Wonder Mountain's Guardian

Monday, June 2, 2014 1:59 PM
OhioStater's avatar

This ride was something I was looking forward to opening, as it represents the first major dark-ride installation at a Cedar Fair park under Ouimet's watch. It was also touted as supposedly being cutting-edge and a leap forward in dark-ride technology. This is just an assumption, but I also wanted to keep an eye on it as there is a certain large Cedar Fair park in need (IMO) of a major dark ride, and this ride could perhaps set a precedent for what's to come.

I have personally not been on the ride, but the reviews so far seem very mixed, and overall do not exactly seem to be all that positive (via cwmania). Even worse, it sounds as if the ride is actually not finished; with the station still not yet completed 100%, and some of the effects still being tweaked, etc.

Has anyone here had a chance to ride this?

Last edited by OhioStater, Monday, June 2, 2014 2:03 PM
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Monday, June 2, 2014 2:01 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Unacceptable. It should have been ready by opening day.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, June 2, 2014 2:30 PM
slithernoggin's avatar

Great. I booked a flight because a customer service rep told me the station would be finished.


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

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Monday, June 2, 2014 3:20 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

My sympathy bucket is still empty.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, June 2, 2014 4:21 PM
slithernoggin's avatar

Raven, how can I possibly enjoy a ride that has an unfinished station?


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

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Monday, June 2, 2014 4:24 PM
OhioStater's avatar

Something either went over my head or just to the side, there; I'm simply curious about the ride experience and whether or not it truly does raise the bar for dark-ride technology as advertised.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 8:45 PM
Tommytheduck's avatar

Unless it can top Universal's Harry Potter, Spiderman, etc... doubtful. But I'm curious about the ride myself. Our family is overdue for another CW visit.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 10:56 PM

I have ridden it. I'm absolutely not a dark ride connoisseur, but I thought it was very good. It's certainly nothing like Potter or Spiderman but is perhaps comparable to Toy Story Midway Mania in a very vague and general sense.

I did think incorporating a roller coaster component at the beginning of the ride was a bit odd and did not necessarily enhance the ride experience much.

It may not "raise the bar" technologically compared to some of the Disney and Universal rides but it is far superior to the more commonly found Sally Corp rides. I'm sure a comparable attraction would be a huge hit at any seasonal park.

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