Jackdude101 wrote:So...the stats of Wonder Mountain's Guardian are...
Height: 59 ft / 18 m Length: 1,093 ft / 333 m
Does anyone happen to know the speed stat? Based on what little video footage there is, it looks like it may only be around 20-25 mph.
Odd how Cedar Fair didn't market this as a coaster but did for Northern Lights at Valleyfair. Course this means that Cedar Point is no longer the Cedar Fair Coaster Capital.
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INTRODUCING WONDER MOUNTAIN'S GUARDIAN: AN ALL-NEW 4D INTERACTIVE DARK RIDE OPENED MAY 24, 2014
Happy weekend everyone. How about starting off with some eggs, bacon and a fight with a dragon or two? It’s not so far fetched. Read on.
This week, TPR was invited to a photo tour of Canada’s Wonderland’s 17th rollercoaster, Wonder Mountain’s Guardian. Although it is a 1,000 ft long roller coaster, the star of the show truly is Montreal-based Triotech’s interactive media content, making Wonder Mountain’s Gaurdian a first of its kind at this scale. Custom 3D animation is projected on a screen that spans 427 ft in length by 13 ft in height, making it the world's largest interactive screen. On this ride, a touch of new meets old as swords give way to modern blasters. Speakers and blasters at each seat and realtime interaction with the on-screen characters create an immersive 4D environment. You can’t help but feel like you’re in another world as soon as your train flies into the mountain. The only way out is by participating in a spectacular finale between just you and a dragon.
I had the chance to ride twice in both the front and back of the train, facing both directions. There wasn't a major difference in ride experience other than being a lot more nervous about going backwards. The trains were comfortable as was the coaster portion. The main coaster section takes place at the beginning of the ride, which really wakes you up before heading into the mountain to do battle with a variety of characters. To know how to locate yourself in this interactive world, each blaster has a coloured dragon that corresponds to your on screen colour. The blasters are accurate and very easy to get the hang of. You’ll definitely need to ride more than twice to get to know the story and find all of the hidden secrets to help get you to first place in the Hall of Fame as quickly as possible. This alone makes Wonder Mountain’s Gaurdian very re-ridable. The park is also able to change the animation, giving the ride a whole new story and experience during special events—think of the possibilities during Halloween Haunt.
Wonder Mountain’s Guardian sets a new benchmark for interactive attractions at seasonal parks. There really is nothing quite like it out there. Guests were very enthusiastic about the ride and very much enjoying it. If you aren’t that competitive a person when it comes to the current flock of shooting dark rides, you will be. This ride is pure fun from start to finish and a perfect addition to the park. Now that Guardian is here, it’s hard to imagine the park without it.
Ride Information at a Glance: Type: Interactive 4D Dark Ride-Coaster Combo Guest Height Requirement: Accompanied between 42’’-48’’, Unaccompanied 48’’ + Track Length: 1,000 ft Foot Print: 23,180 sq ft Ride Vehicles: 5 trains seating 8 passengers per train Guest Capacity: Approx. 650 guest per hour
Canada’s Wonderland continues to work on a way to film the ride, which isn’t yet possible due to the 3D projections making footage unusable. We’ll be sure to share video footage as soon as the opportunity comes up.
A huge thanks to Canada’s Wonderland for sharing an up close look at its newest one of a kind attraction.
Enjoy the pics!
Fun stats and facts for the coaster fan in all of us.
Wonder Mountain's Gaurdian is located on the South side of Wonder Mountain, across from International Showplace.
Let's head inside
Indoor queue area
The next few photos are of the return section to the station.
It looks like everyone took care of the dragon.
The last 3D screen with top scores
Please put on your 3D glasses :)
A look at the station
Top scores of all time...ok a few days but still...impressive.
A new group heading out to fight for a spot in the Hall of Fame
Going backwards really is a bit nerve wracking.
A last look facing East toward the front gate.
I'll end with a look at Coaster Number 16, Leviathan. Completely different but both uniquely fun.
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