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Very nice, the drop looks amazing and I LOVE that this Dive Coaster has a very unique layout compared to the others. Also I like the name, way better than Ziz or whatever it was.

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While not completely related to the operation of Canada's Wonderland, the park was used in a completely different way earlier this week to keep a tradition alive due to current COVID-19 restrictions i

Go to CW site.  Click to buy something like a season pass.  You'll see it in the popup transaction window.  Under 2021 Season Pass -> 2021 Add Ons.  

Can confirm, CF doesn't care which park you go to first with your paper voucher for a Platinum Pass.  You'll get your photo taken and be issued a card that has whatever park you go to first on the bac

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Anyone know if CF/CW put a construction cam up for this new DM?

We here in the south are still patiently waiting for the new Carowinds coaster cam to go live. Prolly after the 8/30 announcement as the placeholder still seems to exist.

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I just texted the link to my sister and she is STOKED because Valravn is her favorite coaster.

 

Yeah, I really can't see how anyone would not be excited about this, but I think it looks awesome and I love the colors, new elements, the dive into the tunnel, the newly themed area as well as the addition of Winterfest. So yeah...I love everything about this announcement!

 

Also glad that I had the patience to do the right thing and actually wait for the official announcement - it was well worth it (not that I would EVER be tempted to check leaked news). Loved Robb's comparison to leaking info about a couple announcing a baby - well stated, Robb.

 

I had not previously been a huge fan of CW's coaster line-up other than Behemoth and Leviathan, but this coaster will definitely get me back up to Toronto next year.

 

Huge props to them and congrats to our Canadian friends for getting another killer coaster!

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So i went to the public announcement today, it was pretty low key in a good way. No real fanfare, just come on over and talk to us about our new project. It makes sense that they couldn't invite large groups of public onto an active construction site, so they pulled the fence aside so people could see what is going on. All in all a pretty chill way to tell your customers we are spending over $30 million on our newest attraction. All they needed was a box of doughnuts which is the canadian sign for We are doing a project.

 

They opened up the fence by the construction area and put a sample piece of the track out in front. There were Wonderland staff with nametags standing around talking to people. I saw a well meaning coaster enthusiast trying to convince what looked like the main guy that they should be building an RMC. He patiently explained "Just because you like RMC doesn't mean that the rest of our guests will" and "we will see when we go to do a new coaster if they are still in fashion". He politely all but said no wfay. (wait there is no f in way...) it was funny to see, but cudos to the enthusiast for being persistent. He kept coming back to the question hoping for a different answer. It was a cautionary tale not to be such a knob while out in public.

 

I spoke to a guy who was the digital media person. He was a super nice guy. Without prompting, he mentioned the world records and suggested they were helpful in marketing the park. And also politely explained that they don't really see la ronde as their direct competitor.

 

I asked him whether they planned to open rides for holiday in the park. He didn't think that coasters would be possible but that they were looking at getting some of the flat rides going. He also said that platinum passholders would be allowed to attend, but not regular season passholders. (well they can go, but they have to pay...)

 

Earlier this season i saw what i now think may be wheel heaters in Leviathan's station, whether they are to make late season operation work better or make holiday in the park possible, i don't know.

 

I spoke to some guys in work shirts as well. He said that the footers and groundwork was mostly complete, and they were starting to put the track up "like LEGO". He thought it would go pretty quickly from now on in, and though they might even get the lift hill started today.

 

Soon after 10:00am, they closed up the fence and everyone went on their way.

 

 

I got some pictures including the track staging area.

 

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Front gate display

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stats

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a piece of track and a rock

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the transfer track/ station with loading platform stow away mechanism

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new coaster going here

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sunrise over lake behemoth. Somewhere in that lake is a set of my car keys, but that is another story for another day.

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tunnel exit, no wider than it needs to be

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staging area

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stuff

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start of the lift hill

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more stuff

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and more stuff with neat view of behemoth

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^^ Thanks for the pics. I have yet to ride a dive machine with a tunnel, so I'm really digging that head-chopper tunnel.

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Great update!

 

So an enthusiast went up to a park representative on the day they announced an amazing dive coaster that they’ve been working on for years and told them that they should be building something else instead and was incredibly “persistent” about it?

 

Sounds about right... I hate people.

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Great update!

 

So an enthusiast went up to a park representative on the day they announced an amazing dive coaster that they’ve been working on for years and told them that they should be building something else instead and was incredibly “persistent” about it?

 

Sounds about right... I hate people.

 

The amount of coaster dorks I've seen on forums that throw a fit whenever an RMC is not built is depressing. I saw people on another unmentioned forum saying how the new BGW coaster needs to "contrast I305, and Fury 325" and I'm over here like "I just hope it's fun."

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I saw a well meaning coaster enthusiast trying to convince what looked like the main guy that they should be building an RMC. He patiently explained "Just because you like RMC doesn't mean that the rest of our guests will"

S A V A G E

 

Is Yukon Striker a perfect fit for Canada's Wonderland? Maybe, maybe not. But it looks exciting and will likely work incredibly well as an anchor attraction for their new land, and I feel like that's what matters. Is there really that much negative feedback about it? I haven't seen much of anything other than reactions ranging from "this looks fine" to "this is awesome".

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Wow, that tunnel clearance looks unnervingly tight!

 

I'm a big fan of Valravn, so I'm happy to see more of these rides emerging. I'm not a fan of some of B&M's past gimmicks (flyers and standups, mainly), but love their megas or gigas or whatever they're called. These dive coasters offer smooth rides that do a fine job of balancing thrills with fun, and their visual spectacle seems like it would make them even more appealing a park. Nice choice, Canada's Wonderland, and thanks for the coverage, Doppel Looping (good name!)

