List of Canada's Wonderland attractions

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View of Canada's Wonderland from an airplane in 2011.
Aerial view of Canada's Wonderland in 2011, showing most of the park's attractions

Canada's Wonderland is a 330-acre (130 ha) theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, a suburb directly north of Toronto. When Canada's Wonderland first opened in 1981, there were 26 attractions. Today, there are 69, including the attractions inside Splash Works, a water park adjacent to the main theme park.[1] Since the opening of the amusement park, at least one attraction has been added every year except 2009 and 2013.[2] Also, SkyRider closed permanently in 2014; the only roller coaster to close in the park's history.[3] Canada's Wonderland's newest attractions are SkyHawk, a Sky Roller by Gerstlauer Rides, and Flying Eagles from Larson International. Both attractions opened in 2016.

Up until 1992, Canada's Wonderland did not have a water park. Eleven years after the park opened, Splash Works was constructed in the area surrounding the Mighty Canadian Minebuster.[2] Original plans and park maps during construction of the park show that the area that is now Splash Works and White Water Canyon was supposed to be a themed area called "Frontier Canada", a section of the park devoted to the Canadian wilderness.[4][5][6] Although this section was never built, several of the elements that were to be included are now scattered across the park.[4]

For safety, Canada's Wonderland uses a ride rating system that classifies the attractions based on the intensity of the ride. The ratings vary from 1, for rides that are calm and gentle, to 5, for rides that have high speeds, aggressive forces, and rapid elevation changes. A separate set of ride ratings criteria is used for attractions inside Splash Works, though the rides are still rated on a scale from 1 to 5.[7]

