This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Canada's Wonderland, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.
Canada's Wonderland Website
Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
August 27th, 2007 - Behemoth announced (see below)
March 16th, 2008 - Behemoth is testing
April 24th, 2008 - a few pictures from Behemoth Media Day
August 21st, 2009 - Planet Snoopy coming to Canada's Wonderland in 2010
January 25th, 2010 - new rides within Planet Snoopy announced
August 18th, 2010 - Park hints about new 2011 ride
August 24th, 2010 - Windseeker is announced
May 24th, 2011 - Windseeker opens
August 18th, 2011 - Leviathan, a B&M gigacoaster announced!
October 13th, 2011 - Dinosaurs Alive! officially announced for 2012
November 1st, 2011 - Leviathan Construction Tour photos
November 19th, 2011 - More Leviathan construction photos
November 26th, 2012 - TPR's HUGE Construction Tour for Leviathan
February 10th, 2012 - Final Leviathan Construction Tour
March 15th, 2012 - First Leviathan test run
April 18th, 2012 - Tunnel being added after the first drop.
April 27th, 2012 - TPR coverage from Leviathan Media Day and Leviathan Media Day POV
August 29th, 2013 - Wonder Mountain's Guardian Announced for 2014!
May 31st, 2014 - Wonder Mountain's Guardian opens!
August 6th, 2014 - SkyRider to close on September 4th
August 20th, 2015 - Flying Eagles and Skyhawk announced
August 26th, 2016 - Soaring Timbers, North America's first Mondial Inferno announced for 2017
August 16th, 2017 - 2 rides (Lumberjack, Flying Canoes) and waterpark expansion announced for 2017
August 15th, 2018 - Yukon Striker Announced
August 28th, 2018 - On-site Hyatt Place/Hyatt House conifrmed for 2020
December 15th, 2018 - Yukon Striker Construction Update!
February 6th, 2018 - Final piece of Yukon Striker track installed!
This just in from Canada's Wonderland:
Vaughan, Ontario, 2007 - Canada's Wonderland prepares to change the landscape for thrill seekers in 2008, with the addition of Canada's Biggest, Fastest and Tallest roller coaster - Behemoth. Following 18 months of planning and construction, Behemoth will premiere at Canada’s Wonderland in May 2008.
At over 5,300 feet (1,616m) in length, Behemoth sets the stage for thrills with a climb to a height of 230 feet (70.1m), followed by an adrenaline pumping 85 degree drop with speeds reaching 125 kilometers per hour in 3.9 seconds. The coaster will then take riders through the ultimate coaster experience with high speed twists and turns, including double banked flat loops (horizontal loops) and eight extreme drops. Intensifying the action packed adventure, the ride will feature prototype open-air seating that will allow all riders to experience an unobstructed view of all the thrills and excitement on one of North America's best coasters.
"Behemoth will be the biggest investment in Canada's Wonderland's 27 year history at approximately $26 million dollars," said Raffi Kaprelyan, Vice President and General Manager, Canada’s Wonderland. "With the addition of Behemoth, we wanted to compliment our already impressive line-up of more than 200 rides, shows and attractions with a world class roller coaster that will showcase Wonderland as one of the premier amusement parks in our industry."
Behemoth will be the 15th roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland. Construction is currently underway, but those who cannot wait until spring may take a virtual ride on Behemoth at canadaswonderland.com. Visitors to canadaswonderland.com may also access exclusive Behemoth updates and features, like virtual renderings, ride statistics and online fun.
Behemoth was designed by Bolliger & Mabillard of Monthey, Switzerland, a recognized industry leader in roller coaster development.
Here are some stats:
Opening Date: May of 2008
Track Length: Approximately 5,318 ft/1620.9 m
Lift Height: Approximately 230 ft/70 m
Angle of Descent: 85 degrees
Ride Time: Approximately 3 minutes, 10 seconds
Speed of First Drop: Approximately 77 miles/hour 125km/hour
Ride Capacity: Approximately 1,545 guests/hour
Three 32-passenger trains Eight cars, with four seats per car, per train
Fiberglass and steel coaches with lapbar restraints and interlocking seat belts
Investment: Approximately $26 million