Attack of the Garbage Cans!
Hmmm... isn't Cedar Fair aligned with Pepsi? Alert the press.
Does it count as an oversight if Cedar Fair still has the Paramount license?
Well, to be quite frank, we don't care. Here's more nitpicky crap!
Silver Streak is what Top Gun wishes it could be: Bananas!Q
Hey dumbass, get with the times!
It must be awesome to be a squirrel at Wonderland, free park food all the time! Score!
Dragon Fire got a semi-new paintjob, as the rails were painted yellow, and the track was a lighter [and more disgusting] shade of the green. Problem is, large chunks of the ride still had the old paint on it... and the colours clashed pretty bad. NITPICK.
PARAMOUNT Theatre?! Put down the lazy!
Top Gun is a pretty photogenic ride, as we demonstrate here in this obviously overdone shot that everyone has a picture of.
Nikki spent the whole time trying to get me to ride this piece of crap, but I had to PUT MY FOOT DOWN.
She is adamant that she was joking, and made it up to me with a TWO RATCAGE shot! True love!
When Wonderland announced the addition of Coasters, I thought it would be a sit-down diner, not just another "pay at the counter and find your own damn seat" place. Weak!
LOOK WHAT I CAN DO LOOK WHAT I CAN DO
The sky... THROUGH THE TREES.
One more picture of Vortex, because it's the best thing left in the park.
I feel your pain about Wild(e) Beast. The first time I went on it, I loved it and rode it over and over again. The years have passed since then and they have not been good to the old coaster. The last time I went on it on Hallowe'en, it was possibly the roughest coaster I had ever been on. Unless they do something to fix it, I probably won't be going back on it.
Hearing about the tree removal is a bummer. I only visited the park once, and thought it had one of the largest collections of "ride once for the credit" coasters outside of PKI, but the park was really nice with lots of trees and good landscaping. It's a shame if that has to go away to make more room for concrete and trash cans.
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Great photos Nikki. Haha, I can't believe I'm gonna be at that place in less than 3 weeks! Hopefully there will still be a few trees left by then. I think I'll be hitting 300 on one of their coasters, so I better make it a really bad one!
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