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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby ImNotOneOfYou » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:34 pm

Coaster Hero wrote:
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jtstonge wrote:The park will be making their 2016 announcement tomorrow!!

The drop tower is clearly getting RMC'd

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby mhuffva » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:38 am

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CedarFair1 wrote:Update and predictions based of the Cedar Fair investment chart matching up with Canada's Wonderland's Redevelopment Large Multi- Year Project.!
Those check marks probably shouldn't be assigned that way anyway because multiple parks could add some of those in the same year. And your lack of other parks mentioned just shows how you think the business operates (and your "sorry who" comment proves that). Dorney and MiA will also receive things in those years, and for the other parks to be lumped together like that just makes it to where anything is possible there it seems.

Not that I'm doubting some of them because I feel a few may be right. But we know major capital is also on the way for MiA per a release not too long ago.

As for CW, I sense some waterpark stuff for next year.
Also, that 2018 coaster re-work you have circled I think will be for Mean Streak at CP and not for CW.
And CP's dark ride will probably be sometime in the future and not for 2016 (maybe a VR experience but not the dark ride).

Of course, just predictions.

Smaller parks get less frequent and less expensive investments that's why I listed the small parks together...

Also sarcasm can be missed epically sometimes, I know all the parks I simply forgot to add it tot he list. Orange just stands for all the small very low attendance parks, as Cedar Fair is very a top 5 park company. Do I think I'm going to be right on these guesses, yeah maybe like 1 or 2 out of luck lol... That's why I said predictions..

God these small Cedar Fair park fan boys get so defensive and cry so much when they year after year after year after year after yearsssss get no rides and they are confused why but don't understand, your home park has to bring in a ROI to receive big attractions and most the small parks in this chain cannot afford a 20+ million dollar large attraction.

Your comments tell me that you have not visited many Cedar Fair parks, have you? ;) You need to take Kings Dominion out of the orange and give the park its own color (or colour if you are Canadian).

Kings Dominion was the 2nd park to be built from scratch in the old Family Leisure / Kings Entertainment Corporation [KECO] park chain. It is modeled after Kings Island, the 1st park built from scratch. (The final park built from scratch was Canada's Wonderland, which opened in 1981). The other 2 parks in the old park chain was Carowinds (purchased from a private owner in 1975 - Same year KD opened to the public). The last park in the old chain was California's Great America. Initially managed by KECO in the late 1970's/early 1980's. Then purchased in the mid-late 1980's.

Currently, KD has 13 operating roller coasters, water park, campground, and sets on 480 acres of land (almost 2 square kilometers of land). Last major coaster: Intimidator 305 in 2010. I think you might be referring to those complaining that it has been 6 years since I305 was installed. That is the longest stretch of time between coasters in the park's history.

A few factors that might be influencing how Cedar Fair is developing Kings Dominion.

1) Park has been dinged in the past for being perceived as an "asphalt teenage coaster park". Cedar Fair has been working toward changing that perception by orienting the new attractions toward family and kids. Especially, over the last 3-4 years.

2) Aging park infrastructure. Kings Dominion is 40 years old and a good deal of infrastructure was past due for a refurbishment. Cedar Fair has been working on that aspect over the last 2-3 seasons.

3) Outside of Knott's Berry Farm, Kings Dominion has the greatest amount of competition for tourist dollars. Within 1-1.5 hour's drive of the park is Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Six Flags America. Go a little further and there is Hershey Park. Kings Dominion averages around 2 million visitors a year.

Given the above, I can see why there is more of a coaster drought for Kings Dominion right now. I feel the park will be getting another coaster in 2017. I just don't know if we will be getting a new one every 4 years. More likely every 5-6 years going forward.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Married a Canadian » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:55 am no coaster this time (2017 seems to be the general opinion online now)...but two interesting additions.

I can't quite figure out Skyhawk from the description, at 100ft it looks thrilling...whatever it is!! I leave it to more knowledgeable people than me to explain.
Flying Eagles....I find these rides good fun and if the wind is can soar REALLY high if you get the "sail" in the right position. A good fun family ride but one that you can have some fun experimenting with to change the experience.

Nice additions in my opinion, and pleased to see Wonderland continuing the recent trend of expanding each year with different themed rides. I also think it will mean GREAT excitement for 2017 now as that SHOULD be new coaster time. Clever strategy by the park....there will be a LOT of interest
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:02 am

After riding Lightning Run I can not understand why parks are not lining up to buy some Hyper GTX models. That little ride rocks

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby CedarFair1 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:13 am

NEW FOR 2016

Canada's Wonderland is dominating flat rides;

Skyhawk, the first ride of its kind in North America, will take riders to a new level of adventure when the park opens for its 35th season in 2016. Riders will take control of their own cockpit, showcasing their flying abilities as they maneuver through 360 degree turns, and challenge themselves to engage in multiple inversions at 135 feet (41m) in the air.

Flying Eagles will thrill little pilots and quickly become a family favourite for parents and children alike. These two-person planes will glide 28 feet (8.5m) above the ground and allow each rider to control their flight and ride experience.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:16 am

Are we sure that this isn't one of those giant Zamperla Air Races that lift into the air? Either way, looks like a couple great flats that join an already stellar flat ride collection.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby DevinC049 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:18 am

Skyhawk looks awesome! I do believe TPR did post a video of a sky roller a while back. Looks to be a fabulous addition, especially with their Top Scan and their Sledgehammer already there. More incentive to visit!

My only beef is that capacity is low for both of these. Wouldn't mind seeing at least the gliders on a larger scale to accommodate more riders. Not sure if that is possible, but one can hope.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:22 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Are we sure that this isn't one of those giant Zamperla Air Races that lift into the air? Either way, looks like a couple great flats that join an already stellar flat ride collection.

Skyhawk is a 24-seat Sky Roller - it's the first of its kind on North America because Shell Shock is a Sky Fly.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby coastercrazi » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:30 am

OMG skyhAWK looks insane!!!
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:35 am

Does anybody know yet where in the park these additions are going to be located? That Skyhawk sure does look fun!

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