to me i feel canada is in need of a decent new park to me seeing every ride at wonderland having almost over a hour line and most canadians thinking vortex is a huge coaster is a cry for more amument parks with higher end/scale rides and this proves that they are popular and another amusment park would do well.
so.. where should a new park go? imo i think a city like hamilton would be a great place why? it is a growing city under one hour from toronto and under one hour from niagara falls and 1.5 hours from the buffalo. also hamilton has a lot of undeveloped farmland and is in need of a tourist attraction to boost tourisim, other places i feel that would be suitable are niagara falls, toronto, london, sarnia, windsor(close to detroit) just to name a few. *** Edited 8/16/2006 3:50:35 AM UTC by PCW*** *** Edited 8/16/2006 3:51:23 AM UTC by PCW***
thats my point it would be nice to have something great without having to leave canada and wait at busy borders
So you're saying, "Canada needs more theme parks" to save you the trouble of not having to leave your country to ride roller coasters?
Get real. Seriously. The world doesn't revolve around you. :)
PCW, dont listen to those fools. I agree. I would make a visit to Canada to visit a decent park if I had something unique to check out.
Before you start name-calling, why don't you really think out what you're "agreeing" with.
That being said if someone is unable to travel due to their age, finances, or other restrictions I can understand how the lack of choices can cause this kind of "cabin-fever" response.
Just curious as to how some of the more isolated Canadian parks do on a yearly basis.
I also agree that Ontario could TOTALLY support another 2 parks at least...maybe in Ottawa ... Hamilton's a good location or Burlington/Oakville...
I don't think African Lion Safari is gonna suffer too much hahahaha
Also, Hamilton is opeing the Redhill express way soon probably closer to fall this year or spring 2007. With that it should boost tourism to Hamilton *A BIT* Also, most Hamiltonians HATE the fact they have to drive to PCW and simply just 'don't go however alot still do. I know there is a big teen population in the suburban areas of hamilton, also alot of families just sitting on cash waiting for an amusement park to open to go spend,spend spend. There has been talks of building parks here, but it really never has became a reality other then WIld Water Works down by the beach and i know that place THRIVES everyday and let me tell you, i see so many out of province tags on cars in the parkinglot it isn't even funny... WHY? because it is RIGHT beside the highway with a turn off following it. Hamilton WOULD support a park and im sure it wouldn't hurt PCW or MLC because there is an 8 MILLION people population base within an hour drive of here(The GOlden Horshoe, Which is the 4th most populated area in North America right after NYC, L.A, Chicago).
Where else in Canada could you put a park? Most of the major cities are located far enough north that there's only 2 or 3 months of averages (according to weather.com) that top 70 degrees. That's not really optimal park operating weather. A three month season isn't going to keep any place of substantial size open for very long even if you do consider open season to be any time above 65 degrees. So, unless you're going through the expense of an indoor park, a park anywhere outside of Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver is a strech, and all three of those cities already have parks.
Add to that that no new park has been built from the ground up in a damn long time and thanks for playing, but no thanks. At least you have someplace to go, how do you think an enthusiast in like western Nebraska feels?!
Not to mention how successful the parks format is. It did have incredible attendance last year, and has again this year. And they appear to be making a lot of smart decisions and making a ton of money this year. Ops are better than ever, and lines move faster than I've ever seen. Employees are happy and guest interaction is at an all time high.
I don't think we should be so quick to wish for another park, when the one we have is that good. There are tons of cities in Canada and the US that have nothing at all.
If you're craving a 200ft+ coaster, you're in the minority of most park goers, and it's not that far from Toronto to Ohio to satisfy that craving.
Impulse-ive said:Where else in Canada could you put a park? Most of the major cities are located far enough north that there's only 2 or 3 months of averages (according to weather.com) that top 70 degrees. That's not really optimal park operating weather. A three month season isn't going to keep any place of substantial size open for very long even if you do consider open season to be any time above 65 degrees.
Tell that weather bit to the parks in Japan and Europe which are open when it's snowing
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