Monday, January 25, 2010

Aerial Antics: Canada's Wonderland

Canada's Wonderland first opened in 1981 and hasn't stopped building its roster of rides and attractions since. It's currently part of the Cedar Fair family, after having Paramount expand it greatly during their ownership period.

The park was fully planned and designed as a true 'themer' and opened with a nice selection of coasters, including the above pictured Dragon Fire. The ride is a custom Arrow design, and looks like something that was designed in Roller Coaster Tycoon!

SkyRider is one of a very small number (2) of Togo stand up rides still operating in North America. Behind it is another increasingly rare coaster, at least as of late. The Arrow suspended Vortex is very similar to Kings Island's Flight Deck, both of a slowly dying breed.

But the park has been adding new rides, too - here we see the mighty Behemoth under construction. The B&M hypercoaster stretches along one side of the park delivering airtime all the way.

Canada's Wonderland has a fully developed water park as well, which has several attractions that sit directly over the track of the Mighty Canadian Minebuster.

Two rides that Paramount added are featured here. One was themed to Top Gun, the other Tomb Raider. Now the Zamperla flying coaster on the left is known as Time Warp, and the Vekoma SLC is Flight Deck.

To head to Bing's aerials, click here.


TokyoMagic! said...

What's inside that mountain in the top photo and is it still there? It kind of reminds me of the Alpine Sleighs attraction from Houston's Astroworld.

NewsPlusNotes said...

Here's a good write up on just that!

TokyoMagic! said...

A-ha! Thank you for the link....very informative! Now I want to go there and see it in person!

Kyle said...

You should try Aerial Antics with Kings Island. Now, you can see Firehawk. They also have clearing (I think one of the first stages of it) for Diamondback.

Kyle said...

Kings Island has Firehawk on their Bing Maps, as well as probably the first stages of land clearing for Diamondback.