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Canada's Wonderland

Joshua Counsil

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Published: August 23, 2012

With over 68 rides including 15 roller coasters, Canada's Wonderland is Canada's most prominent theme park. Canada's Wonderland is also North America's most visited seasonal theme park, attracting tourists and locals alike. The park was opened in 1981, sold to Paramount Parks in 1994, and purchased by Cedar Fair, its current owner, in 2007. For more information call (905) 832-7000, or check out the website at

What's new for 2012?
Canada's Wonderland has added two new attractions for 2012: Leviathan, a B&M mega-coaster and at 306 feet, the tallest roller coaster in Canada; and Dinosaurs Alive!, an animatronic dinosaur exhibit costing an additional $5 on your day pass.

Following in the footsteps of other amusement parks, Canada's Wonderland has incorporated a paid line-skip program, Fast Lane, which allows users to skip the line on 15 attractions for an extra $45.

How do you get to Canada's Wonderland?
Canada's Wonderland is located alongside Highway 400, about 20 minutes North of Downtown Toronto. To get to Canada's Wonderland, take Highway 400 to the Rutherford Road exit and the main entrance to the park is East of Highway 400, just North of Rutherford Road.

When is the best time to visit?
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays during the Summer, and Sundays during spring and fall.

How do I get tickets to Canada's Wonderland?
Tickets are avilable through Ticketmaster, online at, at the park, or through many corporate partners.

Where can I find discounted tickets for the 2012 season?
Red Flag Deals, an online Canadian bargain site, has various deals with corporate partners and specialty days listed here.

Plan your day at Canada's Wonderland
Come early to avoid rides with long queue waits, like Behemoth. Come with comfortable clothing as you would with any park. Bring lots of water. Remember that they do not allow aluminum cans in the park.

Action Zone
Swings of the Century8
Backlot Stunt Coaster848
Mighty Canadian Minebuster848
Antique Carousel736
Flight Deck754
Time Warp454
International Festival
The Fly744
Thunder Run740
Wonder Mountain's Guardian5
Kidzville Station736
Frequent Flyers736
Jokey's Jalopies736
Silver Streak744
Blast Off736
Chopper Chase636
Jumpin' Jet636
Taxi Jam536
Medieval Faire
The Rage844
Dragon Fire748
The Bat748
Drop Tower654
Wild Beast648
Planet Snoopy
Hanna Barberry -Go-Round1036
Rugrats Toonpike836
Scooby-Doo's Haunted Mansion836
Dora's Dune Buggies7
Scooby's Gasping Ghoster Coaster740
The Wild Thornberry's Tree Top Lookout7
Scoobyville Rocketport636
Swan Lake336
White Water Canyon
Spongebob Squarepants 3D846
White Water Canyon746
Timberwolf Falls746

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Action Zone
You Go Grill9
Back Lot Café7
Mr. Sub7
Grande World Exposition of 1890
Fingertown Funel8
Backlot Grill7
New York Fries6
Hanna-Barbera Land
Scooby's Ice Cream10
Tiny Tom's Mini Donut Factory10
Scrappy Doo's Chicken Fingers8
New York Fries7
International Festival
New York Fries7
International Street
Fingertown Funel10
New York Fries10
Pizza Pizza6
Cadbury Kidz Shoppe5
Medieval Faire
Fingertown Funel10
Mr. Sub7
Pizza Pizza6
White Water Canyon
Traveler's RoadSide Cafe4

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