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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 i

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So for those who have visited the park last night, how was Zombies 4D? Better than Guardian?

 

 

It's so much better then Guardian, the ride stops twice for a Zombie horde and the end sequence is so much better then the dragon ending. It is seriously a different ride as Zombies.

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So everything CedarFair1 said a few posts up seems true.

 

Visited the park today and it was great. Everything except Guardian was a walk-on for most of the day. Probably because it was freeeezing and windy! But other than that a nice day! I got my first (and maybe only, unless I happen across it when there is no lineup one day) ride on WMG. I have to say, I was pleased in that it wasn't as disappointing as I had expected. But that being said, everything I had read about it was pretty much true, the only thing I can add to that is that I "had fun" regardless of all of those things lol, and the drop was great.

 

Also, you can really clearly see all of the new slide pieces laid out in the Splash park if you ride Behemoth and/or Minebuster.

 

Aside from that, all I have to say is that Behemoth was running fabulously today! Though she never really lets me down

 

Anyways, back to what I said about CedarFair1's comments. I have a few pictures attached below showing the areas he was talking about.

 

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The closed pathway near the White Water Canyon entrance. That's the Splash entrance area on the far side.

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New Smoker's Corner! Fall 2014! Just kidding. Hopefully this is where some big construction will be done.

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The first piece has been removed from Skyrider. Bye old friend!

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Not a great photo but you can sort of see where the demo has begun on Skyrider.

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There are what looks like some new, wet car tracks leading right down to the water in the lake behind Skyrider's lift hill turnaround. Not sure if that means anything.

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This is the other side of that closed off area between Splash and White Water Canyon. I think this side is likely just closed for the Skyrider demo, as they are going to have to reopen the Splash entrance (unless they are moving the Splash entrance) next year. It's hard to say how much of this, if any, will remain blocked off for the 2016 addition.

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No basketball will be played here anymore!

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It's officially a construction zone back there.

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I thought CedarFair1 said all the fences and path were gone.....everything is still there.

 

It appears I was way off and blind, I was there at 8pm for Haunt and I only saw it from Cornstalkers... So the fences are up and the pathway untouched, however I do know I saw bridges forsure over the track/river portion of White water canyon that was not for Haunt

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I thought CedarFair1 said all the fences and path were gone.....everything is still there.

 

It appears I was way off and blind, I was there at 8pm for Haunt and I only saw it from Cornstalkers... So the fences are up and the pathway untouched, however I do know I saw bridges forsure over the track/river portion of White water canyon that was not for Haunt

 

Guess I didn't read your post very well lol, sorry. Other than that, you weren't far off! My brother swore he saw saw something in the White Water Canyon area when we were on either Behemoth or Minebuster (can't recall which ride it was, we rode each one a few times) but I didn't read much into it because I didn't see it myself. I guess there's a chance that could have bee the bridges you mentioned.

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I thought CedarFair1 said all the fences and path were gone.....everything is still there.

 

It appears I was way off and blind, I was there at 8pm for Haunt and I only saw it from Cornstalkers... So the fences are up and the pathway untouched, however I do know I saw bridges forsure over the track/river portion of White water canyon that was not for Haunt

 

Guess I didn't read your post very well lol, sorry. Other than that, you weren't far off! My brother swore he saw saw something in the White Water Canyon area when we were on either Behemoth or Minebuster (can't recall which ride it was, we rode each one a few times) but I didn't read much into it because I didn't see it myself. I guess there's a chance that could have bee the bridges you mentioned.

 

Yeah the bridges were like made out of wood and yellow metal tubes def related to this construction project as they weren't any where near haunt related stuff.

 

By the way I really appreciate your update and pictures, it's awesome to see this project unfold as its starting so early! Anybody notice the bulldozer under the lift/drop and all the gravel and piles of dirt! EXCITING LOL cough cough coaster nerd ;$

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Anyone else go to Haunt this weekend? I would love to see some more reviews as I am visiting on Friday and want to know what not to miss.

