Be the first to ride Behemoth!

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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by clewis4u91 » 21 Apr 2008, 16:58

The deadline has been extended until WEDNESDAY at noon.

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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by staygold678 » 22 Apr 2008, 21:54

Some news about the auction. By CNW group.

The Children's Aid Foundation of York Region to Hold Fundraiser for
First Public Rides on Canada's Biggest, Fastest and Tallest Coaster

VAUGHAN, ON, April 4 /CNW/ - Canada's Wonderland, in cooperation with
The Children's Aid Foundation of York Region, is holding a Behemoth-sized
auction that will appeal to philanthropists and coaster-lovers alike.
Beginning on April 2, 2008, The Children's Aid Foundation of York Region
will auction off 64 seats to the highest bidders, who will be the first riders
on Behemoth; Canada's biggest, fastest and tallest roller coaster. Bids can be
placed from April 4, 2008 until April 22, 2008 by visiting http://www.cafyr.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or by
calling The Children's Aid Foundation of York Region at (905) 738-8675.
A winning bid will include the inaugural ride on Behemoth, a reception
dinner, a special gift from the Park and a complimentary ticket for a friend
to watch winners enjoy their first ride. Following the inaugural ride, each
event ticket holder and their guest will be invited to stay and play in the
Park until 10:00 pm as Canada's Wonderland opens all its rides for Season Pass
Sneak Preview Night.
The official opening of Behemoth, including the top 64 bidders supporting
The Children's Aid Foundation, will take place on Friday, April 25 at 4:00 pm.
The highest successful bidder will select their seat on the first train while
all other successful bidders will be assigned their seats according to their
bid amount. Minimum bids begin at $100.
All proceeds from the auction will go directly to benefit The Children's
Aid Foundation of York Region. Since 1994, the Foundation has been dedicated
to improving the lives of abused and neglected children through education,
enrichment and prevention programs. It also aims to inspire abused and
neglected children and youth by providing them with opportunities they never
thought possible.
Behemoth will be the 15th roller coaster added at Canada's Wonderland. At
over 1,616m (5,300 feet) in length, Behemoth sets the stage for thrills with a
climb to a height of 70.1m (230 feet), followed by an adrenaline pumping
75-degree drop with speeds reaching 125 kilometers per hour in 3.9 seconds.
Guests must be at least 54 inches tall to ride Behemoth.

Canada's Wonderland is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment
Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The
New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN". In addition to Canada's
Wonderland, Cedar Fair owns and operates eleven other amusement parks,
five water parks, one indoor water park resort, and six hotels. Cedar Fair
also owns and operates Star Trek: The Experience, an interactive adventure
located in Las Vegas, and operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in
Gilroy, California under a management contract.




For further information: Canada's Wonderland, Tyler Schwartz, (905)
832-7486, tyler.schwartz@canadaswonderland.com; Dineen Beaven, (905) 832-7482,
dineen.beaven@canadaswonderland.com; The Children's Aid Foundation, Amanda J.
Squire, (416) 804-0491, asquire@tbsdesigns.ca


LINK: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/arch ... c2482.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by Sirene » 23 Apr 2008, 12:02

Well, I just won a seat on that charity ride for this Friday. Since charity is tax free, I didn't mind bidding on the seat. Apparently I get a complimentary ticket to the park, anyone interested in going? None of my friends are keen on this sort of thing.

From the website:
Not only will the 64 top bidders get the first ride, they will get a reception dinner, a special gift from Wonderland, admission to the park on April 25th, 2008 (Sneak Preview Night), and one complimentary ticket for a friend to watch them enjoy their first ride.
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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by Blackrazor » 23 Apr 2008, 12:20

^Congrats Sirene !

Hope you have a great ride. :D

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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by costerluver » 23 Apr 2008, 14:42

Why did they have to extend the deadline? If bidding closed yesterday I would have been the forty something person to ride Behemoth. Since they extended it I was outbid and I couldn't get back to a computer in time to re bid :cry:. Guess I'll have to wait like everyone else.

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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by clewis4u91 » 23 Apr 2008, 14:48

I honestly didn't think that this auction would fill up. I was so wrong :happy:. Anyways, adding it up, this auction has raised a minimum of $15000!

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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by CyberFiber » 23 Apr 2008, 21:19

I just won a seat. My dad bid for me! I am so excited!
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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by BeHeMoThFaN » 23 Apr 2008, 23:17

too bad so did I and we wont get to ride it because it's broken

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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by costerluver » 23 Apr 2008, 23:19

Is it officially broken down or is it just a stupid rumour?

