My friend Trevor is a pretty cool guy. He’s one of those people who’s up for almost anything and rarely turns down a chance to have an adventure. So, when I found out that he hadn’t been to Canada’s Wonderland since he was a kid, I knew we had to spend the day there catching up on some rollercoasters and rides. Granted, it was a bit chilly on the day we chose to go, but it was well worth it. Now, if you’re a fan of theme parks and haven’t been to this one yet, let me break it down for ya.
Canada’s Wonderland is located in Vaughan, just outside of Toronto. It’s a 300-acre theme park with more than 200 attractions, including 16 rollercoasters, and is home to Splash Works, a 20-acre water park. My family has been going to Canada’s Wonderland since I was a kid. A lot has changed or evolved over the years, but the fun has never stopped. With different experiences for all levels, there’s something there for everyone.
My personal favourite rollercoaster is The Bat. I’ve always loved it and I think I always will. Riders are pulled backwards and launched through a corkscrew and then a crazy loop flipping you upside down, travelling at almost 75km/hour, and then back into a Cobra Roll, which takes you up another climb and through the whole thing again. It gets me every time.
With the gates already open for the season, Canada’s Wonderland has a thrilling new ride Lumberjack, an interactive new family ride Flying Canoes, and an extensive entertainment lineup of live shows, food festivals, a month-long Celebration Canada event (starting on June 30th) and more. When Splash Works opens on May 26th, they will also unveil the newly transformed kids pool and splash area, Lakeside Lagoon. With a new kiddie pool, double in original size, kids can play among the new interactive spray features.
More on these two new rides though! Lumberjack will leave you with feet dangling, soaring 360 degrees in the air on two giant ‘axe’ pendulums. With inversions reaching up to 75 feet (22m) high, this ride will give you the sensation of an inverted coaster loop. Flying Canoes is an interactive family ride where 2 guests can step into a ‘magical’ canoe and control their journey of flight through the air.
I would highly recommend grabbing a Season Pass, as they’re a great option to save on multiple visits with friends and family. Until May 21st, they are available online for as low as $71.99 (or 6 payments of $11.99). After then, they go up to regular price (which is still a great value), so be sure to grab them before! It’s awesome considering you get 2 parks for the price of 1, and unlimited access to the park for over 130 days (not to mention all the shows, events and festivals happening throughout the summer, and other great perks). We’ve already grabbed ours for the team!
At the end of our adventurous day together, I asked Trevor about the best parts of his time at Canada’s Wonderland. His favourite rides were Behemoth and Leviathan, as he had never experienced such epic rollercoasters before. Mine was probably catching up to him while in the bumper cars and hitting him right into the wall – because I’m a nice friend like that. But, I think the best part of the day for both of us overall was the laughter, the excitement, and the innate feeling of freedom. When you get on those rides, you just have to let go of control and just be in the moment.
Today our very own @catherinescabinet is excited to be attending Media Day at @canadaswonderland 😎💕 It also feels like the perfect time to announce that #DoTheDaniel has joined the #WonderBlogger team. During the 2018 season, using our Season Passes, we will bring you excited content and contests! 🎉🎉🎉 #Ad – — – — #WonderBloggers #Wonderland #Wonderful #Saturday #Toronto #AmusementPark #Rides #FunnelCake
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Catherine Sugrue, CNP
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Photos by Catherine Sugrue & Canada’s Wonderland