Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby deathbydinn » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:47 pm

^ They could just have another company do the launch like with Hulk...
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Postby gatorchomp83 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:56 pm

My point was that everyone is getting their hopes up over something that B&M has only done once (launch, 12 years ago) and never (anything over 240ft). It'd be great, but I think we should all settle down as to not be horribly dashed. :)
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Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:58 pm

If the giga rumor does in fact hold water, I would pretty much have to assume that the ride experience will be different than Behemoth in more ways than one. Come on people, put on your common sense caps.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:19 pm

Not to double post or anything, but this warrants its own post. Back in July, after I found out about Dinosaurs Alive going to CP, I posted that I had also caught wind of a giant project named "Leviathan" being rumored for Carowinds. Here's the post:

Skycoastin Steve wrote:The only really big thing was an attraction named "Leviathan" that could possibly be headed for Carowinds, and it would be quite a large attraction. However, neither of us were sure if that would actually happen, considering Intimidator was just built there.


While I didn't specifically state this at the time, the giant project that I had learned about was a "300+ foot B&M." I honestly didn't put too much into it (I still can't believe that they would build something that large, but there's a first time for everything), but it's quite possible that it was meant for Canada's Wonderland and not Carowinds. A Leviathan is a large sea monster, which would make sense with the color scheme. So we'll see if Leviathan turns out to be the name.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Millenniumfan94 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:35 pm

I am pretty confident on the B&M Giga rumor now after all I have heard. If this is true it's going to be one epic coaster.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:35 pm

If this is a B&M coaster over 300 ft tall I think I might just die...


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Postby Brother Jay » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:50 pm

jarmor wrote:If this is a B&M coaster over 300 ft tall I think I might just die...


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..so then you would agree with both teaser statements if this came to be true...

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Postby jmicha » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:14 pm

I haven't been following this at all until yesterday and looking back at everything that has been posted I feel the rumors may be accurate. It's obviously a B&M which has been rumored for a while and the picture of the rebar labeled "Giga Coaster Caps" is pretty telling. I'm definitely excited to see if come the 18th we will be seeing the first 300+ foot B&M.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby chemical_echo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:16 pm

If the name ends up being Leviathan then Canada's Wonderland will need a flying coaster named Ziz so they can cover the three biblical monsters.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Brother Jay » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:36 pm

...considering some of the stereotypes like this one still exist -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RjU-0aZZ2I&feature=player_embedded ...really not surprising the park has had a long period of stagnation. Just glad with Cedar Fair at the helm it seems to be over.

For years we had silly people making the calls for Wonderland, but those days are behind us. A new era for the park has, and continues to dawn.

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