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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by BeHeMoThFaN » 23 Apr 2008, 23:23

its official there are pictures of it broken on the construction update #2 forumn

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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by Blackrazor » 24 Apr 2008, 09:14

Top 64 Winning Bids

Bid Order Username Bid Placed Bid Amount
1 Daniel Fri Apr 18 13:22:36 2008 $750.00
2 The_Real_Thing Wed Apr 23 08:51:26 2008 $750.00
3 gsiddall Tue Apr 22 13:18:55 2008 $500.00
4 crazyman Wed Apr 23 12:00:02 2008 $400.00
5 twist Wed Apr 23 11:57:30 2008 $355.00
6 JrdnEng2 Mon Apr 21 21:02:44 2008 $330.00
7 JrdnEng Mon Apr 21 21:03:17 2008 $330.00
8 jrdneng3 Mon Apr 21 21:03:58 2008 $330.00
9 FirstDrop Wed Apr 23 11:36:27 2008 $315.50
10 coasternerd Wed Apr 23 10:36:38 2008 $315.00
11 kelw. Tue Apr 22 22:28:41 2008 $302.99
12 BeHeMoThFaN Fri Apr 11 17:50:26 2008 $300.00
13 whatamidoing Thu Apr 17 16:07:26 2008 $300.00
14 goober4405 Wed Apr 23 11:59:50 2008 $275.00
15 rult Wed Apr 23 08:03:30 2008 $260.00
16 pult Wed Apr 23 08:04:07 2008 $260.00
17 skottydawg Fri Apr 11 15:26:45 2008 $250.00
18 Axxman Wed Apr 23 11:52:42 2008 $245.00
19 paradox0910 Wed Apr 23 07:10:11 2008 $242.00
20 paradox2510 Wed Apr 23 07:10:26 2008 $242.00
21 scoobymina Wed Apr 23 11:58:45 2008 $218.00
22 Kaytee Wed Apr 23 12:00:06 2008 $216.00
23 missy Wed Apr 23 11:49:26 2008 $215.00
24 missy2 Wed Apr 23 11:50:16 2008 $215.00
25 coastercat Wed Apr 23 11:30:13 2008 $211.00
26 Rutherford1 Tue Apr 22 09:54:49 2008 $201.00
27 Rutherford2 Tue Apr 22 10:02:20 2008 $201.00
28 Skippy1974 Thu Apr 17 15:51:05 2008 $200.00
29 goleafsgo98 Thu Apr 17 15:57:25 2008 $200.00
30 superabe87 Thu Apr 17 16:22:32 2008 $200.00
31 Sysco Mon Apr 21 10:37:42 2008 $200.00
32 Sysco(2) Tue Apr 22 12:09:42 2008 $200.00
33 cyberfiber Tue Apr 22 23:03:05 2008 $200.00
34 shaundeb Wed Apr 23 11:59:24 2008 $180.00
35 kunpc1 Wed Apr 23 11:42:07 2008 $177.50
36 kunpc2 Wed Apr 23 11:43:16 2008 $177.50
37 jasonp Wed Apr 23 11:37:22 2008 $176.00
38 adamtoo Wed Apr 23 09:50:05 2008 $175.00
39 havefun Wed Apr 23 09:50:46 2008 $175.00
40 Riding4Larry Wed Apr 23 10:33:32 2008 $175.00
41 fLASHMAN2000 Wed Apr 23 11:59:57 2008 $170.00
42 jcs22 Wed Apr 23 11:00:20 2008 $169.20
43 JP69 Tue Apr 22 10:46:43 2008 $169.00
44 ragingbull Wed Apr 23 11:53:33 2008 $167.00
45 coasterboy Wed Apr 23 11:59:47 2008 $167.00
46 Reese0030 Wed Apr 23 11:25:28 2008 $165.00
47 MasTequila Wed Apr 23 11:37:51 2008 $165.00
48 ZACK1 Wed Apr 23 09:13:48 2008 $162.00
49 grantd Wed Apr 23 11:58:05 2008 $161.01
50 Forthekid Wed Apr 23 10:18:45 2008 $161.00
51 ravensirene Wed Apr 23 11:59:16 2008 $160.50
52 sixsixsix Wed Apr 23 11:52:09 2008 $160.25
53 TEDDY Wed Apr 23 11:44:30 2008 $160.00
54 FutureShield Wed Apr 23 11:51:15 2008 $160.00
55 FutureShield(2) Wed Apr 23 11:51:43 2008 $160.00
56 highflyer Wed Apr 23 11:54:13 2008 $160.00
57 Maria Wed Apr 23 11:16:11 2008 $159.00
58 WildMan Wed Apr 23 11:59:52 2008 $157.51
59 KBarker1 Wed Apr 23 11:52:52 2008 $157.50
60 KBarker2 Wed Apr 23 11:53:16 2008 $157.50
61 beale1 Wed Apr 23 11:57:02 2008 $157.50
62 beale2 Wed Apr 23 11:57:17 2008 $157.50
63 First_ride Mon Apr 21 09:11:01 2008 $155.00
64 CRutherford1 Wed Apr 23 08:04:44 2008 $153.00

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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by Sirene » 24 Apr 2008, 09:36

Holy mackerel people. Lay off the 'its officially broken'. Nothing is official until CF says something in a press release. Geez.
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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by CyberFiber » 24 Apr 2008, 15:57

I have a question about the ordering of people on the trains tommrow. Will they let the bidders pick their seats, and once one train fills up, they continue. If so I will be the first one to be to pick a seat on the second train, since I have spot 33! Far Back Right For Me! I cannot wait! I may just pee my pants from excitment!
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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by CyberFiber » 24 Apr 2008, 16:11

Nevermind, I figure that if the second highest bidder wants the front, it could be taken, they can wait for the second train.
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Re: Be the first to ride Behemoth!

Post by rollin_n_coastin » 24 Apr 2008, 21:27

You pick by bid number and I believe have access to all 64 spots. So if the first four front seats fill up, bidders 5 to 8 could pick the first car of the second train.

Just my understanding, but please correct me if that's not correct.

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