Mission Impossible Stunt Spectacular:
The Mission Impossible Stunt spectacular is a live, high action, Hollywood Style stunt show featuring spectacular special effects based on the blockbuster Paramount movies and hit television series.
All new show based on a "Hollywood Blockbuster Film"
Nickelodeon Celebration Parade:
Guests are invited to join the Rugrats, Spongebobb Squarepants, The Wild Thornberrys and many more, as more than 70 performers and floats will celebrate in a Hollywood style, world-class parade.
Season pass incentives continue to be thier focus. Buy 2 passes or more at one time for $59.99 each and get the rest of 2005 plus 2006.
Overall I'm disappointed in this announcement. It appeared as though changes in the Waterpark this year were leading the way for new slides and attractions there for next year. Unless they are to be announced later, it looks like no new ride for Wonderland until 2007.
Now comes the part where I blast you for your post. You said that PCW has gotten something new every year, but yet they take one year off and you're crying foul. Other Paramount parks have taken a year or years off from adding attractions, so what makes PCW special? Take PKD for example. There have been many gap years. Adding new attractions every year there has only been a recent trend.
And I was kinda hoping they'd bring back the Bond one sometime.
Anyways, I kind of suspected this. Without a major ride removal (which would most likely end up being Dragon Fire or SkyRide) there's not really much room for a new thrill ride. And it *has* been a while since they changed/expanded the kids' area. Good chance that this will be the year that HB Land goes away, with more NickToon theming.
Unless the parade is in the main park, Kidzville/HB-Land/Nick Central doesn't really seem like it has big enough paths for a decent parade.
Additionally, there's still a good sized chunk of land behind Nick Central, where the aquarium was/is. Something could be done with that area, possibly.
They have been adding a very good assortment of family and flat rides.
I think a big expansion to the Waterpark and one more upgrade to the kids area... and then build a heavy hitter: A nice Arrow/SS Hyper with 3 trains.
Again, SkyRider is sitting in very a very prime position. If they got rid of it, a hyper could interact pretty easily with Canyon, Timberwolf or Vortex, plus they have the huge greenspace between Vortex and Jet Scream.
They *do* need SOMETHING in that area, though. Jet Scream feels like it's sitting in the middle of nowhere, and there's the huge stretch with almost nothing except a cookie stall.
But I'm more betting on waterpark/kids area for next season. Especially the kids area.
Intamin Fan said:
Everyone of your sentences ends in an ellipis (look it up if you don't know what that is), when a simple period will suffice.
Actually, it ends in an ellipsis. ;) And to get really technical they don't end with an ellipsis either, as an ellipsis consists of three dots (...) not two or five. :)
We are not getting a new show in the FX theatre. At least not announced yet we aren't. The Hollywood Blockbuster FX Theatre is a entirely new venue where the stunt show will be held.
"Next season, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE STUNT SPECTACULAR will premiere in an all-new 2,500-seat Stunt Show Arena at Paramount Canada's Wonderland. The show is slated for a May opening, which will coincide with the opening of Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible 3, currently in production. This is a limited engagement!"
That's taken right from the press release (http://www.canadas-wonderland.com/news/detail.cfm?item_id=221)
Also, this is what interests me the most;
"The audience will feel that they are part of the show, with many of the stunt sequences being performed in-the-round and even underneath the audience! The immersive sets, motorcycle stunts, elaborate acrobatic fight and chase scenes fill out this show’s unbelievable arsenal of action, mystery and adventure."
"underneath the audiance" is the main part from that quote that sparks my curiousity. I am not quite sure how that is possible but I will be happy to find out.
Regardless, with FearFest coming, the stunt show and Nick parade coming, I think PCW is starting to round itself out quite nicely as Paramounts #2 park, close beind PKI (although I still think PCW is just a TAD better, and NO, I am not starting a "which is better" thread).
I'm guessing it might replace Kingswood. I honestly don't remember there being that many concerts there the past few years, aside from the cultural days. And as an aside, considering what happened earlier in the year (they ran out of room, so people apparently tried to break through Psyclone and Sledgehammer, closing those rides) they might prefer something a little more closed.
Then again, ya never know. They could surprise us.
Although I'm inclined to agree with PCW being Paramount's #2 park, it doesn't have the signature rides to really compete with PKI.
If you think PCW has it bad, look here at Paramount's Great America. My point would be to look at only the major coaster they have installed. Don't think about flats, kiddies, or family coasters. Just look at how little IMO, they have done for that park. The biggest, baddest coaster they had was Stealth...and they sent it to Carowinds! Who has problems itself.
When I was at PCW in '99, I had fun even back then, (before they started adding all kinds of flats). I can't wait to get back up there again and see how it's changed. They seem to be adding every season now.
I would have to agree with Duklyon on how Paramount looks at it's parks, but I'll go further. To me, it looks like this: 1) PKI 2) PCW 3) PKD 4) PCar 5) PGA *** Edited 8/21/2005 2:33:58 AM UTC by Floorless Fan***
I like to go to the shows at least once when their new! And I do have to admit to seeing the School Of Rock 4-5 times! To me, it's the best Paramount has done in years on a show. (esp. after that Tomb Raider travesty a few years back.)
Last Friday we went to PKI with a large group of friends, and other than stopping at every other stand for ice water, we spent a good amount of time in the Festhaus, (Yes, I did DDR...and I still suck at it!). Plus, we went to SoR to get in the A/C, and out of the heat/humidity.
What problems does Carowinds have? Since 1999, they have added 4 brand new coasters, added a relocated coaster and themed it heavily, added an interactive dark ride that is a hit, and turned their kids section into Nick Central, with a few new family and kiddie flats.
The only thing I could say that PCar really needs is a nice major flat or 2, and to turn the waterpark into Boomerang Bay, both of which will come soon enough, I'm sure.
As for PCW, they haven't announced anything yet, and even if they do, so what? That is still a major new stunt show, I hope all the parks get it. Everyone has to have an off year eventually.
We have great flats (posisbly the best selection), some great coasters (we do have a high count, I belive 14 now), and now we are starting to get the experiences like the stunt show and parades that make the other parks such a hit.
I think this stunt show, and the new theatre they are building for it will bring smiles to many faces this year.
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