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All Canada's Wonderland needs for a perfect flat ride lineup is an old fashioned Flyers for the people that know how to live.

 

I agree. But, I don't think they would get rid of their newly installed Flying Eagles for these even though the older flyers are better.

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Shivering

Mystic

Soaring

 

It's official. "Timbers" is the new "Hawk."

 

But none of the new "Timbers" will live up to the original!

 

Ehh, I think Mystic Timbers looks better than Shivering Timbers was when I rode it last month.

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I feel like I'm going to get some backlash on this, but I'm not that excited for Soaring Timbers. It seems like it will ride strikingly similar to Shockwave. A taller, better capacity Shockwave. I know beggers cant be choosey, and I certainly was only expecting a water park expansion so this IS better than nothing, I just feel it wont add that much to the park based on what we already have. If anyone thinks otherwise please explain why, I want to be hyped for this thing!

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I feel like I'm going to get some backlash on this, but I'm not that excited for Soaring Timbers. It seems like it will ride strikingly similar to Shockwave. A taller, better capacity Shockwave. I know beggers cant be choosey, and I certainly was only expecting a water park expansion so this IS better than nothing, I just feel it wont add that much to the park based on what we already have. If anyone thinks otherwise please explain why, I want to be hyped for this thing!

 

Please don't kill me for this comment, but what if they're removing Shockwave, relocating it to Carowinds, and putting this in its place?

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I feel like I'm going to get some backlash on this, but I'm not that excited for Soaring Timbers. It seems like it will ride strikingly similar to Shockwave. A taller, better capacity Shockwave. I know beggers cant be choosey, and I certainly was only expecting a water park expansion so this IS better than nothing, I just feel it wont add that much to the park based on what we already have. If anyone thinks otherwise please explain why, I want to be hyped for this thing!

 

Please don't kill me for this comment, but what if they're removing Shockwave, relocating it to Carowinds, and putting this in its place?

 

I doubt it, they would've announced it's departure by now if it was leaving. Think about when they announced Skyrider's closure.

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^ I personally hope that they don't as I really enjoyed Sledgehammer.

 

Granted it has a lot of downtime and could maybe run a lengthier cycle, but I think it is fun in it's own right. To take it out would be removing one of the better flats (and certainly the most unique) in the park.

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I hope they pull out sledge hammer and put this in its place. Just glad to see the ride doesnt have big hydraulics.

 

Anyone know what the ride capacity per hour is like?

 

 

^ I personally hope that they don't as I really enjoyed Sledgehammer.

 

Granted it has a lot of downtime and could maybe run a lengthier cycle, but I think it is fun in it's own right. To take it out would be removing one of the better flats (and certainly the most unique) in the park.

 

According to Dave Phillips, Canada's Wonderland's Vice President of Marketing and Sales, he says that no ride is being removed from the park to make way for Soaring Timbers. Here's a link to his response to a user on Twitter who commented on his post about the new additions for 2017.

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^ I think it'll look and move different enough that people won't care. Samurai at CWoA on it's installation year was my first ever big flat ride and because it kind of reminds me of a topscan, I've always wanted to try a mondial inferno after seeing it on youtube. I think this and plane on a stick may be the only 2 flats on my bucket list.

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Strange they would add that Air wolf . It seems similar to a Topscan.

 

Strange you would post that, it seems similar to behemoth/leviathan posts.

 

I think this is a solid addition to the park, the waterpark needs less outdated slides and the "airwolf" is an amaizing suprise. I'm not to sure on how reliable this ride would be in a park, from what I can remember from the traveling version is that it was down a lot.

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In regards to Soaring Timbers, will this be the first park installation of this type of ride? I have only seen it featured on German fairgrounds.

I mean, isn't this only the second installation of a Mondial Inferno at all? The only other example of this ride I've ever known of is the traveling Airwolf. I've heard it's one of the craziest flat rides ever designed.

 

EDIT: On-ride video:

 

I think theres another one here in Germany too called nightfly, and theres also a really cool inverted version called intoxx which looks really amazing, I loved CW only been once and it was before the b&m days, so I hoped to visit again in the future

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Strange they would add that Air wolf . It seems similar to a Topscan.

 

Strange you would post that, it seems similar to behemoth/leviathan posts.

 

I think this is a solid addition to the park, the waterpark needs less outdated slides and the "airwolf" is an amaizing suprise. I'm not to sure on how reliable this ride would be in a park, from what I can remember from the traveling version is that it was down a lot.

 

I am quite sure that Canada's Wonderland wouldn't get a ride that has high downtime. From what I've heard elsewhere, this Mondial Inferno may be the New Comer that traveled in France as it has been for sale for years on Mondial's website. If it is the former New Comer, it should be completely like new as it has gone through a major refurbishment by Mondial themselves. So, it really shouldn't give any trouble at all and should perform like a new ride even though it is really about 20 (or more) years old. But, the Inferno will give a different experience of a ride compared to a Top Scan as the Inferno rocks side to side and the Top Scan's cars rock back and forth. I should point out that the Mondial Inferno is a predecessor of the Mondial Top Scan but, that doesn't really matter as they're two different rides that offer two different but, highly thrilling experiences.

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After watching the youtube video of the ride elsewhere, I have come to the conclusion that I don't think I will enjoy this ride, which is slightly odd because Shockwave is one of, if not my favourite flat ride at the park. Who knows though, maybe seeing it first hand will change my mind.

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The drop pods at the water park are a welcome addition. In fact they can get the heart rate going as much as any coaster or flat ride..especially when they mess around with the countdown ie "dropping in 5.4.3 SPLASH!!". They are turning the waterpark into a SOLID area to spend time in. I liked it before...I REALLY like it now with the addition. If they could turn the lazy river now into a rapid river "a la" Aquatica in Orlando..then it would be perfection!

 

I don't know my flat rides as well as some of the people on this forum, so will defer to their judgement on Soaring Timbers. I am just happy that CF does invest in Wonderland, and have always been consistent in my praise for them. Since I moved to Canada in the Paramount days, the park is now night and day. Kudos to the owners for keeping the park varied and exciting.

 

In relation to the talk about CF building a hotel on site (a couple of pages back). My personal opinion is that it wouldn't make much sense for them to do that here given that Wonderland is close enough to Toronto and in a large enough urban area for there to be plenty of choice close by (Vaughan, Toronto etc). You can literally stay 5 minutes away at a reasonably priced hotel (advertised on the CW site). An onsite hotel would have to include some "draw" factor to it.....I can't see what that could be...given that if you stay at a hotel in Vaughan...distance is not a problem. Can't quite see the "Grand Torontonian" flagship resort at CW.

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Was at the park today for the food trucks. I missed out last year but will definitely go again next year if they bring it back. They had lots of options to pick from but it wasn't very busy. It would be really cool if other parks in the chain could do it.

 

It was a really odd day at the park today. They set up the food trucks by psyclone, which maybe why the lines were short on that side of the park. Behemoth had a 10 minute wait all day and stunt coaster had a 20 minute wait. The busiest part of the park was the kid area. I have noticed that of all the parks I have visited recently Wonderland seems to have the busiest kid area.

 

The only complaint is how many families think its ok to line jump. One time a lady and her 3 kids left the line only to come back a few minutes later and skipped past every one to go back to her spot in line. Another time my sister and her kids were going on Boo Blasters and a lady let 5 kids and her friend jump past my sister. The worst part of it is the park doesn't do much about it.

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