Saturday, 29 October 2011

Another Leviathan Update

I made my way back to Canada's Wonderland today for my final visit of the season there.  Got a bunch of rides on my beloved Behemoth... and also took some more pictures of next year's new ride... Leviathan!

Click on the pictures for a larger view.

This was my view as I drove in today :

Before heading into the park, I took a few pictures... here is some track:

...and here are some supports!

I walked around the corner, and what did I see?  The bottom of the main drop!

I walked around for some different views......

I then walked around to the front gate.  I noticed that the footers had come along quite well.  Here is a view in the turnaround area:

I went in through the front gates and noticed this sign.  I really hope it is not a sign of things to come next year.....

I then walked over towards Leviathan......

I went up to ride Dragon Fire.  Was very interesting, as Dragon Fire is literally in the middle of Leviathan's construction.  Track pieces and supports everywhere.  Here you can see the crown of Leviathan's lift hill:

 I did not spend too much more time taking photos, as I wanted to get my rides in... but here is a couple more :

At this point, I went around riding.  The park was dead today.  Every ride was a walk-on, except Behemoth, and that was maybe a 2-3 train wait.  I did a lap of the park, hitting my favourites, and then spent my final half hour camped out on Behemoth, finishing off my coaster season.

Now that the off season is upon us, I will still attempt to document Leviathan's progress whenever I pass by.  Should make for an interesting off season!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Leviathan Progress

I took a few hours out of my day yesterday to go to Canada's Wonderland.  As I told someone.... soon enough I will be bitching about the long offseason.

Got a few rides in on some favourites like Behemoth, Windseeker, Vortex, and so on. The park actually had some decent lines (yet still manageable) for such a cool day.  Somehow I think Sundays are a lot quieter this time of year.  I remember going in previous years on October Sundays and enjoying the park to myself.

Anyways, I took some time to check out construction on Leviathan.   Here are some photos.... click for a larger view:

This was my view from my parking spot.  As you can see, with the lift hill not even half done, it is towering over Dragon Fire.

I took the time to walk around the outside of the park, and snapped a few more pictures.

You can see in this next picture how the coaster will go right outside the park towards the main gate.

Here is where the turnaround will be, right in front of the entry plaza.  I hope that they can minimize the removal of the trees, as they have been there since the park opened in 1981.

Here is the view as you approach the ride from within the park.

The ride will certainly look imposing as you approach it!

Here is a view of the station area:

And now looking up the lift hill:

In my mind, I am already dreaming of making the ascent up this hill!  Anyways, work on this coaster is progressing along, and it won't be long before the coaster below is the second tallest in the park.