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  1. CONFIRMED: Wonder Mountain's Guardian will open on Saturday May 24 - As announced on their website.
  2. Check out Rick Mercer behind the scenes at Canada's Wonderland!
  3. If you haven't already seen it, here's an awesome video of a weather guy from the Toronto News Station CP24 riding the coaster with a camcorder taped to his hand. Pretty awesome. http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120506/120506_Roller_Coaster/20120506/?hub=CP24Home
  4. We asked Peter Switzer about this during the Hauntmania even in October. He referred to the trims as being "articulating magnetic brakes" and will not make any noise like the trims on Behemoth.
  5. http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/#clip577462 Discovery Channel was at Wonderland for the crowning of Leviathan. Check out this piece from Daily Planet which shows some amazing views from the lift.
  6. From the full update that Kunpc1 posted on CWMania... this picture really shows you how incredibly huge that track is:
  7. A hilarious video of Rick Mercer and Jann Arden, two Canadian Celebrities, doing the CN Tower Edgewalk! Rick is most known for his series called "Talking to Americans" - worth fiding on Youtube if you want a laugh.
  8. We saw the Giga tags about a month ago, but the idea of a B&M Giga was not in anyone's minds until the track arrived.
  9. We take a break from all this construction and coaster speculation for this amazing photo spread done by the Toronto Star: http://thestar.blogs.com/photoblog/2011/08/the-most-refreshing-4-seconds-in-the-gta.html Nice to see some love for an old Splash-Boats ride!
  10. The columns on site are blue. So Teal coloured track with blue supports so far.
  11. Giga really just defines the height - who's to say that this coaster won't be 300 ft tall and do something quite different than Behemoth... just saying.
  12. Right near the main park entrance there is The Keg, a great steakhouse and Canadian tradition. Across the road on the outskirts of Vaughan Mills are several options including Montana's (Ribs), Yangs (Tappanaki) and Grazie (Italian). Inside Vaughan Mills there is Szechwan, Szechwan (chinese), Canyon Creek (steakhouse) and Pickle Barrel (Canadian). Those are your closest and best bets near the park. Just down the highway next to Colossus (the movie theatre that looks like a giant spaceship) is another cluster of good restaurants: Chilis, Jack Astors, Moxies, Earls and Alice Fazoolis. There's also great shopping there too if you care about that. Since you mentioned having been in Toronto before, you'll already know that eating out and drinking out is more expensive here than in the US. Enjoy!
  13. CW Mania has a full gallery of high quality pics here: http://www.cwmania.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=242
  14. I saw it opening night and I have to say Wonderland's Starlight Spectacular is really well done... nice to see them do something different than the other parks and leave out Snoopy this time. Here's a piece done on CHCH TV about the park and there's some fun shots of rides: http://www.chchnews.ca/index.php/morning-live-blog/item/4248-lori-live-canadas-wonderland
  15. We arrived in Montreal on day 3 of our trip and explored this amazing city for a day. Old Montreal is very beautiful, with lots of great shops and restaurants. We headed to Casino Montreal and into the heart of downtown as well. We had a great time. Day 4 though brought is to a park I had visited once before, but wanted to check out again while in the city: La Ronde - A member of the Six Flags Family Ile Ste. Helene, Montreal, Canada June 7, 2011 Having been to this park before I knew the layout and the rides pretty well, but it had been a few years and I was anxious to check things out again. The park was absolutely slammed from well before opening. Although the website said the park was open 11 to 7, as we walked up towards the main gate at 10:30 it was clear that the rides were open and running and they had started letting guests into the park some time before. Seeing the massive crowds swarming the gates and the rides already running with full trains, we made the natural decision to get a Flash Pass. After waiting in line at the Flash Pass office for about 30 mins (yikes!) we were out into the park to explore. By the way, the park sold out of Flash Passes that day, so it was good to be there early even if we didn't quite make it for opening! The park has a great collection of rides as you'll see below, but it is long overdue for some love. I was really taken aback at the parks general condition - it needs a coat of paint, some gardeners and they have a very serious issue with graffiti. You'll see in the report below. Next stop... The Great Escape and Six Flags Lodge! Welcome to La Ronde For inquiring minds... La Ronde is of course named after this - The Giant Wheel We took a ride up the Pizza Pizza Tower to get some aerial shots of the park - you'll see them with each ride Ah... Goliath! A very good mini-Hyper coaster from B and M. Run's two trains that they stacked every cycle, but it was running really well and delivered some excellent air time! Here's a shot of it from above - pretty simple, but it's a great ride! Next up is Ednor - the newly placed Hang and Bang Why is such a horrible ride so photogenic? Looks like they built a cement pad in the lake, doesn't look like very deep water under the ride The track comes up into the midway pretty far. In fact the transfer track is in the shed on the midway actually. Way to aim high! They were running 1 train that day, and even with a gold Flash Pass we waited over 30 minutes to ride. I did like this though, using the safety belt to hold the flip-flops Not much to see here, Dragon is an indoor roller coaster - family style. It's a decent ride and all the lights and themeing were working Toboggan Nordique is the parks mouse - not too many trims makes for a fast a furious ride! Le Monstre is the parks dual track wooden coaster. They had both sides open, but only running one train on each. It was a pretty slow moving line... ... even though we by-passed most of it using our Gold Bot! It was running well, and we had a really good ride on it Vampire is a mirror-image clone of the other Batman coasters at Six Flags. A great, intense ride! Maybe some landscaping? Though I guess it's better than parking lines on asphalt Vampire and Cobra - Cobra was closed for the day Best-ride-name-ever! You can see the Vekoma Corkscrew, Boomerang and the Splash Boats here... Ever wonder what happens to log when they can't be used on the flume anymore? Ta Da! Never seen those before - didn't get to ride, but they looked cool! Disco-Ronde plays actual disco music while riding! I saved a few shots for the end to demonstrate how the park needs a bit of attention - I think this may have been an actual garden once Not sure what this used to be, but it doesn't look good at all The entrance to the S and S tower with a smoking area to the side of it... The 'Flash Pass' Entrance at the Boomerang (for real!) The exit from the Boomerang Just one example of the graffiti in the park - a big issue that I hope they deal with But on a happy note - we left with a chicken hat! Oh wait... sorry, Un Chapeau du Poulet!
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