Canada's Wonderland adds coaster to lineup

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2000 8:04 PM | Contributed by MambaMatt

Paramount Canada's Wonderland makes the largest ride installation in its history for 2001, with 5 new rides including the world's greatest spinning ride-Shockwave and the world's first suspended kid's coaster - Silver Streak. At Zoom Zone, an all new themed area, families will find thrills for all ages, including Silver Streak, the feature attraction, plus two other exciting rides for families - Jumpin' Jet and Blast Off, 7th Portal, a new 3-D superhero motion simulation adventure at the Action F/X Theatre, rounds out Wonderland's 2001 roster.

For the full press release click here.

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Thursday, August 31, 2000 10:26 PM
There goes my idea for a new woodie at CP.

"...If We don't get you there in five minutes we don't get you there at all. ~Dispatch Master Tran
Friday, September 1, 2000 3:50 AM
What? You mean CW?

Friday, September 1, 2000 4:04 AM
ShiveringTim's avatar I've just read the release. Other than the coaster (which sounds like a Setpoint or Caripro), what exactly are they getting? The big addition, the Shockwave (original name, eh?) sounds sort of like a Chaos.

Scott W. Short
Friday, September 1, 2000 4:23 AM
No, he means CP, in an earlier post on here, he wanted to name the new wooden at CP (if there will be be one) Silver Streak.
Friday, September 1, 2000 8:42 AM
According to Screamscape, Silver Streak is being made by Vekoma, and Shockwave is a Mondial Top Scan -- I'm not quite sure what that is. Blast Off sounds like it could be an S&S Frog Hopper. I have no idea what Jumpin' Jets could be.
Friday, September 1, 2000 11:18 AM
Jumpin jets Is Probably those small kids rides that are like shooting star but small like @ camp snoopy *** This post was edited by duke on 9/1/2000. ***
Monday, September 4, 2000 7:28 AM
When are they gonna get a huge coaster? I cant wait.
Tuesday, September 5, 2000 11:21 AM
SFDL might be in trouble now!

Feel the force--Steel Force
Wednesday, September 6, 2000 4:37 PM
oh yeah, you might be right, who's gonna wanna ride Superman with Silver Streak just a couple of hours away! :)
Thursday, September 7, 2000 6:39 PM
john peck's avatar Silver Streak will be a Vekoma manufactured ride. Im anxious to see their version of a kids suspended. It should be neat. The illustration I saw of it has the train looking like its 6 or more cars long.

The Shockwave will be very similar to the Powersurge at Knoebles or the Spin Out at the Ohio State fair (if any of you were in this area)

I don't know about you guys and gals, but I am slightly disappointed with this news. I favor these additions, but when will they put in something really really huge?

"Women are perfect" - Joe Peschi ( From the film "With Honors" )
Saturday, September 9, 2000 8:16 PM
It's great that PCW is finally getting a decent expansion. I wish it was going to be on a "grander" scale. PCW is my fav park but I live in SFDL country and if they're getting the rumored major expansion next year PCW will need more than they're set to get. Like everyone else I was hoping for a major coaster.
Tuesday, September 12, 2000 12:58 PM
It is true that PCW has a sad set of coasters. Not that any of them are truly bad, but none of them are stand-outs. The Bat is a rip-off of the boomerang, the Top Gun is a rip-off of the Mind Eraser. The Vortex is a simple suspended, Skyrider is a lame little stand-up that doesn't hold a candle to Mantis (at CP), plus some woodies & a junior coasters.

All these coasters adds up to a decent collection, but still... they have nothing truely outstanding or original. Nothing that is noteworthy enough to really make Wonderland stand out as a park that thrill seekers would want to scramble to.

Sure, it's got great shows, attractions, theming, and so forth... but as far as actual physical rides go, it's all standard fare. From what it appears, 2001 doesn't change my opinion about that either with the advent of yet another kiddie coaster, just suspended.

I think (maybe hope?) that SFDL will have the upperhand next year if they plan a major expansion from all the wild rumors I heard, though Canada's Wonderland is different enough to warrent a trip or 2 there next season!
Saturday, July 14, 2001 8:48 PM
You guys have no Idea what your talkin about first of all I live in Toronto which means I can go to pcw very year and I do go there very year. Trust me pcw is now focusing on Intense Thrill rides and a couple of kiddie rides. But in the year 2002 or 2003 they are planning to make a coaster thats not for kids. So far the last time they made a major coaster was Top Gun which was 1995. 1998-2001 theyve been makin cliffehanger, Shockwave and more thrill rides and kiddie rides(includes kiddie coasters). pcw is not all bad because canadas population is low and not that many people go there, I would say about 5 million people go there every season. So if they make a great coaster itll cost them 1 attraction for a season. They are making little by little to make alot of attractions.
Monday, August 6, 2001 5:01 PM
I too live in Toronto.
Wonderland used to add 1 ride a year when they weren't owned by Paramount.

I wouldn't call their rides "wussy" by any means.
They are fun to say the least.
In fact whats nice is they have a taste of everything. It's not labeled "extreme world"
(Extreme being the most OVERLY used/misused word in the english language to date)

Word down the pipe is that within the next 3 years paramount will be shelling some good money down. (as they raised ticket prices within the last 5 years)

Keep your ears to the ground. You won't be disappointed.
Wednesday, June 25, 2003 10:31 AM
1) Boomerang is a rip-off of The Bat, not the other way around. While Boomerang is somewhat new, The Bat has been in PCW for ages.

2) Mind Eraser is a rip-off of Top Gun, not the other way around. Top Gun opened in 1995 and Mind Eraser opened somewhere near 1998.

3) Isn't it interesting that Darien Lake took so many obviously successful rollercoasters from the PCW line-up and added it to their own?

4) Yes, Skyrider is pretty lame.

5) The rest of the rollercoasters are awesome, especially the Might Canadian Minebuster, even with the recent additions that leveled out some of the bumps. BTW, in 1999, the Wonderland site announced that Minebuster was due to be removed in 2008 so get your riding done now!


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