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Construction sighting at the park. Some of the photos didn't turn out the best due to all the foilage blocking the view.

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The green area's are construction personnel and vehicles, the red area's are bulldozing and dirt movement

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the two area's of most activity

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weird area that was opened up and has random objects and non company cars parked.

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to the right of the storage area a path/ road into the forest has been bulldozed behind splash works

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not a great photo, but there's random area's bulldozed in the forest.

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non company cars parked which leads me to believe this is an offsite construction project, so maybe coaster or lodging?

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bulldozing behind action theater

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opened area with cars parked int he forest between white water canyon and action theater

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2 diggers behind white water canyon

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more bulldozed/ dug up area's along the service road

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#Ziz2018

 

#CPDon'tStealItThisTime

 

Yeah I highly doubt Cedar Fair will build a $20+ million wing coaster in the same year as two RMCs and a possible Intamin impulse (CGA).

 

#ZizIsNothingMoreThanARumor

 

Its not cedar fair that decides, its the individual parks!

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#Ziz2018

 

#CPDon'tStealItThisTime

 

Yeah I highly doubt Cedar Fair will build a $20+ million wing coaster in the same year as two RMCs and a possible Intamin impulse (CGA).

 

#ZizIsNothingMoreThanARumor

 

Its not cedar fair that decides, its the individual parks!

 

Actually Cedar Fair does decide. Otherwise Dorney and Valleyfair would have new coasters by now.

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Does wonderland waterpark have a lazy river? I always confuse them with wild water kingdom.

 

Yes, Canada's Wonderland's Splash Works does have a Lazy River. As ArgoZ has mentioned, it has been there since Splash Works' inaugural season, which was 1992. You can view a complete list of Splash Works attractions by visiting Canada's Wonderland's website.

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#Ziz2018

 

#CPDon'tStealItThisTime

 

Yeah I highly doubt Cedar Fair will build a $20+ million wing coaster in the same year as two RMCs and a possible Intamin impulse (CGA).

 

#ZizIsNothingMoreThanARumor

 

Its not cedar fair that decides, its the individual parks!

How do we know the impulse isn't used/cheap?

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Canada's Wonderland's Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Dave Phillips has announced via Twitter that Soaring Timbers will open to the public this Thursday.

 

Just hoping that the program won't be too neutered, although realistically it'll still be fun because unlike a top scan this is probably a bit harder to make "less fun". Realistically no-one can or should expect a ride like they give on fairgrounds because if you look at one in the travelling videos this ride model sways let's say a bit

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Getting back on topic here, below are a few highlight photos from my visit during Season Pass Sneak Preview Night at Canada's Wonderland on April 28th. The rest of the photos can be viewed on my blog post.

 

IMG_0926.JPG Here is The Bat thrilling riders in the cool night air!

 

Geez that is a great picture of The Bat!

 

One unique thing I liked about this ride... the undercarriage was painted red! A little geeky to notice that, but a nice touch. It seemed to run smoother than most boomerangs.

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Rode Soaring Timbers Thursday and again on Friday... The sensations are cool, but I really am not a fan and think that a lot of people who will ride this season will agree...

 

A couple of things to note to back myself up here.

 

The ride was originally a touring flat, so unlike the other Mondial attractions the park has, this ride was designed specifically for the road and for European fair style operations, where no seat belts and no US/CAN standard "Restraint Checks" would be required. Due to its super compressed seating arrangement to fit on a trailer, the ride ops cannot fit into each row to do the standard check of each seat and this is really not helping with the fact that you are packaged SO TIGHTLY into each row, that you cannot physically move your arms to buckle the seat belt yourself once restraints are down. The ride-ops are then forced to try to climb over the two outer riders to reach the person in the centre to buckle them. This is causing MASSIVE load times of around 10 minutes, and a ride cycle of about a minute... This may get better with continued practice of the ride ops, and once the guest become familiar with the loading procedure, but I don't think we will see load times faster than 5 minutes even when this happens.

 

I rode twice, and I don't feel the need to ride again; considering that less than a 2 minute walk on the other side of The Fly is very similar, more comfortable and fun ride called Shockwave...

 

GP that were riding in my gondola said multiple things including "This is stupid, I can't even see anything but the seat in front of me." "Move your fucking arm so I have room" and "I WAITED THAT LONG AND THATS IT!?" and LOTS of "OMG MY SEAT BELT ISNT BUCKLED OMG IM GOING TO DIE I CANT DO IT MY ARMS ARE STUCK I WANT TO GET OFF."