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Is there really that much negative feedback about it? I haven't seen much of anything other than reactions ranging from "this looks fine" to "this is awesome".

As with any park related announcement, there are tons of dumb/negative comments, though the overall reaction seems to be positive. I'd normally retract these peoples names but eff that, they deserve to be publicly shamed.

 

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And then of course the randos that are only aware of one other dive coaster and therefore assume this is the same thing.

 

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^To be fair, i may have caught the enthusiast guy out of context and it may be only one of many topics their conversation had, but i moved on.

 

I had been hoping for a modern looping coaster, and so finding out that it had the first dive coaster with a loop was a nice bonus for me. ( huge Werner Stengel fan surprise surprise) For a coaster nerd, i don't really like heights or hanging at the top of drops, so i have needed to work my way up to dive coasters. I joke that once you get past the drop on Valravyn, the Immelmann is spectacular. I am glad we are getting Canada's largest immelmann as well. (don't know if that will make the t-shirt)

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I've had this park on my bucket list for a while but this just might be the kicker that's finally going to make me plan a trip here. I don't think it'll be next year but probably 2020. Now if only RMC could give us a coaster with a vertical loop.

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As with any park related announcement, there are tons of dumb/negative comments, though the overall reaction seems to be positive. I'd normally retract these peoples names but eff that, they deserve to be publicly shamed.

I will tell you that this is one of the reasons the parks love TPR! No matter what awful crap we get on our socials the parks always seem to get it worse, but we will at least tell people to go straight to hell where the parks really cannot do that on their pages.

 

I can't tell you how many times a park will tell me "Robb, we love your socials. You say the things we are all thinking but aren't allowed to post!"

 

And for that we will continue to keep doing what we do!

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Is there really that much negative feedback about it? I haven't seen much of anything other than reactions ranging from "this looks fine" to "this is awesome".

As with any park related announcement, there are tons of dumb/negative comments, though the overall reaction seems to be positive. I'd normally retract these peoples names but eff that, they deserve to be publicly shamed.

 

Negative facebook comments on new ride announcements are just awful. Nobody is ever happy with the new attraction. I always love the comments like "what about people who DONT like roller coasters?" I recall when Fury 325 was announced I saw a woman say "another huge coaster that parents can't ride with their little kids! SHAME ON YOU CAROWINDS" like really? Shame? What?

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People are funny. You just can't please them all.

 

More people need to understand why this is funny...

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It goes back to a problem people have nowadays online...if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything! No one is forcing you to go to the park. No one is forcing you to ride the new coaster. No one is forcing you to go to the parks Facebook page. You're not paying for the new coaster?!!? You don't have the right to be all bitchy about this thing that really doesn't affect you at all!

 

This applies to so much in life...much more than just coasters!

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It goes back to a problem people have nowadays online...if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything! No one is forcing you to go to the park. No one is forcing you to ride the new coaster. No one is forcing you to go to the parks Facebook page. You're not paying for the new coaster?!!? You don't have the right to be all bitchy about this thing that really doesn't affect you at all!

 

This applies to so much in life...much more than just coasters!

 

That is so true. I think too many people troll sites and make negative comments just to make themselves happy. I recently deleted my Instagram account for tolls leaving negative remarks about me. Did not want to fight back. Don't need my stress level going off the charts. So I just ended it!

 

I have come to the conclusion that they are unhappy low life individuals.

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Ride looks cool but god damn what is that name.

 

I'm convinced Cedar Fair is just using names of Pacific Rim jaegers for their new coasters now.

 

 

I actually happen to like this one though! And this layout is far and away more original and better than I think anyone expected. I don't care how mediocre I thought Valravn was, Striker Eureka----I mean Yukon Striker looks incredible.

 

I am very glad I wasn't the only one making the Pacific Rim Jaeger connection with this!

 

(Also, ride looks great, love the name, good job, very exciting!)

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Nice! A coaster themed to Northwestern Canadians protesting substandard working environments.

 

I don't personally get excited by these big, floaty-looking B&M's, but hey, Valravn is fun enough so I'm sure this will be enjoyable as well. If nothing else, I think that the helix over the pathway at the end looks awesome. I'm always a proponent of some good ride/path interaction, and I'm sure the guests will eat it up.

 

My only real critique is with the tunnel. I know that an animation is an animation, but I think CW can do something to make it look a little less...Anaconda-esque? In other words, it's a little bit utilitarian just diving into a concrete hole in the water. Surely nobody is expecting Krake levels of tunnel-theming, but why not put some big ol' rocks around the entrance/exit just to class it up a bit?

 

Don't know when I'll make it back to Canada's Wonderland, but I'm happy that this will be there waiting for me when I get there.

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What a beautiful coaster. This is going to change Wonderland (for the better). Canada's Wonderland is a true coaster park now. Good job, Wonderland, the construction crews, and everyone running this site. I'm not sure if I will ever ride it, but this coaster is awesome! It is the first coaster that you will be able to see from anywhere in the park. Even non-riders will enjoy just looking at this amazing coaster.

 

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As I stated on Wonderlands Facebook Page, this coaster has exceeded all of my expectations. What a fine looking layout. I Look forward to riding it.

 

Oh and with many rides, I wanted to give this a nickname... I call it Yukon Cornelius... yes... you heard it here first! (some of you may get the reference)

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