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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby CP Maverick » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:42 am

PATTYCAKES wrote:Where did you here this Chemical, there is nothing on the internet about any kind of threat?

Did anyone actually stay in the park? To me, it doesn't matter if the tip is confirmed or not. 'BS!" If there is a threat then close then entire place down, no questions asked! I am VERY upset! If there is any threat towards any theme park, then the owners have an obligation to get everyone off the property as soon as the threat happens!

Theme park evacuations do not happens quickly!

So, if I want the park all to myself, call in a "threat" of some kind and the park is forced to evacuate; thousands of people leave; the park remains nearly empty the rest of the day when operations resume.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:04 pm

PATTYCAKES wrote:Where did you here this Chemical, there is nothing on the internet about any kind of threat?

Did anyone actually stay in the park? To me, it doesn't matter if the tip is confirmed or not. 'BS!" If there is a threat then close then entire place down, no questions asked! I am VERY upset! If there is any threat towards any theme park, then the owners have an obligation to get everyone off the property as soon as the threat happens!

Theme park evacuations do not happens quickly!


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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby nicman » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:23 pm

JT325 wrote:
southpuddle wrote:I’m going to laugh when it’s announced and it’s only 200 feet.


No joke! The height doesn't matter that much. Perhaps from a marketing POV, but otherwise a good ride is a good ride.

Meanwhile, a little 78 foot tall woodie gets worlds of love tucked away in a Pennsylvania valley. And a 70 foot tall steel coaster near Chicago with a flat "ramp" drop consistently has the longest line in the park. A good design will have the longest return on investment.


Exactly. I find some of the best coasters are not very tall.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby CedarFair1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:40 pm

Ariel shots of the construction site and police activity at the park today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koJ7p1u6c4s&t=184s

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby PATTYCAKES » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:30 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fuP29inPns

With a threat that needs that much reaction including armoured vehicles, why on earth would anyone voluntarily want to be a part of that?

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Prof Kaos » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:44 pm

I think it can be hard to say why people react whichever way they do in these situations. But here are a couple of ideas.

Some people probably didnt even realize there was a (nonspecific) threat and so didn't act any differently than normal.

Some people may have felt that they were adequately protected from any threat due to the police and security presence.

Some people may have felt the urge to go home or to stay away, but felt social pressure (whether real or imagined) to ignore that urge due to the people around them happily going about there business.

Some people may not have felt there was any credible threat.

Some people may have felt that to change their day to day life due to some nebulous threat would be giving into intimidation, this giving power to those making threat. Ignoring the threat could have been an act of defiance.

Still others may have been more afraid of being in other public places during such a threat, like the streets or the subway.

Really it could have been any number of reasons, or combination of reasons.

Personally I wouldn't (and didn't) change my routine without a more concrete threat or more specific warning from authorities (for a combination of some reasons listed above). Granted I wasn't in the park yesterday, but had I been, I would have carried on as normal.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby PATTYCAKES » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:02 pm

On the Toronto news, they were talking to families who agree with me.
Why would you take your children to a place that needed to be protected
by armoured police vehicles? It has nothing to do with Wonderland.

I know there was no specific threat against any attractions, but If there was that much of a reaction needed by police,
then they should of shut down the areas that were threatened
regardless of what attractions the areas were near.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Prof Kaos » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:10 pm

I disagree that the places should have been shut down, but I also would fully support anyone's decision not to attend under the circumstances. I also would hope that the park would accommodate staff who didn't feel comfortable being there.

I wasn't trying to say that any other view, or yours in particular is wrong, just offering some possible answers to the question you posed.

I think had there been a serious or concrete threat, authorities would have shut the threatened areas down.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Married a Canadian » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:37 am

On the Toronto news, they were talking to families who agree with me


Which means what exactly? There are people on this thread who disagree with you, nothing wrong with differing opinions. There is no right or wrong in this instance, just personal choice.
Wonderland made their own decision regarding the days events, so did the people in the area and downtown.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby PATTYCAKES » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:55 am

Does anyone know when the 'official' announcement is going to take place?

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