 

The ride is cool looking, and its always nice to have another flat ride, especially when they can eat a nice chuck of people who would otherwise be waiting in another line... but I just wish that this had been a park model and not a previous touring ride that was designed to fit in a small space. It shows with the rider comfort level and the inability to follow what has become standard procedure for restraint checking at this park...

 

The landscaping and the ride design is breathtaking, and the park nailed it in that respect. Its just, in my opinion (and we will see over the course of this season what others have to think), that it is not to the standard of what they already have, which is a shame.

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Quality review, and makes sense, but something I never really thought about. I'll give it a whirl on Sunday (well, maybe not if the line is insane due to such slow operations). Also I hate the feeling of being tightly packed. Thanks for going into detail.

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Rode Soaring Timbers Thursday and again on Friday... The sensations are cool, but I really am not a fan and think that a lot of people who will ride this season will agree...

 

A couple of things to note to back myself up here.

 

The ride was originally a touring flat, so unlike the other Mondial attractions the park has, this ride was designed specifically for the road and for European fair style operations, where no seat belts and no US/CAN standard "Restraint Checks" would be required. Due to its super compressed seating arrangement to fit on a trailer, the ride ops cannot fit into each row to do the standard check of each seat and this is really not helping with the fact that you are packaged SO TIGHTLY into each row, that you cannot physically move your arms to buckle the seat belt yourself once restraints are down. The ride-ops are then forced to try to climb over the two outer riders to reach the person in the centre to buckle them. This is causing MASSIVE load times of around 10 minutes, and a ride cycle of about a minute... This may get better with continued practice of the ride ops, and once the guest become familiar with the loading procedure, but I don't think we will see load times faster than 5 minutes even when this happens.

 

I rode twice, and I don't feel the need to ride again; considering that less than a 2 minute walk on the other side of The Fly is very similar, more comfortable and fun ride called Shockwave...

 

GP that were riding in my gondola said multiple things including "This is stupid, I can't even see anything but the seat in front of me." "Move your fucking arm so I have room" and "I WAITED THAT LONG AND THATS IT!?" and LOTS of "OMG MY SEAT BELT ISNT BUCKLED OMG IM GOING TO DIE I CANT DO IT MY ARMS ARE STUCK I WANT TO GET OFF."

 

The ride is cool looking, and its always nice to have another flat ride, especially when they can eat a nice chuck of people who would otherwise be waiting in another line... but I just wish that this had been a park model and not a previous touring ride that was designed to fit in a small space. It shows with the rider comfort level and the inability to follow what has become standard procedure for restraint checking at this park...

 

The landscaping and the ride design is breathtaking, and the park nailed it in that respect. Its just, in my opinion (and we will see over the course of this season what others have to think), that it is not to the standard of what they already have, which is a shame.

 

I was wondering if this was going to happen once Soaring Timbers was announced. Sure, the Mondial Inferno looks like a great ride, but I think a newer designed park model would have been better for Canada's Wonderland because it sure does look very tight as I and many others had noticed before it had opened on Thursday. Hopefully the operations do improve as a 10 minute loading time and a one minute ride doesn't sound great. But, I do plan on going back to the park for my third visit of the season on Monday to try it out as it was closed and still testing the last two times I was there. I don't know if this is a rule, but I heard from someone else who rode it and the ride operator informed them that they won't operate Soaring Timbers unless there are ten people in line to ride. Anyhow, it sure sounds like Soaring Timbers is an interesting ride in more ways than one.

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I cant say im surprised either. Anyway this is sort of a test ride for future Cedar Fair parks anyway.

 

I do not necessarily see how Soaring Timbers is a "test ride for future Cedar Fair parks" as the ride itself is over 20 years old and given a new lease of life by being completely refurbished and installed at Canada's Wonderland. Would you mind elaborating on your thoughts or statement for me to understand where you're coming from?

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Sort of funny about the 10 minute loading time and 1 minute ride. At fun fairs Air Wolf has a 1 minute loading time and 10 minute ride cycle! I did not ride it, as I did not see the point it it. The seats looked uncomfortably close together and the constant sideways swaying with not many forces (by the looks of it) did not appeal. I wish I had ridden so I could compare my feeling to the "park version", but I never thought this ride would make it into a park.

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