Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, ON

1 Canada's Wonderland DriveVaughan, ON L6A 1S6
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Overview

As Canada’s premier amusement park, Canada’s Wonderland has it all. Featuring 16 roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, two children’s themed areas, and more, guests are entertained for hours on end. Thrill seekers love Canada’s tallest and fastest roller coaster, Leviathan, along with the longest wooden coaster in the country, the Mighty Canadian Minebuster.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Vaughan Travel Experts
  • Height and weight restrictions apply on select attractions throughout the park.
  • Admission includes entry to Splash Works, a 20-acre waterpark.
  • New for 2018: Lumberjack (thrill ride) and Flying Canoes (family ride).
  • Features Canada’s tallest and fastest roller coaster, Leviathan.
  • Parking requires an additional fee.
  • KidZville and Planet Snoopy feature more than 25 kid-friendly attractions for the little ones.

Description

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Canada’s Wonderland is home to more than 200 attractions, including 16 roller coasters, two children’s areas and Splash Works, our 20-acre water park. The park features North America’s largest variety of rides, including Canada’s tallest and fastest coaster – Leviathan, Canada’s longest wooden coaster – Mighty Canadian Minebuster and Canada’s first inverted coaster – Flight Deck.

NEW in 2018:
Lumberjack, and Flying Canoes, along with an expanded play and splash area for children! From new thrills, to family fun, to splash zones, the upcoming season will provide new experiences and memories for the whole family!

Halloween Haunt
Select Nights, Sept. 29 - Oct. 31
Face your fears when darkness falls as Canada’s Wonderland is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during Halloween Haunt. Experience the thrills of your favorite rides at night and the frights awaiting you in our terrifying haunted attractions and shows. You won’t be able to hide from the hundreds of monsters waiting to feed off your screams. Halloween Haunt is the largest Halloween event in the Greater Toronto Area, taking place on select nights this fall. Don’t miss the fright of your life! Halloween Haunt Admission ticket required for entry.

Camp Spooky
Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 29 - Oct. 28
Join us at Canada's Wonderland for the ultimate fall festival – Camp Spooky! Families and kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween activities for kids including BOO-rific mazes, trick-or-treating, foam pits, and so much more. Plus, all of your favorite rides will be open during the day, including KidZville and Planet Snoopy kids' areas. Best of all, it's included with your Any Day Park Admission to Canada's Wonderland!

Admission includes Splash Works Waterpark! Now closed for the 2018 season.
Soak up the sun with our 20-acre water park. Filled with exciting water slides, cabanas and more! From the exhilarating free fall of Muskoka Plunge to the splashin' fun of White Water Bay, Splash works is sure to please every water lover!

Parking is $22 per vehicle for regular parking and $30 for RVs and campers.

