Canada’s Wonderland is an amusement park located in Vaughan, Ontario in Canada. The amusement park contains one of the most thrilling collections of roller coasters and rides in the world along with a twenty-acre waterpark known as Splash works.

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Construction of Canada’s Wonderland began in June of 1979 and was completed in 1981. Several Canadian companies partnered on the first designs and engineering of the park. Building just he mountain, used twelve local companies that worked under the supervision of Curtis D. Summers, an engineer from Cincinnati. Overall, the amusement park cost one hundred and twenty million dollars to build.

In May of 1981 the amusement park was finally opened to the public by Davis and Taft Broadcasting. The opening ceremony incorporated ten thousand balloons filled with helium, thirteen parachutists, three hundred and fifty white does, and pipes and drums band. The ceremony also employed four children to represent the Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, and Great Lakes Canadian regions. The children each poured a flask of water from their respective regions into the fountain in the park. The opening of Canada’s Wonderland welcomed twelve thousand visitors.


Canada’s Wonderland offers a variety of fun rides and roller coasters, as well as a waterpark for the whole family to enjoy.

Roller Coasters- The amusement park contains sixteen roller coasters. Among these roller coasters, is fastest and tallest coaster in Canada, the Leviathan, the longest wooden roller coaster, the Mighty Canadian Minebuster, and the first inverted roller coaster in Canada, the Flight Deck. The roller coasters category also includes coasters specifically designed for the kids such as Taxi Jam, Ghoster Coaster, and Silver Streak. Some of the other coasters located at Canada’s Wonderland include Backlot Stunt Coaster, Behemoth, Dragon Fire, The Bat, The Fly, Thunder Run, Time Warp, Vortex, Wild Beast, and Wonder Mountain’s Guardian.

Thrill Rides- Canada’s Wonderland has a wide-ranging collection of thrill rides that go along with their roller coasters. Some of these rides include unique Sledge Hammer that jolts riders into the air, Xtreme Skyflier, which allows riders to free-fall through the air, the Skyhawk which lets riders have control of the cockpit, and the Drop Tower which sends riders plummeting two hundred and thirty feet to the ground. Other thrill rides in the park include Night Mares, Orbiter, Psyclone, Riptide, Shockwave, SlingShot, Soaring Timbers, and the WindSeeker.

Family Rides- Canada’s Wonderland offers numerous family rides for parents and kids to enjoy together. Some of these rides include White Water Canyon, a water ride that cools riders down as the rush through the rapids, Flying Eagles which allows control of a flight experience to riders, Swings of the Century which swing riders through the air in a circle, and Krachewagen Bumper Cars. Other family rides include the Antique Carousel, Klockwerks, Speed City Raceway, Spinovator, The Rage, and Timberwolf Falls.

Kids Rides- Canada’s Wonderland offers over twenty-five attractions designed specifically for kids. There are also two family areas called KidZville and Planet Snoopy. Some of the rides include Blast off, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill, Character Carousel, Frequent Flyers, Joe Cool’s Dodge School, Jokey’s Jalopies, Jumpin’ Jet, Launch Pad, The Pumpkin Patch, Treetop Adventure, and Woodstock Whirlybirds.

Splash Works Waterpark- Canada’s Wonderland also contains a waterpark for families to enjoy. Covering twenty-acres, the waterpark is the perfect place for families to have fun and cool off at the same time. The rides and attractions at Splash Works include the Lazy River, Muskoka Plunge, Pumphouse, Riptide Racer, Splash Island Kiddie Pool, Splash Island Kiddie Slides, Splash Island Sprayground, Splash Island Waterways, Splash Station, Super Soaker, The Plunge, Typhoon, Whirlwinds, and the White Winter Bay.

New Additions for 2018- Two new rides and an Expanded Splash Area for the Splash Works are coming to Canada’s Wonderland in 2018.

· Lumberjack- This ride puts riders on two axe pendulums that swing through the air in a three-hundred-and-sixty-degree loop. The inversions can reach about seventy-five feet high. The sensation of riding a coaster with an inverted loop is what riders have to look forward to on this ride.

· Flying Canoes- This ride is an interactive ride for the whole family that gives riders the control of their flight in canoes built for two.

· Splash Island Expansion- The kid’s pool at Splash Works will be doubled in size and showcase an interactive spray feature.

Educational Opportunities

Canada’s Wonderland offers educational opportunities for students through special events and other mediums. See the website for more details on these learning opportunities.

· Ride Engineering Day

· Physics, Science, and Math Days

· Leviathan’s Lair

· Spark Leadership Conference

· Ontario Junior Student Leadership Conference

· Grad Week

· Custom Seminars and Behind the Scenes Tours

· Field Trips

· Marketing and Sales Seminars

· Scare School: Halloween Haunt Seminar

1 Canada’s Wonderland Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6, Canada, Phone: 905-832-813

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