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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:22 am

I mean...they knew the weather forecast last night. Why wait till 10am and announce it when you open at 11? I would understand if they announced it last night.

We are at cedarpoint and the weather is cold and rainy, but yet they opened.
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Postby coasterbill » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:24 am

There’s a high of 50 with light rain in Sandusky. It’s snowing at Canda’s Wonderland.

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Postby thrillrider » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:28 am

Rain or snow...rides dont run in either. It more a matter of guest satisfaction.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:31 am

Rides don’t run in rain? Since when? :lol:

I mean... some don’t, but most do. I don’t really get your point. Anyone complaining that a park decided to close when it’s in the 30’s and snowing just likes to complain.
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Postby thrillrider » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:36 am

Some rides can run in snow as well. Ever see that park TPR went to in the snow?

The "majority" of rides dont run in rain is what I am referring to.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:39 am

Dude, you’re insane. Nobody was going to show up today. :lol:

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Postby thrillrider » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:43 am

A bunch have according to social media. Regardless, this is something that should have been communicated by the park sooner than an hour before the park opened for the day.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:15 pm

^The people who bitch on social media are usually idiots.

I can't even count how many times the weather forecast has been terrible to where the entire St. Louis Metro area shuts down, including events, work, government offices, etc. Then, we don't get one snow flake. I think the park made the right move to wait it out and then they're still opening up for The Haunt.

Shit happens when you're going to any outdoor event and people need to be prepared for closures due to weather and try to plan around it as best as possible. Sporting events aren't canceled for inclimate weather until up to the minute and people travel great distances to attend those. Common sense says if the forecast for the area sucks, I'm not going to wake up early and drive distances to go to the park.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Doppel Looping » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:39 am

Went to wonderland for the last time this year. It was cool and wet but there were a few die hards who came out. They had many rides closed, probably expecting low attendance. Despite that it was a good day to go. I did not have to wait for anything. Nobody seemed bothered by the weather, they just dressed for it and went about their day like nothing happened. Pro tip: use the washroom in the mountain, as it is heated!

It was nice to see the fall colours in the park, you realize there are a lot of trees. Winterfest will be weird with all of the leaves you take for granted gone.

The placement of yukon stryker is ideal for being able to see it all over the park, it will be nice to see trains on it. They have part of the immelmann up so far, and have almost finished the walkways at the top of the lift hill. It will be a cold place to work soon, but i guess they wanted to wait until splash works closed to start so they could block the area off and not have to worry about pedestrians.

Leviathan had it's trains in the shed with water dummies in the front rows. It started cycling as i was leaving.

I finished off the season with 3 back to back rides on Behemoth and said goodby for a few months.

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New skyline from parking lot with yukon lift hill below windseeker

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fall descends on wonder mountain

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spot the new lift hill from the plaza

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Haunt has left it's laundry out.

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Dragon Fyre train rests in siding collecting a bit of snow.

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Leviatahan closed with all trains in shed as ride ops huddle for warmth.

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You don't get pay people to go in a coffin when they will do it for free.

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Wild beast taking a rest this morning.

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the fly

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Klockwerks doing it's thing.

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Vortex frames yukon drop. You can see snow on the track.

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nice view of partially completed immelmann from vortex platform

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Boring timbers was open but the ride op said they needed 10 people to run a cycle and needed 9 more.

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Goodby wonderland 2018. it's been a slice.

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