Reserve Toronto Customer Reviews

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Parris B
"Great park but a lot of work needs to be done"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2018 NEW
I haven't gone in 3 years due to the lack of new rollercoasters. Flat rides I dont really care for since I prefer high thrilling rides, but they have an amazing collection if that's your thing. I only got a season pass for next year to ride Yukon Striker but they only built a dive coaster because it brings crowds and with the park already over crowded 2019 is gonna be awful. Underground parking needs to be built, Halloween haunt is pointless since its sooooooooooooooo over crowded and I'm not over exaggerating. We have waited 7 years for another rollercoaster so how long will we have to wait for the next?we need an b&m invert and a RMC hybrid to really make this park 10 out of 10. I will say they have done really well with the scenery and making the park look nice, but the food is way over priced, but at least theres options across the street. Dont be surprised just like at other cedar fair parks that you'll have to buy a locker for the top 3 coasters soon. I can promise you this is will happen. I love the fact they are building a hotel tho and have a winterfest which should be really cool. I hate how the fast lane is. As a person who waits an hour and a half for one ride why do fast lane users get first seat priority? This is ridiculous and pisses off everyone, great way of flashing that you have money. Disney's fast pass is so much better since you have a time to come back and if you miss it, too bad, plus there are only a certain amount given out for the day. I still love this park since I have had unforgettable moments here so it will always have a place in my heart. This park is growing and should be a full world class park in the next decade.
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lorraine j
Hampshire, United Kingdom
"Wonderland horrendous"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2018 NEW
Visited yesterday purchasing an all day pass including parking and single meal. Really looking forward to the visit. Was unable to ride because of back problem but was not prepared to only ride two in the whole park! The food outlets were the worse I've ever encountered! Being coeliac there was only one option gluten free pizza. When it came it was cooked in the sane oven as regular pizzas. Loaded onto sane breadboard and sliced with same slicer. Staff oblivious to cross contamination! When it came it was not cooked properly and had green mould on it. Another gluten free guest in front of me was served a regular pizza. Having been there for the morning decided to leave and attend guest services for refund. Was kept waiting over an hour whilst various staff discussed my issues. Finally announcing they have a no refund policy regardless of the issue! They would only downgrade my two tickets to their lowest tickets and refund the difference. The manager Brian Birtley would not come to discuss the issues other than pass messages through his staff. Be warned visiting this park would never re-attend.
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adeankfridman
Whitby, Canada
"Halloween Haunt is not what it use to be"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2018 NEW
So I went years ago To Halloween Haunt and I had a blast. This was NOT the case this time. (Also I’m a huge whimp and scare easy and I was so disappointed when I didn’t even shutter once) So I want to addess some of the other negative reviews and give my insight as well. Lots of people say that the maze lines are super long and they can’t get through all of the attractions. My husband and I decided that to avoid this problem we were going to get the FRIGHT PASS to skip over the line. We went on a SUN which we figured would be quieter anyways since most people work Monday morning. Turns out we didn’t even need the pass which cost more then the admission, probably because we went on a Sunday. Not upset we spent the money on the pass because better safe then sorry. Now clearly Wonderland has listened to people’s reviews about long lines because they let people in in huge groups of 30 and more. So you are slowly walking behind so many people and all the scares that are happening up ahead you see so by the time you get up to an actor or a corner etc you are not afraid at all. Tip about the Fright Pass: you can only use it one time per maze, which we wouldn’t have wanted to go a second time because the mazes in our opinion were quite weak. The park years ago was so well decorated and you felt like you were in a totally different world and you really get into the scare spirit. The quality this year was not there at all. Overall in our opinion we will never go again which is super disappointing because we love this kind of stuff and this season. Ps the staff that are not dressed up look so unhappy and barely acknowledge you, I guess I might be unhappy too with silly things they must see. I would however recommend somewhere called Fear Farm, it’s 100% worth the drive and we were able to get through all the mazes and do them all a second time. Each time we were terrified and super pleased by our experience. They also send you in your group alone, wait until your far enough through to send the next group so that you don’t run into each other or ruin your scare. Totally worth it.
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Isabelle2785
Mississauga, Canada
"Halloween Haunt"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2018 NEW
To start, it was way too overcrowded with people. We waited in line for 60 minutes for just the first haunted house - the line up was so long that it went into other areas of the park. The haunted houses themselves were alright, but with the amount of people walking through at once, you'd see those in front of you get scared which killed the anticipation. It got a bit better after 11pm when there was only an hour left until the park closed. We managed to go on one ride and 3 haunted houses in about a 3 hour time span. The last comment I'd make is that it's pricey considering how busy it is and the wait times. They should really limit the number of tickets for each night and maybe open up for more evenings during the week. And also the price to add on the line by pass is ridiculous - had we done this, it would have cost us $200 for the night! No thanks. Likely won't be going back in the future.
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JessicaG1435
"Halloween Haunt Review"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2018 NEW
I've been to Halloween Haunt's before and it was never this bad. Huge cluster of people waiting to get past security. Then each attraction was 1-2 hours long! I swear there were more people there for Halloween haunt than during the summer in the day. They need to limit the number of tickets they sell for each night. It just doesn't make it as enjoyable as it could be. They make the same mazes so really the major expense of buying all the decor should be not a factor....... why be so greedy with trying to get as much money as possible and not care about how people are actually enjoying them. Also, this is more a legality thing, but it's unfortunate they have to have a visible worker stationed near any actor. It really ruins the surprise of being scared. Lol I wonder if or why video cameras wouldn't suffice for proof if there was an issue. I rated this average because I was with my family and we had nice chats in the huge lines, but realistically would have rated in a 2. Trying to be more positive!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Canada's Wonderland

What is the cost of parking?
Parking fees are:

  • Autos and Vans: $22.00 per vehicle.
  • RVs and Campers: $30.00 per vehicle.

