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  1. While not completely related to the operation of Canada's Wonderland, the park was used in a completely different way earlier this week to keep a tradition alive due to current COVID-19 restrictions in the Greater Toronto Area and the Province of Ontario. Since 1905, the Toronto Santa Claus Parade has drawn many spectators along the downtown streets in the city of Toronto. Due to current restrictions, they had to figure out a way to bring the parade to spectators in a safe manner. Instead of using the traditional street route, they headed north to the City of Vaughan and used Canada's Wonderla
  2. I agree with those who have said that the Pirate and Sleighride would possibly be the next rides to be removed from Six Flags Darien Lake, as per the announcement of 15 rides being removed from Six Flags Parks. The Pirate hasn't operated since the 2018 season and the Sleighride is in really rough, but operable shape. Now if we were to discuss coasters, I feel the MotoCoaster would be the first to go as it goes down quite a few times a day and is a prototype model, which could affect its overall reliability. It will definitely be interesting to see which 15 rides get removed from Six Flags
  3. Thanks Robb! After a bit of exploring, I was also able to find all the topics I have responded to by selecting 'My Activity Streams' followed by 'Content Posted In' under the Activity tab on the menu bar of the forums. It's nice to see there are two ways to find the topics I am most active in on the forums.
  4. Hey Robb, the new forums look great! One feature I liked in the old forums that may be here is the ability to look at a list of topics you (the user) have replied to. Is there such a list feature on the new forums like there was in the old forum? Thanks!
  5. Below is an update to my Favourite Hyper Coaster list that was originally created in December of 2016. Since then, I have been able to ride some great hyper coasters, especially in 2017 and 2018 as I had done a few small roads trips those two summers. The list goes from most favourite to least favourite. 1. Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland 2. Goliath at La Ronde 3. Ride of Steel at Six Flags Darien Lake 4. Nitro at Six Flags Great Aventure 5. Diamondback at Kings Island 6. Steel Force at Dorney Park 7. Superman - The Ride at Six Flags New England Since I was unable to travel this
  6. Here's an update to my list from December 2018: Defunct: -Toronto Island Monster at Centreville Amusement Park -Stinger at Dorney Park -Firehawk at Kings Island -Super Manege at La Ronde -Vortex at Kings Island -Crazy Mouse at Fantasy Island (current location/status unknown) -Silver Comet at Fantasy Island (Current status uncertain) Relocated: -SkyRider at Canada's Wonderland
  7. Yes, I came across those while looking on their website! It'll be interesting to see what they come up with in the future.
  8. For the past 14 years, Rethink Communications has been creating many of the advertisements for Playland. They definitely create many advertisements that are not only interesting but ones that also capture people's attention. More of the work that they have done for Playland can be found on their website.
  9. The last coaster I rode was Dragon Fyre at Canada's Wonderland on October 27th.
  10. So, is the new slide never being set up then, or are they storing it for next year? Also, is it safe to assume there won't be a new attraction next year either? If the Wahoo Wave is not installed this year, it'll probably be the new attraction for 2021. I would guess it will be stored on site until it can be constructed.
  11. That is correct, Vipere will be built on the former site of Super Manege.
  12. For the 2017 season, Canada's Wonderland added a Mondial Inferno known as Soaring Timbers. Prior to operating at Canada's Wonderland, it traveled throughout Europe as Nightfly from 1995 through 2013. The way it operates at Canada's Wonderland, they may have been better off getting a Mondial Supernova. As for the ride that existed at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, it was a Vekoma Canyon Trip ride. It was similar to the Mondial Supernova, but featured two platforms of seats that moved towards each other throughout the ride. It operated at the park as Gladiator's Gauntlet from 1988 through 199
  13. Below is what I had shared in the Canada's Wonderland forum. I thought I would share some positive crafty vibes here during difficult times!
  14. I hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy lately during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak we have been experiencing! Since being temporarily laid off of work for a couple of weeks as of Friday, I decided to try my hand at being creative in order to pass some of the time. Below is a photo of a clock I customized today, displaying photos of various rides at Canada's Wonderland that I had taken over the past few years. I used Photoshop to compile the photos together within a clock face template. I think it turned out quite nicely!
  15. I recall when I had gone to Halloween Horror at Fantasy Island in October 2017, What's in the Box!? was a walk through attraction in an old transport trailer that was filled with fog, lights, sound effects, and a few scare actors inside. They made you walk in a straight line towards the end of the trailer and a scare actor inside would point towards a small box painted in glow in the dark paint, asking you to open it. Once you opened it, you were able to leave. It was kind of odd as there was nothing in the small box that the scare actor was holding. lol It sounds like the experience had been
  16. You do know DL is owned by six flags right? I would say other than a few waterslides, there are probably 5 rides at Fantasy Island that meet SF standards. Most of the rides at FI were the portable models and not the permanent versions a chain like SF wants. Silver Comet could end up elsewhere, but it is almost as costly to move that as it would be to build new. The only rides I could see Six Flags purchasing from Fantasy Island (if they were interested in doing so) are the Rock n Roll, Mega Disk'o, and the Giant Wheel as they were all park model versions (or could be made permanent in th
  17. I have been attending Season Pass Sneak Preview Night annually since 2013 and the crowd levels really depends on the weather as you have stated, along with what is new that season, and if there are any other large events occurring within the GTA that same night. Also, if all the rides are open and operating that night, that helps with spreading out the crowds. Unfortunately for the past couple of years, a few of the major rides were closed, which caused some of the lines to be longer than usual. But I still had a great time despite the fact! But generally if the weather is nice, it does t
  18. I believe a link to a Facebook video would go there. In other news, Season Pass Sneak Preview Night has just been announced for Friday, April 24th, 2020 from 6pm to 10pm! More details regarding the event can be found here.
  19. I just thought to let you all know that Six Flags Darien Lake has posted their 2020 operating schedule. Opening day is scheduled for Friday, May 8th from 10am to 5pm. The full 2020 operating schedule can be viewed here.
  20. Green Lantern at Six Flags Great Adventure! Photo Credit: John Brooks via Amusement Views
  21. Time definitely does fly by! Thanks for sharing this flashback and history of the Haunted Mansion at the PNE Playland. It definitely looks quite interesting. I need to make it out that way one day!
  22. Those are great photos, Doug! We definitely had received quite a bit of snow recently here in Southwestern Ontario and Western New York (as seen in your photos). Thanks for sharing!
  23. You're very welcome! If and when you do attend Winterfest at Canada's Wonderland, be sure to share your thoughts on the event.
  24. Winterfest at Canada's Wonderland premiered on November 22nd! Below are some photos that I had captured during the first evening of this all-new event. It was very well done and the light displays around the park were quite spectacular! While the rides are not the main attraction of Winterfest, I did brave the frigid temperatures and took a ride on Klockwerks, Wilde Knight Mares, and Krachenwagen, three of the four larger rides open during Winterfest. Overall, attending Winterfest sure got me into the Christmas spirit! The front gates were decked out and were a prelude of what was yet to
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