Yep. Still here.
Hi. It’s me again.
My last post was at the beginning of July, back when we were all pretty certain Wonderland would open at some point in the month or so. Now we’re here, Labour Day weekend, and the park sits closed. The Ontario government pulled amusement parks out of stage 3 when regions in the province began transitioning to stage 3 in mid-July.
So now it’s Labour Day, the unofficial end of summer with no solid indication on when Wonderland may open. Other Cedar Fair parks in the US were able to open, though some of the smaller parks’ seasons are ending this weekend. Haunt and Winterfest are cancelled at Kings Island and Cedar Point but they will be hosting fall festivals.
Reflecting Over a Coaster-Less Summer
The longest I’ve gone without being at the park while being an enthusiast is two years but that was before I started visiting weekly so it wasn’t so jarring at the time. I’ve been getting kind of stir crazy at home, even with 3D printing and video games to keep me preoccupied. I just want to get out and ride something!
Labour Day weekend marks the end to the summer season at Wonderland and I usually bathe in the feeling by visiting as much as possible through the busy long weekend. But without having experienced a busy amusement park (or busy anything) at all this year, it literally does feel like summer never happened…
Previous Canada’s Wonderland Labour Day Weekend Trip Reports
So Now What?
To be honest, I’m still unsure about how quickly I will return to Wonderland once it reopens but that doesn’t mean that I don’t think the park is ready to reopen. They’ve been ready for months.
Anyways, the point of this post was to put a bookmark in the year here. As I said in the last post, I guess I’ll see you back here after my first Wonderland visit. Could be this month. Could be next year. We’ll just have to wait and see.