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^^ We usually visit on Sundays (but not July!) It's crucial you get there at opening. Even if you budget for fast lane make sure you run to wonder mountains guardian before getting the pass as that is not on fast lane and the line jumps up to 45+ min QUICK. Keep in mind pass holders get early entry on Sundays for select rides, but lucky for you it's not any of the major stuff for that date so you shouldn't see crazy lines for the coasters that early. In July it will be pretty crowded and I would budget the pass. One thing that is great about Wonderland Fast Lane is the lack of merge points / they take you right to the station.

 

Good luck.

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I will be going to the park for the first time ever on Sunday, July 30. What kind of lines can I expect to see on a Sunday at the end of July and should I bother budgeting for a FastLane+?

 

Really, you should plan this the night before weather you should get fast pass. If the weather is forecasting rain, or very cloudy, you will probably not need fastline. If you go on a day were it is supposed to rain, the park will be practically empty. Other than that though, the summer is very crowed and you will need fast pass.

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It's probably not absurd to assume that Shockwave isn't gonna be there for more than one or two seasons after 2017? Has it been down a lot recently? Since soaring timbers will no doubt draw comparisons from the GP

 

I hope they send it to Kings Dominion in 2019. Can never have enough flat rides.

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The waterpark is becoming an even better option in the summer now than it already was. Glad that CF has spent a bit of effort on it, especially as when it gets REALLY hot in July and August, it spreads out the crowds across the park.

The Plunge slides are a welcome addition (we love the pod drops)!

 

If we get a half decent spring here in Toronto the park should be looking pretty awesome come opening day.

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It's probably not absurd to assume that Shockwave isn't gonna be there for more than one or two seasons after 2017? Has it been down a lot recently? Since soaring timbers will no doubt draw comparisons from the GP

Most guests probably won't care. This is the park with a B&M hyper and giga after all. There's also la ronde a few hours away, with both an SLC and B&M invert.

 

Speaking of the new ride, has any testing footage/photos of Soaring Timbers surfaced yet?

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Most All guests probably won't care. This is the park with both a 200 and 300 foot B&M hyper and giga after all (and a plethora of other anomalous flat rides). There's also Not Six Flags La Ronde a few hours away, with both an SLC and (heavily cloned) B&M invert.

 

Much better. The hard truth is fun.

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Most All guests probably won't care. This is the park with both a 200 and 300 foot B&M hyper and giga after all (and a plethora of other anomalous flat rides). There's also Not Six Flags La Ronde a few hours away, with both an SLC and (heavily cloned) B&M invert.

 

Much better. The hard truth is fun.

My point exactly.

 

Guests won't care.

 

Shockwave is likely here to stay.

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I keep debating whether or not to get a season pass this year... idk if the new additions alone have me sold on it, buuut I am probably going to go to Knott's too, and if things work out in my favour at work I'd also get to hit CGA. Maybe a platinum pass would finally be worth it for me this year??

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I'm surprised they are not done construction in the water park?

 

Don't they need to do testing?

 

The testing process doesn't take too long. I remember back in 2015 that Typhoon and Splash Station were both under construction until a couple of weeks before Splash Works opened for the season in late May. I expect Muskoka Plunge to be fully constructed by the same time.

 

I am more curious as to how Soaring Timbers in coming along because there has been no information released about its progress. But, I assume it'll be ready for Season Pass Sneak Preview Night in a little more than a week's time on Friday, April 28th.

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Over the weekend, Canada's Wonderland released some photos of Soaring Timbers and Muskoka Plunge under construction. Soaring Timbers appears to have some beautiful landscaping, including a water fall feature located in front of the ride!

 

Soaring Timbers:

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Photo credit: Canada's Wonderland via Twitter

 

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Photo credit: Canada's Wonderland via Twitter

 

Muskoka Plunge:

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Photo credit: Canada's Wonderland via Twitter

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Photo credit: Canada's Wonderland via Twitter

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I always liked The Bat's original paint job.

 

Agreed, as much as I like the ride, it was a eye sore for me when they switched to the orange supports. I like the look of Soaring Timbers but I always thought a more appropriate place for it would be near White Water Canyon or Timberwolf Falls, not beside Shockwave, which is such a similar ride. having properly themed areas has never been a strong suit at the park.

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The Bat got painted back to the red and black for its 30th anniversary this year!

 

The colors look better, but I feel that it looks too similar to other rides, the special color choice, made the ride a little more unique.

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Looks like Cedar Fair is really trying to use their "regional branding" strategy on this park to make it uniquely Canadian. That landscaping coupled with the new park logo that includes the Canada Maple Leaf look to be a great start!

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The Bat got painted back to the red and black for its 30th anniversary this year!

 

The colors look better, but I feel that it looks too similar to other rides, the special color choice, made the ride a little more unique.

 

Well, the red and black was The Bat's original colours. I'm quite sure the reason as to why The Bat was repainted for the 2008 season was because they had a lot of paint left over from Behemoth. But, since that paint faded and chipped over the past eight years, it was time to give The Bat a fresh coat of paint, at a no better time than its 30th anniversary. Vortex received a fresh coat of paint last year for its 25th anniversary last year. I'm all for making the rides look great and appealing!

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