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I believe they were in True North Gifts... There was Yukon Striker and some other coasters. Selection wasnt huge but they stood out as something new. If no one posts a photo by my next trip I'll try to remember to take my phone in and grab a pic or two.

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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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I believe they were in True North Gifts... There was Yukon Striker and some other coasters. Selection wasnt huge but they stood out as something new. If no one posts a photo by my next trip I'll try to remember to take my phone in and grab a pic or two.

 

Thanks Honorarius. I am a HUGE pin collector. One day I will get around to posting me and my brother's Canada's Wonderland pin collection here.

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So with some quick planning, I'll be making my first visit to Wonderland since 2015, and I'm AMP'D to ride Yukon Striker!!!

 

Will be going on Thursday the 16th, getting there right around the time the park opens.

 

 

Looking at Wonderland's site, they have Admission + Fast Lane Plus deal for $99.

 

 

My question to those that are there often, for a day like next Thursday.. (prior to long weekend, but school is still IN), is it worth it? Or should I just get the $50 reg admission and chance it?

 

 

I looked at the park stats site that was linked earlier in this thread, and it's 'predicting' a quiet day, but curious for the responses of people who go more often.

 

Thanks!

 

DJ

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I'd say it's likely to not be that busy... Plus, you never know how the weather will be... If it's anything like this Thursday, it was overcast and the park was so empty they were allowing re-rides on Yukon Striker...

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We're trying to plan our first trip to Canada's Wonderland. It seems that we may be at the park Sunday and Monday, June 9-10. Couple of questions:

 

Any ideas on crowd outlook for that time of the year?

Any standard plan of attack for this park?

Any must do food items here?

 

Thanks in advance everyone!

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We're trying to plan our first trip to Canada's Wonderland. It seems that we may be at the park Sunday and Monday, June 9-10. Couple of questions:

 

Any ideas on crowd outlook for that time of the year?

Any standard plan of attack for this park?

Any must do food items here?

 

Thanks in advance everyone!

Sunday is likely to be busy, Monday to be fairly light... School is still in, so there'll be some trips there, but they'll clear out in the afternoon, leaving the park virtually deserted...

 

Do you plan on getting Fast Lane Plus??? That'll make a difference in how you should handle the park.

 

Are you looking to ride every coaster at least once??? Or are you okay with not waiting in a line for a lacklustre experience when you could spend that time doing something more fun???

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No plans for getting Fastlane.

 

I would like to hit most of the coasters and the unique flats. However, I'm not going wait forever for a garbage ride if that's what it comes down to.

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No plans for getting Fastlane

 

If no Fastlane, Monday will be the day that will be lighter on the crowds (always is OK when school is still in). If the weather is "iffy" it will be even better.

Sunday will be busy...but obviously weather dependent.

 

The plan of attack is always subjective...although on the Monday you should find the time to get everything done that you want. The only piece of advice that I normally give is that both "Wonder Mountain's Guardian" and "Thunder Run" are popular rides that are NOT on either Fastlane package. As a result the line ups get pretty long for them at any time of day, so these would be the rides to do first, and on the Sunday morning if you are there. They are both located in Wonder Mountain so distance to walk is not an issue. There should be more of a draw towards Yukon Striker (and always Leviathan) so with luck there will be less people going towards the mountain to start the day. Thunder Run is popular because it is a great family coaster but still has a bit of force for the adults!

 

Apart from that, I hope you have a great trip.

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No plans for getting Fastlane.

 

I would like to hit most of the coasters and the unique flats. However, I'm not going wait forever for a garbage ride if that's what it comes down to.

 

Get on Yukon Striker first. Stand in the single rider line and you might even be able to get on 2 or 3 times while other people are still lined up for Thunder Run and Guardian.

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I honestly wonder if CW is ever going to retheme Drop Tower to something Medieval themed since the themeing of the ride doesn't fit the location it's in.

 

Like a guillotine?

 

It would be nice to have Drop Tower fit in with the Medieval Faire section. Even if the name were not to change, it would fit in better with a new colour scheme, similar to what they did with the Drop Tower at California's Great America this past off-season. Although maybe having it painted with different accents of browns and yellows would be more suitable for a Medieval theme.

