Our friends over at CWMania.com sent us over some great offseason pictures of Canada's Wonderland and their two new additions Flying Eagles and Skyhawk.
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Also be sure to check out video of the tour below.
Let's start off with a look at Flying Eagles!!
The concrete pad & ride structure has been installed and soon to follow is the operator's booth & queue.
In order to allow for paths around the entire ride, Chopper Chase had to be modified. Seven new footers were poured, supports moved over & 40 meters* of track manufactured to shift the track over.
* Meters = a unit of measure that makes way more sense than feet that the USA flatly rejected in the early 80's setting us back from the rest of the civilized world.
It will be a great view from both Flying Eagles and Chopper Chase as they whiz by each other
Always nice to have another awesome Flyer ride and these gondolas look AMAZING.
Let's move over to Skyhawk
A look at the final tower, the only thing left to be placed is the masthead that we'll show a bit more of below.
The mechanical room (left) and operator booth (right) separate the entrance and queue area.
One of the cool things about this ride is the entire tower will rotate, not just the arms. A look at the drive motors that will spin the tower.
This is the masthead and is the highest point of the ride.
The masthead contains the motors and pulleys that will raise and lower the hub up and down the tower. This also includes a weather station and lightning rod.
This is the cable that will be wound around the sheaves & connect to the hub to lift/lower it
The counterweights that will be connected to the center of the tower.
Flood lights on the masthead that will light up the ride at night and below that LED lights that will light up each arm.
This is a front view of where the seat arms connect to the hub
Let's take a look at the seats which look ultra comfy.
That backside of the seats for all you seat enthusiasts. We're pretty sure you're out there.
Ride seat porn ...
Thanks again to CWMania for sending us these amazing pictures. We are so happy you thought of us to share the great pics. We look forward to seeing more from Canada's Wonderland on your site this year!!!
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