 

Clowns has had a MASSIVE overhaul. Bloodshed has been brought back and looks very convincing.

 

The show in the theatre is also beautifully done and worth the 25 minutes. The contortion act is STUNNING. Be sure to get there early - the theatre has been filling up quickly even on the slow nights.

 

The skeleton rooms are a really good idea if you have the extra money to boot. Very well done and the scares are super effective and completely different in each maze. I LOVED Terror of Londons Skeleton Room.

 

Also - Zombies 4D is better than Guardian.

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I'll post a PTR later, but I had a few things I wanted to mention from my first trip in 8 years to Wonderland:

 

• Really Liked Guardian

• I thought Wild Beast ran just terrible. Shame, too, since in the past it was decent.

• Thought Minebuster really suffers from those 3-bench PTC's, especially on the last helix... they just can't steer

• Rode Orbiter twice since Kings Island got rid of Skylab back in 1997

• Windseeker had shorter belts than KI's and CP's, it was tough, but I managed to ride it

• The B&M's looked like perfect additions to the park.

 

• COMPLAINT: Ordered food and was not able to get a free cup of water, due to "company policy", which I have always been able to get at CP and KI. I understand that rules are rules, but I'm a stickler on consistency.

 

And the hum-dinger: While purchasing something from a gift shop (note: not a lemon chill guy) the person mentioned that they had never seen a "Platinum Pass" before. We were talking a bit about the park, and this person said: "Take this with a grain of salt, but "we" might be taking the park back from Cedar Fair."

 

I didn't ask who "we" were, or where the rumor came from (I think at one time Paramount only owned a 20% portion of the park, so I thought "we" could be the country or the city of Vaughn) but I said, "well, remember, This is Cedar Fairs most highly attended 'seasonal' park in the chain, and that's why you got Behemoth and Leviathan within a few years of each other." The employee was shocked to hear that and asked "even out of all the US Parks?", and I replied with "yes, except Knotts, which is year-round." So, that was interesting. I must ask the locals, has there been any talk about something like that?

 

I'll attach one picture for ya'll:

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I'll post a Photo TR later, but I had a few things I wanted to mention from my first trip in 8 years to Wonderland:

 

And the hum-dinger: While purchasing something from a gift shop (note: not a lemon chill guy) the person mentioned that they had never seen a "Platinum Pass" before. We were talking a bit about the park, and this person said: "Take this with a grain of salt, but "we" might be taking the park back from Cedar Fair."

 

I didn't ask who "we" were, or where the rumor came from (I think at one time Paramount only owned a 20% portion of the park, so I thought "we" could be the country or the city of Vaughn) but I said, "well, remember, This is Cedar Fairs most highly attended 'seasonal' park in the chain, and that's why you got Behemoth and Leviathan within a few years of each other." The employee was shocked to hear that and asked "even out of all the US Parks?", and I replied with "yes, except Knotts, which is year-round." So, that was interesting. I must ask the locals, has there been any talk about something like that?

 

I'll attach one picture for ya'll:

 

There has always been very untrue rumors surrounding wonderland, two rumors of it moving away from Vaughan surfaced back in the day and that was untrue. What they might have meant and Matt Ouimet even said in a podcast once was Wonderland was one of the most beautiful parks in the world and a hidden gem. The employee might have meant were going to be the best park in the chain. I mean if you look at our investments lately they are MASSIVE! Behemoth, Leviathan, Guardian (two coaster in 3 years with another massive project being built now so thats 4 coasters built in a 8 year period!

 

That being said if the park was going anywhere they wouldn't be building a massive 2016 addition.

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Amusement Dark was trademarked for use recently by Cedar Fair for use in Canada and it has a date of 2016...

 

It's Haunt trademark...nothing too important.

