Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread


Recommended Posts

I'm starting to plan my coaster excursions for next year, and I'm thinking of going to Wonderland on July 3rd as I'll have that day off for Independence Day. With Canada Day so close, is the park traditionally more crowded during that four day stretch between July 1st and 4th or would Friday morning be a good time to visit?

 

Unless you happen to luck out weather-wise (heavy rain in the morning) any Wednesday through Sunday period in July will traditionally see the park operating at full capacity. Fast Lane Plus will be your best friend.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 10.7k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

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

Posted Images

Wonderland on July 3rd

 

you will have the opportunity to meet lots of canadians, or at least stand in line behind them...

 

it will still be fun, but more crowded. go for the low capacity rides first: fly, thunder run, vortex, guardian: all are conveniently grouped close together. Behemoth and Leviathan lines move fast. Try to ride sledgehammer before it breaks down for the day. You could easily skip the slc headbanger and vekoma boomerang.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree. Don't let the potential for crowds dissuade you. The park is still plenty of fun when it's jammed packed. Even on the absolute worst days Leviathan and Behemoth both continue to gobble up people quickly.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you really want to enjoy your day, skip Flight Deck, Time Warp and Wild Beast because those are all painful. The Bat, Mighty Canadian Minebuster and Dragon Fire are okay but still a bit rough. Also make sure you get a funnel cake, they are soooooo good. If it is supposed to rain or is cloudy, the lines will be much shorter but on a hot sunny summer day you will probably need fastlane. There is a deal now at Canada's Wonderland for fast lane. Or go in May and you will have short lines.

1959516380_Untitled(2).jpg.9e18d7d3197072c65a54d3e30cb6847d.jpg

The Deal for fastlane

Link to post
Share on other sites
Wonderland on July 3rd

it will still be fun, but more crowded. go for the low capacity rides first: fly, thunder run, vortex, guardian: all are conveniently grouped close together. Behemoth and Leviathan lines move fast. Try to ride sledgehammer before it breaks down for the day. You could easily skip the slc headbanger and vekoma boomerang.

 

I have to disagree with Vortex being a low capacity ride. I have never waited more than 30 minutes for a front seat ride with a full queue.

 

I only ever go to the park on weekdays in the summer during peak season. Crowds are usually MUCH lighter through the week. I would still suggest purchasing fast lane / fast lane plus so that you can enjoy your time in the park and ride all the great flats.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Not anything major but it looks like the hill separating the employee parking lot and Major Mac has been completely dug out.....could this be the reopening of the second gate?

 

For now it is clear that they are using the gap to make construction on the hospital easier but once the hospital is done....

 

EDIT: probably also worth noting that a good chunk of the employee parking lot has been demolished.

Link to post
Share on other sites
^

Say what?

 

You know how the parking lot is surrounded by a hill that runs between the lot and public roads? At the employee parking area, part of the hill has been dug out (aka demolished) as well as part of the employee parking lot (concrete has been removed).

 

Also the park used to have a second gate on the north side but it closed after the park sold the land to Vaughn for the hospital. It sat abandoned up until a month ago when it was demolished. According to someone on CW Mania, the second gate is supposed to be rebuilt soon.

 

And by "gate" I mean "car entrance"...sorry for any confusion!

Link to post
Share on other sites

^ They are currently constructing a hospital on land that used to be owned by CW, in this case a road that lead to the staff parking, as well as a parking lot exit has to be removed, and re-routed to allow for construction. From what we have seen in the past couple pages the progress on the supposed "new ride" is moving along quite well.

Link to post
Share on other sites
^ Is the hospital being built for those who dare ride Time Warp, Flight Deck, Wild Beast, Dragon Fire and Mighty Canadian Minebuster all in succession?

 

Hey there...Dragon Fire isn't that bad. I still ride it multiple times whenever I'm at the park. Now the rest? Well...yeah. The less said about them, the better.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it's safe to say that not everyone will share the same views on coasters/rides with others. I for one think Vortex is in the top three coasters at the park and one of the only one I could probably marathon.

 

During Coasting for Kids one year I think I got about 12-14 laps on it in an hour and was ready for more.

 

I will say, our wooden coasters could definitely use a little attention with re-tracking or something.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/