Handicapped parking spots are available. A drop-off and pick-up area is located on the east side of the main parking lot, off of Jane Street between Norwood Avenue and Avro Avenue. Re-entry is not allowed for day parking vehicles.

Can I rent a locker inside the park?
Yes. Lockers are located at the Front Gate adjacent to Thrills are Wonderland and inside the entrance of Splash Works. Rental fees range from $17 to $30 depending on the locker size you choose as well as the season. Canada’s Wonderland is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

Does the park close if it rains?
Some attractions may close in the case of inclement weather until conditions are deemed safe to resume operation. During this time, guests can enjoy a live show, meal or shopping until such weather passes. Canada’s Wonderland cannot issue rain checks or refunds for inclement weather.

Are ATMs available in the park?
Yes.

Can I bring outside food and drinks into the park?
No. Outside food, beverages, and coolers are not permitted. Baby food, formula, and plastic water bottles are allowed. If you wish to bring your own food, treat yourself to a picnic at the public picnic pavilion located just outside the front gates.

Guests with special dietary needs requiring outside food should visit Guest Services for consideration. For more information, contact Canada’s Wonderland Guest Services.

Can I bring my pet to Canada’s Wonderland?
Service animals are only permitted in the park. Canada’s Wonderland offers an air-conditioned kennel where guests may keep cats and dogs for a daily fee of $6. The facility is self-serve and requires pet owners to provide care for their animals during their stay. Pet owners are responsible for water, food, and exercise.

The kennel facility has a water faucet, bowls and kennel cages for guest use. Pets must be kept in one of the provided cages. For the comfort of your pet, they must be able to stand and turn around in the cage. The largest cage available is 71 cm (H) x 116 cm (W) x 68 cm (D). Please do not leave pets inside your vehicle.

Are strollers or wheelchairs available for rent?
Single and double strollers are offered for one-day rentals. Rentals are on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not available.
  • Single Stroller: $15.99 plus tax (+$5 refundable deposit)
  • Double Stroller: $25.99 plus tax (+$5 refundable deposit)

Electronic convenience vehicles (ECV) are also available for single-day rentals. Again, rentals are on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.
  • Manual Wheelchair: $15.99 plux tax (+ $5 refundable deposit)
  • ECV: $49.99 plus tax (+ $50 refundable deposit)

I am bringing a young child. Do they need a ticket?
Children under the age of 3 do not need a ticket. Children ages 3+ must purchase a child’s admission ticket.

Can I leave and re-enter the park?
Yes. If you wish to leave the park and return on the same day, have your hand stamped at Front Gate.

Can I bring my drone to film while at the park?
All drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are prohibited at (in) all Cedar Fair parks, including Canada's Wonderland, with the sole exception of the company’s certified Pilot-In-Command listed on the park's Special Flight Operations Certificate. Any unauthorized drone(s) observed over Canada's Wonderland will be reported to Transport Canada and local law enforcement, regardless of its point of origin or operation. According to Transport Canada, drones must fly at least 30 meters away from vehicles and the public (if weighing more than 250g up to 1kg) or at least 75 meters away from vehicles and the public (if weighing more than 1 kg up to 35 kg). If it’s believed any drone flying near Canada’s Wonderland property poses a risk to public safety, the safety of staff and/or violates Transport Canada guidelines, it will be reported to the relevant authorities.

Can I bring a selfie stick?
Yes. However, they are prohibited from being used on rides.

Can I bring my camera or phone on rides to take pictures?
For safety reasons, the taking of pictures, videotaping, and filming of any kind on any ride except Swan Lake, KidZville Station and Jokey’s Jalopies is strictly prohibited. This includes the use of GoPro style equipment, mounts, and harnesses. All cameras and cell phones must be safely secured in cargo pockets, a waist pack, in a bin on the ride platform, left in a locker, or with a non-rider. Ride attendants cannot be responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged while riding. Due to the potential for water damage, Riptide, Timberwolf Falls and White Water Canyon riders should leave their cameras and other valuable items with a non-rider on in a locker.

