Canada's Wonderland decided to use a smart technique for the 2017 season. Add one attraction to the water park, and one to the dry side. Both of these attractions should be relatively cheap, and will bolster the lineup for both sides of the park.
Muskoka Plunge will be a 60 ft tall set of 4 drop pod slides. This slide complex is probably the same one that is going into Cedar Point and Knott's, but that really isn't an issue here. Unlike copying flat rides, water slides tend to be pretty standard. Whereas someone may only like a few Boomerangs or SLCs, water slides are a lot more popular altogether. I am a firm believer that every water park should look into investing in a drop pod slide. It is unknown whether or not this slide complex will also have the dueling tube slides like the others do.
Soaring Timbers is the addition to the dry side of the park. Keeping in tradition with adding unique flat rides to the park, Soaring Timbers will be the first of its type in North America. Also, considering the relationship that the park has with Mondial, this attraction will be built by them. It is one of their "Inferno" models. Riders board two 19 person gondolas, and swing around a 45 degree arc with swinging and flipping seats. It is truly something that I would be excited for if I were a Wonderland frequent.
Reason: This isn't the first time that a park has done the "One Wet, One Wild!" slogan. It works very well whenever a park does it, and these attractions are great for the park. Thrill riders should be very impressed with these. The reason for the high grade is because it was not expected, and serves Wonderland well. This is a dark horse for best new addition next year for a Cedar Fair park (besides Mystic Timbers)