Wonder Mountain’s Guardian


Wonder Mountain’s Guardian begins with a perilous climb up the side of Wonder Mountain then plummets into its core traveling through five different layers of this dimensional world. Riders will encounter mythical creatures as they navigate 1,000 feet of coaster track through a desolate forest, underground lake and Draconian City. The quest culminates as riders enter the dragon’s lair for the ultimate battle with a heart stopping finale that will shock thrill seekers of all ages.


Wonder Mountain’s Guardian. Like the giga coaster, hyper coaster, and 300′ tower ride, I would not have imagined something like this coming to Wonderland 10 years ago. I think this is a fantastic addition to the park. It’s another unique attraction that anyone can ride so I think 2014 will be a great season for them in terms of numbers (as if that has ever been a problem before).

There have been a lot of complaints that there aren’t many details and artwork with the announcement. As someone who likes to know everything about Wonderland, I totally understand what they’re doing. The best thing that can happen is no one having a clue about the ride going into the mountain on opening day next year.

I do hope they take this opportunity to add some theming to Thunder Run’s queue. I haven’t been to the park in a while, so I hope they haven’t replaced the thumping heartbeat with the queue TVs that play pop songs. Thunder Run’s queue doesn’t move very quickly so I think telling a story in the queue using signs, props, maybe even video would be a great renewal for the ride.

I’m kind of confused how the Guardian will play into Thunder Run though. I would assume it’s the same dragon we’re talking about (Herman) so I don’t know. That’s kinda why I want them to start telling a story over at Thunder Run, to see what they come up with.

I’m also very intrigued by the fact that Wonderland’s own engineering teams will be working on the coaster track for this ride. It really shows how big Wonderland has become, to be able to do things on their own, in house (thankfully keeping my beloved Sledge Hammer alive even since HUSS abandoned them).

It pains me to say, but I’m not so sure I’m going to renew my pass since I never make it out to the park that often anymore. I skipped the 2012 season pass and bought a 2013 pass at the end of the year to get the one free 2012 visit. I will probably do the same thing again.


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