the new Matterhorn Falls water slide at Canada's Wonderland

What’s new at Canada’s Wonderland: 10 exciting things to do for the new season

As the warm weather arrives, so does the anticipation for another season at Canada’s Wonderland. This iconic amusement park, located just north of Toronto in Vaughan, promises excitement, nostalgia, and plenty of new adventures for both returning guests and first-time visitors.

With the departure of a beloved ride and the introduction of new attractions, here’s our guide to the top 10 things you must do at Canada’s Wonderland this season.

1. Ride the New Moosehorn Falls

Unveiling on May 25th, Moosehorn Falls (pictured above) is the park’s latest addition to Splash Works. Inspired by the breathtaking Moosehorn Trail in Fundy National Park, this giant boomerang water slide features a 13-metre, zero-gravity wall that will leave you feeling weightless. It’s the perfect way to cool down and amp up the adrenaline on a hot summer day.

2. Experience Leviathan from a New Angle

With the relocation of the park’s entrance beneath the towering Leviathan roller coaster, guests will now get an up-close view of this monstrous ride as they walk in. It’s a thrilling welcome that sets the tone for the rest of your visit.

3. Say Goodbye to Xtreme Skyflyer

After more than two decades of heart-pounding freefalls, Xtreme Skyflyer has taken its final swing. While the ride is no longer in operation, take a moment to reminisce about the 47-metre drops that thrilled nearly 1.2 million riders. It’s a bittersweet farewell to a park staple.

4. Relax in the New VIP Lounge

Exclusively for Prestige Passholders, the new VIP lounge offers a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of the park. Enjoy some downtime with complimentary snacks, beverages, and comfortable seating, making it a perfect spot to recharge before your next adventure.

5. Try the Updated Viking’s Rage

This beloved swinging ship ride has gone green, switching to electric power. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it also promises a smoother and quieter ride experience. Feel the rage of the Vikings in an all-new way!

The Viking's Rage ride at Canada's Wonderland
The Viking’s Rage ride at Canada’s Wonderland

6. Indulge at the Revamped Backlot Café

The Backlot Café has undergone a significant facelift, offering a fresh and modern dining experience. Whether you’re craving a quick snack or a hearty meal, this revamped eatery is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

7. Explore the Wonder Mountain Construction

There’s a lot of buzz around the ongoing construction near Wonder Mountain. While details are still under wraps, be sure to keep an eye out for announcements and new developments. It’s an exciting time to witness the park’s evolution firsthand.

8. Enjoy Expanded Fireworks Shows

For the first time, Canada’s Wonderland is adding a second fireworks show to the Canada Day long weekend, with spectacular displays on June 30 and July 1. Additionally, fireworks will light up the sky on Victoria Day (May 19), Civic Holiday (August 4), and Labour Day (September 1). These shows are a must-see, with explosive light and color choreographed to a lively soundtrack.

9. Participate in SickKids’ Day

On July 11, the park will host a new fundraising event to support SickKids. This exclusive event includes parking, admission, early ride times, and a catered lunch, with proceeds going to the hospital. It’s a fun way to enjoy the park while contributing to a great cause.

10. Celebrate Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest at Canada’s Wonderland is expanding to three weekends this year: September 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22. Indulge in German-themed food, drink specials, and traditional festival bands in the Medieval Faire area. From classic sausages and schnitzels to Bavarian pretzels and refreshing lager, this festival is a foodie’s delight.

With so many exciting changes and new attractions, Canada’s Wonderland is set to offer another great season. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a foodie, or someone looking to relax, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Go, have your fun.

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