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Canada’s Wonderland
Ontario, Canada
Cedar Fair Entertainment




icon_STOPPark News - (9/11/2023) Halloween Haunt will return to Canada’s Wonderland on select nights starting on Sept. 22. This will be the 18th year of the Haunt at the park, which will feature three brand new mazes this year: The Dark Ride, Necropolis and Trick or Treat Street.
    All together Halloween Haunt will feature a total of seven mazes, five scare zones and an assortment of live acts performing throughout the park.
    (7/12/2023) Canada's Wonderland Pitches New Coaster Concepts In Guest Survey
    (7/11/2023) Canada’s Wonderland has announced that their “Wish Tree fundraiser for SickKids” is back, with the grand prize being a pack of four (4) “Gold Passes FOR LIFE”. Well… technically, the passes are really only good for 25 years and not “for life”, but that’s still an awesome prize. The Wish Tree campaign has just started and will run through August 4th, so for details about how you can try to win the grand price, follow the link.
    (5/13/2023) Consider me surprised, but a week after the disastrous opening weekend at Canada’s Wonderland that saw several fights break out in the park by youths and several guests removed from the park by police and security forces, and Canada’s Wonderland has still not put a Chaperone Policy into effect as they have done at virtually every other park in the chain. This would restrict young guests from being allowed in the park after 4pm without being accompanied by a Chaperone age 21+. While that doesn’t stop all problems, it has been fairly effective at curbing many troublesome teens from even bothering to enter the parks, or having the parks used as a sort of “daycare” service for passholders. I guess we’ll wait and see how things go on weekend #2.
   In the meantime, the park did post a new video a few hours ago showing off the new Tundra Twister flat ride making test runs! Tundra Twister is not yet open to guests, but should be soon based on the look of the video. Check it out below!

    (5/10/2023) This seems to be a repeating trend, but opening weekend at Canada’s Wonderland did not go well for the park. According to the local news the weekend’s festivities were marred by fights between teens and other incidents that resulted in some guests getting arrested by the police.
   So far virtually every other park in the Cedar Fair chain has put a chaperone policy in place this season to prevent underage guests from visiting without someone age 21+ as a chaperone. Canada’s Wonderland and Cedar Point are notable the two biggest parks in the chain that still have yet to enact such a policy for the season. Though after the events that just took place in Canada, I wouldn’t be surprised if some is set in the next few days.





2023 - Two New Attractions - (6/8/2023) Another great video from Canada’s Wonderland has been posted showing off their new Tunda Twister in action. According to one of our readers who tried it, Tundra Twister is “smooth, thrilling, comfortable - brand new seat design from Mondial with improved shoulder width and a very comfortable restraint.  Ride gets up to speed and gives weightlessness over the top with heads-down stalls toward the ground.”
    Check it out!

    (6/4/2023) Good news for those visiting Canada’s Wonderland. The park has confirmed that their new Tundra Twister ride is now open, and you can see a preview POV video of the ride experience below. It is also worth mentioning that the new Snoopy’s Racing Railway family multi-launch roller coaster is also open, which actually sends riders around the course twice. Four launches for a family coaster is kind of awesome.

    (8/13/22) For those wondering a bit more about the new Tundra Twister ride coming to Canada’s Wonderland, this is actually what Mondial calls an “Avalanche” ride. As this will be the world’s very first version of this ride to get built, there isn’t video footage of an actual ride to view, but there is an awesome animation showing it in action.
    It’s safe to say that I think you’ll find the action of the Tundra Twister to be very intense looking if it is anything like the animation that I’ve embedded below. With all the various announcements from several Cedar Fair parks coming out at one time, I think Tundra Twister sort of got lost in the shuffle instead of getting the time to shine. It’s like Mondial created a mutant beast from the DNA of a Mondial Top Scan mixed with a giant pendulum ride with a sprinkle of Top Spin action. So check it out below and decide for yourself… are you ready to take on this world’s first creation?

