Cedar Fair Entertainment
Park News - (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".
2018 - Lumberjack & Flying Canoes - (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.
???? - B&M Inverted Coaster - Rumor - (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.