Travels of Matt van Vuuren

Canada's Wonderland

Exploring the biggest theme park in Canada

Canada flag icon Vaughan, Canada - I have been living in Canada for more than 10 years and I have never been to its most famous theme park called 'Canada's Wonderland', quite embarrassing.

ringtoss at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadalots of giant miffy's by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, CanadaTeam Mexico and Piwi at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, CanadaMatt representing the Netherlands by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

My friends from Mexico invited me to come with them on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. The park was packed, always on sunny weekends.

View slideshow of Canada's Wonderland

Time Warp with Piwi and Team Mexico by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadafancy castles at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadacrazy rollercoasters at Canada's Wonderland - the bat by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadathe bat at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

We ended up playing a bunch of water shooting games against other people which we won every single time and acquired a huge unicorn pony and piwi the penguin.

Matt with Team Mexico at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, CanadaMatt with Team Mexico at Canada's Wonderland

The girls and I loved the rides, they were quite a thrill. I was able to sneak my camera out during a few rides. Check the video for some of the scenes.

Natalia and Matt making fun of Mr. Wild Boar by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadatime for a rollercoaster ride at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadagorgeous Team Mexico at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadaskyflyer by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, CanadaAlejandra by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadawinning more stuffed animals at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadathe Leviathan by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadakisses in the enterprise at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

Also, get a Fast Lane Pass. Do everything NOT on the pass first, then enjoy your day! I cannot stress a Fastlane for Wonderland enough.

the swing mill taking us up high at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadathe swing mill taking us up high at Canada's Wonderland

Unfortunately we didn't go in the Leviathan rollercoaster due to the 2 hour queue, in order to by pass we would have to purchase an additional fast lane pass.

Alejandra wasn't able to get out of her seat by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadasome delicious McDonalds - we need our calories for today by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadaicecap - mcwrap and fries, an amazing breakfast by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadacanada's wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadathe BAT taking off at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, CanadaCoosters Drive-in at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, CanadaHot Potato fresh-cut fries at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadakisses for the Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

To start off at Wonderland; I recommend heading up to Thunder Run first, get on The Bat, Shockwave and The Fly, go over to Vortex. From there, head into the Medieval Fair for Wild Beast, Drop Tower, Nightmares and everything else.

delicious cone with chocolate dip at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadadelicious cone with chocolate dip at Canada's Wonderland

Canada's Wonderland has over 200 attractions (including games), with over 60 thrill rides. The park holds a number of Canadian records, among them the most roller coasters, with 16.

let's win some stuffed animals at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadacool cars at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadaline jumping is NOT allowed at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, CanadaAlejandra kissing a wild boar by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadatime warp like superman by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadathose stuffed animals are damn lucky by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadacanada's wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canadapiwi is hungry too at Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

It was originally opened and operated by the Taft Broadcasting Company and The Great-West Life Assurance Company in 1981, then owned by Paramount Parks from 1994 to 2006 where it was known as Paramount Canada's Wonderland.

Canada's Wonderland by Matt van Vuuren in Vaughan, Ontario, CanadaCanada's Wonderland

Since 2006 the park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair. It is the first major theme park in Canada and remains the country's largest.

Posted by on June 20, 2013

Event Date: June 15, 2013 in Rollercoasters, Theme parks

Comments