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^^Which at that point might run for one day and be down for the rest of the season.

 

Wouldn't be surprised at all if that were the case. S&S Swing would be a nice replacement.

 

I would LOVE a Screamin' Swing at the park. My only concern would be that putting it next to Psyclone would have people say "oh, they're just the same thing" a la Leviathan/Behemoth.

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Hopefully this massive overhaul will be the final fix for this prototype Huss Jump2. If the park is willing to fix it, why remove a very unique ride to replace it with a generic S&S Screamin' Swing? There's plenty of room in the park to put that type of flat.

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I've never been one to really enjoy Sledge Hammer. It's a great ride to watch, but riding it always leaves me with a "meh" feeling afterwards.

 

Personally right now a flat that would excite me would be something like Air Race at Luna Park in NYC. Ever since seeing the POV I've found that it would be a great fit into the park.

 

Or we could just take the Topple Tower from Marineland

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The Zamperla Air Race would be an AWESOME addition! It was the big hit of Coney Island from the NE Trip last year. It was a very unique attraction. I think we rode it 3 or 4 times. If they could build a larger version with higher capacity, it could be a great addition to Wonderland's line-up of flats.

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Hopefully this massive overhaul will be the final fix for this prototype Huss Jump2. If the park is willing to fix it, why remove a very unique ride to replace it with a generic S&S Screamin' Swing? There's plenty of room in the park to put that type of flat.

 

If they can fix it, then I would definitely agree with you. Hopefully they can get it running without so many technical problems.

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The Jump2 looks so intimidating so I really hope they fix it, for sheer novelty. To those who have ridden, is it underwhelming due to its intensity? The spinning looks mediocre but the throwing looks nuts. Maybe it's not so wild in the hot seat.

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Just back from a great but very hot day at the park, which was a work team building day. One of the scavenger hunt questions from the park was to name the Action Zone ride that has the same name as a Peter Gabriel song. In honour of this awesome ride, here it is

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyc37aOqT0

 

I love the ride a lot and am really looking forward to riding it this season. I remember riding it up to the end of Halloween Haunt. It always seems to have opening pains but hopefully like others mentioned, this overhaul will give it the fix it needs.

 

In terms of a new flat ride, a Flying Fury, like Vertigo at Tivoli Gardens would be incredible if they use the same ride time reservation system. It's one of the most incredible flat ride I've been on.

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I think Sledgehammer would be greatly improved by having a random program.

 

The problem I always had was that you memorize the program after watching it a couple times. Make the jumps somewhat random and it would be much more interesting imho.

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Wonderland just posted on Facebook that there will be a sneak peak at Starlight Spectacular at 10pm tonight!

Are you excited for the return of Starlight Spectacular? The show will feature brand new music, and 3D animated effects that are sure to dazzle your senses! You don't have to wait until tomorrow to check out the show though; see a sneak preview of Starlight Spectacular tonight (Friday June 22) at 10pm!

 

I hope someone's there with a camera.

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Definetly hit up the rides that do not have Fastlane first. The Fly and Skyrider come to mind because they generally have long queues and are lacking Fastlane. I find the burgers at Coasters are pretty good along with the footlong hotdogs sold throughout the park. Also, many queues do not have shade so I would suggest wearing sunscreen and bringing a hat. Have fun!

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A video of Starlight Spectacular has shown up! It's a bit dark though.

 

 

There's a new opening of the show (to replace the failure of the "Fireflies" scene), but the rest is pretty much the same with some tweaks. The dragon scene has been changed as the dragon now bursts through the falls part of the mountain. The squares/3D effects scene and the machinery/furnace scene are pretty much the same visually, but the music has been changed (IMO, this is the only change I don't like, it doesn't match). The ending has the same music but a bunch of visual changes. For one, the stars (which I had always thought was meant to poke at the former Paramount ownership) has been replaced by a coaster. "Happy 30th Birthday" has obviously been removed.

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I haven't been following this thread -- sorry. There hasn't been many recent post, so I'm concerned. I wondered if anyone has ridden Leviathan and SkyRush at Hershey, how do they compare? I don't like SkyRush with it's Intamin QDC (quick direction changes). I'm not a fan of that (Maverick, I305), and found SkyRush rough after riding it 10 times over several days. I tried to like it, but it's just not for me.

 

I'm planning to make a trip to Canada in late August to visit the park (my first time) and compare the rides. Right now I'm really a B&M fan over Intamin new rides. That's why I'm hoping this wing-rider will be better. Also any good (reasonable) hotels nearby? I plan on making it a several day visit. Thnx.

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That's why I'm hoping this wing-rider will be better.

 

Well Leviathan isn't a wing-rider sooo...

 

I thought it was a wing rider like Sky Rush. I guess I've got it wrong???

 

Yes, I'm a big B&M hyper fan, so I'm expecting to like it. I also thought I'd love Sky Rush as I said earlier. I guess it's an acquired taste that I didn't acquire while I was there for several days.

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To anyone familiar with the park, how bad is CW for crowds? How much worse is it on weekends than on weekdays? I'll be heading up there in late August with a friend (finally! Been waiting years...seems like a good time for it now with Leviathan!), but it's going to have to be a long weekend. It looks like we'll have sat/sun/mon in the area, and we can probably afford to do two days there if we need to. I assume Saturday is the worst day, but how are crowds are Sundays and Mondays?

 

Also, anyone know of any really good deals for tickets?

 

Thanks!

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