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Rumor - Project 2019: New Entrance Plaza & Coaster

12/28/17 at 11:49am in Rumor - Project 2019: New Entrance Plaza & Coaster (Latest Edit: 01/19/18 at 11:26am by Shane.)
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ScreamScape.com Wrote:New Park Entrance / Parking Plaza - Rumor - (12/26/17) According to the latest rumors we may see some renewed focus on the expansion and infrastructure of Canada's Wonderland start in late 2018. If the rumors are true, at the end of the 2018 you may see park begin work on building a new modern Front Gate and a new Parking Plaza entry facility that will open in 2019.
I'm guessing this will be similar to what we've seen Cedar Fair build at Carowinds and Cedar Point itself in the past couple years. These projects add vital new infrastructure to park's ticketing and admissions systems, as well as create a new modern sense of arrival. Thing kind of upgrade has sort of been in a slow rollout to many of the old Paramount parks anyway as Kings Island also got a new parking entry plaza and smaller upgrades to the entrance and I believe a major upgrade for the entrance to California's Great America is also being planned for a future rollout.

According to ScreamScape it looks like Canada's Wonderland will be receiving the New Style Cedar Fair Entrance for the 2019 season. These new entrances have already been added to Carowinds, Cedar Point, and World's of Fun. King's Island received a new parking entrance recently, but has yet to have their full main entrance replaced and California's Great America has already gotten planning approval for theirs. Hopefully this entrance includes a headline coaster to tie into it as well.

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It would appear that Canada's Wonderland is getting planning approval for a new roller coaster at the park.

ScreamScape.com Wrote:Planning - (1/18/19) Plans in the works to add a new coaster to Canada's Wonderland in the near future have been confirmed in the lists of the official meeting agenda notes from the Jan. 12, 2018 meeting of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. According to the meeting notes (click here and scroll down to page 45) Canada's Wonderland has proposed to "alter a waterway to construct in the Regional Storm Floodplain of the Don River in order to facilitate the construction of a by-pass channel and a new roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland located on Part Lot 18-20, Concession 5, 9580 Jane Street, in the City of Vaughan within the Don River Watershed."

The permit issued is for the period of Jan. 12, 2018 to Jan. 11, 2020, which seems to narrow down the timeline for the new coaster to open for the 2019 or 2020 season. According to the notes, the construction will create "a ride tunnel within the pond and regulatory floodplain" along with up to nine support piers within the regulated area.

"A portion of the proposed ride is located within the Regional Storm Floodplain. The proposed site is located at the south end of Canada's Wonderland, within an online pond, north of an existing online stormwater pond. The subject site is currently manicured lawn and an on-line pond."

"We are seeking approval for the full project at this time, however it will be a phased permit. Phase 1 will consist of the in-the-dry low-flow by-pass channel. Phase 2 will consist of the construction of the ride tunnel, piers and associated landscaping."

Based on the approximate location shown, the coaster looks like it will inhabit the empty space between Windseeker and Vortex. While I suppose it could take over the former Skyrider location, I've heard the former Skyrider location was earmarked to be used for future waterpark expansions.

Previous rumors indicated that the park was looking into the idea of a large-scale B&M Inverted coaster design, similar to Banshee at Kings Island.

Based on this information it would appear that the new coaster may not interact with the park entrance since the plot of land is located behind Wonder Mountain, though it's hard to say at this point. The station for Fury 325 is not very close to the park's main entrance and is still able to interact with it. Though it does wrap around the perimeter of the park, it may be harder for CW's new coaster to interact with the entrance without disturbing a lot of the existing park's structures.

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