Canadas Wonderland 2008 B&M Rumor!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:07 PM
rollergator's avatar ^You're funny...

IMO.

;)

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Friday, June 29, 2007 10:50 AM
New pictures posted on CW Mania... digging and concrete! Very exciting.

The construction is still directly behind Sledhammer/Orbiter, but now moving east towards the waterpark.

http://www.cwmania.com/photos/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=0

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Friday, June 29, 2007 2:01 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar 2 + 2 = 4

IMO.


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Friday, June 29, 2007 6:43 PM
matt.'s avatar Could somebody link to a map of the park (or sat image) and just kinda give a quick idea of where the ride is going?

I've never been to the park and I'm totally unfamiliar with the layout but I'm always interested to see where rides are going relative to the rest of the existing property.

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Friday, June 29, 2007 8:11 PM
rollergator's avatar http://tinyurl.com/ys6tll

Wish I could get a little more zoom, like I can on Google-maps (but without the link-ability). Meh.

Read PCWCoasterBoy's post from 6/26 at 5:04pm.

That's the (Giant?) Enterprise, Orbiter, in the middle of your screen. Lower, between the helix of the woodie Spinebuster and the water sits IJ. Sledgehammer is that *incredible* Huss Jump2, tall with "gangly" arms. The steel coaster opposite Spinebuster (about 140* on the "other side" of the waterpark rides) sits the Togo stand-up.

My initial guess is the lifthill will go adjacent to Sledgehammer...*Guess* I said! IMO... ;)
*** Edited 6/30/2007 12:15:06 AM UTC by rollergator***

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Friday, June 29, 2007 9:46 PM
matt.'s avatar Gee whiz...from the air this place looks massive. I mean not that I didn't know it was a big park but that's the first time I've seen an overhead view.
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Friday, June 29, 2007 10:05 PM
Here is a link to a Google Map I created with markers of what's going on so far as what's been posted.

http://tinyurl.com/39fqf6

The placement markers also have links to photos in them. *** Edited 6/30/2007 2:05:58 AM UTC by PCW_Josh*** *** Edited 6/30/2007 2:06:38 AM UTC by PCW_Josh***


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Saturday, June 30, 2007 2:48 AM
Quick note, the Yahoo! Map that was posted above is quite old, and doesn't show Italian Job. The second Google map is much more accurate.

Also, CW Mania put together this map outlining where the survey stakes had been placed. Look at CW Mania's post in the link below, from June 22 at 5:01pm.

http://www.cwmania.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=228&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45

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Saturday, June 30, 2007 4:11 AM
matt.---
try telling that to a bunch of 19 and 20 year old college students on the north coast...
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Saturday, June 30, 2007 12:48 PM
rollergator's avatar

PCWCoasterBoy said:Quick note, the Yahoo! Map that was posted above is quite old, and doesn't show Italian Job. The second Google map is much more accurate.

That's *another* reason I mentioned that I preferred the Googlemap, LOL - more detail AND more up-to-date. I couldn't get the extended URL to show in my address bar, for whatever reason - guess I need to learn how to use Googlemaps like everyone else seems to be able to do... ;)

If this park could get its wood in shape *and* add a forceful B&M hyper (just duplicate the "mistakes" from SFoG's, hehe), it would be near-perfect. In a couple years, even WITH the space considerations, I could even see this park pushing, maybe extending, the attendance limit for seasonal parks...

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Saturday, June 30, 2007 2:13 PM
A couple weeks ago I actually made a guess at how the ride could fit into the area. Here's what I came up with:

http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2007/06/b-for-canadas-wonderland.html

It was just a guess, and now going off of where some land clearing is going it looks like I was off.

Mike


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Thursday, July 5, 2007 9:30 PM
New photo update today on CW Mania.

Land clearing continues behind Italian Job and Minebuster. Footers have been poured in the proposed station area behind Sledgehammer, and dozens of shipping containers have started to pile up behind Kingswood.

http://www.cwmania.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=124

NOTE: The footers are round, not square, so for now, rule out B and M.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007 9:50 PM
Round footers, sounds more like a wood coaster.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007 10:01 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar ^That makes no sense at all.

Maverick: http://www.rollercoasterfreak.com/Cedar_Point/2006-07-29_Project/IMGP6510.JPG

Which is just one of many references I could make.

Footers do not make the coaster.

If you see a metal pieces sticking out of the footer like the ones in this picture of "The Flying Turns" you could make an educated guess that it will be wooden.

http://www.rollercoasterfreak.com/Eastcoaster_2007/Knoebels/Image_IMGP1033.JPG
*** Edited 7/6/2007 2:06:31 AM UTC by Jason Hammond***


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Thursday, July 5, 2007 11:03 PM
I think B&M typically ships in North America using flatbed trucks traveling from the steel manufacturing plant they use located in Batavia Ohio.

If those cargo containers do indeed contain coaster track, then that tells me it's possibly being shipped from overseas.

Doesn't Intamin ship from Europe using cargo containers? Seems like Wicked Twister arrived at CP in them. Then again, Maverick didn't, or did it?

Who knows... just a thought.

Shaggy


Shaggy

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Thursday, July 5, 2007 11:19 PM
matt.'s avatar

Shaggy said:
I think B&M typically ships in North America using flatbed trucks traveling from the steel manufacturing plant they use located in Batavia Ohio.

I've seen those trucks shipping track for Kraken and then recently for the coaster at Hard Rock.

The difference is those rides were public knowledge before anybody spotted track on the highway, I think in this case it's a matter of timing. As in...when the announcement is, when you need what parts on site at what time, and how long you need to keep what parts undercover to make a decent announcement.

So....in other words I don't know anything! lol

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Thursday, July 5, 2007 11:54 PM
I was just going to mention Patriot.
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Friday, July 6, 2007 12:41 AM
Doesn't matter what they are shipped in, or footer size, the footers could be 8 ft wide and not tell us anything. Regardless, I think it probably is a B&M and hopefully KI will follow suit.
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Friday, July 6, 2007 8:35 AM

Shaggy said:
Doesn't Intamin ship from Europe using cargo containers? Seems like Wicked Twister arrived at CP in them. Then again, Maverick didn't, or did it?

Maverick did arrive in containers. That's not to say there's something else in those containers besides track though. It could really be anything.

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