The Next Coaster...

Ponder any possible rumours surrounding Canada's Wonderland here.
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Re: The Next Coaster...

Post by droptowerfan » 26 May 2015, 22:06

^Noticed the same thing. As I recall, wasn't leviathan's station just a plot of dirt like that for a while too? Don't remember the station being built until after the announcement.
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Post by Jaynen » 27 May 2015, 08:29

Seems like something is going on. I agree with the grass on skyriders plot. They would have done something by now so that wasnt an eye sore. And having crane counter weights show up seems kinda odd. Cranes arent cheap to rent so its probably going to get put use soon. Maybe its a crane that holds a drill bit for footer holes.

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Post by xlcanada » 29 May 2015, 01:02

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last posted. Thank you everyone for taking pictures of all the "activity" at CW! I just thought I might share an article that was recently published from my Alma mater that might be (or not be) relevant to our rumored discussions.

http://www.magazine.utoronto.ca/all-abo ... nt=May2015
So what’s your favourite ride?
I like the swinging and spinning ones, and those that take you as high as you can go. In the future, we’re going to see more hybrid-type rides such as “watercoasters,” a mix of waterslide and roller coaster. We’ll also see roller coasters using magnets instead of chains, so you won’t hear that creaking sound as you go up.
I know the interviewee can say anything during an interview and we should take her opinions with a grain of salt but I find it interesting that she brings up two things that some of you might have speculated.

1) This ride might be a launched coaster and/or,
2) This ride might have water effects with the new "sprinklers" installed. (or a splashdown element that I like to wishfully think).

And slightly off topic, I like how the interviewee ends the interview with the problem of selfie sticks on rides and how dangerous they are. :yes:
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Post by Duck » 29 May 2015, 12:55

Reading way too much into that article man.
I've ridden 451 different coasters around the world.

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Post by droptowerfan » 29 May 2015, 14:00

Guessing the article is either hinting at a water coaster for splash works, or a b&m launcher.
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Post by canadaswonderlandguy » 29 May 2015, 16:08

Speaking of magnets on coasters... http://www.innovateus.net/science/how-a ... r-coasters
What is the role of magnets in Roller coasters?

Many new roller coasters have an immediate launch off, instead of making gradual climb up a hill. This new launch style roller coaster mainly uses magnets to achieve quick acceleration at the beginning of the roller coaster ride. The type of magnets used in a roller coaster may vary, but it depends upon both the negative and positive abilities of magnets. The quick launch of a roller coaster is due to the magnetic propulsion. This depends on magnets repelling each other rather than attracting. Estimates with very strong magnets suggest that such propulsion could send a roller coaster up to 100 mph in few seconds. Combining strong magnets with a roller coaster is the efficient way to launch a roller coaster forward rapidly. Also, a roller coaster depends on magnetic braking, where magnets, which attract each other gradually, slow down a roller coaster. These brakes require less replacement than an ordinary roller coaster brakes, and are a cost-effective, energy saving device. Usually, magnets on roller coasters are controlled through automated systems. When propulsion is needed, magnets with different polarities may push down against the sides of the track to make contact with magnets with opposite polarities. When attraction is needed, magnets place along the track gradually slow down the coaster.
that should be interesting 8)

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Post by xlcanada » 29 May 2015, 17:53

Duck wrote:Reading way too much into that article man.
*shrugs* just wanted to share it. Didnt say it was true. All the guessing is part of the fun. ;)
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Post by Johnlloyd » 30 Mar 2016, 08:46

According to Screamscape, their are rumours floating around that the next big coaster coming to Canada's Wonderland is a large B&M Inverted coaster. How many people actually believe this? I mean sure, a B&M inverted coaster would be nice but, I don't see it happening unless Flight Deck is removed. Or, Canada's Wonderland could become the next La Ronde. ;) But, I think the next coaster will either be a B&M floor-less coaster, a B&M Wing Coaster, or even a B&M Dive coaster. 8)
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Post by Ty-rant_13 » 30 Mar 2016, 10:19

Going any length of time without an invert is practically unacceptable in today's amusement world for a large-scale park. I could still see them building a B&M invert and then remove Flight Deck a year or two later, just to ease people out of the old, and into the new. After all, Flight Deck is not good and should be removed eventually anyway for future expansion, but building an invert on the site of a former invert seems a little odd in the grand scheme of things.

