It's time for an update of some of the new things around the park for the 2013 season. Check out all the pictures here:http://www.cwmania.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=269
International Street has been spruced up with lots of paint and new signs.
New funnel cake sign.
If you remember, this corner use to be a sci-fi themed area back when Paramount owned the park.
The entire store has been opened up. You would walk through a "portal" from the main gift shop to the sci-fi area that is shown in the far end of this picture.
Speaking of paint and freshening up, Time Warp has been repainted. The supports are a solid dark blue from the bottom to the top with the track being painted a darker yellow. No more faded teal up top.
It's a little hard to tell from this picture, but Silver Streak's supports are being repainted a light gray colour. The pictures make it seem like it's a white primer.
Sledgehammer's overhaul is ongoing.
The main shaft is still missing. Hopefully we'll be able to give you all an update soon.
SkyRider has gotten some paint-love too. Notice the retro logo on the bottoms of the trains. A FastLane path has also been added for this season.
Brand new seat coverings and lap bars for Minebuster. It actually wasn't too bad today, although we did ride in the front row.
From Minebuster to Behemoth...
Behemoth gave us LOTS of airtime as usual. The sunny, warm spring day and no trims made for a great ride. We did notice that the vibrations are still there like previous years. It doesn't seem as though the repairs were made as mentioned last fall.
White Water Canyon is still being prepped for the warmer temps. These are the planks that create the waves/rapids along the flume.
A FastLane path has also been added to Timber Wolf Falls so you can cool off without the wait this summer.
A few of the parks old trees had to be removed but they were replaced with this nice area along with a new sitting area for the near-by restaurant.
You can still check out a piece of the removed trees in the Starbucks. All you need to do is pull up a chair.
The new movie playing in the Action FX Theatre.
And the pricing for the above mentioned new film.
This has replaced "You Go Grill" in the Action Zone. And right beside it is one of the new locations of Beaver Tails!
The other location is in KidzVille near the antique cars.
In case you're curious, here are the flavors available and associated prices.
They've also added options to roll your ice cream cookiewich in at the Cookie Cafe.
Doe anyone know what's missing in this picture? Oh, a bottle of Coke will now run you $4.00! And vitamin water is $4.75!
The wax candles made from your hand mold had returned to the park. This is located in KidzVille near Taxi Jam.
Behemoth vs Leviathan!
Leviathan was running great today. FAST with no trims!
TV's have been popping up in queues around the park like this one in Leviathan's queue. None were playing anything today.
A countdown clock has been added to the front of Leviathan's station.
The clock counts down from 45 seconds as soon as the restraints open after the train returns to the station.
There are two of these. One for the left 2 seats and one for the right 2 seats. It shows when the restraint has been pulled/pushed down at least 2 clicks (require to dispatch).
WindSeeker was testing.
And eventually opened for us to enjoy a great view of the park.
And here is the new evac-platform in case we get stuck 300 ft in the air. These two arms connect around the tower.
Once attached around the tower, the arms can rotate all the way around on these wheels.
Here is the basket you`ll hop in to and be lowered down in 2 at a time.
And the controls for the evac-platform.
And finally, the fountains! The bottom of the fountains has been painted black. I`m not sure I really like it...
The original fountains are all still there along with the new LED lights that were added last season.
There are 3 sets of 8 ``water canons`` that have been added down the middle.
This picture really gives a good perspective of how big these new fountains are compared to the much smaller original one (on the right side of this picture).
Cirque Ambiente returns June 22 in the Wonderland Theatre.
And don`t forget about Victoria Day Fireworks on Sunday, May 19!