Yukon Striker at Canada's Wonderland | 68m | ?s | Cedar Fair COMPLETE

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Throwing some fog machines in there would be a great idea!

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I'd love that. The Amusement Insiders YouTube channel hinted at that so I wouldn't be surprised.
 

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The new coasters are great, but I also hope they can develop a long-term plan for theming at Wonderland as well.

The area around International Street and Wonder Mountain is still great, but other areas have gotten progressively blander over time through piecemeal replacement and de-licensing.
 

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This year on topof Frontier Canada they replaced the original Medieval Faire section back to their original names as well as cut Action Zone in half to slowly become Exposition 1896 again. I'm going to assume that over the next couple of years you will see a new theme/replacement of Drop Tower, Clif Hanger, Flight Deck, Time Warp and perhaps Riptide. Also the park has stated that Frontier Canada is just getting started now. The water park is also getting more themed to Muskoka.
 

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That's good to hear, I feel that the Frontier/Muskoka theme is a good one as it seems comparatively less expensive to implement relative to the impact.

Also great to hear about the Exposition zone being rethemed/restored, I remember that I found it one of the most disjointed and least attractive parts of the park.
 

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Paramount really messed up what TAFT created. They just wanted to plug in any movie they could without contemplating where they were relative to the park. Also giving us only cloned coasters didn't help either.
Before Backlot Cafe was here, it was a beautiful ancient Chinese building which they just shredded anything unique about it.
The only thing I appreciated about Paramount would be giving us a lot of unique flat rides.
 

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Paramount really messed up what TAFT created. They just wanted to plug in any movie they could without contemplating where they were relative to the park. Also giving us only cloned coasters didn't help either.
Before Backlot Cafe was here, it was a beautiful ancient Chinese building which they just shredded anything unique about it.
The only thing I appreciated about Paramount would be giving us a lot of unique flat rides.
Cedar Fair is the true successor of Taft.
 

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I couldn't fathom Six Flags managing the park from What it was and turning it into what it is now. We are one great coaster and a hotel away from hitting way above our belt versus Cedar Point, Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Magic Mountain.
 

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I couldn't fathom Six Flags managing the park from What it was and turning it into what it is now. We are one great coaster and a hotel away from hitting way above our belt versus Cedar Point, Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Magic Mountain.
Well good news is that CW is one of the parks that Cedar Fair will be investing in heavily going forward. I believe the hotel addition will debut for next season. I'd say Wonderland currently is a solid B+ park when you compare to other parks in North America. The park has a very solid Top 3 lineup of coasters (1.Leviathan 2.Behemoth 3.Yukon Striker) and the best lineup of flat rides in any North American park. If they continue with improving the theming throughout and continue with the big ticket ride additions this park will be elite within the next 10-15 years.

From what I heard through Amusement Insiders, Yukon Striker was designed and purchased from B&M in 2015. It was supposed to debut for the 2016 season but was put on hold last minute and Cedar Point got the Dive Coaster instead. With that being said, another major coaster purchase could be coming to Wonderland sooner rather than later. Usually there is a 4-5 year gap in between major purchases.

I'm starting to jump onto the RMC Hybrid Wooden coaster conversion bandwagon as our parks next major investment. I could see this either in 2021/2022. It's significantly cheaper than buying a B&M designed roller coaster and will turn one of our shitty wooden coasters into something great and enjoyable.

On the flip side, I'd be so happy if they demolished Flight Deck and Time Warp instead and installed a new ride there. I really hate those two rides with a passion. Two shitty rides are taking up prime real estate right near the park entrance. Can you imagine a spanking new B&M Launched Wing Coaster there instead!!!!!
 

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I'm starting to jump onto the RMC Hybrid Wooden coaster conversion bandwagon as our parks next major investment. I could see this either in 2021/2022. It's significantly cheaper than buying a B&M designed roller coaster and will turn one of our shitty wooden coasters into something great and enjoyable.

On the flip side, I'd be so happy if they demolished Flight Deck and Time Warp instead and installed a new ride there. I really hate those two rides with a passion. Two shitty rides are taking up prime real estate right near the park entrance. Can you imagine a spanking new B&M Launched Wing Coaster there instead!!!!!
I'm with you on both of these! I'm wondering which one they will do first, if they do both. Probably an RMC, but of which coaster? I think Wild Beast absolutely needs it more and they could take out the go kart track to free up more space for a longer ride.
 

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I'm with you on both of these! I'm wondering which one they will do first, if they do both. Probably an RMC, but of which coaster? I think Wild Beast absolutely needs it more and they could take out the go kart track to free up more space for a longer ride.
Yes Wilde Beast makes the most sense. It's the worst of out of the two woodies CW has. Plus, it has a better potential with its layout for RMC to work with compared to the out and back layout of Minebuster. Let's not forget that Splash Works is in the way. Yes you are right, Speedcity Raceway will be removed in the near future. Cedar Fair has been removing Go Cart tracks out of all their parks recently.

Watch this video, this is what they could possibly turn Wilde Beast into on that plot of land.
 

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Follow-up visit, a little sunnier this time:

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

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Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr

Yukon Striker by Marcanadian, on Flickr
 

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