Canada’s Wonderland is Ontario’s premier theme park with over 200 attractions, 68 rides, Splash Works, great live shows and more. Due to the number of roller coasters (16 in total) and known for premiering a new ride every year, Wonderland is one of the top roller coaster destinations in the world.
You can guess the type of popular rides through their names: The Bat, Skyrider, Top Gun, Vortex, Drop Tower and The Behemoth. The Leviathan is Wonderland’s latest attraction and Canada’s tallest and fastest roller coaster to date. Riders climb to riders climb to a record breaking 306 feet (97.7 metres) followed by an exhilarating 80 degree drop!. Dinosaurs Alive! is a seven acre dinosaur park, which was introduced in 2012, features more than 40 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and an interactive dig site.
For those who want a more leisurely experience, Splash Works is Wonderland’s adjacent water park where you can kick back in the lazy river or experience various water slides and rides. There’s plenty of entertainment, whether you’re watching a concert at the Kingswood Music theatre or the Victoria’s Falls High Divers at Wonder Mountain who perform four times daily during the summer.
Each October, Wonderland transforms into a spooky playground for families during the day at Camp Spooky. At night, Halloween Haunt grips the park with haunted mazes and twisted coasters as a twisted thrill to the fall tradition.
Canada’s Wonderland is located just outside of Toronto in the town of Vaughan. It is best to drive; however, you can take the TTC to York Mills or Yorkdale Station and then the GO Bus (Route 60) from either station. The GO Bus costs an additional $4.95. Check the Go Transit site for schedules. There are a number of different passes and tickets you can purchase online and you will save significantly if you purchase your pass three days in advance. There are also a number of nearby hotels should you want to stay close to the park. It’s open daily from 10am to 10pm (8pm on weekends, September).