Canada's wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland teases new stomach-churning 360-degree ride set to debut

One rite of spring in the GTA is the opening of Canada’s Wonderland amusement park, and this year there is a new ride that will have even the bravest of thrill seekers re-evaluating their life choices.

The Tundra Twister is a giant 360-degree spinning swing ride slated to open in the Frontier Canada portion of the park. According to Canada’s Wonderland, Tundra Twister will have guests spinning, twisting and twirling upside-down at heights of 47 metres (154 feet) and speeds of 75 km/h.

“Tundra Twister is a looping ride with rotating gondola arms that will spin and twirl riders in a full 360 degrees and upside-down,” reads a news release from the park.

According to the amusement park website, the ride is “the only attraction of its kind in the world and promises a unique thrill experience unlike any other.”

Looking for something a bit less of everything, the other new ride coming to the park this season is Snoopy’s Racing Railway, a launch coaster coming to Planet Snoopy that will accelerate from zero to 50 km/h in a matter of seconds before taking guests through the dips and turns of a wild railway adventure.

“We’re proud to offer such a diversity of experiences to our guests,” said Norm Pirtovshek, general manager. “Through four seasons we have more than 200 attractions at the park, rides for guests of all ages and world-class events and entertainment that can’t be missed.”

Canada’s Wonderland opens May 5 and has released the full lineup of exciting events and entertainment in store for the 2023 season, including a number of new food festivals, spectacular long weekend fireworks, and more.

New to the food festival line-up is Taste of Brazil scheduled for Aug. 19 and 20, described as “fresh Latin American flavours of Brazil, including grilled meats and chimichurri, bolinho de bacalhau (salt cod fritters), crispy pastel de carne (meat-filled
pastries) and feijoada (Brazilian black bean stew). As you peruse the food stalls for your next dish or drink, enjoy the styles, colours and music of traditional Brazilian performers.”

Our recommendation is to consider carefully food choices combined with the Tundra Twister. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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