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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby thecoasterkid » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:18 pm

I've got no idea what this ride is going to be (beyond a new B&M) and I'm not going to bother attempting to guess. All I know is that I can't wait for the announcement!

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Audio111 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:56 pm

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that it's a medium sized dive coaster. :lmao:

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:43 pm

Wingrider, invert, flyer, floorless, dive or stand-up coaster? Doesn't matter...it's still going to be the best coaster in the park (with the possible exception of Behemoth).

Went to the park Friday evening and did everything we wanted to do at the park (except Windseeker) in about four hours. There just wasn't much I wanted to stand in long lines for after Dragon Fire (only short line I saw for a coaster), Behemoth (45 minutes), Vortex (half hour) and Psyclone (20 minutes).

Half hour+ wait for a boomerang, Togo stand-up, SLC, Volare, wild mouse, a back-lot clone and two crappy wooden coasters? No thanks!

We were originally going to go back to the park today, but didn't bother. Granted, it's a nice park, but their coaster collection just doesn't do it for me. I would trade every coaster they currently have ('cept Behemoth) for just two or three decent coasters.

On the plus side, they do have a great selection of flats and one of the nicer kids areas out of all the parks I have visited!
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Millenniumfan94 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:19 pm

Two rumors I was reading on CWMania.
Spoke to someone at the park yesterday, they confirmed a few things

1.B&M
2.It WILL tower over Windseeker (Giga)
3.It will go from the employee parking in to the general parking, and areas where supports are placed will be blocked off.
4.They were not sure if it would make it all the way to the front gate

This is a VERY credible source, They told me last year that they were taking ground sample from around the parking lots for a new ride.

Looks like we are seeing B&M's first GIGA!

Many people will not believe this, that is fine, I have no reason not to believe my source.


A source very close to the park has told me this project will "eclipse Behemoth both in height and length" with it being "taller than Windseeker". He also tells me it will "enter the parking lot". He also mentioned to me that it's the start of a long line of projects Cedar Fair has for CW. They're planning on dumping serious money into CW over the next few years and this project is the start of it. A lot of it is infrastructure work. He also hinted at the possibility of the Front Gate being rebuilt in the next 2-3 years (the actual gate, not Intl Street).

Take what you want from this, but only me going on it, I do think he knows what he's talking about. I'm still keeping my expectations low however just in case.


http://www.cwmania.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2051&start=2385

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby beatle11 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:22 pm

Philrad71 wrote:
We were originally going to go back to the park today, but didn't bother. Granted, it's a nice park, but their coaster collection just doesn't do it for me. I would trade every coaster they currently have ('cept Behemoth) for just two or three decent coasters.



Behemoth kicks A$$, but other than that and probably Vortex, I definitely agree. I am definitely looking forward to whatever the new B&M is.

Millenniumfan94 wrote:Two rumors I was reading on CWMania.
Spoke to someone at the park yesterday, they confirmed a few things

1.B&M
2.It WILL tower over Windseeker (Giga)
3.It will go from the employee parking in to the general parking, and areas where supports are placed will be blocked off.
4.They were not sure if it would make it all the way to the front gate

This is a VERY credible source, They told me last year that they were taking ground sample from around the parking lots for a new ride.

Looks like we are seeing B&M's first GIGA!

Many people will not believe this, that is fine, I have no reason not to believe my source.


A source very close to the park has told me this project will "eclipse Behemoth both in height and length" with it being "taller than Windseeker". He also tells me it will "enter the parking lot". He also mentioned to me that it's the start of a long line of projects Cedar Fair has for CW. They're planning on dumping serious money into CW over the next few years and this project is the start of it. A lot of it is infrastructure work. He also hinted at the possibility of the Front Gate being rebuilt in the next 2-3 years (the actual gate, not Intl Street).

Take what you want from this, but only me going on it, I do think he knows what he's talking about. I'm still keeping my expectations low however just in case.


http://www.cwmania.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2051&start=2385


I won't put any money on that, but it sounds like a pretty good source. We'll find out in a few days.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Geauga Dog » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:50 pm

IF this is going to be B&M's first giga, how is it going to differ from Behemoth? As much as I love B&M and their hypers, each one seems to provide a similar ride, if that makes sense.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:55 pm

CedarFair1 wrote:I really think this is a flyer.

Here is a picture of Manta's track for station and pre lift area http://www.floridathrills.net/gallery/09-2f28-2f08-3a-construction/p5181-manta.html

and a picture of one of our track pieces for station area. http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/files/021_33.jpg


All B&M's have that slanted section for the connection between the station & running track,it allows for the addition of the braking components.

I still say this is a floorless since CF never bought into the whole flyer craze like SFI did well over a decade ago.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby DiSab » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:57 pm

Geauga Dog wrote:IF this is going to be B&M's first giga, how is it going to differ from Behemoth? As much as I love B&M and their hypers, each one seems to provide a similar ride, if that makes sense.


That's my line of thought. Unless they do something radically different with this one, wouldn't a giga just be a taller, faster version of Behemoth? I would imagine they will make it a different ride experience, but how much can you differ from the norm on a ride that is 300+ feet tall and would go 90+ MPH? Maybe a giga WingRider?

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Audio111 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:03 pm

Launched Giga Perhaps?

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby gatorchomp83 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:17 pm

Launched...Giga...?

You guys seem to have forgotten we're talking about B&M here...They seem to be changing a lot of their design philosophies of recent, but I think we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves here, aren't we?
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