 

I'll post a Photo TR later, but I had a few things I wanted to mention from my first trip in 8 years to Wonderland:

 

And the hum-dinger: While purchasing something from a gift shop (note: not a lemon chill guy) the person mentioned that they had never seen a "Platinum Pass" before. We were talking a bit about the park, and this person said: "Take this with a grain of salt, but "we" might be taking the park back from Cedar Fair."

 

I didn't ask who "we" were, or where the rumor came from (I think at one time Paramount only owned a 20% portion of the park, so I thought "we" could be the country or the city of Vaughn) but I said, "well, remember, This is Cedar Fairs most highly attended 'seasonal' park in the chain, and that's why you got Behemoth and Leviathan within a few years of each other." The employee was shocked to hear that and asked "even out of all the US Parks?", and I replied with "yes, except Knotts, which is year-round." So, that was interesting. I must ask the locals, has there been any talk about something like that?

 

I'll attach one picture for ya'll:

 

There has always been very untrue rumors surrounding wonderland, two rumors of it moving away from Vaughan surfaced back in the day and that was untrue. What they might have meant and Matt Ouimet even said in a podcast once was Wonderland was one of the most beautiful parks in the world and a hidden gem. The employee might have meant were going to be the best park in the chain. I mean if you look at our investments lately they are MASSIVE! Behemoth, Leviathan, Guardian (two coaster in 3 years with another massive project being built now so thats 4 coasters built in a 8 year period!

 

That being said if the park was going anywhere they wouldn't be building a massive 2016 addition.

 

I don't quite understand what this "new rumour" is. Can someone clarify?

 

And for the record, the rumour about Wonderland moving has been around for ages and will never happen.

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• COMPLAINT: Ordered food and was not able to get a free cup of water, due to "company policy", which I have always been able to get at CP and KI. I understand that rules are rules, but I'm a stickler on consistency.

 

Some of the quick service stands are not able to provide water. Not sure what the reason is but usually they would/should direct you to a local stand/sit down location that is able to provide this. In addition, any freestyle machine has a water option as well. Just let the attendant know you are only getting water and you should be good to go as well.

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And the hum-dinger: While purchasing something from a gift shop (note: not a lemon chill guy) the person mentioned that they had never seen a "Platinum Pass" before.

 

This doesn't surprise me. I've had a Platinum Pass since 2012 and almost every time I use it to park, I get a weird look. Hell, they were still using the 2010 Platinum Pass cards until this year. There's not as big a demand for Platinum Passes up here since the next closest park is a 6 hour drive from Toronto.

 

So, that was interesting. I must ask the locals, has there been any talk about something like that?

 

That makes absolutely zero sense. For years, there has always been the BS "rumour" of the park moving to Woodstock or something. But beyond that, no.

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Some of the quick service stands are not able to provide water. Not sure what the reason is but usually they would/should direct you to a local stand/sit down location that is able to provide this. In addition, any freestyle machine has a water option as well. Just let the attendant know you are only getting water and you should be good to go as well.

 

I only tried at Backlot Grill (and asked if it was the same throughout the park and they said yes), so I didn't bother trying anyplace else. I had drinks in the car anyway, so it's not like I was parched the whole day, just a bit annoyed (I didn't want to drag the wife from place to place)

 

And as for the rumor about "Taking the park back", I just found it strange to hear from a park employee on the clock rather than seeing it on a message board, but even I could tell that Cedar Fair are in it for the long haul, that was obvious, even to the untrained eye.

 

Oh, and two more observations: The Carousel was lovely, I really liked the Chariots and Flight Deck was shaky and squeaky, and I don''t mind SLC's.

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Here are some photos from our visit on October 5th as well as a few from Niagara Falls.

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Love the Chariots!

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Mama, Mama I am Having Nightmares.....

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Quite fitting for the season!

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I loved this simple design

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Adios Skyrider!

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Swirly!

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Geauga Lake (then Six Flags Ohio) had one of these

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