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I can't speak about the hours of operations but last year when I was there, DM was indeed 1 train.

How long were the waits?

 

I don't know if a Marineland thread exists but it should just to keep the conversations focused.

Very good point... I cannot find a Marineland thread though Is it that unpopular?

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While not completely related to the operation of Canada's Wonderland, the park was used in a completely different way earlier this week to keep a tradition alive due to current COVID-19 restrictions i

Go to CW site.  Click to buy something like a season pass.  You'll see it in the popup transaction window.  Under 2021 Season Pass -> 2021 Add Ons.  

Can confirm, CF doesn't care which park you go to first with your paper voucher for a Platinum Pass.  You'll get your photo taken and be issued a card that has whatever park you go to first on the bac

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Getting there aside, we have a day for me to get all the creds there. How would you recommend getting all of them in one day? My top priorities are Leviathan, Behemoth, WMG, and Skyrider.

 

3 words - Fast Lane Plus

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Another question for those who know the CW area. I'll be driving up from Erie (Waldameer) and when I leave CW, I'll be driving across through Detroit back home to Chicago. A friend told me to avoid a certain toll way in Canada (the 407?) due to obscenely high tolls (he said he was charged something like $138 for 8 miles of toll road; and got the bill in the mail). Any advice?

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^No way that is right (if you drive the ENTIRE highway, you pay 40 bucks, and I would imagine that's not what your planning on doing). Here is the current toll fee's for the highway (you would fall under the video recorded category).

 

http://www.407etr.com/tolls/rate-chart-2014.html

 

Maybe your friend was charged so much because of this:

 

A $50.00 Unrecognizable Plate Charge plus tolls per trip are billed to light vehicles without a valid transponder whose rear licence plate’s identifying features are altered, not visible to or recognizable by the toll system.

 

This might also come in handy if/when you know exactly what route you'll be taking (and if you'll be taking the 407):

 

http://www.407etr.com/highway/map.html

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New for 2015!!!! Splashworks Expansion

 

From their Website

Canada’s Wonderland is also getting more spash-tacular! New for the 2015 season, Splash Works will be home to Typhoon, a thrilling new water slide featuring oscillating funnels and hairpin turns! As well, the 20-acre water park will introduce Splash Station, a wet and wild interactive children’s play area. Both new additions will join The Plunge, Super Soaker, the Lazy River, and many more of our water attractions that make Splash Works one of Canada’s largest water parks.

 

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/what-s-new/new-for-2015-typhoon-splash-station

 

 

 

And from Newsplusnotes

The first of the attractions is named Splash Station, and is described as a interactive play area for children. The park hasn't released any additional details on Splash Station, so it is hard to gauge exactly how large this area will be. It could be a full sized water play structure, but from the simple description given I think it might end up as a smaller version. It appears as though Splash Works only has one very small play structure with a tipping bucket right now, so regardless of the size Splash Station will be a welcome addition.

 

The second new ride is named Typhoon, a water slide that was originally built at Ontario Place but never opened and was removed when that park closed for good. Designed by Proslide, the two slides that make up Typhoon each feature two small funnels along the course, in which the rider's rafts oscillate up and down before continuing downward.

 

http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2014/08/canadas-wonderland-expanding-splash.html

 

 

Finally the waterpark is getting a much needed expansion after 12 years of stagnation (2002-2014)

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I'm going to be going to Wonderland here in a few days and the drive seems a tad confusing. I'm staying with a friend in Windsor and we're day tripping it out to CW from their house. I'll be coming into Detroit on I-75 North and I need to find their house in Windsor. I've been told that the Detroit-Windsor tunnel can me closer to my friend's house, but it looks a tad more complicated. The tunnel seems to involve going from 75 to Lodge freeway (MI-10) and following that around to the tunnel. On the other hand, Ambassador Bridge gets me further away but it looks a tad easier, though the way the exit from 75 looks a tad confusing. Anybody who's driven that route know what would be easiest for a new driver? I only got my license back in October of last year so I'm still a tad new and I've not driven through a city as big as Detroit before.

 

The bridge is much simpler, as you're simply exiting I-75 and following the ramp right onto it. On the Windsor side, you end up on a wide local road that should somehow lead you to your friend's place. You're not driving through Detroit at all that way.

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^No way that is right (if you drive the ENTIRE highway, you pay 40 bucks, and I would imagine that's not what your planning on doing). Here is the current toll fee's for the highway (you would fall under the video recorded category).

 

http://www.407etr.com/tolls/rate-chart-2014.html

 

Maybe your friend was charged so much because of this:

 

A $50.00 Unrecognizable Plate Charge plus tolls per trip are billed to light vehicles without a valid transponder whose rear licence plate’s identifying features are altered, not visible to or recognizable by the toll system.