Will my bag be checked?
Yes. For the safety of all visitors, the following security procedures are in place:
  • Guests arriving at the park will go through metal detection every public operating day. 
  • All bags, purses, backpacks, waist packs, etc. will be examined prior to entering.
  • Sharp objects (including pocket knives and metal chains), firearms, or other items that could be considered a weapon are strictly prohibited. 

What should I wear?
Weather appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests who wish to enjoy Splash Works Water park must adhere to the dress code:

  • Appropriate swimwear is required. Thongs and transparent clothing are not permitted. We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of swimwear.
  • Guests wearing bathing attire with metal buttons, rivets, zippers, or snaps will not be permitted to ride Splash Island Kiddie Slides or Splash Station Slides.
  • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornamentation on back, sides, or front of swimwear is not permitted. No foreign objects are allowed in pockets. 
  • Absolutely no jewelry can be worn while riding the slide. This is including but not limited to piercings of any type (including cartilage piercings), necklaces, rings, bracelets, etc. 
  • Footwear is not permitted on Splash Works attractions. Aqua socks and aquatic style footwear are permitted on Lazy River, Riptide Racer, Super Soaker, and The Plunge.
  • Diaper dependent guests are required to wear swim diapers or a diaper specifically designed for aquatic use.

Are life jackets available at Splash Works or should I bring my own?
Life jackets are available for use throughout Splash Works. Life jackets are complimentary and are available to any guest wishing to use one. Children, first-time swimmers, and weaker swimmers are encouraged to wear a life jacket. If you choose to bring your own life jacket, it must be coast guard certified.

What is the Boarding Pass Program?
The Boarding Pass Program assists guests with mobility restrictions or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by allowing them to access rides at designated times via the exit ramp. The program works as follows:

  • Guests with a mobility impairment or ASD should visit Guest Services upon their arrival at the park to express his/her inability to wait in the regular line. Some questions are asked to ensure that the rider has the required physical criteria in order to safely experience rides, and a Boarding Pass is issued for the guest in question and up to 3 riding companions. 
  • In addition to a Boarding Pass, the guest with a mobility impairment or ASD will receive a “Rider Access Form” that lists the rides that the guest with a disability can safely enjoy.
  • The rider (or a member of their party) obtains a boarding time from the ride associate at the Alternate Access Entrance, equivalent to the length of the ride line. The rider can then wait comfortably away from the queue area.
  • The guest listed on the Boarding Pass must be present as a rider when a Boarding Pass is being utilized. 
  • Guests may not accumulate more than one boarding time at a time.

Can I go on the rides if I am wearing a cast?
Guests wearing casts and braces may be restricted from rides where the cast/brace will not fit inside the ride unit or where it will present a hazard to the guest or others. Guests with full arm (elbow restricted) and full leg (knee restricted) casts or braces are restricted from most rides and water slides at Canada’s Wonderland.
  • Braces with exposed metal parts are not permitted on select slides in Splash Works.
  • Casts of any kind are not allowed on Behemoth, Launch Pad, Leviathan, Muskoka Plunge, Sledge Hammer, Soaring Timbers, Super Soaker, and The Plunge.
  • Any type of foot or leg cast is not allowed on Backlot Stunt Coaster and Time Warp.

Is wheelchair seating available at the show venues?
Yes. Please speak with an usher in advance for assistance with entrance and seating.
  • Arthur's Baye - Wheelchair seating available near The Marketplace Buffet.
  • International Showplace - An outdoor amphitheater with tent covered bench seating. Wheelchair seating available at the front and rear of the house. 
  • KidZville Playhouse - An outdoor children's theatre with tent covered bench seating. Wheelchair seating available at the rear of the house. 
  • Wonderland Theatre - An indoor, air-conditioned theatre with wheelchair seating available at the front, middle, and rear of the house.