We got in to Wonderland about 20 minutes before park opening, got our tickets and were allowed in. This is a change from other parks, as we'd have to line up at the gate and wait before, at Wonderland the main ride sections were simply blocked until 10 on the dot, so you could go at least part of the way to what you want to ride first. Which for us was Behemoth, but due to the high winds and early threats of rain, neither Behemoth or Leviathan were running upon opening. Rather disappointed, we went over to Flight Deck (formerly Top Gun in the Paramount days), an old favourite of our's, and rode it first.
Next up was the Mighty Canadian Mine Buster, another of the original four coasters of the park. It is a classic wooden coaster, upon leaving the station you are dropped down a bit and turn 180 degrees to the lift hill. After the hill, you go through a 90 degree turn and are dropped and shot along a few air humps under some of the water rides and then up into a banked turn, before dropping down again and then going through some more humps and a head-chopper element under the track. Then you bank into the upward helix and at the halfway point you are thrust into a dark and loud tunnel, before coming out into the light and then hitting the brake run. Classic wooden experience, and a smoother ride than others we have been on. Recommended.
Next we walked back over to Wild Beast, number three of the original four, but after about ten minutes in line with people bailing and no trains running the circuit we saw it was broken down and not going to get going in short order. So we left the line, found some lunch and rode on Flight Deck again. The weather had been improving steadily with the sun finally out, and while on the lift of Flight Deck, I spotted Behemoth running trains for the first time in the day. So we wandered over and got into the line that was rapidly getting bigger.
After another bout on Behemoth, we left the park and concluded the Great American Coaster Tour 2013. What a ride it has been! Over 5000 km traveled through Ontario and 11 states, and seven great parks. If you like roller coasters at all, there is no better way to spend two weeks! Well, except of course hitting more parks! But we had timing issues with the hours and whatnot, so we did the best we could in the time we had. Though, Wonderland (also King's Island and Six Flags New England, to be fair) are in need of some B&M inverters or some Intamin launched/more bizarre rides. Roller coasters are what draws people from all over the world to these parks, and the more quality rides a park has, the more people will think it is worth the journey to get there! No parks on the trip turned out to be disappointing, which I am glad for, but some were definitely a better value than others.
Leviathan, 7th tallest, 8th fastest