paramounts canadas wonderland?

Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:48 PM

I am thinking of going to paramounts canadas wonderland next year (every year my family and i which includes a set of grandparents, three cousins, parents, a brother and an uncle go on a family trip to a different theme park within the area- i live near rochester, ny)  What is this park like??? I hear they have a little bit of a lack in coasters, but it sounds like they have some really cool flat rides and a kick*****water park. Could someone inform me please.  Also, is the water park seperate admission from the park???

One last thing- out of the following parks which do you prefer- canada's wonderland, dorney, kennywood, sfwoa or sfne?

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:52 PM
Well if ya wanna see a great re-creation (with help from me:)) go to COASTERnet and go to the RCT park section. It's a great re-creation and you can see how the park looks like.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:54 PM
Actually, the park is not really lacking in any coasters. I never have been there... but there are 12 full coasters, which isn't all that bad!

They have a huge arsenal of flat rides which, and come next season... it'll bring their total up close to a total of like 68 rides. They're supposed to get a Huss Super Frisbee next season.

Their water-park is included with the admission, and again... next season, they are supposed to add 9 slides to the already nice sized water-park, so this is just like a double bonus!

You add all that up, and I am pretty much betting the farm that Canada's Wonderland will not disappoint any fan of theme parks. They may not have the newest, latest, or greatest coasters... but 12 isn't bad, and some of the best flat rides around equals a park suitable for everyone!

*** This post was edited by DawgByte II on 8/29/2001. ***

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:00 PM
Wow, i had no clue that they had that many rides- i was there when i was like seven years old (now i'm sixteen) and all i remember was the suspended coaster which the name i can't recall.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:04 PM
The Fly i think, that or...wait, I think it's Vortex. let me go upstairs fast...ok. Theseare there coasters...

Skyrider (i belive its a KK clone) Vortex (suspended) The Fly(wild mouse)The Mighty Canadian Minebuster (double out & back) The Bat(boomerang) dragon fie (2inversion coaster I belive) TopGun(SLC) Silver Streak(world's first kiddie inverted coaster with a helix)  Ghoster Coaster (kiddie woodie) Wild Beast (woodie) that's all I can see on the map. Their map is pretty F****d up. Check RCDB for pics.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:11 PM
I just went there a couple of weeks ago. They got a couple of new flat rides that are really cool. Cliffhanger a top spin ride that sprays u with water, Silver Streak is a Runaway Reptar Clone I think, Shockwave. Im not sure what it is but it is very very cool. Overrall the rides are cool.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:16 PM
Just came back from my first PCW trip. Out of PCW, Marineland, MFI, Seabreeze, Midway Park and Darien lake, it was my favorite. You will absolutely love their woodies, and you can't help but become addicted to their unique and intense flat rides. I really loved the landscape and placement of rides. Be sure to stay around for the Volcano eruption at night!

Out of your list, I like Kennywood best. :)
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:17 PM
Silver Streak is a totally new coaster there. It's the only kiddie inverted coaster in the world with a helix. It looks really fun. BTW, they also have a Taxi Jam  clone and a mine train coaster called Thunder Run. That's a lot of coasters.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:35 PM
Actually Silver Streak is just an inverted Vekoma Roller Skater.  And it's not the only kiddie invert with a helix.. Rugrats Runaway Reptar at PKI is pretty much the same ride.

A great site with lots of info and pics on PCW can be found here - http://pcw.coaster-network.com/

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 9:14 PM
PCW is my homepark. It's a great park with an awesome waterpark. The waterpark does NOT cost any extra money to get into. (lockers?)

The coasters at PCW are good, but not really enthusiast-friendly. They have 12 coasters, each one less than 125 feet tall. (The tallest thing there is a boomerang)

The -non kiddie- coasters go as follows:

Canadian Minebuster - Good out and back woodie, but the stapling prevents massive airtime. It's really cool how the coaster goes underneith waterslides in the waterpark. A ride that is just fun, if somewhat lacking.

Skyrider -  Togo standup. Most Americans know what to expect.

Dragon Fyre - Double Loop, Double corkscrew, fun, but dated.

Vortex - A sweet Arrow suspended, really fast and fun, good G's... but only 1:45 ride time. groan.

Wilde Beaste - A clone of PKD's grizzly. A cool woodie, and fun.

Top Gun/Bat - SLC/Boomerang groan.

Those are pretty much the 'biggie coasters' of the park. It also has a wild mouse, but hey like I said above it's not an enthusiast's park. No Beemers. No Hypers, Nothing really that stands out at the park that you can't find somewhere else. Somewhere where there is better coasters. But still why not go? You'll still have fun, and that's what it's all about. It's a fun park!

Flat rides are pretty good, containing mondial top scans, gravitrons, (RCT term? :)) and the atmosphere is good even with the lack of theming. So I say go, because the amount of coasters makes up for the fact that the park does not contain a 'signature ride'. Thats the main difference between PCW and other parks that you have mentioned. No signature coaster. But lots of 'em.

It's a good park! And clean and fun! And Canadian! ;)

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