10-12 year plan: I could see a new invert in SkyRider's land, then replacing Flight Deck with a dive, wing, or flying. If it's a flying coaster, then you remove Time Warp and build a dive or wing coaster in its spot, possibly even interacting with whatever replaces Flight Deck. It's all about bettering the park long term by removing older rides for newer, more comfortable, less trouble with maintenance versions. Selling a new version of Flight Deck (in most people's minds) on the site of Flight Deck is a lot more trouble than selling a ride like Flight Deck in a slightly different spot while you still have Flight Deck, as they won't have to worry about backlash from its fans, both at its closure, and at the announcement of its replacement. (You can hear the comments already: "why would you close it just to build the exact same thing?"). If people ride a B&M invert, no one (or at least very few people) will be all that upset at losing Flight Deck, but in the process of building it, you have to still have Flight Deck to keep people happy. Excited for the new ride without mourning the old ride.

Having said all this, Screamscape is not the most accurate site. As likely or unlikely as any of this may be, it's still speculation. It's been a few years since Banshee was built, and even longer since GateKeeper, so I could see either of those as far more likely to be next than a dive coaster, but it's still pretty close, both in years and geography, to those rides. Cedar Fair still doesn't have a signature flying coaster...
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Post by Honorarius » 30 Mar 2016, 13:26

Would love if the park where to get something with inversions in the next two or three years... Would prefer a wing, dive or invert over a floorless or flyer, but I'm not the one paying the bill, so I'll take what I can get...

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Post by lumist » 30 Mar 2016, 14:59

I'm praying that the rumour of an invert is true... A clone of Banshee would be my dream coaster for that spot (I feel it'd be a suitable successor for that locations former occupant). I don't want to get my hopes up though... It's probably more likely to be a wing coaster or dive coaster, since they're the "in-thing" right now. I'd rather have a tried and true invert with the comfy Banshee restraints than something trendy. Throw in one of those goofy slow inline twists and I'll giggle every time I ride :-) I agree with your point, Ty-rant, putting in a quality invert, then removing Flight Deck a season or two later would give the GP a chance to fall in luv with a B&M invert and allow a proper send-off for the shaky old Vekoma (some park may want to buy it).

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Post by kunpc1 » 30 Mar 2016, 19:25

I'm posting these pics that CedarFair posted to the CWMania Facebook page. Perhaps he'll share more info about these pics here on the forums for discussion:

Red stakes have popped up in the plot of land located to the south of Wonderland Drive (driveway entrance off Rutherford Rd).

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There is also a lot of land work being done between Behemoth & Minebuster.

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There are also a few trailers located near Behemoth's midcourse & helix.

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Post by Johnny Au » 30 Mar 2016, 22:14

Perhaps a new roller coaster would be built there and would be built over the storm pond. However, it would be sandwiched between an existing residential area and a dealership district.

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Post by Ragebob » 31 Mar 2016, 00:03

Why would they put the coaster there wouldn't it make more noise for the houses nearby
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Post by teenagedirtbag » 31 Mar 2016, 12:05

That would be a really cool coaster if they did it. I'd think (based on the photos) the base would be somewhere near behemoth/minebuster and then track would go over the access road to the other side?
Would be cool to drive down Canada's Wonderland Drive and have a coaster pass by over you.

Also... It really irks me when people bring up the whole residential area near the access road. Yes, it would be loud for them. But it's not like they bought the house and then wonderland was built. CW was already preexisting and they bought knowing that. It's not like CW is open past 10 (other then Haunt Nights) so it's not like they can complain about noise in the night.

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