Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Canada's Wonderland- August 17th, 2016

It was another great day at Canada's Wonderland which was my 9th visit of the season! Today, Travis came along so, we had also hit up Splashworks, the water park in the early afternoon. We arrived shortly before 9:30am and left around 4:30pm. We did a lot of rides today. Despite it being busy it was a fun day as usual. We even rode Behemoth in the rain which is exciting as usual! Enjoy the photos below!

We arrived at Canada's Wonderland shortly before 9:30am. It was a slightly overcast day which made the temperatures slightly cooler.
While we were waiting for the rides to open for the day, you could tell some rain was coming.
After riding quite a few rides and coasters in International Festival and Action Zone, including a ride on Behemoth in the rain, we decided to take a ride on Mighty Canadian Minebuster and then head on over to Timberwolf Falls to get soaked! Here is a view of Windseeker and Slingshot both standing 300 feet high against the blue and cloud-filled sky.
Here we are after taking a fun, but extremely soaking ride on Timberwolf Falls.
After getting a bit to eat, we spent an hour and a half in Splash Works getting on most of the water slides. Around 1:40pm, we decided we had enough and spent the rest of the day riding rides and other coasters in the park.
Splashworks sure has grown over the years since it's opening in 1992, with the most recent addition of Typhoon and Splash Station last year.
After going to Splash Works, we decided to head on over to Medieval Faire and line up for Leviathan. Operations were great as usual so, even though the queue was full, we only waited an hour in line. Here's a view of Nightmares operating at full tilt.
Here's a view of Drop Tower through Leviathan's track while we were waiting in line.
After riding Leviathan, Scott and I decided to take a ride on The Rage. This shot was captured after our ride.
Although we didn't ride Shockwave today, I decided to get a photo of it in action.
Here's a view of how busy the park was today. People are getting in their last rides of the summer.
Here is a photo of Skyhawk's sign. I rode Skyhawk twice earlier today and flipped 19 times during my 1st ride of the day and flipped 26 times during the ride after that. So far, I've ridden Skyhawk 18 times and have a personal record of 28 flips. :-)
Here we are after another amazing day at Canada's Wonderland! I hope you enjoyed the photos! :-)

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Canada's Wonderland- August 4th, 2016

Where's summer going?!? Anyways, here are photos from my 8th visit of the season to Canada's Wonderland! We had an amazing day even though it was extremely hot and humid. Scott and I found relief from the heat by taking a ride on White Water Canyon and Timberwolf Falls. Scott and I were able to get on many rides despite the long lines. Our Mom took her usual spin on Antique Carousel. I hope you enjoy the photos and the video of Drop Tower below!

This is always a beautiful view to start any day at Canada's Wonderland! We arrived at 9:30am, as usual. :-)
Here is Leviathan's lift hill looking through a couple of pine trees nearby Wonder mountain while we were waiting for the rides to open.
After a few hours of riding rides, getting drenched, and getting a bit to eat, we decided to wander around the park for a bit. Here's a photo of Shockwave in operation. Shockwave is a very fun ride as it twists and flips riders upside down. Shockwave was manufactured by Mondial and opened at the park in 2001.
Here is Scott walking towards Leviathan. We only waited 55 minutes to get on as the operations of the ride crew was amazing during this extremely busy day. :-)
Here's Windseeker peeking out from behind Wonder Mountain as seen from Medieval Faire.
Here's Spinovator, one of our favourite rides at the park. Even though we ride everything, Spinovator still continues to be our favourite because of the fast spinning motion and the feeling of being ejected out of our seats. This classic has been operating at Canada's Wonderland since opening day back in May of 1981 and is a Calypso ride, which was manufactured by Mack Rides of Germany.
Even though we really enjoy rides, we still enjoy classic arcade games at Canada's Wonderland. Here's Scott and I playing an intense game of Air Hockey.
Here's another angle of the same game. Our Mom took those two photos.
Since it was an extremely hot day today, many people were keeping cool at Splash Works. Here you can see riders going headfirst down Riptide Racer which is a fun water slide! We'll probably visit Splash Works next time we visit.
Here is a glimpse of one of the two fountain's that were added in Vortex's pond this season.
After flipping like crazy on Skyhawk for the third time of the day, Scott and I decided to see how Sledgehammer was doing since our ride earlier that day. For some strange reason, Sledgehammer has been stalling and temporarily breaking down in the morning whenever Scott and I ride it during the past few visits. Anyhow, here's how Sledgehammer was at 3:20pm. We went and rode Orbiter to wait and see if Sledgehammer would re-open.
Sledgehammer's neighbour, Psyclone was sending it's passengers high into the sky.
Just at that moment, Sledgehammer came alive! After this testing, Scott and I rode it again. :-)
After jumping shy-high and being spun on Sledgehammer, we decided to hydrate once again. While getting a nice cool drink, I decided to take a photo of one of the many nice flowerbeds throughout the park.
After riding a few more rides, we decided to call it a day shortly after 4pm. We had an amazing visit once again and look forward to the next. Thanks for viewing the photos! :-)

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Canada's Wonderland- July 20th, 2016

Here are some photos from my 7th visit to Canada's Wonderland this season! Scott and our Mom had came along for the trip today. Today was a nice but, quite warm day. The lines were a little longer than I had hoped but, we still had a great day! We also rode quite a bit as well. I even tried out the Virtual Reality (VR) on Thunder Run which is new this year and only available to season pass holders at the moment. It was fun and slightly scary at times! But, I won't tell you what I saw while riding Thunder Run using VR! So, you will have to wait and see for yourself! Now on to the photos!

