Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby asimowalk » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:56 pm

So... has the official drop height been determined yet? :lmao:

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby rollin_n_coastin » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:58 pm

This is looking awesome! Great vids again. I think I'll be hanging out in the back row.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:03 pm

Kings Dominion just announced "Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D" today, so you all will probably be getting that to go with Dinosaurs Alive! The best part is that its finally getting rid of SpongeBob 3D and it is FREE unlike KI's Dinosaurs Alive! 3D movie last season.

http://www.kingsdominion.com/what-s-new/new-dinosaurs-giants-of-patagonia-3d

Leviathan is looking good. Did we ever figure out the angle of the lift hill?

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:07 pm

kunpc1 wrote:
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This video. If this thing runs anything like this...we're in for a real treat!
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby chemical_echo » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:01 pm

Drove past the park the past weekend at night. They had Leviathan's lift all lit up pretty much all night (I drove past at 1am and it was still on)

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby HighRoller » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:34 am

coasterlover420 wrote:
imawesome1124 wrote:I wonder why they didn't use the staggered seating like Intimidator, Behemoth, and Diamondback.

I'm supposing because the staggered seating isn't as sturdy, seeing as they have developed pretty noticeable rattles, and putting them up to 95 mph would be pretty risky. I honestly prefer the 4 across seating, because it keeps the train more compact so there is less differential in airtime from front to back.


I'd have thought it's simply a space issue. In the past, it's been stated that the parabolic (airtime) hills on each coaster were designed for the type of trains it runs, and that you couldn't put Diamondback Trains (staggered) on Apollo's Chariot (straight) or vice-versa because the forces wouldn't work out properly, and the ride wouldn't do what it is supposed to do. The extended, staggered trains of the newer Hypers cause the ground footprint (length) of the airtime hills to be longer than a corresponding hill of the same height on one of the older, straight row trained hypers. In other words, in order to successfully put the staggered trains on Leviathan, the'd have needed to make the track length somewhere in the neighborhood of 50% longer (rough guess), and there simply wasn't the space available to put that kind of length in and do what they wanted at the speeds and heights they're talking.

Just my logic, for whatever it's worth.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby mightypotato » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:11 am

^ I thought it was due to the shakiness that some of the larger hypers were having with the Behemoth style trains. From what I understood, B&M was playing it safer for their first giga and going back to the tried and true 4-abreast seating which hasn't quite developed a bad rattle.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby studiobrandon » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:29 am

anyone got a pic of the lights yet? i'd love to see them. i wonder if they'll be doing any fancy LED lights?

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Dom497 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:35 pm

Behemoths lights are red and Leviathans lights are white. Looks like CW wanted to throw in some Canadain pride!!!

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby sspaz1000 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:36 pm

Watching some of the videos again, this coaster is getting me excited for summer. :br
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