If you’re heading to Canada’s Wonderland, you’re in for some FUN! This is a HUGE theme park in Vaughan, Ontario which has been thrilling people since the gates opened in 1981.
This place is massive, to give you an idea of the magnitude the parking lot is over 3 million square feet with 10,300 parking spaces. It would be able to hold over 50 cruise ships. That’s crazy big and certainly an outing which you should plan in advance. Thankfully Canada’s Wonderland has a helpful planning article which outlines park hours, maps, rides and more.
We recently headed out for a media event day at Canada’s Wonderland and had quite the crew with us. What is a better way to thank some wonderful friends than to take them for a day of FUN? In our party was my husband and myself, our 2 daughters and their friends who are 14 and 16.
With our group ranging in ages from 8 to 41 (yes that’s me!) one may think that we’d have a difficult time keeping everyone entertained but not at Canada’s Wonderland. There are things for all ages to enjoy at each and every turn of the park. You can see the map HERE to get an idea.
KidzVille and Planet Snoopy at Canada’s Wonderland
We began the day in KidzVille and Planet Snoopy where we found a number of rides for our timid 8 year old Chelsea. We always make time to enjoy these areas when we come and the kids were so happy to find they could reenact a photo from 3 years ago!
Chelsea enjoyed riding the Jumpin’ Jet, she had it all to herself to enjoy which was a lovely bonus of being in the park before it opened.
The next ride Sydney and Chelsea wanted to try was Blast Off! Sydney who is 10 was slightly rolling her eyes, acting as if the ride was too young for her. As you can see in the photo below, this ride had her laughing her head off and screaming….I suspect she may have enjoyed it.
This year Canada’s Wonderland introduced a new thrill ride, Wonder Mountain’s Guardian. This has a thrill rating of 4 and is an exicting, interactive ride. It’s built into the side of Wonder Mountain and is a 4-D experience we all loved.
Wonder Mountain Guardian is AMAZING! We were taken into the depths of the mountain to find mythical creatures which we had to shoot and blast away to try and get to the dragon’s treasure. Just when we thought we’d defeated them all, we were faced with the massive dragon!
I’m not going to tell you what happens next because the shock of it is what made the ride fantastic for me.
Facing Leviathan at Canada’s Wonderland
Next up was my husband’s choice and he chose Leviathan. We dropped the kids off to ride The Rage and we headed off to what my husband referred to as a ride I’d enjoy. He downplayed the fact that Leviathan is over 300 feet tall, has an 80 degree drop and hits speeds of 148 km/hr.
Look how happy and confident I am here, obviously this is before I stared death in the face riding Leviathan. Apparently I am NOT a true thrill seeker as this ride scared the jeepers outta me!
Dimensions: A Cirque Experience
After almost losing my mind on Leviathan, we headed over to see a show. Dimensions: A Cirque Experience is offered 3 times daily and all of us were laughing, gasping and truly enjoying it.
The show itself is wonderful, the actors have amazing acrobatic abilities which they use to take you through time dimensions and locations around the world.
After 7 hours at the park we were all feeling pretty tired and knew there was no way we could get to see everything there is to do at Canada’s Wonderland in just one day. We asked the group what the 1 thing they wanted to do before we left and everyone agreed we need to enjoy some Funnel Cakes.
If you’re looking for a fantastic day out in Ontario, you simply must consider a day at Canada’s Wonderland where you’ll laugh, scream and yes enjoy fantastic treats!