Canada’s Wonderland has finally unleashed their revamped website and details for Halloween Haunt 2012. This years event brings us four new attractions: Two new haunts called Streets of the Undead and Iron Empire, and two new shows called The Underworld and Blood Drums. Favourite haunts such as Club Blood, Blood on the Bayou, Corn Stalkers and more return to give you even more nightmares. Read below for details on everything else for this years event which runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights starting October 5. Continue reading
California’s Great America will open the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in Northern California in the spring of 2013.
High-speed twists, turns, drops, a station fly-by and the Old West are the top features of Gold Striker, currently under construction. The ride will stand 108 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 103 feet at a 50-degree angle. Riders will careen along 3,197 feet of track at speeds up to 54 miles per hour. The ride experience on Gold Striker will last more than two minutes. Continue reading
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced that it will introduce another exciting array of thrill and family rides, spectacular stage shows, and extreme water slides in 2013 across its 19 North American parks, including the transformation of Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari in New Jersey into one property, creating the largest regional theme park in the world. Continue reading
One of the worst kept secrets for the 2013 amusement park season has been that Cedar Point is adding a new coaster. Today they finally let the cat out of the bag with the announcement of Gatekeeper. This B&M Flying coaster is set to take over the front gate of the park in a similar fashion to Leviathan at Canada’s Wonderland. It will be the longest winged coaster in the world and have the longest drop of any winged coaster worldwide. Check out all the facts & figures for this breathtaking addition to Cedar Point below:
Over the weekend, we took a quick jaunt over to Canada’s Wonderland. It’s been a while since we visited the park, so we wanted to check out how the season was going. We got there around 6pm on Friday and the park was busy, but not insane.
We saw the Cirque Ambiente show, which was pretty interesting. We’re big fans of the ice shows, so it’s sad that this year they didn’t have one. With that said, the audience was wowed by the production and overall it was well put together. A nice Cirque Du Soleil style theatrical experience.
The other, Starlight Spectacular, was simply awful. It’s uses some projections on Wonder Mountain, with a random soundtrack and lighting effects. There is no storyline, and it just ends with some projected fireworks at the end. It may be impressive to people who have never been anywhere else, but there is much to be improved upon. While we don’t expect Disney quality shows and fireworks, the show could be a little more exciting in our opinion. Matt Ouimet (the former Disney Castmember who is now the Cedar Fair CEO), please bring a little Disney magic to the Cedar Fair family. Starting with fixing this nighttime “spectacular”, because it’s anything but. Everyone will thank you!
As for Halloween Haunt, one of the workers we spoke with heard the rumour floating around the internet about a new Maze being inside Wonder Mountain, although she thinks it won’t happen. What she did mention was that there will be two new houses and one new scare zone. One haunt is said to be tribal themed, so maybe an African Voodoo theme or something along those lines. She wouldn’t give us any other details regarding the second haunt, other than the Miner’s Revenge would not be returning this year. It will be interesting to see what this year brings to the park.
Now without further ado, here’s our collection of photos for your enjoyment: Continue reading