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Making Memories at Canada's Wonderland #CWThrills

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Looking back on my childhood, some of the fondest memories I recall are spending summer weekends at the beach with the family or, as an extra special treat, making the hour trek to Canada's Wonderland for a day of fun. I recently came across some old photos taken at Canada's Wonderland circa 1988 and smile every time I look at them. Now that I have kids of my own and live in Toronto, I have an opportunity to make new memories that my kids will look back upon with the same fondness. Last week, in fact, we were invited to join in the Family Blogger Fun Day at Canada's Wonderland and experience the thrills that are unique to Canada's premier amusement park. First up, exclusive ride time on Wonder Mountain's Guardian.


This innovative new ride begins with a coaster climb up the side of the park’s iconic mountain followed by a quick descent into its core. As riders enter a cavernous world of mythical creatures and navigate through five layers of a 4-D medieval world, they will have an opportunity to test out their gaming skills as they compete against fellow riders, scoring points while aiming at moving targets. The quest will culminate as riders enter the dragon’s lair for the ultimate battle with Lord Ormaar, and experience a heart stopping finale that will leave you speechless. At the end of the ride, you can compare your scores with those of the other riders. My personal best: 659 259. Oh, yeah! Height restriction for Wonder Mountain's Guardian is: 42"-48" accompanied by an adult and over 48" alone.


Next, we were granted early access to Kidzville and enjoyed Jokey's Jalopies, Chopper Chase, and Blast Off followed by multiple rides on Silver Streak, the perfect ride for kids 44" and taller who are still too young to ride the larger coasters. Also located in Kidville is Ghoster Coaster, only one of three wooden roller coasters at the park and one of four of the original coasters that were at the Park when it opened in 1981. The minimum height requirement is 40". Once the park opened, we headed over to the mountain for Thunder Run.


One of my personal favourite rides at Canada's Wonderland is White Water Canyon. I remember how much my parents loved taking us on this ride but the line-ups were usually so long. On this day, they were quite short and even my blogging friend Lena of Listen to Lena got to experience it with us for the very first time.


Of course, Peanuts characters were out and about with their great big smiles and posing for photos.


In the afternoon, we headed over to Wonderland Theatre to watch Dimensions: A Cirque Experience. New for 2014, the show boasts awe-inspiring athleticism and acrobatic feats presented in true cirque style.


The show begins with the comedic routine of two very funny clowns who interacts directly with the audience, sharing popcorn and 'borrowing' a purse or two. They then 'borrow' an audience member who disappears into the depths beneath the stage. Where could he have gone? The clowns set out on a journey through various dimensions in the hopes of finding him.


Each cirque performance brings with it the enchantment of beautifully designs costumes and makeup coupled with incredible physical feats. Definitely a show not to be missed!



Planning a trip to Canada's Wonderland? Share your photos on Twitter with @WonderlandNews using the #CWThrills hashtag.

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary admission to the Park along with other perks. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Oh what beautiful pictures!! I haven't been to Wonderland since it first opened, many many years ago.. I am hoping we can make it up this summer with our 8 year old.

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  2. Realy gorgeous family you have! My husband has been here, but being from Victoria, I've not made it yet! Someday we'll get back there! Thanks for sharing the photos!

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  3. I haven't been in AGES. i should go back one day

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  4. I haven't been to Canada's Wonderland in years, I am not a big fan of rides so it is not some place we think about going to but we should make a trip there one day. (Judy Cowan)

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  5. wish my kids were younger so we could have gone in the kidzone I think I could have handled it much better. I have been once to wonderland and I just cant handle rides. Chandra Christine O'Connor

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  6. I am planning to go to Wonderland this month!

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  7. I wish we were closer & could take the kids

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  8. I went to Wonderland 3 times this year already!

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  9. love seeing that waterfall everytime i drive by the place

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  10. When I won a trip to Toronto we seen Wonderland and looked amazing and fun, hope to get there one day!

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  11. I would love to take my kids to Canada's Wonderland someday soon!

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  12. We're planning a trip when my nieces and nephew come visit. Can't wait! I've actually never been there.

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  13. i remember when they first opened. the tv commercials looked magical

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  14. Their new line ups and attractions sounds like so much fun. You didn't happen to spot Snoopy did you?

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  15. I haven't been to Wonderland in years!

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  16. Dang it! We still haven't been on The Guardian yet. Gotta go back soon.

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  17. That looks like so much fun!

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  18. wow it sure has changed over the years!

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