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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby SbSteveZ » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:19 am

Maybe it’s just me but I’m actually a big fan of that Tarnished Copper look. Valravn to me looks awesome especially with it’s near Midnight Blue supports, ya know, since Orange and Blue are complimentary. It works. As was probably the intention. A deeper more muted orange with a bold yet dark blue. It’s like how Busch Gardens Williamsburg “completed the color wheel” with Tempesto. They’ve got the Yellow and Purple compliment with Apollo’s Chariot and they complemented that with the bright orange and sky blue tempesto. I think the forest green and tarnished copper look is fairly unique and interesting for the park. They’ve got a pretty interesting spectrum of coaster colors. Blue and Yellow, all black, all gray, red and gray, gray and light gray, blue and white, sea foam green and blue - the list goes on and on. This coaster has a color scheme that isn’t too in your face but is still interesting enough to not be something along the lines of Viper at Darien Lake where the entire thing is black. Regardless of the color though, I don’t think anyone is gonna hold off on riding it because they don’t like what color it is. Still, I just wanted to play devils advocate for a minute and discuss the other side of the argument :)
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Postby PATTYCAKES » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:51 pm

PATTYCAKES wrote:[quote=
If anything I would be thinking it should look like a tree and do reverse colouring.

... at least it's not identical to Valravn now...



Perhaps, someone messed up and it truly was supposed to be brown supports and green track.
I mean, that truly would make so much more sense. I think it actually might look stupid.

When you think about it, there is going to be green supports growing out of the forest with brown track above the green trees?

Yeah, that just might look stupid. I think we will know what it should be when we see the trains.
If the trains are green, then they are not going to match the track. We will have to see. :mickey:[/quote]

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby chemical_echo » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:51 pm

I seriously doubt there would be track on site if a mistake with colour happened.
With an investment of this magnitude, a quality check on colour would be a pretty basic thing for the plant to do.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Scott84 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:03 pm

First time I saw Sledge Hammer working today any time I have gone this season.

What's the deal with the fast pass plinko game going from $5 to $10 each turn? I usually hit the park every two weeks and spend $10-15 on the game. With the cost doubling... it's simply not worth it with the chance of getting something really bad like Backlot Stunt Coaster, Flight Deck or Frontier Pack (Soaring Timbers and Lumberjack).

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Postby PATTYCAKES » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:48 am

Scott84 wrote:First time I saw Sledge Hammer working today any time I have gone this season.

What's the deal with the fast pass plinko game going from $5 to $10 each turn? I usually hit the park every two weeks and spend $10-15 on the game. With the cost doubling... it's simply not worth it with the chance of getting something really bad like Backlot Stunt Coaster, Flight Deck or Frontier Pack (Soaring Timbers and Lumberjack).


Perhaps, too many Plinko staff were giving out cheapy fast passes to their friends.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Prof Kaos » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:20 am

Sledge Hammer has been up and running for a while, though I'm sure with some downtime.

Maybe the plinko thing got more expensive because of the minimum wage increase? Seems a weird thing to increase for that reason, but maybe allot of people play?

I know I'd never do it just because of Flight Deck.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Scott84 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:02 pm

Prof Kaos wrote:Sledge Hammer has been up and running for a while, though I'm sure with some downtime.

Maybe the plinko thing got more expensive because of the minimum wage increase? Seems a weird thing to increase for that reason, but maybe allot of people play?

I know I'd never do it just because of Flight Deck.


Minimum Wage went up long ago.

It was $5 as of the last week in June when I went on a weekday.

As for people giving away free fast lane plus cards, the same can be said for any game in the park and its prizes. The last time I went the supervisor had to come over to give the fast lane cards when we won.

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Postby SbSteveZ » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:27 am

^ I think that may answer the question. Canada’s Wonderland is a park that’s known to get ridiculously busy. Perhaps now that we are reaching peak season, they increased the price so that less fast lane vouchers are given out yet they are still making about the same as if it were the off season with the cheaper prices. It would make sense to me. Kind of how the actual price for fast lane shifts based on the business of that day
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby PATTYCAKES » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:28 am

From a business point, it does make sense. If a guest is willing to pay $20.00 to play fast pass plinko, then at $5.00 a shot, they would get 4 tries and have a 1 in 4 shot at winning. However, at $10.00 a shot, the park still makes the same amount of money, but the guest now only gets a 1 in 2 shot at winning. Screw the guest, make the same amount of money. Makes sense to me.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby CedarFair1 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:46 pm

We were able to get a really good height prediction for this coaster as the elevator track pieces arrived and were alligned with parking spaces that we could measure. The height range for those that don't want to watch the video is about 240-255 feet.


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