Paramount Canada's Wonderland at 50% Power

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 8:47 AM
I'm planning a trip to Canada's Wonderland next Tuesday and Wednesday. I was wondering if anyone knows what it means that they are only running at 50 percent power. Are some of the rides closed down? Or are they just saving power from other things. Such as turning lights off and not running air or whatever. I'm just wondering thanks.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 9:07 AM
First of all let me point out the Canada's Wonderland is a waste of time. They have no good rides and the lines are extremely long. Also to answer your question 50% power probable means that the air will be off, some lights will be off, and if a train is not on the lift hill at the time it is off to.
*** This post was edited by wicked_twister_man 8/19/2003 10:28:52 PM ***
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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 9:18 AM
Here is a little blurb on story, it seems no thrill rides will be affected by 50% reduction.

http://www.yorkregion.com/yr/newscentre/erabanner/story/1269037p-1510666c.html

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 9:52 AM

wicked_twister_man said:
First of all let me point out the Canada's Wonderland is a waste of time. They have no good rides and the lines are extremely long. If I were you just save your money and go to Cedar Point.

Brilliant analysis. Why does anyone bother to go anywhere else besides Cedar Point? To heck with new experiences and broadening your horizons, I say!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 9:57 AM
"First of all let me point out the Canada's Wonderland is a waste of time. They have no good rides and the lines are extremely long."

I could not disagree with you more. I think that Paramount Canada's Wonderland is one of the best all around seasonal theme parks in the business.

If you base your experience on ultra-thrilling coasters alone, then you *may* be dissapointed by Wonderland. However, Wonderland has by far the best flat ride collection to date. Basically, you name it... they got it. And in terms of coasters, although none may claim a 17 second long world's tallest record, they have 11 different coasters that I can think of off the top of my head. What makes Wonderland rate high in my book is that they offer many varying types of attractions. The park is expertly maintained and always seems fresh to me.

As far as long lines. Well, you can get that anywhere. Why, if long lines are a deterrant, then I would recommend Wonderland OVER Cedar Point. Talk about long waits!

But, long lines all depend on when you go. From what I hear, Wonderland is way down in attendance this year, so lines should not be that bad. Especially if the park is claiming 50% power. That is a deterrant to crowds. If I lived local, I would hop on that.

Anyways, to each their own. But I think Wonderland is a standout park.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 10:06 AM

Olsor said:

To heck with new experiences and broadening your horizons, I say!

Couldn't agree more...I think I'm going to cancel the PNW trip so I can stay home and go to IoA....*again*...;)

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 10:31 AM
Paramount Canada's Wonderland is definitly not a waste of time. It has the greatest selection of flat rides out there. And yes we do have 11 coasters, and Vortex is disputibly the best arrow suspended coaster out there. Yes it does get fairly long lines though, but once again not nearly as bad as Cedar Point. I'm going to guess that 50% power will mean that a few of the minor attractions in kidzville and other areas will be down as well as what others have said. PCW is a great place for families that I think everyone should try out at least once, even though they lack a large major coaster (which i think is coming next year, or at least it will be something exciting).

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 11:20 AM
Wow, and here I was thinking that this was such an underrated park, thanks for the insight wicked twister man...

Great theme, smooth Vekoma rides, amazing flats, diverse coaster collection, one of the best park atmospheres around, clean, and one hell of an under-rated woodie. (Wild Beast) I enjoyed my previous visit, and can't wait to get back next year.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 12:14 PM
"wicked_twister_man", only 7 posts, over a year here... and all you can do is rip on Canada's Wonderland?

Are you on drugs or something? There are more parks in this world other than Cedar Point, and some are far better in terms of overall atmosphere, variety, theming, family entertainment... etc etc etc.

Canada's Wonderland is just such a park... catering to those who want a variety and who like flats. Their landscaping is excellent, especially the main midway by Wonder Mountain. I am floored by that thing at night. With winding trails that lead to who-knows-where, flat rides that are found nowhere else, and a waterpark that rivals stand-alones... who couldn't resist going there?

Ohhh yea... you, and only you!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 3:43 PM
I would be very ecstatic to have this "waste of time" park located in Nashville. Move it here!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 5:03 PM
I miss PCW. I used to live 30 minutes from the park. Now I live 4 hours away, in Ottawa.

And my homepark is now La Ronde.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 8:50 PM
A park with a Huss Giant Jump 2, and a Mondial Giant-Frisbee-like ride is a waste of time. Well, that settles it.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 9:49 PM
As stated in the link supermandl34 provided, the only cuts are to air conditioning (in places like F/X theatre and op booths), the fountains (the mountain looks really weird with the waterfall being so small), and unnecessary lighting in offices and such being shut off. From what I can see it doesn't take away from the guest experience, so don't worry about it.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 5:51 AM
Cutting the A/C in the OPS booths? I wonder what the labor laws are in Ontario. I know that is a big no-no in CA,and knowing what kind of strength the unions have in Canada, it wouldn't surprise me if it was illegal there,too.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 6:26 AM
Please, there are several other parks that scream wastes of time, but PCW is NOT one of them. I guess the troll got hungry and decided to poke his head back out into soceity

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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 9:22 PM

Dutchman said:
Cutting the A/C in the OPS booths? I wonder what the labor laws are in Ontario. I know that is a big no-no in CA,and knowing what kind of strength the unions have in Canada, it wouldn't surprise me if it was illegal there,too.

We're not unionized (that I know of anyway), so there's not much that can be done. It's not that bad anyway, only about half the booths have it to begin with.

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