Canada’s Wonderland is a very nice park. Although it isn’t a true contender to take on a Disney park, it has a lot to offer none the less! Theming is one area that could be better but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a pleasant place to visit.
Let’s start with the parks center piece, the Wonderland Mountain, which houses a very cool attraction called The Guardian. This is a cross between a roller coaster, Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters and The Hollywood Tower of Terror, if you can imagine that.
You start with a climb and then a fast fall along a coaster track into the belly of the mountain. Once there, you shoot at mythological characters as you make your way to the dragon’s lair, or the Guardian. To get to him though, you have to drop straight down! Then it’s a short ride back to the loading area. Your score is compared with fellow riders.
Overall, a very cool ride, although a tad short. But… thrilling! I was not expecting the sudden free-fall drop at the end! (Oops, post-spoiler alert)
Just inside the gates is International Street (think Main Street at a Disney park) where the walk way splits into two paths on either side of The Royal Fountain. This fountain is the site for Snoopy’s Symphony of Water show and the Starlight Spectacular: Illumination of Water show held nightly.
There are some nice landscaped areas with fountains as you walk from one section to another.
As you walk around, there are a few statues of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters to pose with. Snoopy and Woodstock are the two we found.
As the sun sets, the lights come on and the Royal Fountain is lit up with colored lights. This looks beautiful and makes a nice way to end the day.
So kudos to Canada’s Wonderland for giving me some very nice photographic opportunities! And all of them captured with my modest iPhone 6.
Please view my other posts about Canada’s Wonderland by clicking the links below:
Canada’s Wonderland vs. Disney Parks
Sept. 9th – Canada’s Wonderland: Scenery
Sept. 11th – Canada’s Wonderland: Fun Stuff
Sept. 13th – Canada’s Wonderland: Dinosaurs Alive
Sept. 15th – Canada’s Wonderland: Merchandise