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I think having it themed to four giant guillotines would be the single greatest theming move ever. They could still call it drop zone. Or maybe just for haunt at the very least since I'm sure it would stir up some controversy for the regular season... put in some screaming sound effects, a falling head into a basket...

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No plans for getting Fastlane.

 

I would like to hit most of the coasters and the unique flats. However, I'm not going wait forever for a garbage ride if that's what it comes down to.

 

Get on Yukon Striker first. Stand in the single rider line and you might even be able to get on 2 or 3 times while other people are still lined up for Thunder Run and Guardian. Guardian is one of those 'garbage rides' that take forever to get on for a very lame ride.

 

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No plans for getting Fastlane.

 

I would like to hit most of the coasters and the unique flats. However, I'm not going wait forever for a garbage ride if that's what it comes down to.

 

Get on Yukon Striker first. Stand in the single rider line and you might even be able to get on 2 or 3 times while other people are still lined up for Thunder Run and Guardian.

 

 

Guardian is one of those 'garbage rides' that take forever to get on for a very lame ride.

 

Guardian is one that we are interested in doing. I was assuming that rope-dropping it would be a priority?

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Guardian is one that we are interested in doing. I was assuming that rope-dropping it would be a priority?

 

Why the Wonder Mountain Guardian hate? We love that thing

 

Subjective opinions I suppose. Personally I like it, and it is different from your normal coaster...different theme, game element attached to it and a nice ending.

No fastlane...line gets long...so yes...rope drop would be a good idea...and then same for Thunder run.

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No plans for getting Fastlane.

 

I would like to hit most of the coasters and the unique flats. However, I'm not going wait forever for a garbage ride if that's what it comes down to.

 

Get on Yukon Striker first. Stand in the single rider line and you might even be able to get on 2 or 3 times while other people are still lined up for Thunder Run and Guardian.

 

 

Guardian is one of those 'garbage rides' that take forever to get on for a very lame ride.

 

Guardian is one that we are interested in doing. I was assuming that rope-dropping it would be a priority?

 

We all had this discussion when they first put this ride in the mountain and I am not starting again with you, Bill. If you have ever been on Spider-man or Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, then you will be disappointed in waiting in line for Guardian. For me, I do go on it a couple of times a year now but I will wait a maximum of 15 minutes only because I don't live near Universal. If I didn't have a season pass, then I would not want to waste my time with this ride. I will leave this choice up to you, defrocker. Please let us all know what you think of Wonder Mountain's Guardian.

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If you have ever been on Spider-man or Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, then you will be disappointed in waiting in line for Guardian.

I'm not going to be disappointed during my visit in July, because I'm not going to have unrealistic expectations and compare this ride to Universal's similar rides.

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I like the ride quite a bit, but over the years, even early in the year or early in the morning, I always feel at least one of the screens aren't working right with the glasses, or all the guns don't even function. Although I didn't ride it the other day, I swear it had a bunch of seats roped off when I glanced over at it from Vortex. The upkeep definitely needs work, but if fully functioning, a neat little ride.

 

The zombie makeover during haunt is awesome and a GREAT addition to the park, but obviously suffers from the same technical issues. A fun way to keep things fresh, though. Very unique.

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Question for the locals: Anything happening on May 30/31 that would cause these days to be busy?

 

I'm looking at https://queue-times.com/parks/58/calendar. I have no idea how they come up with their estimates. And I'm fully prepared to buy FL+. I'm just curious.

 

School trips are popular around then, but it’s hit and miss from one day to the next.

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If you have ever been on Spider-man or Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, then you will be disappointed in waiting in line for Guardian.

I'm not going to be disappointed during my visit in July, because I'm not going to have unrealistic expectations and compare this ride to Universal's similar rides.

 

Why would you go in with realistic expectations? That's weird.

 

I first visited CW 3 years ago and I thought Guardian was a lot of fun and a unique little attraction. A great change of pace from your normal coaster.

 

Is it as good as a $1 billion attraction like Spider-man at Universal? Idk honestly cause I haven't been on that lol, but probably not. Is it good for the budget they had? Yes. I think it's great. Plan on getting another couple rides on this in August when I make a return trip with my family.

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As a first time visitor to CW in a couple of weeks, and as someone who absolutely loved Spider-Man the one time I visited IOA in like 2004, this comparison seems a bit strange. Then again, I don't know a ton about Guardian. I suspect that I'll enjoy it just fine.

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