Student and Youth Programs
At Cedar Fair, the safety and well-being of our Guests and Associates are always our top priorities.
As we continue to follow provincial and national health directives related to COVID-19, we want to provide the latest update regarding our park schedule. Currently, it is our hope to open Canada’s Wonderland mid-May or as soon thereafter as possible. We believe this decision is in the best interest of our associates, our guests, and our communities.
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel select spring education programming through May 29th including Engineering Day, the WonderCoaster Contest, OCF Cheer, and the YLCC Leadership Conference. If you have registered for a program or performance happening prior to May 29th, please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate the continued support of our park and our associates during this ever-evolving situation. Your loyalty is invaluable. We look forward to seeing you soon.
See our latest blog posts for educational activity ideas for teachers and parents that let kids have some Canada’s Wonderland fun at home!
When you participate in our educational field trips, Canada's Wonderland becomes your own interactive, state-of-the-art classroom (and the ultimate playground for after class). We’ve worked with leading educators and subject-matter experts to offer the best in content and impact for learning at all grades and levels.
We make learning FUN for your students as they experience our Physics, Science, Math Days youth program with in-park student activities that coincide with province approved curriculum available in a downloadable workbook. We offer fun & affordable packages that will Thrill your entire group!
Do your kids have a talent? Showcase it at one of our performance opportunities. Students can take center stage at our unique performing venues to a ready-made audience of park guests. What’s more, mealtime for your group can be a breeze when you select our all-inclusive catering services.
Student Meal Options
Add even more fun to your group's day with an affordable and delectable meal option. Make feeding the entire group easier than ever. From a variety of meal and drink vouchers for groups of any size to All-You-Can-Eat options for groups of 50 or more.
Use of Rides and Attractions
- All rides are inspected daily and meet the Technical Standards & Safety Authority requirements. Teachers may obtain a copy of our Ontario Amusement Device License if required to get approval for a field trip.
- All school boards are insured with Canada’s Wonderland. A liability certificate is available for your board upon request to help you obtain approval for your field trip.
- Each ride/attraction defines riders safety procedures on signage located at the entrance of the ride. Students with known medical conditions or concerns can review the rider assistance guideline prior to visiting the park
- Procedures are verbally reinforced prior to the ride starting. Any visitor not following the procedures is asked to exit the ride
- Download Safety and Guest Assistance information:
Supervision and Security in Park
For student and youth groups, Canada's Wonderland offers complimentary tickets for chaperones. The number of complimentary tickets varies based on the size of the group.
- Security guards are stationed throughout the park on a daily basis to enforce park policies and ensure the safety of our guests. They regularly patrol their designated areas.
- Schools can help with supervision in the park by assigning chaperones to groups of students. To encourage chaperoning of groups we offer complimentary tickets for supervisors. 1 per 10 paid tickets for grades K to 8 and 1 per 15 paid tickets for grades 9 to 12. If you forsee an issue with our complimentary ticket policies and the chaperones you require for supervision whether it be for a board mandate or for Season Passholders, please contact us at 905-832-7400 or email@example.com.
- Schools are advised to nominate a central location that students should be, should they become detached from the group. The floral flag and the front gate is a good place for this.
- There is a lost person procedure that is enacted should any students become separated from their group. It involves strategic searches by security within the park.
Metal Detectors at Main Entrance
- The safety of our guests and associates is our number one priority. Metal detectors and bag inspections are used at the Front Gate and at Gate 5 (Festival of Music entrance).
- Weapons of any kind and illegal substances are not permitted on Canada’s Wonderland Property. If these items are found during a search, the items and the individual may be turned over to law enforcement.
Adverse Weather Conditions
- Rides will close due to adverse weather conditions, particularly heavy rain, high winds and/or lightning. This is to ensure that the safety of all our guests is not compromised in unpredictable weather.
- A dashboard located inside Front Gate Guest Services can provide information on which rides are in operation. A specific answer as to when closed rides will return to operation is not possible because varying degrees of inclement weather cause different effects on different rides.
- Please be assured that Canada’s Wonderland makes every effort to reopen the rides as quickly and safely as possible after the adverse weather conditions cease. No refunds or rainchecks will be issued due to adverse weather conditions.
Exposure to Sun - Dehydration and Sunburn
- Water fountains are provided at all bathroom locations. Plastic bottled water, including refillable bottles, are allowed inside the park. It is recommended that schools encourage students to bring these to be used in the park for the day. Bottled water is for sale in vending machines and stores
- Sunscreen and hats are available for purchase inside the park. There is also a large number of shaded areas for students to rest and be out of the sun, even while they are in line. First aid is able to assist with treating sunburns. It is recommended that schools enforce the use of hats and sunscreen.