Marineland - Niagara Falls
Darien Lake & Martin's Fanatasy Isl. - If you really want to consider the big radius of Toronto.
Wild Water Works in Hamilton.
Niagara Falls attractions, Medieval Times, Molson Indy, Musems, Movies and all the etc. stuff could also be considered competition as those places all take business away from Wonderland too even though they aren't amusement parks.
Also you guys can't figure out why Wonderland has more visitors then SFGAm in Chicago(who has a higher population)? To be honest I really can't either unless SFGAM has a much more hate towards the park from people who got burned in the past from SF. Chiacgo and Toronto are both MAJOR tourist destinations, however I think Chi-town has more to offer the tourist then T.O, and this would leave sfgam out of alot of tourists plans. Everytime I go to wonderland and walking through the parkinglot up to the gates I see about 50 cars with U.S plates or other Provinces what could be said the same about SFGAM? Also there is ALOT of season pass holders for CW as mostly every kid in Vaughan(Population 600,000?) has a season pass or is either employed by the park. Most people living in Vaughan all have newer more expensive homes then you would find in say Ghettos because Vaughan is really mostly a NEW city. Also alot of people in Toronto CAN't vacation anywhere as they don't an't to or can't cross the border to visit the U.S. & go to all the destinations down south. While and American could travel to one of the MANY parks there, there is nothing for a Canadian to travel to other then local venues you would get bored of going to EVERY YEAR.
DawgByte II said:
Although somebody "hacked" into the animation, as of right now when there is 1-day, 23hrs, & 2 minutes... it shows the meter at only 87' tall.
If this were true and it finishes at the end, wouldn't it cap off at merely 100+ feet vs the 173' of the last day, so it seems the little meter may not be correctly as it should.
Though not that many people working in the industry seem to do any posting, it's been mentioned by many CP higher ups, that they read the forums. It is likely that someone from the CF family or someone directly at CW saw how by simpley changing one's pc clock, they could see the final height of the coaster. Because if you try and do it now, it will still say 87 feet. They probably just disabled that part of the program/code rather than trying to fix it. I'm assuming that it would have continued in 29' incriments until the last day and then add 30'. Though I never did, after seeing 29' the first day, with 5 days left, I was going to make a guess of 174'. Anyway, none of this really matters, because the announcement is coming tomorrow morning at 7AM EST.
Maybe they decided to just make it 87' ;)
*** Edited 8/26/2007 8:35:29 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
I am having a brain fart, is this the first B&M hyper that Cedar Fair has built, and was this planned before or after they bought the park?
& that S&S Thrust-Air
Ummm. HyperSonic isnt a hyper it is like 160' tall.
but I think also for Cedar Fair as well because Morgan was the one for Dorney Park, right... and the others I know aren't Beemers.
Ummmmm. Cedar Point has Magnum which is a Arrow. Dorney, Valley, and Worlds all have Morgan Hypers. CW is the first to have a B&M hyper.
Timbers crew 08
And yes... Hypersonic is a hyper... who says that it has to be over 200' tall? Definition of hyper (in my terms, maybe others) is a coaster that doesn't loop, but instead relies on speed (hense: hyper)... kinda like a fast wooden.
DawgByte II said:
And yes... Hypersonic is a hyper... who says that it has to be over 200' tall?
I believe most in the coaster community will tell you that you must be between 200 - 299 to be a hyper. You do not on the other hand have to be between 200-299 to be considered a "mega coaster" which is what B&M calls it's non inverting coasters that use speed (like Hollywood Dream at USJ).
"Non-inverting airtime-based steel coasters with sitdown trains and large drops"
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