Who can verify park used in Tim Horton's commercial

Thursday, March 5, 2009 11:58 PM

I'm trying to determine which park was used for the backdrop location for the most recent Tim Horton's commercial. The commercial features a couple Canadian tourists who arrive at the "Canada Land" section of a theme park, which features Canadian themed attractions including "Shoot a Puck", "Knit a Toque" and "Shovel the Driveway". While the Canada Land attractions are obviously set pieces, the park in the background includes a steel coaster (boomerang?), a wooden coaster, and tall palm trees. I suspect it is Knott's Berry Farm, but I have not been there in several years.

Here is a you-tube version of the commercial:


Friday, March 6, 2009 12:01 AM

I think you are right that sure looks like Knotts.

There is no better sound than that of a wooden rollercoaster climbing the first hill

Friday, March 6, 2009 12:08 AM

I agree. You can see Boomerang, Supreme Scream and Timber Mountain Log Ride in the background.

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Friday, March 6, 2009 2:11 PM

OMG that shovel the driveway attraction looks awsome. lol

Monday, March 23, 2009 3:08 PM

Uh...actually all of this commercial was done in a studio in Toronto. Sorry to demystify this for you. How do I know? Well, I was the Key Scenic who painted the set pieces.

The ice rink with the curling circles, for instance, I painted on the studio floor. The mountain in the background is also painted by me as is most of what you see.

There is a screen background which surrounds the whole studio site with a sky. Any added bits (i haven't seen it yet completely--would have been edited in).

Monday, March 23, 2009 4:00 PM

Um. Good for you?

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Monday, March 23, 2009 4:10 PM

That is definitely Knott's. The boomerang and log flume give it away.

Monday, March 23, 2009 5:47 PM

robotfactory all Knowfoolin was saying is that he happened to paint the sets used, and was using this as proof that the commercial was shot on a set, he wasn't trying to be high and mighty. and Knowfoolin you mentioned the screens...video of Knott's was probably just imposed onto it. They were just trying to figure out which park was used, no one was saying they had to shoot on site.

Edit: correction that Jeff pointed out to me.

Last edited by CPcisco, Monday, March 23, 2009 7:39 PM
Monday, March 23, 2009 7:18 PM
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Yeah, because hopefully they wouldn't be killing people. Now if they'd shoot on site, that would make more sense.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 1:53 PM

Thanx CPcisco. Just verifying as a proof. And about robotfartory-

If there was someone I wouldn't mind shooting on site...

Anyway, Tim Horton's commercial done in studio. Coaster footage added later in edit. As far as I know, there were no hotdog carts on set-- just an, um, 'weanie' here on this board.

I'll take my two minutes in the box, WebAdmin. Bye.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:26 PM
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 8:25 PM
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It's always nice to make the new people feel welcome... or something. ;)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 2:40 AM

I saw a KBF commercial today. It had the Wilderness Scrambler in it. Unfortunately, the Scrambler is currently torn down.

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