Canada’s Wonderland from the air. Photograph by Flickr user airwaves1
Canada’s Wonderland has been one of the top amusement parks in the GTA for several decades. This 300-acre park has over 200 attractions, including 65 rides and roller coasters, perhaps the biggest variety in Canada, with more being added every year or so, Splash Works (a water park), and live shows at the Kingswood Music Theatre.
The Drop Zone. Photograph by Flickr user Canned Muffins.
The new ride for 2012 is the Leviathan, a 300-foot tall ride with a steep drop, billed as Canada’s biggest, fastest and tallest roller coaster. Some of the most popular rides include the Windseeker, a 30-storey tall swing ride, the Drop Tower, a 23-storey, 100 km/h free fall, the Sledge Hammer, an 80-foot ride with accelerated jumps and free falls, Cliffhanger, a swing-type ride with 360-degree turns and free falling, and lots more.
At Splash Works, you can find an enormous wave pool and water rides including tube rides and speed slides, as well as a children’s play area.
Kingswood Music Theatre often features live entertainment with various popular acts. Check out Canada’s Wonderland’s website for more information.
Photograph by Flickr user Bahman.
The park is open weekends between Victoria Day and Thanksgiving, and open daily between June 1 and Labour Day. Admission is $50, which includes unlimited rides but not parking or admission to Kingswood Music Theatre. That can be a bit expensive, so if you’re planning on going more than once or twice in a season, you may find a season pass to be more economical.