Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby rollin_n_coastin » Thu May 31, 2012 2:10 pm

That first drop is just insane in the warmer weather. I was definitely seeing stars during the first turn ;)

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby PCW_Nut » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:17 am

rollin_n_coastin wrote:That first drop is just insane in the warmer weather. I was definitely seeing stars during the first turn ;).


Ya that first turn was quite the experience in the warmer weather. Also, I found that small airtime hill right after that turn to produce some even crazier air than normal.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby _koppen » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:32 am

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It REALLY hurts to know we were SO CLOSE to having a B&M invert instead... :cry:


Well, obviously if they just got a memo from B&M saying they would not build them a ride, they could not have been "SO CLOSE" to signing a deal..
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby CorkscrewFoley » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:56 am

So I'm going to Wonderland some time next week (during the week), what will I expect with wait times?

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby PCW_Nut » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:36 am

CorkscrewFoley wrote:So I'm going to Wonderland some time next week (during the week), what will I expect with wait times?


High School is sill in, so if it's a week day you should be okay.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby kunpc1 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:04 pm

_koppen wrote:
kunpc1 wrote:
It REALLY hurts to know we were SO CLOSE to having a B&M invert instead... :cry:


Well, obviously if they just got a memo from B&M saying they would not build them a ride, they could not have been "SO CLOSE" to signing a deal..


They had the plans ready to go. All they had to do was sign the paperwork. Norm said he personally received a call from Walter Bolliger stating that their plans had to be scrapped due to the CP clause. At this point, Dick Kinzel was called and asked if an exception could be made. He refused. So the plan of a B&M was tossed out and a Vekoma SLC was put in its place.

On top of that, we were only within 2 miles of the cut-off point. I would say it's SO CLOSE...

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby beatle11 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:11 pm

^That really sucks. The SLC is pretty much un-rideable right now, but with some work, and the new trains, I'm sure it would make a big difference
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby asimowalk » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:38 pm

Since the park seems really open about their history, any thoughts from them about the Footloose floorless B&M rumour? :lmao:

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby _koppen » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:24 pm

kunpc1 wrote:
_koppen wrote:
kunpc1 wrote:
It REALLY hurts to know we were SO CLOSE to having a B&M invert instead... :cry:


Well, obviously if they just got a memo from B&M saying they would not build them a ride, they could not have been "SO CLOSE" to signing a deal..


They had the plans ready to go. All they had to do was sign the paperwork. Norm said he personally received a call from Walter Bolliger stating that their plans had to be scrapped due to the CP clause. At this point, Dick Kinzel was called and asked if an exception could be made. He refused. So the plan of a B&M was tossed out and a Vekoma SLC was put in its place.

On top of that, we were only within 2 miles of the cut-off point. I would say it's SO CLOSE...


I'm not saying that you're wrong or anything, you should just not believe everything you are told. B&M would not work with you for months to develop a custom made layout for you're specific space and requirements, and all of a sudden just sign such a deal as they did with Cedar Point. That would be very bad publicity for the company, and just a dickish move, taking time and money away from Wonderland. I do believe that the park was looking into getting a B&M invert, just not that they were as close and long gotten as they claim.
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