 

This might also come in handy if/when you know exactly what route you'll be taking (and if you'll be taking the 407):

 

http://www.407etr.com/highway/map.html

 

Thank you! It's amazing how simply everything is explained on those sites.

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Another question for those who know the CW area. I'll be driving up from Erie (Waldameer) and when I leave CW, I'll be driving across through Detroit back home to Chicago. A friend told me to avoid a certain toll way in Canada (the 407?) due to obscenely high tolls (he said he was charged something like $138 for 8 miles of toll road; and got the bill in the mail). Any advice?

 

There's no way you will drive on the 407. It goes faster if you go on the 401 and the go on the 402 (in London) and do the Port Huron Bridge. It's less cheaper going through Port Huron. After you cross the bridge, you will be on 94 and you can get back to Chicago.

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Another question for those who know the CW area. I'll be driving up from Erie (Waldameer) and when I leave CW, I'll be driving across through Detroit back home to Chicago. A friend told me to avoid a certain toll way in Canada (the 407?) due to obscenely high tolls (he said he was charged something like $138 for 8 miles of toll road; and got the bill in the mail). Any advice?

 

Coming back from CW just stick to highway 400 south and then 401 West all the way to Windsor. Or, once you get to London, it may be faster to take the 402 (Sarnia crossing) +94 to Detroit, unless you need to go through Windsor.

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I'm going to be going to Wonderland here in a few days and the drive seems a tad confusing. I'm staying with a friend in Windsor and we're day tripping it out to CW from their house. I'll be coming into Detroit on I-75 North and I need to find their house in Windsor. I've been told that the Detroit-Windsor tunnel can me closer to my friend's house, but it looks a tad more complicated. The tunnel seems to involve going from 75 to Lodge freeway (MI-10) and following that around to the tunnel. On the other hand, Ambassador Bridge gets me further away but it looks a tad easier, though the way the exit from 75 looks a tad confusing. Anybody who's driven that route know what would be easiest for a new driver? I only got my license back in October of last year so I'm still a tad new and I've not driven through a city as big as Detroit before.

 

Getting there aside, we have a day for me to get all the creds there. How would you recommend getting all of them in one day? My top priorities are Leviathan, Behemoth, WMG, and Skyrider.

 

I happen to live outside Detroit.

Detroit Windsor Tunnel: I-75 North and take exit 50 to MI-10 (The Lodge) and then the freeway will end in Detroit. Follow the signs to the Windsor tunnel and you'll figure it out. After taking it out, good luck figuring it out! (Don't take it)

Ambassdor Bridge: Take I-75 North and then exit off at 47C and stay to the right. Then you'll be in Canada!

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I might be visiting CW this Tuesday and I have a couple of questions.

 

1. On a weekday in August, how long are the lines usually?

2. Guardian doesn't have Fast Lane. Is the line worth it?

3. Should I get a Fast Lane Plus on a day like this?

 

If you have any more info about CW that you'd like add, please do!

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^ If you go back a couple pages you will see some basic tips regarding the park during the week. I would say so long its not a rainy day CW will be quite busy as schools are soon to go back in session so many families will be planning an end-of-summer trip to the park. Guardian is probably worth it if you have never been on the ride before. I would go there first as the line will usually be 1hr+ the rest of the day, and it's not on fastlane. As for purchasing Fastlane +, just judge the crowds when you get there but if I had to guess it will be quite busy. If $70 is too much you could always play the front of the line games infront of Behemoth and Leviathan in hopes of getting front of the line passes for $5.

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I might be visiting CW this Tuesday and I have a couple of questions.

 

1. On a weekday in August, how long are the lines usually?

2. Guardian doesn't have Fast Lane. Is the line worth it?

3. Should I get a Fast Lane Plus on a day like this?

 

If you have any more info about CW that you'd like add, please do!

 

As with any park, if you can be there before opening time, you will be much better off. I would say Guardian is worth it. Remember that Leviathan and (to a lesser extent) Behemoth are people-eaters that can move a queue pretty fast, so I wouldn't worry too much about crazy long waits for either.

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I recommend the Marketplace Buffet. In terms of bang for your buck and quality you truly cannot beat an all you can eat buffet.

 

Outside of that, the Backlot Cafe is another good choice. Their pizza and burrito's are real good. They've introduced burgers themed to rides this year with some great topping choices, but admittedly have not tried based off the price.

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There are also food options outside of the park across Jane St. There is St. Louis Wings, a greek restaurant and a Subway. Whenever I go to Wonderland, I usually go to St. Louis for wings and beer. It's a 10 minute walk from the front gate and definitely beats park food.

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