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  1. That does look kind of odd seeing just the track but it wouldn't be the first time they've done it like that. To be completely honest, I never really looked that close at Behemoth to notice until now.
  2. Well, it's official: Skyrider is on its way out. http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1394678/canada-s-wonderland-retires-iconic-stand-up-roller-coaster-skyrider-after-29-years
  3. http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2014/07/two_injured_in_ride_accident_a.html Interestingly enough, one of the live webcams is pointed at Skyhawk right now. Lights appear to be on in other areas of the park still but the area around Skyhawk is all dark, as one of the articles mentioned. I'm not sure how much they'd be doing at 2:15am anyway, other than barricading the area for tomorrow.
  4. Check out this Reddit thread... includes an image from someone onboard the train and the tree.
  5. ^^^ They obviously strapped the train onto the track. The first car needs a lot more attention to strap up because there will be weight and balance issues once they start unloading them. Why make everyone else on the train wait? The rest of the train unloading probably was routine for fire rescue. Police and fire are reporting that a tree fell on the tracks. I think that wording is confusing people, but to put it in other words, it was probably a tree leaning on the tracks... or making contact with the tracks...
  6. A modern-style entrance like CP's wouldn't really suit CGA. I still think a renovation is still in order sooner than later though, one that sees ticket sales moved off to the side as most parks have it now, and the metal detectors and turnstiles given proper buildings/roofs. Also, of all of the former Paramount Parks, I always thought CGA was the park that probably should have gotten the fountain upgrades first...
  7. Anyone have any pictures of the evac baskets up the tower? The only pictures of an assembled one I saw was at Knott's and it was never photographed more than a few feet above the ground. Even then they were frightening to look at, or thinking about actually using them.
  8. Very cool! Were the street performers outside of the theater just for the preview or will that happen all season long? I love the music, even if it's just for a pre-show. I'm still dreaming of the day they retheme Drop Tower and Riptide. I'm also looking forward to seeing what's new for Starlight Spectacular. I'm just waiting for some videos of it to surface now.
  9. I thought that holding onto grab bars was an actual written rule in some parks. It's somewhere for a rider's hands to go instead of reaching outside of the train. I recall employees going on test runs and people on promo shoots saying that they weren't allowed to put their hands up. I guess it depends on the park since it sounds like grab bars are being left out on some rides.
  10. I'm not really seeing Minebuster as a good candidate for an RMC makeover. I think it's more likely for GCI come in and do some work on it as they did with Hurler at Carowinds this past offseason. I'd love to see that weird long hill go back to being two.
  11. Wonderland has been my home park my entire life. I visit 8+ times a year and have done so every year since 1981. I had no idea until today that this path existed. I need to start hanging out behind the bumper cars. Unfortunately, it was fenced off a few seasons ago. Still take a peak next time at the right side of the bumper cars, it really is one of the nicest spots in the park.
  12. ^ Not really, it's just something else to maintain and break down. Each scene will just keep playing until the train leaves, which makes even more sense that someone said the animations are done in real time. If there is just one train running the course at a time between the lift and the finale (?), there's not as much importance in keeping full control of the trains since they're not managing a whole lot of blocks. And don't you guys want this to be a coaster?
  13. ^ It might be because the cars come close to props that are close enough to kick with your foot. Looking at it, though, it looks like it's just a place to mount the gun. Anyways, I'm looking forward to the reports tomorrow. Maybe we can stop dancing around "spoilers".
  14. ^ I thought the same thing when I first heard about it but I'm glad. I'm sure people will love it, especially for those in the peak of lunchtime on International Street. Does anyone know what times the show is playing? Any performances at later times when the lights would be on? It would be pretty cool to see it become a pre-show for Starlight Spectacular.
  15. ^ Given the complexity of the ride and the harsh winter (ice storm), I'm not at all surprised they didn't make it for opening day. Wonderland has been typically good at getting rides open for opening day, the only exception I can think of is Windseeker, which was another prototype ride. Even then, it still managed to open by the end of May. Hopefully it will be the same for Guardian. The exterior patch work doesn't seem like a big deal since we saw that entrance tunnel completed between two weekends.
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