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Park News - (5/13/13) Special thanks to the crew at CWFansite who sent in a few pictures of Leviathan after it valleyed just before the turn around. Sounds like the high winds and chill that valleyed several of the coasters at Cedar Po
int on Sunday also hit Canada’s Wonderland. You can find more pictures on their Facebook page.
(5/6/13) Windseeker is open
(4/10/13) Canada’s Wonderland will join with Kings Dominion by adding onto their existing Dinosaurs Alive upcharge attraction this season. For 2013 the park will add the “Maiasaura Nesting Scene” showing off the hatching area and survival of the baby Hadrosaurs.
(3/28/13) The Fast Lane system at Canada’s Wonderland will be split in two this year, offering regular Fast Lane passes (starting at $35) as well as new Fast Lane Plus passes (starting at $45). The only difference between the two is that access to Leviathan and Behemoth is only included in the Fast Lane Plus tickets.
(3/11/13) Source tell me that every Cedar Fair park with a Windseeker ride have also taken delivery of one of the same new Evac Platform contraptions that we saw pictures of at Knott’s Berry Farm last week. The new Cedar Fair policy on this is that the park’s can not run their Windseeker rides unless they have an Evac Platform in working order and ready to go. (For example, I’m told that Kings Dominion already has their platform and is keeping it stored nearby in the old Hypersonic station area.) With the platforms in place, we should seen the Windseekers ready to run on opening day at most Cedar Fair parks. (Canada’s Wonderland, Carowinds, Cedar Point, Kings Dominion and Kings Island).
(3/5/13) Canada’s Wonderland will bring back Starlight Spectacular in 2013, though the show has been given a sub-title this year, “Starlight Spectacular: Illumination of Water” This has made some wonder if we will see some kind of upgrade to the show this year, possibly involving that rumored new water fountain technology we had previously heard about. The description of the show does mention, “bursts of colour as our fountain dances”. Maybe CW will get new fountains in 2013, and KI and KD will wait until 2014.
(2/4/13) I’ve got one quick update this week on those “fountain upgrade” projects in the works for Kings Island, Kings Dominion and Canada’s Wonderland. Screamscape sources tell us this is actually a project that wont see the light of day until the 2014 season, so don’t look for any work to start in the parks anytime soon.
(1/21/13) Comments made by Matt Ouimet have indicated that Cedar Fair will perform some kind of special update / upgrade to the fountains at Canada’s Wonderland, and followed by upgrades to the fountains at the entrance to Kings Island and Kings Dominion as well, based on something they saw at IAAPA. Anyone have a clue what could be in the works?
(11/14/12) Screamscape sources have let us in on two possible developments to the park’s coaster landscape. For starters, the park is already said to be looking into ideas for it’s next coaster, but don’t expect to see anything go up until at least 2015. The second rumor continues the story we started last week about how Cedar Fair was looking at removing an older coaster from most of their parks over the next several years. Apparently the coaster on the top of the chopping block for CW is SkyRider, the park’s Togo Stand-Up Coaster.
2013 - Monsters of the Deep 3D - (4/29/13) CWMania takes a look at what you can expect to see inside Canada’s Wonderland this season. This inclides a new 3D experience in the park’s Action FX Theater called Monsters of the Deep. Unfortunately it is an upcharge experience that will cost you $1 for Passholders or $3 for everyone else. If you combine it with a visit to Dinosaurs Alive however, you can see both for just $6. There has also been some work and additions to the water fountains at the front of the park. Season Pass Preview night is Friday, May 3rd. The official public opening day is Sunday, May 5th.
???? - New Waterslide - Rumor - (12/3/12) According to several sources, Cedar Fair has filed to Trademark the name “Mamba” for a new attraction with the Canadian government. Cedar Fair has previously used the name Mamba for the Hypercoaster at Worlds of Fun several years ago, and they are not generally known for reusing a major coasters name at one park, on another coaster at another park, unlike Six Flags has been known to do. However, we have seen Cedar Fair use the same name on a non-coaster ride at a sister park instead. For example, the Dominator name used at Kings Dominion, was first used on the S&S Tower ride at Dorney Park a number of years prior. I’m just guessing at this point, but perhaps we may see Mamba used at Canada’s Wonderland for a flat ride, or maybe even the rumored waterslide, but a coaster is unlikely.
(11/14/12) Screamscape Sources tell us that Canada’s Wonderland may see a new attraction added to the Splash Works waterpark for the 2013 season. If true, they are not expected to make the announcement until the first quarter of 2013.