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  1. Skywarp looks like a fun and amazing new ride concept! The Immelmann gives it a nice touch! Hopefully it'll show up at quite a few parks in the future! Does anyone know if it will/can switch directions throughout the ride duration?

    Think the origional post said it rocks back and forth before completing the.circuit (like a super loop). Guessing that means it can go backwards in the same manner as a super loop as well.

     

    Seems like a really neat looking ride overall, a sort of cross between the larger premier shuttle-coasters and the smaller super loops.

     

    Hop

  2. Has anyone heard anything about B&M making a Wingrider with one side facing backwards one side facing forwards going to a SF park and being named Two-face after Harvey Dent???

     

    That won't happen due to safety requirements if 2 trains collide. This is the same reason that Thorpe park removed the backwards rows on The Swarm.

    Were the backwards rows taken out as a result of the smiler accident?

  3. I keep thinking it could be some sort of Dive Loop turn around element.

     

    IMO, the shaping doesn't look oblique enough to me for a dive loop. And I find it very weird that the track is perfectly parallel on each side of the small radius turn. To me, it looks much more like a brake run/transfer track area (which doesn't make sense if it's at the bottom of the hill...). The whole layout also looks ridiculously short...

     

    I guess it's wait and see.

    Ultra-Twister 2.0?

  4. It's funny to me how a huge famous park like CP's youtube is still ran with the equivalent of a 14 year old with an iphone and Windows Movie Maker. Most companies now you need a degree and years of experience doing professional video shoots and editing, and companies are anal about their image...there's just something so campy about CP's. Like I would expect Lake Compounce or Quassy Amusement Park to have that kind of youtube channel, not CP.

    It's funny to me how you mentioned that a 14 year old with an iPhone would use windows movie maker. Most 14 year olds with iPhones would just use iMovie and wouldn't even bother to upload their videos to their computer.

     

    ...Seriously overestimating the abilities of 14 year olds

  5. It's funny to me how a huge famous park like CP's youtube is still ran with the equivalent of a 14 year old with an iphone and Windows Movie Maker. Most companies now you need a degree and years of experience doing professional video shoots and editing, and companies are anal about their image...there's just something so campy about CP's. Like I would expect Lake Compounce or Quassy Amusement Park to have that kind of youtube channel, not CP.

    It's funny to me how you mentioned that a 14 year old with an iPhone would use windows movie maker. Most 14 year olds with iPhones would just use iMovie and wouldn't even bother to upload their videos to their computer.

     

    ...Seriously overestimating the abilities of 14 year olds

  6. ^I'm not sure of the details, but my guess is that it took three hours before the entire train was evacuated.

     

    As can be seen on this picture: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangover#/media/File:Hangover_liseberg_goteborg_sweden_19990630.jpg there wasn't any footsteps or anything on the lifthills, and Invertigos are pretty tall (42m)

    Not a GP thing, but I remember the Wikipedia page for Hangover/Invertigo mentioned the original layout was planned to have launches instead of lift hills. Can someone confirm if this is true/false?

  7. The worst sound to come from a coaster isnt so much a coaster itself but the drama queens who scream like they are being murdered while on the ride! These arnt your typical thrill ride screams that just all blend together to make typical roller coaster white noise,but those blood curdling ones that make you want to turn around and tell them to STFU! It doesnt sound like they are having fun but sounds like they are completely terrified.

     

    See I don't mind screams of real terror. What gets me is fake screams and "I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die!" just to be dramatic. Get over yourself, we know it's scary.

    Not an issue for me... as long as said drama queens aren't sitting next to me on a ride.

  8. Planning my first visit to CW. Should I do a day and a half weekend at CW or a day at CW and a half day at Marineland? Honestly I'm pretty darn interested in Dragon Mountain. Next Sun is their last operating day.... Do they really mistreat animals?

     

    Dragon Mountain is worth stopping by for. I saw nothing of concern as far as animal treatment goes when I last visited in 2014.

    Mistreatment of animals shouldn't be a reason to avoid a decent ride/park... Just look at how most parks of a certain chain mistreat their HUMAN customers (**cough^* Sixflags **cough**) with with the abomination that is their 2017 addition lineup.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    In all seriousness, will be interesting to see if marineland is bought out by a bigger chain in the coming years/decades. To my knowledge, the owner is getting up there in age, and may decide to sell the park soon. As others have said, the park is quoted dated. Would be very interesting to see what a bigger chain could do for the park.

  9. As long as the restraints don't make the tub too heavy to spin the way its supposed to, I'm cool with it. I love the ability to allow single riders, and also having a system where your safety doesn't rely on the dang door staying closed.

     

    I really hope these catch on in the parks again.

    I'm sure they already thought of this, but why use Horse-collar-style OTSRs? Seems like vest restraints would cut down on the weight of the pods.

  10. In regards to Soaring Timbers, will this be the first park installation of this type of ride? I have only seen it featured on German fairgrounds.

    I mean, isn't this only the second installation of a Mondial Inferno at all? The only other example of this ride I've ever known of is the traveling Airwolf. I've heard it's one of the craziest flat rides ever designed.

     

    EDIT: On-ride video:

     

    Really? Crazier than shockwave? Seems like this one doesn't look as intense.

  11. CANADA'S WONDERLAND TO ADD WET & WILD THRILLS WITH TWO NEW ATTRACTIONS IN 2017

    VAUGHAN, ON, Aug. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Wonderland announced today it will be showcasing two new unique and adrenaline-pumping attractions in 2017. With the addition of towering water slides in Splash Works and a new thrill ride that will be the first of its kind in North America, guests will experience two exhilarating parks and one memorable 2017 season.

     

    Muskoka Plunge, a 60 ft. (18 m) tall waterslide complex featuring four speed slides, will kick-off the summer fun in Splash Works. Riders will feel the adrenaline rush when they step into an enclosed launch chamber and suddenly plummet into a high-speed free fall through S-curves and 360° loops at speeds of approximately 40 km/h.

     

    For thrill-seekers that prefer to stay dry, Canada's Wonderland will be adding to its arsenal of world-class thrill rides with Soaring Timbers. This unique ride experience will send guests spiraling through the sky on two massive rotating gondolas that swing riders through sweeping arcs while rotating 360 degrees.

     

    Canada's Wonderland has also recently announced a limited time offer on 2017 Season Passes for only $68.99 ($21.00 less than the current Season Pass price). As an additional benefit to purchasing next year's Season Pass now, new Passholders will receive one free visit this year and renewing Passholders will receive one free 2016 Fast Lane Plus pass, valid for one day this season.

     

    For more information visit canadaswonderland.com.

     

    Canada's Wonderland is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Fair owns and operates 10 other amusement parks, two water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

     

    http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/canadas-wonderland-to-add-wet--wild-thrills-with-two-new-attractions-in-2017-591385711.html

     

    Before all the whining, moaning and bitching starts, I just want to say that personally, this is exactly what I expected for 2017, and more. The drop pod slides seem to be just what splashworks needed, and will definitely help them compete with other local water parks. The new flat ride also seems like a great addition. It's no coaster, but from what I've seen on YouTube, it should be a pretty thrilling ride.

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