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If there is a red-headed stepchild of the Paramount/Cedar Fair chain it's CGA.

 

I completely agree. Everybody forgets about that park and I don't even know when they last got a new coaster.

 

On-topic of Wonderland though.... the Windseeker looks pretty cool. It's pretty funny how it makes everything else, like Vortex, Drop Tower, Jet Scream, etc. look so miniscule. I would love to see one come to Kings Dominion!

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The reason why CW is so neglected is because it faces no competition from surrounding attractions. Honestly CW is the only theme park in Ontario and most people have no choice to go to CW and they want to visit a theme park. I think the idea of CW for CF is that no matter how much neglect they put into this park, people will still crowd.

Nothing says "neglected" quite like that 230' B&M added all the way back in 2008...

 

Looks like a cool ride; even if it is "tame", being that high off the ground I know will freak me out more than just a bit.

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So Wonderland/Cedar Point/Kings Island & Knotts Berry Farm are all getting the identical ride in 2011..looks like there is no favoritism this year like discussed. Still want to know what all this Stratasoar business was about though...perhaps to throw us off the trail or maybe something else for the future? Who know's...only time will tell.

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I can tell you one thing, Cedar Fair sure knows how to use Facebook now.

 

They've been dropping clues about Carowinds 2011 expansion all the time and we're pretty sure it's just going to be Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular.

 

But they are hyping it up like it's a major addition.

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My biggest complaint about the ride is it's placement in the park...the thing is going to completely dwarf Wonder Mountain.

 

The two current tallest rides at the park are located off to either side of the mountain and Vortex doesn't crest the top. To me, the ride will be a blemish on the view when you enter the park.

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Honestly CW is the only theme park in Ontario and most people have no choice to go to CW and they want to visit a theme park.

 

Are you forgetting about Marineland?

 

Marineland isn't exactly the same type of park as Wonderland... one rollercoaster and only a handful of flat rides. On the plus side the lineups are really short and you can easily make the rounds in less then a day.

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^ It's kind of bittersweet for me as, even though the ride is not that forgiving on guys, I still enjoyed it. Honestly, i started hearing all the rumors of it leaving and once it was confirmed, kind of sad. Honestly shocked to see that go before Skyrider!

 

So, that brings up a good topic we can talk about. If a survey went around asking what ride/attraction/area would you like removed what would you say?

 

As noted above, my vote would be all for Skyrider. I could see a ZacSpin in there or perhaps a Mega-Lite or Maverick style ride. There's enough room to start there and perhaps go over to where White Water Canyon is a bit.

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I'd prefer they got rid of Minebuster and replaced it with a better out and back woodie, one that doesn't require advil after riding.

 

I actually don't mind SkyRider. If you don't close your restraints to the point of breaking your ribs, and lift your feet a little off the ground during the drop and hill into the helix, you get some nice airtime. My only problem with the ride is the long loading/unloading procedure.

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I keep hearing that Minebuster and Wild Beast have really gotten rough with age, which surprises me, as I went on them back in 2008 and didn't find them to be all that bad (then again, I'm the gent that finds Ghostrider smooth, so who knows ). It's a shame that they've become supposedly unrideable though.

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^ I was there two weeks ago and had alright rides on both. They are certainly rougher than usual, but not the point of being in pain while riding (at least not for me).

 

I think the mega-lite or ZacSpin mentioned earlier would be a great fit in the park. The foot print for the ZacSpin is so small it could go anywhere in the park.

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Hmm, that's funny...

 

 

You can clearly see it in the picture. Unless CW decided they needed the space for the queue or expansion of the path.

 

I'd prefer they got rid of Minebuster and replaced it with a better out and back woodie, one that doesn't require advil after riding.

I keep hearing that Minebuster and Wild Beast have really gotten rough with age, which surprises me, as I went on them back in 2008 and didn't find them to be all that bad (then again, I'm the gent that finds Ghostrider smooth, so who knows ). It's a shame that they've become supposedly unrideable though.

 

I have no problem with the Minebuster at all. I rode it bout 2 months ago 2nd car from the back. It feels like a wooden coaster but not what I would call painful. I haven't ridden the Wild Beast in a while but it makes more sense to remove that one in my opinion. Top Gun/Flight Deck and Tomb Raider/Time Warp are much more painful. Oh, and the Predator at Darien Lake is brutal.

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This was from their Official Twitter (@WonderlandNews) on Oct 8th:

 

"Only two days left to ride Jet Scream! Jet Scream will be retired on 10/10/10. Don't miss out!"

 

So it is indeed confirmed =(

 

Well, It's definitely a good trade off. For me anyways. I hate those looping ships. Some will be disappointed, but in the end, a 301 foot Windseeker is a great addition to the park.

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My Wonderland includes Jet Scream! But unfortunately, every good thing must come to an end as evidenced by last night. This looping starship is one of the best around, given how open it is compared to others (ie: No cages, nets, extra padding, seat belts or extra restraints). It's such a polarizing flat ride, like so many. I still remember riding it opening year. I'll definitely miss it.

 

Apparently, this will be the future site of Wind Seeker. The sign says so

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Quick, let's get one last ride!

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Hmm...Wind what???

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Ah, the Star Flyer-type ride! It'll be our fourth Mondial flat added to the Top Scan, Revolution and Splash Over.

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Station and queue cover are gone and the wings are clipped.

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Cockpit....gone too.

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Bye Jet Scream! Probably will be fully removed within a week or two at most at this pace

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