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“Blood-sucking ripoff”

Canada's Wonderland
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in Vaughan
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Canada's Wonderland is home to the most exhilarating collection of rides, roller coasters and water park fun in all of Canada. Located just North of Toronto, the park features 69 exciting rides including Leviathan - Canada's tallest and fastest rollercoaster. New for 2014, experience Wonder Mountain's Guardian - an interactive 4D dark ride. Kids can unearth fossils inside Dinosaurs Alive! - A seven acre animatronic dinosaur park featuring over 40 life-sized dinosaurs. Starlight Spectacular, a multidimensional light and sound experience will amaze guests nightly throughout the summer. On weekends in October, celebrate Halloween fun with Camp Spooky and Halloween Haunt. For more information or to purchase tickets for as low as $39.99, plus HST, please visit our website.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The scariest thing about Wonderland's Halloween Haunt are the lineups. Tickets are oversold so the park is jam-packed. We had to run a gauntlet for everything... to pay $15 to park, to buy tickets, to get through the gates. By the time we got to the actual haunts and rides we had no stamina for the 45 minute to one-hour waits. We gave up in despair and went home. Wonderland is one money-grubbing operation that no longer delivers give value. The added insult? After paying all that money for parking and cattle-to-the-slaughter lineups, you get to watch "Express Pass" ticket holders jump ahead of you in line. Infuriating.

Wonderland no longer delivers a good customer experience. One money-grubbing rip-off after the other.

12  Thank VictoriaToronto
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

First time going. Last time going. Total ripoff. Oversold tickets which meant paying $130.00 for 4 people to go on 3 rides and walk through 2 overcrowded mazes, watch 1 show of 6-7 guys in costumes air drumming on what was supposed to be steel drums. Please....I thought it was an introduction to something good. Could'n't get to any refreshment stands the lines were so long. How is anyone to enjoy this park? Heard lots of complaints on the way out. Mazes were not scary as you basically funnelled through buildings/mazes with hundreds of people and watched the "monster guy"jump out in front of people ahead of you kinda ruining the effect. totally hyped as far as the scary side of things. The rides are good rides - you just can't get on them unless you want to stand for long periods of time and watch rude people jump lines. I realize its not Wonderlands fault there are so many ignorant people, but really can you blame them for budding in? It is not realistic the price they charge. They need to limit ticket sales so the visit is enjoyable - they won't get my dime again!!! It was very embarassing to have an overseas visitor attending after we said how great it was. Total disappointment, don't waste your time or money.

9  Thank 509,509
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

First off let me suggest your purchase "Fast Lane". They only have about 50 available per day and the more you purchase and the further advanced, the cheaper they are. It lets you jump the lane on about 12 rides which is more than worth it for rides like Leviathan, Behemoth etc. My Mum,, Dad, Brother, me and 2 friends went and my parents just got 4 passes but when we got there and there were still sum available we ended up buying 2 more because they were awesome!

The attractions are pretty good, of course with the population becoming more and more obese you find that if you are bigger than you won't fit in some of the rides, which sucks.

Fod and drinks are pricy but if you do some sleuthing around on the website for 2012 they do a buffet in the court yard (hard to find, but it is down this path beside dragon fire in renassance land as you first go through the gates) and for $12 you get all you can eat soft drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers and saldas, well worth it considering you will pay $12 for a burger and fries at some of the stands or $4 for a bottle of pop.

It is well worth it and there are rides for everyone! :)

2  Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Since 2008 I've been there maybe 15-20 times (having a pass), it's the best park in the whole world, I can tell it from experience! It has the best, fastest and scariest roller coasters, large grounds, delicious funnel cakes and other diners. Awesome area for children and stunning water park! It's is the best park ever. Now with Leviathan - it's the scariest and the most thrilling thing ever! You definitely should visit it, if you are somewhere near Toronto, Canada. You won't regret and will never forget it, 100%!!!

Thank ZapCa
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is a great park with so many roller coasters, you have the behemoth, the leviathan the big boys and so many other smaller but very cool coasters. There is something for everyone. The ques are long but it's expected. The only down side is the food and drinks outlets, apart form the subway everything is a ripp off. Best to bring your own water and drinks and sandwiches. Other than that its a great place they even have a multiple faith centre so you can pray.

2  Thank AbuHammad
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