Canada's Wonderland
Vaughn, Ontario
Negative-G 2012 Road Trip
& Leviamania Enthusiast Event
May 26 & 27, 2012
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The Leviathan Roller Coaster at Canada's Wonderland, Vaughn, Ontario, Canada

After Cedar Point, Waldameer Park, Darien Lake, Niagara Falls and Martin's Fantasy Island for the Negative-G 2012 Road Trip it came time to cross the border, score Bond and myself our first new country and to hit the biggest new coaster in the world; Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland.

Having never been outside of the United States it was a little weird being in another country.  The road signs were in both English and French, there were Tim Horton's everywhere and the people drove like lunatics.  I'm not trying to disparage my neighbors to the north but I grew up in Chicago and Houston so I know crazy driving but around Toronto it's a whole new level of lunacy.  We been givimng Bratman crap for years as he shot across four lanes of traffic on our Negative-G Road Trip back in 2010 to hit an exit.  We thought it was just him but the truth is that's just the norm up there.  So just imagine an expressway filled with cars shooting from lane across lanes at high speed with optional turn signals and by the time we got to Canada's Wonderland I needed plunge down three hundred feet to take the edge off and relax.

The Leviathan Roller Coaster at Canada's Wonderland, Vaughn, Ontario, Canada

Despite the drivers I love and want to visit any country with a view like this.  Leviathan is so big the park can't contain it as it stretches out into the parking lot and over the entrance plaza to Canada's Wonderland.

The Leviathan Roller Coaster at Canada's Wonderland, Vaughn, Ontario, Canada

So you're walking up to Canada's Wonderland what music do you think you'd hear playing over the PA?  Maybe "Oh Canada" or some Rush or Bratman's favorite Canadian artist which is Brian Adams but what were we met with?  Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" and James Brown's "Living in America".  It was kind of weird.

Oh they did play "Oh Canada" when the park opened for our second day at the park and being polite guests as I told Bond beforehand to just to stand there quietly and be respectful during it.

The Leviathan Roller Coaster at Canada's Wonderland, Vaughn, Ontario, Canada


Leviathan is situated in the Medieval Fare section of the park and being the really big new ride that it is there was a hell of a line stretching way out into the midway.



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