Thursday, January 3, 2008 4:23 AM
I'm a little frustrated with the Canada's Wonderland website with regards to Behemoth construction updates, photos, progress etc. Everyday I am checking their site to see if there is anything new, and things I can get excited about. Personally, I find it pretty sad when RCDB adds new photo's of Behemoth before the www3 website can.

Can someone put some water on my fire for me. Maybe there is a good reason, one that makes me believe its because a huge update is coming that will blow my mind away.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008 8:51 AM
LOL, well I'll not douse your flame, rather I'll fan it a bit...

I agree with you 100%. It's the park's biggest investment, and IMO, the most significant attraction they've ever installed. No doubt it will be an amazing attraction.

However their lack up updates, both written and pictorally, has been ridiculous. Why did they even bother with posting a special web-page if they had no intent on routinely updating it?

I believe that the park still closes for and extended period of time during the holidays, however the site had not been updated for ages prior to the holiday season.

Thank goodness for fan websites. It's a sad but true fact that a person can often rely more on unofficial websites for up-to-date park info vs the parks "official" website.

Shaggy

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Thursday, January 3, 2008 9:19 AM
As much as I hope to ride it this year, I'm still calling "no effect" on attendance.
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Thursday, January 3, 2008 10:11 AM
If you're right, it's only because the place stays mobbed anyway...
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Thursday, January 3, 2008 11:06 AM
While I will certainly agree with the issue of Wonderland not updating thier site, they did post some good pics before the holiday taken from the top of the lift hill, looking down and around the park.

Regardless, our group of Enthusiasts here at Wonderland have kept CW Mania loaded with pictures, as recent as a few days ago. Also, we were invited by the park for a backstage tour at the beginning of December and the pics from that are amazing. Everything, including the trip report from the backstage visit, are available at www.cwmania.com.

Our group is frustrated with the lack of updates from Wonderland, but it affects us less because we've been updating ourselves very frequently. I've attempted to post updates here, but they fall off the boards pretty fast. Come over and check things out.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008 11:26 AM
I love that park, and can't help but think that (P)CW will get a good boost from this oversized family coaster....hehe. Like 'Playa said, though, it's basically packed regardless.
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Thursday, January 10, 2008 8:26 AM
WOW! Damn guys, speaking of Pcw check this out. I just looked at my FAVOURITES and realised I had a old Paramount link in there.. and guess what.... IT STILL WORKS.. and IS THE OLD PARAMOUNT HOMEPAGE. If only it could still be THIS WAY (but with "Goliath").
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Thursday, January 10, 2008 11:33 PM
^ Sorry there Six Flags Darien Lake but I'm a little confused with your reply to the thread. Your link takes me to the current web site this thread is based around. could you clarify for me?
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Friday, January 11, 2008 5:44 AM
Yeah, I'll take a screen shot of the link it brings up..

PARAMOUNT

Hopefully that worked. Sorry for confusing you but I just thought it was cool that there is still a working link for the Paramount parks homepage that's all. *** Edited 1/11/2008 3:39:58 PM UTC by Ѕіx Flαgѕ Đαrієή Ĺαkє***

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 8:45 AM
For those of you not close enough to Wonderland to see the progress, I was once again able to visit the Behemoth construction site and snap some photos, get info and even take a small video. Here is a link to trip report where you can access all of the media as well.

http://www.cwmania.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=14475#14475*** Edited 2/13/2008 1:46:25 PM UTC by cwmania*** *** Edited 2/13/2008 1:47:05 PM UTC by cwmania***

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:40 AM

Jeff said:
As much as I hope to ride it this year, I'm still calling "no effect" on attendance.

Personally I dont believe the ride is intended to boost attendance here. I do however firmly believe it is there to add some much needed capacity to the park. I can't think of any capacity hogs in this park but this will definitely be. I believe it will help with customer satisfaction more than anything else. Happier customers spend more money in theory.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:25 PM
edit: Oops I posted this right while beast was posting more or less the same thing.


Jeff said:
As much as I hope to ride it this year, I'm still calling "no effect" on attendance.

You guys were talking about this on the podcast a few weeks ago. I was listening at the gym and caught myself from saying "but but!" out loud. I agree that it probably won't have a hige impact on attendance. (How many more people can this park hold on a daily basis?)

This is more of a response to declining season pass sales and the park simply being overcrowded. Apparently they've dropped off in the last couple of year with no new attraction. There's a lot of people waiting in very long lines for older rides with not-so-great throughput. On any given Tuesday in the summer there's like an hour and a half wait for the 13 year old Vekoma SLC!

CW pulls it's numbers because it's located next to Toronto which is booming New Canadians who aren't too keen on border crossing these days. The new ride like a more proactive solution to a park with huge attendance and a bunch of rides that aren't ready for it.

A band spankin new 1500 per hour capacity B&M will take a huge load off the rest of the park. Less time in line for the old SLC means more time to go buy some tylenol in the gift shop after and go have an overpriced lunch. Rather than being irritated with waiting over an hour just to get a headache and leaving.

I drive by Behemoth when we head north of the city for skiing. It's really breathtaking especially the first drop. The marketing department has gotta love that beautiful first drop looming over the Hwy 400 commuters every day! *** Edited 2/13/2008 6:31:17 PM UTC by Cropsey*** *** Edited 2/13/2008 6:32:10 PM UTC by Cropsey***

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