Main theme park

The lift hill (the part where a chain brings the train to the main/first drop) of Leviathan.
Leviathan's lift hill
Sledgehammer, a ride in the formation of a "claw", is the only of its kind in the world.
Sledgehammer, the only ride of its kind in the world[8]
Attractions located in the main theme park
Ride Ride manufacturer Type or model Location Ref(s)
A-Mazing Adventure N/A Children's maze KidZville [7]
Action Theatre N/A 3D theatre White Water Canyon [9]
Antique Carrousel Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel Action Zone [10]
Backlot Stunt Coaster Premier Rides Launched roller coaster Action Zone [11]
The Bat Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster International Festival [12]
Behemoth Bolliger & Mabillard Hypercoaster Action Zone [13]
Blast Off! S&S Worldwide Frog hopper KidZville [14]
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill Sally Corporation Interactive dark ride Planet Snoopy [15]
Maplepark Treehouse N/A Children's playground KidZville [7]
Character Carrousel N/A Carousel Planet Snoopy [16]
Treetop Adventure Caripro Amusement Technology Tram KidZville [17]
Dinosaurs Alive![nb 1] Dinosaurs Unearthed Interactive animatronic dinosaur walkway Planet Snoopy [18]
Dragon Fire Arrow Dynamics Steel roller coaster Medieval Faire [19]
Drop Tower: Scream Zone Intamin Giant Drop Medieval Faire [20]
Sugar Shack Zamperla Teacups KidZville [21]
Flight Deck Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster Action Zone [7][21]
The Fly Mack Rides Wild Mouse roller coaster International Festival [22]
Flying Eagles Larson International Flying Eagles TBD [23]
Frequent Flyers Bradley & Kaye Balloon KidZville [24]
Ghoster Coaster Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden roller coaster Planet Snoopy [25]
Joe Cool’s Dodgem School Lusse Brothers Incorporated Bumper cars Planet Snoopy [7][26]
Jokey’s Jalopies Bradley & Kaye Antique cars Planet Snoopy [27]
Jumpin’ Jet Zamperla Crazy Bus KidZville [28][29]
KidZville Station Mack Rides Train ride KidZville [30]
Klockwerks Huss Swing Around International Festival [31]
Krachenwagen Lusse Bros. Bumper cars International Festival [32]
Launch Pad[nb 1] N/A Bungee trampoline White Water Canyon [7]
Leviathan Bolliger & Mabillard Gigacoaster Medieval Faire [7][33]
Lucy’s Tugboat Zamperla Rockin' Tug[34] Planet Snoopy [35]
Mighty Canadian Minebuster Taft Broadcasting Wooden roller coaster Action Zone [36]
Night Mares Huss UFO Medieval Faire [37]
Orbiter HUSS SkyLab Action Zone [38]
PEANUTS 500 Zamperla Speedway Planet Snoopy [39][40]
Psyclone Mondial Frisbee/Revolution Action Zone [41]
The Pumpkin Patch SBF Visa Group Air balloons Planet Snoopy [42][43]
The Rage HUSS Pirate Boat Medieval Faire [44]
Riptide Mondial Top Spin Medieval Faire [45]
Sally’s Love Buggies Preston & Barbieri Eureka Planet Snoopy [46]
Shockwave Mondial Top Scan International Festival [47]
Silver Streak Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster KidZville [7][48]
SkyHawk Gerstlauer Rides Sky Roller TBD [23]
Sledge Hammer HUSS Giant Jump 2 Action Zone [8]
SlingShot Funtime Sling Shot Action Zone [49]
Snoopy’s Revolution Zamperla Children's ferris wheel Planet Snoopy [50]
Snoopy’s Space Race Intamin N/A Planet Snoopy [51]
Snoopy vs. Red Baron Bradley & Kaye Jump Around[nb 3] Planet Snoopy [52]
Speed City Raceway[nb 1] J&J Amusements Go-kart track Medieval Faire [53]
Spinovator Mack Rides Teacups Medieval Faire [54]
Swan Lake Bradley & Kaye Swan ride Planet Snoopy [55]
Swing of the Century Zierer Wave Swinger Action Zone [56]
Swing Time Zamperla Children's swing KidzVille [7][57]
Taxi Jam E&F Miler Industries Children's roller coaster KidzVille [58]
Thunder Run Mack Rides Powered roller coaster International Festival [59]
Timberwolf Falls Hopkins Rides Shoot-the-Chutes White Water Canyon [60]
Time Warp Zamperla Volare Action Zone [61]
Vortex Arrow Dynamics Steel suspended roller coaster International Festival [62]
White Water Canyon Intamin River rapids ride White Water Canyon [7][63]
Wild Beast Taft Broadcasting Wooden roller coaster Medieval Faire [64]
WindSeeker Mondial Wind Seeker Action Zone [65][66]
Wonder Mountain's Guardian Triotech 4D interactive dark ride International Festival [67][68]
Woodstock Whirlybirds SBF Visa Group Satellite Planet Snoopy [69][70]
Xtreme Skyflyer[nb 1] Skycoaster Skycoaster Action Zone [71][72]

Splash Works

Splash Works opened in 1992, eleven years after Canada's Wonderland opened.[2] Four years later, Canada's Wonderland expanded the water park by adding Whitewater Bay (a wave pool), The Pump House (an interactive children's playground), and The Black Hole (an enclosed water slide).[2] There were two more expansions in 1999 and 2002.[5] 12 years later, the park announced that Splash Works would receive a new water slide, Typhoon, and an interactive aquatic playground.[73] Some attractions require a personal flotation device (PFD; "lifejacket").

View of Splash Works from the roller coaster Behemoth.
An overview of Splash Works from Behemoth in 2008.
Attractions located in Splash Works
Ride Ride manufacturer Type/model
Barracuda Blaster ProSlide Technology Bowl water slide
The Black Hole ProSlide Technology Enclosed water slide
Body Blast ProSlide Technology 3 body slides
Lazy River Water Technology Lazy river
The Plunge ProSlide Technology Family raft water slide
The Pump House Specialized Component Supply Co. Interactive aquatic playground
Typhoon ProSlide Technology Tornado 12
Riptide Racer ProSlide Technology 8-lane mat racer water slide
Splash Island Kiddie Pool N/A Children's pool
Splash Island Kiddie Slides N/A Children's water slides
Splash Island Sprayground N/A Interactive water playground
Splash Island Waterways ProSlide Technology Children's raft water slide
Splash Station N/A Interactive aquatic playground
Super Soaker ProSlide Technology Family raft water slide
Whirl Winds ProSlide Technology 2 intertwining speed slides
Whitewater Bay Aquatic Amusements Associates Ltd. Wave pool

