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More bad news about the 2015 Splash Works expansion.....the new Splash Station is used. I participated in the 5k run today and when we ran past the maintenance area, you could see the "playgorund" in pieces.....all really really faded in colour.

 

Also, only SkyRider's trains have been removed. They are sitting in the maintenance area. The entire coaster still stands.

 

Oh, and I rode WMG for the first time today.....6/10. I couldn't see a thing and the trains move way to fast. If it wasn't for the drop, I would of have given it a 5/10.

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Busy fall day at the park today! Wilde Beast and Vortex's queues were right out on to the pathways. Not what I am used to at this time of year, but the perfect weather brought the crowds. Season Pass processing was quite busy as well, so it would appear plenty of people are taking advantage of the 2015 offers. I stayed for 2.5 hours, but given how busy it was, I will come back in a few weeks when the weather turns and the crowds disappear (I hope).

It was an absolutely beautiful weekend, a lot nicer than most of the summer. Doesn't surprise me at all that the park was packed. And the fact that Wild Beast's line was spilling out shows how Wonderland's GP don't know what a good roller coaster is.

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I have found this year to be the busiest season I have come across in the past 4-ish years. Every time I visited (5-6 times) all the queues have been packed and the park was extremely crowded. I also always visit on rainy days or cool weather, guess it doesn't help.

Most rides were a walk-on last Sunday. Thunderstorm warnings = a good time to visit. The whole day was sunny and humid until a storm rolled in during the last hour of operation. The longest line I waited in was 20 min (WMG).

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^^^ If Six Flags can have 12 Batmans, I'm sure one more Rougarou won't hurt.

 

Unlike Six Flags, Cedar Fair doesn't use the same name twice for existing coasters. More than likely they could reuse the Mantis name since it's no longer being used.

 

But didn't they re-use Woodstock Express, Vortex, Demon and Flight Deck quite a few times? Just saying.

 

Anyways, I think they might have another mythical beast name for whatever will be taking SkyRider's place. I think it might be called Ziz, since they already have Behemoth and Leviathan in the park (and that would complete the trio).

Also Thunderhawk used at Michigan's Adventure and Dorney Park. While Cedar Fair doesn't reuse their names as often as Six Flags, they do reuse names here and there, like Woodstock Express.

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After looking at the splash pad on Bing Maps, I can confirm that the splash pad at Wonderland is from Ontario Place. The slide colours are the exact same as well as the structure colours from what I saw yesterday.

 

If you go into aerial mode, you can also see what's left of Topsy Turvey and the splash pad.

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You can see the purple slide and behind is the green one. Part of the play structure is up front. Sorry for the low quality, lots of bouncing when you run with a Go Pro!

 

Oh, and a little fun fact, the old front entrance "Canada's Wonderland" sign is in the background!

 

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Some more pieces sitting around (this one is blured because I was in the middle of turning my head...) :

 

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And this is what we are getting (bucket included):

 

 

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Hi Everyone. We are headed up to Wonderland on Sunday and we have a Platinum Pass. Are there any early ride times that we can take advantage of? I saw nothing on the website. Also, since they built Behemoth, Leviathan and Guardian since our last visit (2006), which direction would you suggest we travel? I won't be able to ride the B&M's, but the wife can.

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Hi Everyone. We are headed up to Wonderland on Sunday and we have a Platinum Pass. Are there any early ride times that we can take advantage of? I saw nothing on the website. Also, since they built Behemoth, Leviathan and Guardian since our last visit (2006), which direction would you suggest we travel? I won't be able to ride the B&M's, but the wife can.

 

There are no early ride times. That ended in August. Regarding where you should go first, get to the park at 9:30am and go straight to Guardian....the line up will get long VERY fast (when I was there on Sunday, I was at the front of the line at 9:30, by 10 the line was already past the waterfalls and when I got off, the line was AT the waterfalls...aka about an hour wait.)

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Well Guardian is located on the left side of the mountain (if you are facing the mountain from the front). So once you enter the park, go the left and just follow the path...you can't miss the entrance (lift hill runs along the entire side of the mountain and the entrance is right below).

 

Follow the red line below.

 

Oh and one more note....don't get your hopes up too high for Guardian....just sayin'.

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Which I think is a bit extreme. To be honest, I didn't notice too much of an improvement from earlier this season when they had the boxes to now where they make you use a l ocker.

