Cedar Fair announces 4D dark ride, Wonder Mountain's Guardian, for Canada's Wonderland
Written by Cory R
Canada's Wonderland just announced today they are building a new dark ride inside the park's iconic Wonder Mountain, called Wonder Mountain's Guardian, due to open May 2014. This will be the first dark ride Cedar Fair has ever attempted. It is going to be a 4D interactive dark ride, on a coaster track.Tweet
Here is a video from the announcement that goes into more detail.
It sounds like they are attempting a cross between Spiderman/Transformers, Toy Story Mania, Expedition Everest, and Disney's vision for the Beastly Kingdom dragon coaster that (sorta) never happened. Sounds awesome in theory, if they pull it off. Cedar Fair has no experience in dark rides, so its hard to predict how it will turn out.
TRIOTECH, the Montreal-based company creating the ride doesn't seem to have too much experience with major, well-known theme parks. Their CEO says this will beat anything Disney or Universal has. It is hard to believe that, especially when the budget for the ride is rumored to only be 10 million dollars. It will have the longest interactive screen ever built for a ride, so that's saying something.
I grew up in Toronto and went to Canada's Wonderland all the time. I would love nothing more than for this ride to be as awesome and state of the art as its being hyped to be. Only time will tell. But Summer 2014 is shaping out to be a great summer for North American theme parks. I can't wait to check out this ride.
What are your thoughts on Wonder Mountain's Guardian?
Update: In more Cedar Fair news, Worlds of Fun, outside Kansas City, announced a new tower swing ride for next year, SteelHawk. This is widely expected to be the Windseeker ride relocated from California's Knott's Berry Farm.
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