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Where did you here this Chemical, there is nothing on the internet about any kind of threat?

 

Did anyone actually stay in the park? To me, it doesn't matter if the tip is confirmed or not. 'BS!" If there is a threat then close then entire place down, no questions asked! I am VERY upset! If there is any threat towards any theme park, then the owners have an obligation to get everyone off the property as soon as the threat happens!

 

Theme park evacuations do not happens quickly!

So, if I want the park all to myself, call in a "threat" of some kind and the park is forced to evacuate; thousands of people leave; the park remains nearly empty the rest of the day when operations resume.

 

Please, run more businesses and places of public assembly.

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Where did you here this Chemical, there is nothing on the internet about any kind of threat?

 

Did anyone actually stay in the park? To me, it doesn't matter if the tip is confirmed or not. 'BS!" If there is a threat then close then entire place down, no questions asked! I am VERY upset! If there is any threat towards any theme park, then the owners have an obligation to get everyone off the property as soon as the threat happens!

 

Theme park evacuations do not happens quickly!

 

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I’m going to laugh when it’s announced and it’s only 200 feet.

 

No joke! The height doesn't matter that much. Perhaps from a marketing POV, but otherwise a good ride is a good ride.

 

Meanwhile, a little 78 foot tall woodie gets worlds of love tucked away in a Pennsylvania valley. And a 70 foot tall steel coaster near Chicago with a flat "ramp" drop consistently has the longest line in the park. A good design will have the longest return on investment.

 

Exactly. I find some of the best coasters are not very tall.

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I think it can be hard to say why people react whichever way they do in these situations. But here are a couple of ideas.

 

Some people probably didnt even realize there was a (nonspecific) threat and so didn't act any differently than normal.

 

Some people may have felt that they were adequately protected from any threat due to the police and security presence.

 

Some people may have felt the urge to go home or to stay away, but felt social pressure (whether real or imagined) to ignore that urge due to the people around them happily going about there business.

 

Some people may not have felt there was any credible threat.

 

Some people may have felt that to change their day to day life due to some nebulous threat would be giving into intimidation, this giving power to those making threat. Ignoring the threat could have been an act of defiance.

 

Still others may have been more afraid of being in other public places during such a threat, like the streets or the subway.

 

Really it could have been any number of reasons, or combination of reasons.

 

Personally I wouldn't (and didn't) change my routine without a more concrete threat or more specific warning from authorities (for a combination of some reasons listed above). Granted I wasn't in the park yesterday, but had I been, I would have carried on as normal.

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On the Toronto news, they were talking to families who agree with me.

Why would you take your children to a place that needed to be protected

by armoured police vehicles? It has nothing to do with Wonderland.

 

I know there was no specific threat against any attractions, but If there was that much of a reaction needed by police,

then they should of shut down the areas that were threatened

regardless of what attractions the areas were near.

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I disagree that the places should have been shut down, but I also would fully support anyone's decision not to attend under the circumstances. I also would hope that the park would accommodate staff who didn't feel comfortable being there.

 

I wasn't trying to say that any other view, or yours in particular is wrong, just offering some possible answers to the question you posed.

 

I think had there been a serious or concrete threat, authorities would have shut the threatened areas down.

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On the Toronto news, they were talking to families who agree with me

 

Which means what exactly? There are people on this thread who disagree with you, nothing wrong with differing opinions. There is no right or wrong in this instance, just personal choice.

Wonderland made their own decision regarding the days events, so did the people in the area and downtown.

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Wow, going from 10 mazes to 7 mazes is a big reduction in size, what do you guys think?

 

Can I ask where you got this information?

I just checked the "public" Canada's Wonderland website and the information

you just posted is not on the Wonderland website.

 

Also, why do you keep talking about Winterfest? This will never happen at Wonderland.

Attendance drops at Wonderland in September/October because it is too cold to go on rides.

There is no way, people are going to come to Wonderland to go on rides during the winter,

and most rides would not be able to be turned on in the winter anyways. Not going to happen.

 

Also, don't worry about crowded mazes at Haunt. If what you predict is true, then Haunt attendance

will also be way down as people are not going to pay $50.00 for 7 mazes. My family has gone to every

Haunt and Fearfest, but if they indeed only have 7 mazes, then I'll been going somewhere else this year.

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Today, I had made my fifth visit of the season to Canada's Wonderland. I had another fun-filled day, but was disappointed to see that sometime within the past month the park had modified the wings on Skyhawk, making it now nearly impossible to flip the seats throughout the duration of the ride as they now only pivot half the amount they use to previously! During my last visit a little over a month ago, I was able to flip my seat continuously throughout the duration of the ride as I usually do.

 

The reasoning for the modification of the wings on Skyhawk is beyond me. Since I couldn't find any information online about other Gerstlauer Sky Roller rides possibly having this modification completed recently, it makes me wonder why Skyhawk had received this modification. It was very disappointing to come across this on an awesome ride such as Skyhawk, which was only installed two years ago. Hopefully this is not the unforeseeable future for Skyhawk!

 

IMG_2661.JPG Photo credit: John Brooks via Amusement Views.

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