Paramount Canada’s Wonderland is the Disneyworld of the north, providing rides and entertainment for the whole family. Located in Vaughan, about 30km from downtown Toronto, Canada Wonderland is open every day from May through August and 2-4 days a week during September and October.
Paramount Canada Wonderland is the most popular amusement park in Canada and a huge tourist attraction in Toronto. Located just outside of Toronto, Ontario, this park frequently has the highest attendance of any seasonal park in North America. One reason for its popularity may have to do with the remarkable number of wild rides. The roller coasters and other rides will loop, spin, launch, suspend and fly you into amusement park bliss.
Canada Wonderland features over 200 attractions, 65 rides, Splash Works, a 20-acre water park with 16 slides, roller coasters, and great live shows. You can meet all of your favorite TV characters from Fred Flintstone to the Star Trek Klingons. But it’s the rides that bring in the crowds to this popular tourist attraction in Toronto. Perhaps you have the desire to see how it feels to be dropped 23 stories going 100km an hour? The Drop Zone can provide this experience. Or if you want to see how you’d fare on Canada’s only inverted jet coaster, take a ride on Top Gun. Other wild rides include Vortex, Canada’s first suspended roller coaster, The Bat, with a corkscrew design, Dragon Fire, which does two 360- degree loops. There are Wonder Mountain and Thunder Run and so many others it makes your head spin just trying to keep them straight.
For younger kids, the television characters are a big thrill at Wonderland Canada. You may see Sponge Bob Square Pants or Dora the Explorer wandering around the park. Fun rides starring these characters are more suitable for younger children. There are plenty of fantastic shows to watch as well, that the whole family will enjoy, from stunt shows to musicals.
Another reason that Wonderland Canada is such a popular tourist attraction in Toronto may have something to do with the fact that admission to the park includes the nearby Splash Works water park. This park features a wave pool, slides, a river to float on, and an interactive water play station.
A new Wonderland Canada attraction for 2006 is the limited engagement of the Mission Impossible Stunt Spectacular. This exciting show features stunts from all of the Mission Impossible movies, taking place in a new Stunt Show Arena. Many of the high-action performances take place in and around the audience, so spectators can feel part of the action.
To get to Paramount Canada Wonderland, take the Rutherford Road exit on Highway 400. You can also catch the Wonderland Express GO bus from York dale or York Mills subway stations.