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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Doppel Looping » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:06 am

Philrad71 wrote:My sister and husband are planning their first ever trip to CW this summer to ride Yukon Striker (she LOVES dive coasters) and they were looking for lodging suggestions near the park...the closer the better.


Just south of Wonderland is the Vaughn Mills mall. On it's south side, there are a few hotels including Aloft and Novotel. To get to Wonderland from there is just a drive across the parking lot and along Canadas Wonderland Drive. I wouldn't want to walk it but one could.

It would also depend on what else you want to do while in (or near : ) Toronto, but maybe it is as good a place to stay as any. There are a few suburban chain restaurants nearby. For trips to the city you could drive to the subway, or just drive to where you want to go. From that area, rush hour traffic drives in to town in the morning and back out to Booneyville in the evening.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:21 am

I think Canada's Wonderland graphic designer was on vacation this week. Not sure why I find this amusing as I do.

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby ArgoZ » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:03 pm

Philrad71 wrote:I swore that there was a Drury Inn like right across the street from CW, but when I Google "closest hotel to CW" all I get are ones a couple of miles away or more.

Did I dream this is or something? :lol:

My sister and husband are planning their first ever trip to CW this summer to ride Yukon Striker (she LOVES dive coasters) and they were looking for lodging suggestions near the park...the closer the better.

I told her that I'd not trust Google and that I had more reliable sources on TPR. ;)


Unfortunately, there are no walking distance hotels around Wonderland. The closest are the ones mentioned South of the Mall. I would recommend the group of hotels a little more South that includes a Hilton, Homewood Suites and a Marriott. I would not recommend staying anywhere South of the 401 HWY in that particular area.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:38 pm

ArgoZ wrote:
Philrad71 wrote:I swore that there was a Drury Inn like right across the street from CW, but when I Google "closest hotel to CW" all I get are ones a couple of miles away or more.



Did I dream this is or something? :lol:

My sister and husband are planning their first ever trip to CW this summer to ride Yukon Striker (she LOVES dive coasters) and they were looking for lodging suggestions near the park...the closer the better.

I told her that I'd not trust Google and that I had more reliable sources on TPR. ;)


Unfortunately, there are no walking distance hotels around Wonderland. The closest are the ones mentioned South of the Mall. I would recommend the group of hotels a little more South that includes a Hilton, Homewood Suites and a Marriott. I would not recommend staying anywhere South of the 401 HWY in that particular area.


Thanks guys! Very helpful!

That resort attached to the park will be a great addition. I wish all parks had an attached hotel(s).
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Johnlloyd » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:03 pm

Canada's Wonderland just shared a photo of the Yukon Striker water tower on their social media today! It looks absolutely stunning! I cannot wait to see the final product! :)

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby lord denning » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:46 pm

Yukon Striker made to the Mirror in the UK today and got linked on the Drudge Report!

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Sledgehammer_77 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:12 pm

I'm hoping that it's an active water tower with some sort of water feature coming out of it. Maybe we can also get a large stone fireplace like Carrowinds, it stills fits the theme and would help in colder nights/October.
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Johnlloyd » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:50 am

Canada's Wonderland released a quick video of the park during the off-season yesterday. You can see how Yukon Striker will look as you walk along the path from International Festival to Action Zone, near Wonder Mountain! Be sure to check it out below! :)

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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby Johnlloyd » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:56 pm

Earlier this month, it was discovered by looking at the 2019 Guest Assistance Guide that some of the rides and attractions within the Medieval Faire section of Canada's Wonderland would receive their original names for the 2019 season. One of those includes the Wild Beast, which will be receiving the original spelling of its name, "Wilde Beast", which was used from 1981 through 1996. Below is its new sign, which was shared on the park's social media accounts today.

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Other rides and attractions within Medieval Faire to receive their original names from 1981 will include The Rage (known as Viking's Rage from 1981-1996), Dragon Fire (known as Dragon Fyre from 1981-1996), Nightmares (Wilde Knight Mares from 1981-1996), and Wonderland Theatre (originally known as Canterbury Theatre from 1981-1993).

It is great to see these original names come back! The 2019 season will be an exciting one in more ways than one! :)
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Discussion Thread

Postby kotsy » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:03 pm

Happy to hear they are reverting back to original names. I hope they do the same with Spinovator (Quixote’s Kettles)

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