 

It's like, "Oh, you were going to the water park today? HAHAHA YOU OWE US $2 TO RIDE GUARDIAN!!"

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Which I think is a bit extreme. To be honest, I didn't notice too much of an improvement from earlier this season when they had the boxes to now where they make you use a l ocker.

 

It's like, "Oh, you were going to the water park today? HAHAHA YOU OWE US $2 TO RIDE GUARDIAN!!"

 

Are you kidding me? That's really a thing they're doing now?

 

This was the first year in... I don't even know how many years! Since I moved back to Canada over 10 years ago I guess... that I haven't bought a season pass and gone to the park many, many times. Part of the reason for that was because I had a super time consuming job (which I'm quitting today, yay!). The other motivation for that was because of WMG. When I heard that it was the new ride for 2014 I just didn't feel excited to go try it out. It was one thing going to ride the same old rides over and over as a kid in Paramount's Dark Ages, or going for a mediocre new ride when the parents were buying the passes back then, but as a grown adult going for fun... well, that didn't seem like enough fun to be worth it. I had my pre-opening bet placed on WMG being a big let-down, then after the ride opening and reading what everyone had to say about it, I was really glad I hadn't bothered to get my pass this year. I knew I'd go in the fall to ride my favourites at least once. Sounds like it was the right decision!

 

Anyways, that being said, I just bought my 2015 season pass (recycled or not, I'll get good use out of the Splash expansion on hot days!), and so I'm using my free 2014 visit this Sunday and was going to finally try to put my judgements aside and give WMG a shot (first thing in the morning because I ain't waiting around for that sh-- lol). After all, I should really see for myself if it's as disappointing as I expect it to be haha. Anyways, if they're going to try to screw me out of a toonie then forget it. I bring a bag with me at all times, otherwise I end up losing things on rides (girl jeans aren't actually meant to hold things, you know). I might be able to downsize to a fanny pack or something if anybody knows if they'll allow that, but I still won't be happy about it

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They should take a page of Kennywood's book and give free 90 minute rentals like they do for Exterminator since that ride also has a very strict no bags policy. My last visit there, I saw more people just throwing their bags on top or beside the lockers than actually using them. Seems to be a very trusting Canadian way of doing it.

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^ Thanks. I'm not entirely pleased. I can't fit a water bottle in a fanny pack. So it sounds like I will either spend a few bucks on a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo or a few bucks on a bottle of water if I want to ride WMG lol.

 

If you want water why not just go to any food stand in the park and ask for a cup of water? It's free at every major theme park in North America as far as I know and it's usually very good (though the parks really don't want people to know that trick). I do that multiple times a day at every park I visit and it always works.

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^ Thanks. I'm not entirely pleased. I can't fit a water bottle in a fanny pack. So it sounds like I will either spend a few bucks on a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo or a few bucks on a bottle of water if I want to ride WMG lol.

 

If you want water why not just go to any food stand in the park and ask for a cup of water? It's free at every major theme park in North America as far as I know and it's usually very good (though the parks really don't want people to know that trick). I do that multiple times a day at every park I visit and it always works.

 

Allergies is the short answer. The long answer involves a road trip to Chicago and a hospital trip on the way home as a result of a reaction to something in the tap water. I'll never know if I'm overreacting or not in my cautiousness going forward from that incident, because that's just how allergies are, but I don't trust public tap water ever since. I never get ice in my fountain pop either, and I always go with bottled or canned pop if I have a choice. I usually keep my Epipen and "just-in-case" allergy meds in my bag as well, so it's not really just about the water for me.

 

Anyways, I'm not the only person who may have need to carry a bag around with extra things. I used to date a diabetic guy and he always had a bag with juice and granola bars and candy and his insulin with him at all times. Just saying, the park isn't really considering everyone with that policy, and that's not even mentioning the many parents who probably want to ride but have to carry around all their kids' crap (or have kids with allergies or health issues or whatever). I can't see it taking up that much extra time to just have bins at the loading station.

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Construction update as of October 3, 2014. Things have picked up a bit in terms of we now know where this coaster plot of land is heading.

 

The construction area is SOOOOO LARGE!

 

They built large bridges over White water Canyons track/ river for construction

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OVERVIEW Red= construction barriers blocking large part of park off. Orange is removal of ride and spray painted line on grass, Blue is fencing and pathway demolished.

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all the fences and paths here are GONE

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this section of fencing is also gone

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removed stands

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construction fence

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