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“Lots of fun for the kids and the adults” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Au Pays Des Merveilles

Au Pays Des Merveilles
3795 De La Savane, Sainte-Adele, Quebec J8B 2H4, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Sainte-Adele
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Owner description: Alice in Wonderland, Snow-White and their friends are waiting for you in their fairy tale theme park. More then 45 activities for the whole family including the Wonderland maze, the spooky house, the wading pool, the huge inside and outside games, the animals, the longest slides you will ever see, the rides ,the miniature golf and much more.
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lots of fun for the kids and the adults”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

The park is absolutly great for all ages. We had a blast. I highly recommend that you bring you kids there.

Visited July 2011
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Au pays de "ply-wood"”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

First off 18$ to get in per person between the ages of 2-99. One cashier to accept your money, hence unnecessary line-up. Nature trail which includes games for kids made of plywood. then there was the abandoned school bus the kids could go on, as well as the rusty tractor in the middle of the woods. There were also some obstacles made of plywood and old rotten wood that your kids can climb on and get splinters. The petting zoo area is decent and well kept. the employees for the most part, friendly and very child oriented. the picnic area is adequate. and the rest-rooms were clean for the most part. Definitely not worth the 18$ a head though. All in all, it was a 100$ day (gas, food etc.)For that money, i could have taken my family to the ecomuseum 2 times and still had money left over for ice cream. The rides were suitable for young kids and the site is generally clean.

Visited August 2011
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Montreal, Canda
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“Needs some updating but overall a fun place for young children”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

I've been going there every summer for the last 3 years - We were there on July 4th, 2011 with my 2 kids (now aged 3 and 4).

The idea is very nice - at the bottom, there's a bunch of carnival rides. A little rollercoaster (meant for children 10 and under), a train, a carousel, an apple spinner, flying airplanes, a bunch of inflatables and a fun area with tubes and slides. There's also a haunted house (it needs improvement). There's a teensy park (consist of 2 metal slides - ouch!) and an eating area with picnic tables all around.

If you go up a little, there's a gated splash pool. There's 2 sides, one for younger children (2 and younger - water goes to ankles) with a black mat so they don't slip and the other side is also for younger children but its slighty deeper (2 and over - water goes to your calf).

In the past years, they used to have a tractor train ride that you could get on every 5 minutes and it would take you up the moutain so you could walk down to see the rest of the place but this year they told us the tractor had died so we had to walk up. I was with my very pregnany SIL who made it up but it wasn't easy. I could see this being a problem for overweight people, pregnant ladies, people with heavy strollers/wagons, etc....

Once we got up there, there was a schedule Alice in Wonderland show so we stayed to watch. The whole thing was done in french so my children didn't understand a thing so it was pretty boring for us. Next, there's a few farm animals, a labrynte (that actually took us about 15 minutes to get out of) and another park with slides that go almost to the bottom of the mountain (which means you;d have to walk back up :-)

There's alot of different things to see on the moutain, there's alice in wonderland, snow white, Cinderella.....the big bad wolf....there's also empty little homes with displays inside like of hansel and gretel. Along the path there's also huge checker and chess games, and a bunch of other little games (mini golf for $). At a certain point in the middle, there's another park/rest area with bathrooms, water fountains and a little kiosk with popsicles, slushies, juice, etc....

If you plan on going, bring a bathing suit, towel, lunch and change of clothes. Plan your day well......We started with the rides in the morning, then the pool till lunch, we ate, got dressed (my husband put all our wet towels, etc back in the car) and walked to the top and worked our way down until we left. You can easily make a full day out of this place and see everything.

Bottom line, I love the idea and with such long winters in Montreal, I'm always looking to be outdoors in the summer and this is a nice place. With that said, don't expect Disney World - this place needs some major updating ASAP. All their costumes are faded and tired. (They now refer to them as pyjamas and thats exactly what they look like!), they definitely need to get a new tractor to take people up because thats going to be a problem for some people. I also didnt like that they didnt even have a golf cart or anything for emergencies....

Bring a lunch and make a picnic because there's not much for sale. Your basic hamburger and fries but thats it. If you have young children, you definitely need a stroller or wagon. You can rent a wagon from the gift shop but I didnt check for how much.

Have fun!

Visited July 2011
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