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Following up here. CP and Knotts don't currently have a landing page up but the others will be doing 2020 passes tomorrow.

 

From Canada's Wonderland FB page today:

 

Canada's Wonderland 2020: Platinum Passholders will receive unlimited free visits to all Cedar Fair parks in 2019 with the exception of Knotts Berry Farm. There you will be entitled to one free visit in 2019.

 

The Fast Lane Plus Pass is a one time use and can only be used at Canada's Wonderland (it may not be used during Haunt or WinterFest).

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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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We will be visiting on the 27th for the first time! Any advice or tips?

We eat vegan, so most food probably isn't of interest.

We already bought Fastlane Plus.

I do know to do WMG first.

I do know to be a Leafs fan while in Ontario.

 

Thanks for anything you have to offer!

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Why do I have a feeling that the Mountain Bay Cliffs could be a lawsuit waiting to happen? A cool addition nonetheless.

 

Yeah, I have a feeling this will not be coming to the land of lawyers and common senseless..

 

But I'll probably be wrong when WOF announces it tomorrow too..

 

Weird attraction though. Way outta left field..

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I actually love this addition! Cliff diving is one of my favorite (non-theme park) things to do! So I’m excited to see these coming to a park!!! - I’m sure, just like with Flowriders, you’ll have to sign a waiver before participating.... Which will heavily reduce/eliminate the potential lawsuits.

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I actually love this addition! Cliff diving is one of my favorite (non-theme park) things to do! So I’m excited to see these coming to a park!!! - I’m sure, just like with Flowriders, you’ll have to sign a waiver before participating.... Which will heavily reduce/eliminate the potential lawsuits.

 

Oooooh nooooo Mr. Bill! It's Action Park NJ all over again! Except that Action Park cliff jumping had NO supervision NOR any signing of waivers! As "Type A" adrenaline tweens, my twin & I just HAD to cliff jump from the highest point. (Let's just say it was a 'true training bra experience!!' The lower cliff dive was JUST FINE after that!)

 

Alice (& Twin Lynn)

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When I saw this, my initial thought was, "Wait, they already have a high-diving show". Didn't realize that it was for guests at Splash Works. LOL!

 

I will say that I LOVED the diving "mountain thingie" at the Busch Gardens Tampa waterpark...but that one is only about 6' above the pool.

 

Still amazed me that they had such a thing still in an American waterpark.

 

Should be interesting to see some footage of this once it opens, but yeah...this one ain't flyin' in 'Murica in 2020.

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If your bag is large, you won't be able to take it on WMG... They have a box at the front of the queue, if it fits, you take it on with you... If it doesn't you'll have to get a locker...

 

Everything else has a bin... Really like what they've done with the bins on Yukon Striker...

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If your bag is large, you won't be able to take it on WMG... They have a box at the front of the queue, if it fits, you take it on with you... If it doesn't you'll have to get a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo...

 

Everything else has a bin... Really like what they've done with the bins on Yukon Striker...

 

Awesome. Thank you so much!

 

I was concerned because of CP's shift in bag policy in some areas of the park.

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My family of 5 each have seasons passes that we will be renewing for next year, so we will be getting the free bring a friend ticket and FL+ to use before the end of this year. The thing if my kids are 10,6,4 (all go on kiddie rides only) and my wife doesn't go on rides, so 4 of the 5 BAF and FL+ tickets will potentially go to waste.

 

Does anyone have any experience, or suggestions in getting Wonderland to agree to let me use some of those tickets on someone else so I can actually make use of them. I know the ticket fine print says non-transferrable, and likely all I can do is plead to customer service asking them.

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We will be visiting on the 27th for the first time! Any advice or tips?

We eat vegan, so most food probably isn't of interest.

We already bought Fastlane Plus.

I do know to do WMG first.

I do know to be a Leafs fan while in Ontario.

 

Thanks for anything you have to offer!

 

Personally I do the low rider occupancy rides first before the lines build on them. If you're trying to get coaster credits that means going on Wonder Mountain Guardian, Thunder Run, The Fly, and The Bat first. Even though you have a FL+ pass I suggest you get on Yukon Striker early. If it's a busy day the FL+ queue for that ride can extend out of the line and well into the park path, and you'll be waiting a long while, nullifying the advantage of the pass. After that it's all good.

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We will be visiting on the 27th for the first time! Any advice or tips?

We eat vegan, so most food probably isn't of interest.

We already bought Fastlane Plus.

I do know to do WMG first.

I do know to be a Leafs fan while in Ontario.

 

Thanks for anything you have to offer!

 

Don’t be afraid to wear your Red Wings gear! Lots of Wings fans here in Ontario and if you have anything Stevie Y related, he’s pretty much a GOD here too.

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^Are you referring to the length they're designed for? Or the amount of people in them?

