Cedar Fair Entertainment
Park News - (12/26/17) Rumor has it the park is working on upgrades and enhancements to Wonder Mountain's Guardian that could possibly see the capacity on the ride increased somehow. We may find out more about this project as the park gets closer to reopening in the Spring.
Meanwhile be sure to scroll down to see the latest on new 2019 and 2020 projects.
(11/3/17) A quick video shot around Canada's Wonderland this week shows off various sites in the park where land survey markings have been found for projects known for 2018, and some that are still a mystery.
2018 - Lumberjack & Flying Canoes - (10/24/17) A series of photos have been posted to Twitter over the weekend showing off some markers and flags in the former Skyrider area. I’m not really sure what those are for though, so does anyone else have an idea? Meanwhile a few other markers were spotted, one by Timberwolf Falls and another were the new Lumberjack ride is supposed to go.
(8/29/17) A fun video update about the three new additions coming to Canada's Wonderland from the crew at CWMania has been posted below, showing off the sites where the various new attractions will be located. They talk about a new kids area coming to the Splash Works waterpark in 2018, as well as going over details about this year's Halloween Haunt that will feature 3 new mazes: Blackout, The Bloody Buccaneer and Forest of Fear. Enjoy!
(8/16/17) Canada’s Wonderland was the first Cedar Fair park to make their 2018 announcement this morning for two new flat rides:
LUMBERJACK - Loop through the sky attached to the a pair of giant flying axes. While I don’t know who is making this, the artwork looks like a Zamperla Hawk 48, and given Zamperla’s excellent reputation for adding custom theming to their creations it would make sense. Plus Zamperla already made a an axe themed single-arm version for Enchanted Village a few years ago.
FLYING CANOES - Described as an interactive ride for the entire family.
2019 - New Park Entrance / Parking Plaza - Rumor - (12/26/17) According to the latest rumors we may see some renewed focus on the expansion and infrastructure of Canada's Wonderland start in late 2018. If the rumors are true, at the end of the 2018 you may see park begin work on building a new modern Front Gate and a new Parking Plaza entry facility that will open in 2019.
I'm guessing this will be similar to what we've seen Cedar Fair build at Carowinds and Cedar Point itself in the past couple years. These projects add vital new infrastructure to park's ticketing and admissions systems, as well as create a new modern sense of arrival. Thing kind of upgrade has sort of been in a slow rollout to many of the old Paramount parks anyway as Kings Island also got a new parking entry plaza and smaller upgrades to the entrance and I believe a major upgrade for the entrance to California's Great America is also being planned for a future rollout.
2020/2021 - Resort Hotel Project - Rumored / Planning - (12/26/17) The rumors for building an on-site resort project keep rolling in, along with similar rumors for sister park, Carowinds. The latest rumor claims that Canada's Wonderland is looking to open this project as early as 2020 and are in talks with design experts regarding the design and construction of the hotel, but Cedar Fair will operate it themselves, just as they do their own resorts at Cedar Point. Location wise, they seemed to have locked into using the back section of the parking lot closest to the Kingswood Theater near the helix on Behemoth, which is the same location we had heard about previously. No word on if they are still hoping to offer a small indoor waterpark section or not, though a small parking structure for the hotel was also mentioned.
(7/30/17) Remember that story about a possible hotel being considered for Canada's Wonderland? According to a Screamscape source one plan being considered would see a 150-room hotel built in the parking lot area near the Kingswood Music Theater that is expected to also include a small indoor waterpark that would keep the resort active as an attraction throughout the winter months.
(7/15/17) An interesting development just came up that would affect Canada's Wonderland and Carowinds and the two biggest up and coming parks in the Cedar Fair chain. According to a new article posted to BNN, an analyst at Wells Fargo sent a report to his clients on what they should expect to hear from Cedar Fair very soon. "Management expects to announce details on branded flagged hotel properties in Toronto and Charlotte by year-end 2017".
???? - B&M Inverted Coaster - Rumor / Delayed - (12/26/17) The next rumored coaster plans for the park are thought to be delayed in order to focus on other needed park improvements and expansions that will take a priority.
(8/30/16) The early word is that the next coaster planned for Canada’s Wonderland may be another B&M, likely to happen in 2018 or 2019. Not much talk on what it will be right now, though all the early rumors were pointing to a large scale B&M Inverted coaster along the lines of Banshee at Kings Island. For now we'll have to wait and see, though I've got a hunch another Cedar Fair park may get a B&M in 2018 before CW gets another one.
(5/23/16) This is all just speculation, but I found the information compelling enough to share after a reader shared this with me. The overall thought is that the theme of each of the latest coasters added to the lineup of Canada's Wonderland have been single pieces of a larger themed set of themed apocalypse monsters with biblical origins.
The bible itself (in Job) mentions Behemoth first (Job 40) and then Leviathan (Job 41). Other Jewish based writings about the creatures label Behemoth as a primal monster of the earth and label Leviathan as the primal force of the seas. There is a third creature said to be the primal force of the air and sky named "Ziz". I find it interesting that the rumors surrounding the next big coaster for Canada's Wonderland are focused on either a large scale Inverted coaster design... (or possibly a Flyer) which would fit in perfectly if they were to name it Ziz. Or at least that is a theory that is starting to go around... so stay tuned!
(3/30/16) According to some early rumors going around for Canada's Wonderland and Kings Island, I'm hearing that Canada's Wonderland may have started pre-planning their next big coaster to be a very large B&M Inverted coaster, possibly similar to Banshee at Kings Island. If true, there is always a possibility that the existing Flight Deck inverted coaster (Vekoma SLC) may be removed. While I'm not sure what year this may happen, I'm leaning towards it being a 2018 project for now.