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2019 Canada’s Wonderland Park Guide reflects big changes, a new themed section and a nod to history

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2019 Canada’s Wonderland Park Guide reflects big changes, a new themed section and a nod to history

Grace Peacock

Director of Communications,

Canada's Wonderland

Twitter: @GracePeacock

The 2019 Canada’s Wonderland Park Guide is here! And, upon close inspection, we think you’ll find more than a few exciting changes and a few celebrating the park’s history.

BREAKING RECORDS WITH YUKON STRIKER

The most anticipated addition to the park landscape is the new world record-breaking dive coaster Yukon Striker, whose massive 3,625 foot-long track spans from the Mighty Canadian Minebuster overtop Vortex and past Timberwolf Falls (D5 to H3).

Take note of the 90-degree drop into that underwater tunnel - there will be many great spots to ride-watch (if getting on isn’t your thing), but the exit side of the tunnel (G5) is particularly thrilling to witness. 

Yukon Striker is the showpiece attraction in the newly themed area Frontier Canada. Meant to represent the Klondike Gold Rush era of the late 1890s in the Yukon, this new section also includes Mighty Canadian Minebuster, Lumberjack, Soaring Timbers, Flying Canoes, Vortex, Timberwolf Falls and White Water Canyon. The classic rope ladder climb previously known as Jacob’s Ladder also joins the area attractions, now named Lumberjack Climb (I3).

When Canada’s Wonderland was being built, Frontier Canada was originally planned as one of five themed areas for the park’s opening in 1981. That didn’t come to pass, and plans were put aside until 2019 and the arrival of Yukon Striker. 

We’re excited to also open several new food venues in Frontier Canada. Miners Café (D6) will offer international cuisine and delicious protein bowls; you’ll find Asian cuisine at the Mess Hall (E4); and at Goldrush Junction (F4) you’ll be served Coca-Cola beverages and sweet treats like funnel cakes and butter tarts. The Chuck Wagon (H3) will be the stop for hot dogs and farmer sausages.

Klondike Outfitters (E5) is a new shop located beside Yukon Striker, where any adventurer can stock up on Frontier Canada gift items. It’s also the home of the newest FunPix location with photos forever preserving the moment you conquered Yukon Striker. 

WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN

As an ode to the park's origins and commitment to theming, a few other name changes have taken place. The southeast portion of the park returns to its original section name of Grande World Exposition of 1890. Make sure to check out the new VR Experience in this area (F8)!

In Medieval Faire, Wonderland Theatre is now Canterbury Theatre (J9) – its original name from 1981 – and this year will feature a spectacular new show “Tundra – A Cirque Experience”. Guests can journey through the Arctic to witness wild displays of acrobatics set against the Northern Lights.

Other attractions reclaiming their original names include Dragon Fyre, Viking’s Rage, Wilde Knight Mares and Wilde Beast.

When hunger strikers and you’re ready for a royal meal, The King’s Feast (K7) will have a selection of menu items waiting including Burgers, Hot Dogs and Chicken Tenders.

If you’d rather some lighter fare, the new Grab & Go Market (I5) in International Festival will be serving up healthy salads, wraps, beverages and other snacks.

GETTING IN THE FAST LANE

For those looking to process their Fast Lane Passes, note that this will no longer be offered at The Locker Room on International Street. Instead, head over to the south window at Front Gate (G10), the location in Medieval Faire by Wilde Knight Mares (L6) or the new location by SkyHawk (F6).

GOODBYE ORBITER

In the off season, we said goodbye to Orbiter, the circular Skylab attraction also once known as Sol Loco. It opened at the park in 1981 and featured 15 coloured carriages that held two riders each, on a wheel that spun horizontally and then raised up to an almost vertical position. Its former area has now been opened up for a pathway joining Action Zone to Frontier Canada.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Have a look at the digital version of the 2019 Park Guide or pick one up on your way into the park. Where will you go first? What adventure awaits? Most definitely a trek to Frontier Canada. Maybe a journey back in time to the Grande World Expo or Medieval Faire… 

Whatever your path, we hope you enjoy!

See you on May 3, and if you're a season passholder - don't forget you can come early for the Sneak Preview Night!

 

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Canada's Wonderland

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