 

I'm not usually a FL guy, but my kids and I got free FL+ with our Platinum Passes this year, and are going to CW the weekend of the 7th and 8th of September. So I'm very curious about what you're describing, as it'll be ironic if the first time I ever use the FL system in my life, and probably the last, it doesn't matter much, because the line is still long anyway! I know CW is just a VERY busy park, which is why I was glad to have the free FL+ for our trip, so maybe this is just more normal at this park.

 

While on the topic of FL+, for those who know, after we activate our passes on Saturday night, I'm hoping to go into the park for a couple hours, and hit some of the coasters that don't NEED FL+. including I hope Leviathan. Does anybody have any suggestions for that last couple of hours of the day, what the best things to do would be? Also, I'm planning to be at park by opening Sunday the 8th, so I wondered what regulars would recommend as a plan of attack with FL+? Are they still doing early ERT for passholders that Sunday? My plan currently is to hit up Yukon Striker first thing, as I've heard even with FL+ it gets a bit of a wait. Final question: are you able to buy FL+ for the following day? Or do you have to buy it day of? Because they say they offer a "very limited number" of FL+ each day, and with everybody getting their free end of season FL+ with Pass renewals and purchases, I imagine they will be in high demand from that weekend on. I'm thinking it might be wise to scoop ours up the night prior if we're able to. Thanks in advance for any help with these questions, as I plan our upcoming visit!

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Was at the park today and have started noticing what seems to be a trend.. an ever increasing length of FL queues. Am I the only one noticing that?

I noticed FL+ queues were pretty long at CW and I noticed they were long at KI a couple weeks ago. Diamondback was almost back to the FL+ queue entrance. I hope this isn't a chain-wide trend.

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I went to Canada's Wonderland on a very busy day on Memorial Day weekend and I don't remember any of the Fast Lane queues being more than 5-10 minutes.

 

The only time I've ever had to wait a significant time in a Fast Lane queue has been for Steel Vengeance or Copperhead Strike (I think this one was due to the ride being down most of the day).

 

I'd personally recommend maybe trying to knockout some of the park's coasters that don't have Fast Lane. Guardian is the big one.

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Here's the thing with FL+. Those who want to waste their money on FL+ are complaining that Guardian, The Fly, The Bat, Thunder Run are not on FL+. But the people who are really complaining are the people who do not use FL+. If these coasters were to be put on FL+, then the regular lines would be much shorter and that is why I will never buy a FL+ at my home park. It is just not necessary. Let the out-of-town visitors on more FL+ coasters and make the regular lines much shorter for the people who go to Wonderland every day. Makes sense?

 

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I'll say it plainer for you Bill. I am referring to the people in line for Guardian, The Bat, The Fly, Thunder Run, who have already bought FL+, but can't use it on these coasters. If these coasters were added to FL+, then these lines would be much shorter for the people who do not use FL+. Understand now Bill?

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That makes no sense at all.

 

Fast passes generally do not have any impact on the length of the regular line and any enthusiast, especially one on this forum should understand this. Its simple, and if you needed a "plainer" explanation here you go:

 

The same people waiting in the fast pass queue would just be waiting in the regular line if there was no fast pass. So the wait would be the same.

 

Sure you can argue about the handful of enthusiasts that will abuse fast pass and ride over and over but we all know that only makes up a small percentage of people at any park.

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I would guess the increase to the Fast Lane lines is due to the promotion. Everyone that renewed their passes got a free FL+. That's a lot of people. It would be better if they made the free FL+ valid for next season instead of this one to spread out the user base IMO (or at least optional to use next year).

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^Yeah, this was my thinking as well. I am just going, expecting that the FL+ lines will be longer than normal for a Sunday after school starts. Hopefully they're not too bad still, but it is what it is, and with it being free, I can't really complain.

 

So, for those of you from the US who have utilized an Enhanced License to cross the border into Canada (and back), how did that go? Smoothly? Complicated? I got mine for the first time this month, and am heading over to Canada next month for the first time since before they changed the policy, and am just wanting to have an idea of what to expect. Thanks in advance!

 

Another question for regulars of CW I have, is perhaps a little silly, but I was wondering if Leviathan still has a dedicated store, and merch. I love the name, colors, and logo of this coaster, so unless the ride is an abomination (which seems impossible), I'll be wanting to get a shirt, and maybe some other merch. If they don't really have much in that regard anymore though, I wanted to get a heads-up in advance, so I won't be surprised upon getting there. Again, thanks in advance!

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Every year I go to wonderland and I am only really disappointed about the available schwag. This year I was determined to get a hat or shirt and there is just not much to choose from. I guess it's just not Wonderlands thing. Leviathan does have a shop at exit but it is not so great (such a great logo and such a poor selection), Yukon's shop had even fewer available choices (new coaster, I get it, but still). As for enhanced licence, easy process, show licence, scan licence, answer a couple questions , and enjoy Canada. Have fun, merchandise aside, this is a great park and FL+ is the best here for the top rides. as a CP regular this place is a walk on with it in comparison.

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