    (8/11/22) Canada's Wonderland has announced two new attractions coming to the park in 2023. Tundra Twister (by Mondial), a giant 350-degree looping ride with rotating gondola arms that will flip guests 47 meters int he air. This is said to be the only ride one of its kind in the world.
Also new will be the park's 18th roller coaster, Snoopy’s Racing Railway (by ART Engineering), a family launch roller coaster good for the whole family.



icon_STOP2024 - Moosehorn Falls - (8/12/2023) Canada’s Wonderland has confirmed the addition of Moosehorn Falls for 2024 coming to the Splash Works water park. The new slide will load up to six guests in a large raft and send then down a course of twists and turns before dropping them down at a 42 foot tall half-wall for a moment of weightlessness before they fall backwards down once again and into the splash pool.








icon_STOP???? - Future Roller Coaster Concepts - (7/12/2023) Canada’s Wonderland appears to be planning their next big roller coaster and has sent out some concepts in a guest survey for feedback. The first one may seem familiar to Kings Dominion fans, as they call it the “Blast Coaster”. Based on the description and concept artwork, this would be a launched “Winged Coaster” that blasts riders into the caverns inside Wonder Mountain before blasting straight up and out of the top of the mountain. So yeah… this concept seems to be a Canadian version of the former Volcano: The Blast Coaster, but done with a B&M wing coaster. However… one issue with this concept is that I think they would have to remove Wonder Mountain’s Guardian since it already travels through the mountain structure. Built or not, the fact that they even thought this up does not send a good message about the longevity of the Wonder Mountain’s Guardian attraction.
    The second concept is labeled, Eureka Ridge Ghost Town, which would bring a wild themed wooden coaster experience to this section of the park, one that ends with a surprise ‘explosive’ finale in the tunnels of an old abandoned gold mine.
    The last concept is the Concert Coaster, which once again seems to pitch using a launched B&M Wing Coaster ride, but this one is outfitted with an on-board audio system to play on your wild rocking and rolling adventure ride. This last fun is a fun flash-back to an old Paramount Park concept they once pitched in their own past guest surveys. As I recall the concept then was to send the two Outer Limits: Flight of Fear coasters at Kings Dominion and Kings Island to two other parks in the chain (I believe it was Carowinds and Canada’s Wonderland) where they would be rethemed as “Soundwave” or “MTV Soundwave” and given a rock ‘n roll music theme. At the time this was a quick attempt by Paramount Parks to create their own version of Disney’s Rock ‘n Roller Coaster concept.
    Given the current timeline, even if one of these is selected, I don’t think we would see anything ready to open until at least 2025.


???? - Hyatt Place/Hyatt House - INDEFINITE HOLD - (5/16/21) At this point, it seems Canada’s Wonderland has opted to cancel their long planned hotel addition. This may be a temporary thing, as they failed to start construction during the time limits of the building permits they had. There is a good chance that Cedar Fair could have just opted to shelve the project for the time being until the company gets their financials back on solid legs and we have put the COVID-pandemic behind us. This could also be a reflection of the more strict lockdown rules in Canada, and Ontario in particular, that are keeping the park closed for longer than it’s American cousins who are all opening up this month.
    (4/18/20) While Cedar Fair has not issued a new timeline for the hotel, it would seem likely that the closures would push back the ‘late 2020’ planned opening of the hotel until sometime in 2021.
    (8/29/18) As we had been hearing for some time now, Cedar Fair will open a new hotel at their Canada’s Wonderland theme park property. Now we have a few more details as posted by BlooLoop. This will be a dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel with 203 rooms that is set to open in late 2020. Construction is expected to begin sometime in the first half of 2019.
(4/29/18) Remember those rumored hotel plans for Canada's Wonderland?  They aren't a rumor anymore, as the plans for the new hotel were confirmed in a planning meeting. The new hotel will be 8-stories with 603 rooms and built under the Hyatt Place brand name, to be built on park property on Wonderland Drive near Rutherford Rd and Highway 400. Construction should begin soon actually, but I’m not sure if it will be ready for 2019 or 2020. \




Track Record

Canada’s Wonderland
Ontario, Canada
Cedar Fair LP

Abbreviation: CW or PCW

Newest Developments:
2021 - Beagle Air Brigade & Mountain Bay Cliffs

2019 - Yukon Striker

2018 - Lumberjack & Flying Canoes
2017 - Soaring Timbers & Muskoka Plunge

2016 - Skyhawk, Flying Eagles and VR Thunder Run

2015 - Typhoon & Splash Station, Slingshot

2014 - Wonder Mountain’s Guardian

2012 - Leviathan &
Dinosaurs Alive

2011 - Windseeker &
Starlight Spectacular

2010 - Boo Blasters on Boo Hill, Planet Snoopy, Snoopy On Ice

2008 - Behemoth




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