Marineland is huge in terms of acreage but low in terms of the number of attractions. When I went back in 2010, I did everything I cared to do in like 2 hours.
I've only been to La Ronde once (2016). They do accept the dining plan, but it's a bit weird. Instead of going straight to the food stand, you need to show your dining pass/membership to Guest Relations to get food vouchers. You can then use those vouchers at food stands. It's also important to note that La Ronde has two entrances. If you arrive later in the day, you may want to try the back entrance. I didn't know it existed during my visit and I had to wait in a brutal 2 hour line from hell to enter the park (no seriously it was two hours, See here).
If you drive between Ontario and Montreal, I think your route may take you past Wild Water & Wheels. The park has the last operating Auto Sled, which is a really funky roller coaster.
I’ve done a trip that worked well that is similar. Take the Bluewater bridge and the 402-401 route and go to Wonderland first. Walk around Wonderland a bit that evening to get a feel. Saturday, fast pass it if you can and enjoy the day (fast pass there on Saturday’s in my experiences are more like kings Island on a Friday for waits and nothing like Cedar Point ever.) Sunday fast pass lines are even better and there is a limited early entry. If you decide to go to Montreal, take the 401 all day there and skip La Ronde to instead just enjoy the city itself. It’ a wonderful city, don’t waste it on the park, you won’t regret that decision. Then head back to the states 0n 91 to Great Escape. Then if you need to do Seabreeze it will be only an hour out of your day for travel and you can do everything in less than two hours max if you want. Darien Lake is a 1:10 minute drive from there. You can easily spend the day at Darien Lake with enough to do and unless Marineland and Niagra Falls is on your bucket list, just screw it and just go to Waldameer for ravine flyer II and a better park IMO. This route only costs 2 border crossings (Unless you go to Marineland and need to see Niagra Falls). From Waldameer Cedar point is about 2 ½ hours.
As far as Niagra falls goes, we did that last summer. However, we only did the American side. I guess it would be interesting to get a view of the falls from the Canadian side.
I'm not sensing a lot of love for La Ronde. As much as I want the credits, I'm wondering if it's worth the 5 1/2 hour drive east from Canada's Wonderland. the only reason I have great escape on the list is because it's basically on the way back from La Ronde. we actually hit great escape last summer as well, so I'm not hard pressed to get back there soon.
Maybe a visit to Knobles would be a better option than La ronde. I still need to get my black diamond,impulse, and bobsled credits.
I don't hate La Ronde as much as most, but it's definitely one of the weaker Six Flags parks. The highlight is undoubtedly Goliath, which I think is the better B&M hypers. If you love B&M hypers and copious amounts of floater air, it's worth a visit.
However, I too would pick Knoebels over La Ronde without any hesitation.
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