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^ Based on the photos/pov, up close it does look rather oddly shaped... but from a distance it looks cool.

 

So, when will they trim it to death like Intimidator down at Carowinds...? It looks insane at the moment, but let's face it, will B&M actually allow a hyper-like ride to be that intense?

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^^^ Well, the beginning before the first camelback looks absolutely insane, and since there's no trims before that, we know that at least the first part will be great

 

After watching the first pov I was a bit disappointed, but now after seeing that last video, I can now say that this has become my most anticipated ride of 2012. Even if the camelbacks only give some floater, I still do think that it won't harm the ride too bad, especially since the beginning looks very intense!

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Did anyone else notice in the POV that Dragon Fire had both trains on the track?

Ride crews will begin training in a matter of weeks so I'm sure rides are coming out of hibernation all over the park. I'm sure the park is taking advantage of this gorgeous weather we've been having lately.

 

I'm stunned by the contrast between the first test run and this recent video. I hope it continues to run this way. It even looks like you can get a small pop on the brake run.

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Another update from Canada's Wonderland today. Topics include Leviathan (including more footage of testing) and new 2012 entertainment offerings. The full set of pictures can be found here: http://www.cwmania.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=242&page=1&sort=dd

Enjoy!

 

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Checking out the transfer track area.

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Station view from the base of the lift.

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For those of you that love chains and gears.

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Ready to go up the lift!

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Here's the first train ready to make the very first test run on Leviathan!

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Soon we`ll all be entering the station here getting ready to hop in to one of those comfy B&M seats.

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Big coaster. Big sensors in the station.

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Red, orange and yellow. 3 comfy trains ready to thrill guests in just over a month.

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I am so jealous of all those water dummies...

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Custom mount for the GoPro camera used for the POV we`ve all enjoyed.

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Station is coming along. Still lots of details to add.

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Another view of the station. It definitely blends in with the other stations in the Med. area.

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This is where you`ll be able to purchase your on-ride photo.

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For the those of you that love a nice, big motor!

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Wiring continues.

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Wiring continues 300ft in the air.

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Soon, this will be a queue full of excited guests!

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Now, let us take a quick walk down memory lane...

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It all started almost a year ago with a fence and these same pipes showing.

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^^My pleasure Laura! I've loved following along with updates from so many members on this site and others of great coasters going in their home parks. It's been so much fun getting to keep everyone up to date with the construction of Leviathan and everything else Canada's Wonderland. Just my way of saying THANK YOU to everyone that has kept me in the loop all these years!

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Can we please stop posting the same on-ride video over and over? Apparently, it's not even accurate to what the actual experience will be when the ride opens.

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^AMEN!

 

I'm loving the trains, thank goodness we are back to 4 across trains. I always felt like those 7 trains should have 4 more seats per car. Looks like this will be a well loved ride by many for years to come... even if some find it "Slow."

 

BTW, MF looks like it crests the Magnum hill pretty slowly off the ride but on the ride it's spectacular... just food for thought.

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Can we please stop posting the same on-ride video over and over? Apparently, it's not even accurate to what the actual experience will be when the ride opens.

Not to mention the one right there isn't even from CW, but one of the many copies of that video...

 

 

I'm still not sure if I'm going for a season pass, but it seems more likely with every update. I'm impressed with what they've done in the area. I realllllly hope that one day they will retheme Drop Tower when it's due for new paint.

 

Also, with the way they were talking about Starlight Spectacular, it seems as if it was meant to be a one-season attraction. I always thought it was to stay until it somehow got stale.

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I'm guessing with the different colored trains...there won't be a menacing Leviathan on the Front of the trains??? There's still work so hopefully we will see something added...btw...the whole area looks great. The station looks good and the photo area looks fantastic. Where will the picture be taken during the ride?

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Wow, missed a lot in here over the past while. Have to bump this up--those awesome videos plus the warm weather plus Leviathan Bash being announced = a great week so far!

 

^I bet they're going to look a little more menacing than they already are! It's so cool seeing the four across seating at Wonderland.

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I was at the park today, and not sure if this was common already or not, but Leviathan has been running with human riders today. I've got video of one test run with what looks like a construction crew and an exec riding in the back row as well as a shot with them in the front row.

 

Gotta say, watching this beast run in person really helped with an worries I had about it. Should be a great ride and cannot wait to get on it myself.

 

I'll post the video tomorrow.

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You can see the riders in the front row. I was going for an artsy shot...had I known riders were on it I would've gotten a better shot.

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A shot of a train coming over the first airtime hill.

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I love how close you can get to this ride. Will be some AMAZING photo ops.

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Nice overview as the night sky falls over Leviathan.

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^What time did you get there today? Would have been great to meet up with you! I was there between 3:30ish and 5:30. Got some amazing video. I didn't notice any human riders while I was taping. But maybe I'll go through all my footage again to see if I did catch it.

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