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Google directions also says that SFNE is a little bit shorter drive (plus the fun of crossing the border) from Montreal than Montreal to Canada's Wonderland. "Coaster Capital of the Second-largest Nation on Earth" sounds better than "second-tier Six Flags park".

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I just watched that throwback Vortex commercial, and I found something rather irksome in it. It's the same thing that has annoyed me about Canada's Wonderland commercials for years: that most of the coasters featured in them aren't at the park. Maybe it's in the fine print or something but if I see these coasters featured in the commercial then go to the park to experience them, only to realize it was false advertising, I'd be pretty annoyed.

 

here's another example from recently, magnum xl 200 (I think) and some boomerang clone:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE-OpATkdXE

 

 

 

I thought Canada's Wonderland has a Boomerang clone. The Bat?

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I just watched that throwback Vortex commercial, and I found something rather irksome in it. It's the same thing that has annoyed me about Canada's Wonderland commercials for years: that most of the coasters featured in them aren't at the park. Maybe it's in the fine print or something but if I see these coasters featured in the commercial then go to the park to experience them, only to realize it was false advertising, I'd be pretty annoyed.

 

here's another example from recently, magnum xl 200 (I think) and some boomerang clone:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE-OpATkdXE

 

 

 

I thought Canada's Wonderland has a Boomerang clone. The Bat?

 

Yes, Canada's Wonderland does have a Vekoma Boomerang known as The Bat. But, it isn't green and purple, as it is red and orange.

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Yes, that is an airfield. It was the Maple Airport that operated from 1955 until 1987 when it closed.

 

Fascinating, thankyou John Lloyd. Very interesting how the park AND the area round it has evolved in the time period.

It shows Cedar Fair in a good light actually to see how much THEY have done with the park in a relatively short time period in relation to how long the park has been open.

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Yes, that is an airfield. It was the Maple Airport that operated from 1955 until 1987 when it closed.

 

Fascinating, thankyou John Lloyd. Very interesting how the park AND the area round it has evolved in the time period.

It shows Cedar Fair in a good light actually to see how much THEY have done with the park in a relatively short time period in relation to how long the park has been open.

 

You're welcome! I enjoy sharing the history of Canada's Wonderland! I hope you'll enjoy more of what is to come as the 2016 season progresses! It's kind of hard to believe that this June marks 10 years since Cedar Fair acquired the Paramount Parks! Cedar Fair has done quite a bit in those 10 years! What I really like is how they have been adding historical features to the park over the past five years. I hope there's more of it in the future as it's a great touch!

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Yes, that is an airfield. It was the Maple Airport that operated from 1955 until 1987 when it closed.

 

Fascinating, thankyou John Lloyd. Very interesting how the park AND the area round it has evolved in the time period.

It shows Cedar Fair in a good light actually to see how much THEY have done with the park in a relatively short time period in relation to how long the park has been open.

 

Your the Canada's wonderland know-it-all, that should be your custom title. Go ask the title fairy.

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I didn't know Canada's Wonderland is as young as it is.

 

Yes, many people are quite surprised by that. It was the third park to be built by Taft Broadcasting as Kings Island (opened 1972) and Kings Dominion (opened 1975) came before. But also in 1975, Taft Broadcasting had acquired Carowinds making it their third park even though they hadn't built it as it had opened in 1975. After Canada's Wonderland opened in 1981, Taft Broadcasting went to Australia to open up Australia's Wonderland in late 1985. But, earlier that year, Taft Broadcasting had acquired California's Great America which had opened in 1976. Unfortunately, after Taft Broadcasting sold Australia's Wonderland in 1996 to Sunway Group (owners of Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia, they decided to close the park in April of 2004. But luckily, the Taft Broadcasting legacy still exists throughout the parks here in North America that they previously owned!

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funny thing is that we still have the same construction status as last year,land clearing around minebuster, did anyone notice anything else recently besides more construction trailers?

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Has wonderland/ cedar fair cancelled friend passes/ flashpass discounts for platinum passholders?

 

I went to look them up and couldn't find any info about them on the website. They had a passholder portal before that seems to be gone.

 

last year i could buy up to 4 friend passes per day for $22.

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Has wonderland/ cedar fair cancelled friend passes/ flashpass discounts for platinum passholders?

 

I went to look them up and couldn't find any info about them on the website. They had a passholder portal before that seems to be gone.

 

last year i could buy up to 4 friend passes per day for $22.

 

You're referring to Season Pass Holder Bring a Friend tickets. From what I've heard, they will become available but only on select days unlike the past couple of years where you could purchase them any day. I'm hoping this ticket is available again this year for any day from May through Labour Day as that is how most of my friends were able to go with me.

 

EDIT: They just became available today. Click here to see all ticket options the park has to offer. It appears though that they'll be available for $29.99 (plus tax) each.

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thanks this is what i was looking for.

 

Last year i took friends several times. It helps me justify getting the platinum pass in the first place.

 

I emailed the park on the contact us page yesterday and didn't hear back from them. i wonder if that is why it is up today???

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thanks this is what i was looking for.

 

Last year i took friends several times. It helps me justify getting the platinum pass in the first place.

 

I emailed the park on the contact us page yesterday and didn't hear back from them. i wonder if that is why it is up today???

 

Possibly, but they may have been planning to anyways. Also, I just have a regular season pass and can get the season pass bring a friend tickets. I would like to get a platinum pass when I plan on travelling a bit more.

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This is my second year having a platinum pass.

 

Last year i went to California's Great America, Kings Island and Cedar Point.

This year i have been to CP already. Not sure about the rest of the season...

 

The other nice thing about the platinum pass is you don't pay for parking. It changes how i go to the park.

 

I like to go Sunday mornings at opening time and ride for an hour and a half and when it starts getting busy i go home. My girlfriend goes to yoga while i ride coasters. We both de-stress in our own ways, then we meet for lunch and have a great day.

 

I also figure that i help the park prevent the coasters from valleying before the rest of the people get there

someone's gotta do it!

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I don't know if you guys have noticed or not, but over in the KI thread, they're getting excited about lime green B&M track, which appears to be for a Hyper, or more likely Wingrider coaster. Given that I suspect their new coaster will be a woodie of some sort, I immediately thought of the long rumored "Ziz" Wingrider for CW. It would fit with the bright color scheme laid out in their previous two B&M beasts, as well! To me, CW is still the #1 most likely next destination for a CF large cap-ex, given their stellar attendance numbers, but it wouldn't shock me if both CW and KI got something next year...

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Unless you mean kings dominion, there will definitely be no coaster for kings island. They just got a massive one 2 years ago, even CP does not get 2 coasters within 3 years. Plus these parks should get a new coaster first: kings dominion, knotts,dorney park, worlds of fun, valleyfair, michigan's adventure, california's great america.

 

EDIT: just checked out the thread. Hopefully no wingrider for canada's wonderland. Hey, I won't complain, but I think it's just not the best kind of coaster for right now.

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^^ I won't be making my first trip to Canada's Wonderland until July, but I think a Wingrider is exactly what the Dr. ordered. Need more high capacity coasters at a park that gets so many visitors! They could definitely make something better than GateKeeper, which would be an amazing addition to the park.

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there will definitely be no coaster for kings island

This isn't even slightly true, with the teasing and all the clearing, it's most likely that they are going to be getting a coaster next year regardless of how many years ago Banshee was added

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