Notes

  1. ^ Denotes the requirement that guests pay an additional fee for the ride or attraction.
  2. ^ Denotes that the ride is similar to another manufacturer's model name.[74]

References

  1. ^ "Canada's Wonderland History". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Canada's Wonderland Timeline". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ Karstens-Smith, Gemma (August 7, 2014). "After 29 years, SkyRider's ride comes to an end". The Toronto Star. Archived from the original on September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Dick Brown, Louis Cauz (ed.). "It's a great beginning but look what's ahead". Memories of Canada's Wonderland. Toronto ON: International Sports Properties (1980). pp. 46–47. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Historical Timeline of Canada's Wonderland". CWMania. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ "1981 CW Souvenir Map". PCW Junkies. Archived from the original on June 17, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Canada's Wonderland 2015 Guest Assistant Guide" (PDF). Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Sledge Hammer". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Canada's Wonderland Prepares for a Monster-Sized Season!". Canada's Wonderland. May 4, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Antique Carousel". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Backlot Stunt Coaster". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Bat". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Behemoth". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Blast Off". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Boo Blaster on Boo Hill". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Character Carrousel". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Chopper Chase". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  18. ^ Fox, Jim (April 28, 2012). "Wonderland unleashes Leviathan". Toronto Sun. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Dragon Fire". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Drop Tower". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "Flavourator". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  22. ^ "The Fly". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  23. ^ a b "Canada's Wonderland Announces Exciting new line-up of rides for 2016". Canada NewsWire. CNW Group Ltd. August 20, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Frequent Flyers". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Ghoster Coaster". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Joe Cools Dodgem School". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Jokeys Jalopies". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Jumpin' Jet". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Crazy Bus". Zamperla. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  30. ^ "KidZville Station". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Klockwerks". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Krachenwagon". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  33. ^ "Leviathan". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  34. ^ "Rockin Tug". Zamperla. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  35. ^ "Lucy's Tugboat". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  36. ^ "Mighty Canadian Minebuster". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Night Mares". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  38. ^ "Orbiter". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  39. ^ "Speedway". Zamperla. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  40. ^ "Peanuts 500". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  41. ^ "Psyclone". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  42. ^ "The Pumpkin Patch". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  43. ^ "Air Balloons". SBF Visa Group. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  44. ^ "The Rage". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  45. ^ "Riptide". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  46. ^ "Sally's Love Buggies". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  47. ^ "Shockwave". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  48. ^ "Silver Streak". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  49. ^ "SlingShot". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  50. ^ "Snoopy's Revolution". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  51. ^ "Snoopy's Space Race". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  52. ^ "Snoopy vs. Red Baron". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  53. ^ "Speed City Raceway". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  54. ^ "Spinovator". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  55. ^ "Swan Lake". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  56. ^ "Swing of the Century". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  57. ^ "Swing Time". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  58. ^ "Taxi Jam". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  59. ^ "Thunder Run". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  60. ^ "Timberwolf Falls". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  61. ^ "Time Warp". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  62. ^ "Vortex". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  63. ^ "White Water Canyon". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  64. ^ "Wild Beast". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  65. ^ "WindSeeker". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  66. ^ "Wind Seeker". Mondial. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  67. ^ "2014 Rider Height Requirements" (PDF). Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  68. ^ "Wonder Mountain's Guardian". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  69. ^ "Woodstock Whirlybirds". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  70. ^ "Satellite". SBF Visa Group. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  71. ^ "Xtreme Skyflyer". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  72. ^ "SkyCoaster". SkyCoaster. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  73. ^ "Canada's Wonderland 2015 Season Passes Now On Sale". The Wall Street Journal. August 14, 2014. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  74. ^ "Jump Around". Zamperla. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 

External links

  • Thrill rides at Canada's Wonderland
  • Family rides at Canada's Wonderland
  • Kid rides at Canada's Wonderland
  • Splash Works at Canada's Wonderland
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