You can tell that it was kind of cloudy and hazy this morning while we walked through the gate around 9:40am.
After riding some rides and getting slightly wet on White Water Canyon, we decided to walk along the path which connects White Water Canyon to Splashworks and Action Zone. This small ICEE stand was actually open today! I don't recall seeing it open since a couple of summers ago. I guess since the park was busy and the weather was hot, they decided to open it.
While Scott and I were waiting to ride Swing of The Century I decided to get some neat shots from the queue line of this great classic.
Here's another shot of Swing of The Century operating from the queue line.
In order to get these interesting shots, I leaned my camera against the queue line divider.
Here is a photo of the wonderful architect that can be seen along International Street.
Here is one shot of Skyhawk. You can see the riders flapping their wings and trying to flip upside down.
I rode Skyhawk twice today, making my total rides on Skyhawk up to 13 rides! Ever since my eighth ride, I've been able to flip upside down various times as it all depends on the wind speeds at the time. There is also a certain technique that riders need to use in order to flip upside down. You can read about how to successfully flip upside down in my video description which can be found further down.
Remember last time when I had reported an installation of the water fountain in Vortex's helix? Well, sometime within the past two weeks, the park had added another water fountain alongside Vortex. I like it when the park adds scenic features like this! :-)
Here is a shot with one of Vortex's trains passing by.
Unfortunately Sledgehammer was down today. Every time I've visited this year, it has been up and operating quite well. Hopefully it will be up and running again soon as it's the only one of it's kind in the World.
When we had passed by in the morning, the grey restraint control boxes were disconnected from the seats and laying on the ground. When we walked by later, the grey restraint control boxes were reconnected to the seats and the giant door on the main structure was closed again. I would like to mention that the 2015 season was the best that Sledgehammer had seen in a long time. Hopefully the rest of this season can be just as successful for Sledgehammer!
Here is a photo of Scott, our Mom, and I after having a wonderful day at Canada's Wonderland! It was a really great day even though the park was slightly busy but, that is what you can expect as it's mid to late July. Thanks for looking at my photos and be sure to watch my off-ride Skyhawk video below! :-)

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Canada's Wonderland- July 7th, 2016

Here are some photos from my sixth visit of the season to Canada's Wonderland! My brother Scott and our Mom came along for the day! It was a great day as the lines were relatively short for this time of the year but, it was extremely hot and humid!

The view of Wonder Mountain is still a great view to start off the day at Canada's Wonderland! Many people enjoy having photos taken of themselves in front of this marvelous icon. :-)
The Royal Fountains sure were shooting quite high on this hot and humid day! :-)
While we were waiting for the rides to open at 10am, I noticed that Thunder Run's support structure had received some new lumber. But, I also noticed that there are quite a few weeds growing atop Wonder Mountain.
Here is Scott and I after getting soaked on White Water Canyon and Timberwolf Falls. We had thought we were only going to get soaked twice but, we got soaked again when it rained around 1pm. It was quite refreshing on this hot and humid day! :-)
Here is a recent addition to the scenery at Canada's Wonderland! A water fountain was added inside Vortex's helix sometime between my last visit on June 22nd and this visit. It sure is a nice touch and an interesting visual when taking a ride on Vortex! :-)
Here is another photo of Vortex's new water fountain with a train passing by! :-)
Here's a closer shot of the new fountain that is located within Vortex's helix.
Here is a slightly blurry shot of The Rage in operation. The Rage is a fun ride especially when sitting in the end rows. :-)
Here is Scott and I taking our second ride (out of three) on Drop Tower today. This photo was captured by our Mom.
Here is Scott and I being asked by the ride attendant to raise our hands before we climb the 227 foot tower.
Here is Scott and I again just as we were leaving the ground.
Here is me waving towards the ground before our 227 foot descent.
Way up there is Scott and I waiting to free-fall towards the ground at speeds up to 100 km/h while our Mom takes photos safely from the ground!
Here is Scott and I after riding Drop Tower. No matter how many times we have ridden it, Drop Tower still provides quite a thrill! :-)
Way up there (306 feet to be exact) is Scott and I with our hands up in the back row before going down the first drop on Leviathan! If you want an intense ride on Leviathan, just sit in the last row with your hands up! Scott and I were able to ride Leviathan twice thanks to the short lines! :-)
Here are some geese who made a hissy visit in the Medieval Faire section of the park.
The sun decided to make an appearance today and made this flowers stand out! The landscape team at Canada's Wonderland does an excellent job at making the park look beautiful! :-)
Here is a shot of the water fountain the is situated nearby the Planet Snoopy entrance.
Scott and I decided to venture over to Planet Snoopy and ride the classic, Ghoster Coaster.
Here is another shot of this small wooden coaster from the queue line. 
Even though Ghoster Coaster is geared towards to younger coaster riders, it still provides some great airtime in the back seat that riders of all ages crave! :-)
Here is a photo of Scott, our Mom, and I after spending another wonderful day at Canada's Wonderland!
Just while we were leaving, I decided to take a photo of these planters that were lined along the parking lot, just before the main entrance. These weren't here two weeks ago, so I imagine someone tried driving up here recently? :-)
I thank you for coming along on my adventures at Canada's Wonderland once again! We had such a great day as we arrived around 9:30am and left around 4:30pm. Even though it was very hot and humid, the short lines made it highly tolerable. Be sure to check back soon for more photos as the season continues! :-)