Category: CW News

Let’s Get Rolling: Wonderland Posts First 2019 Teaser!

As we saw just last week, the park officially confirmed the announcement date for their 2019 coaster with banners at the park. We’re all eagerly waiting for August 15th to come around!

As we’ve also seen, a teaser supposedly for Wonderland’s new coaster was spotted… but not at Wonderland.

Several enthusiasts spotted this over at Cedar Point with hints in it that would indicate it has to do with Wonderland’s new dive coaster. (Let’s not pretend it’s a secret.) This strategy has me scratching my head as I’m curious how it all plays out with other parks in on the teasing.

Now we’re here today with a short video posted by Canada’s Wonderland…

Notice the quick flash right as the date is revealed?

If you pause the video at just the right moment, you’ll see a blurry shot of what looks like a coaster. Apart from that, I don’t really know what I’m looking at. I can’t really tell what angle of the ride we’re looking at with no noticeable landmarks in the background (as far as I can tell). I guess we’ll just have to wait and see! I’m looking forward to the “Ohhhhh” moments when the reveal happens!

What’s the big deal? SPPN & Opening Day Specials!

With Season Passholder Preview Night (“SPPN” on Friday, April 27, 2018) and Opening Day (Sunday, April 29, 2018) just around the corner, I’m super excited that it won’t be much longer until I can revisit my favourite rides and see what else is new at the park… On top of that, the park just released deals for opening weekend to make the return even sweeter!

Season Passholder Preview Night Deals

Deals valid only on Season Passholder Preview Night, April 27, 2018. Taxes extra.

  • Buy one, get one free games
    • Valid at Milkcan in Medieval Faire and Action Zone, and at Foul Shot in the Alpen (International Festival) area.
  • Buy two, get two free pieces of fudge
    • Valid at Sweet Shoppe on International Street.
  • 50% off cottontail Beavertails
    • Valid at any Beavertails location in the park.
  • 50% off pretzels
    • Valid for any pretzel at Gourmet Chippery, Pretzel & Beer Bar.
  • 50% off Cookiewiches
    • Valid at Medieval Funnel Cakes.
  • Bring a Friend for $15.99
    • Valid 2018 passholders can purchase tickets for up to four friends for $15.99 each. (Tickets valid for Preview Night only.)

See details on the Canada’s Wonderland official website.

Opening Day Deals

Deals valid only on Opening Day, April 29, 2018. Taxes extra.

  • $7.99 Opening Day t-shirt
    • Get one at the Canada’s Wonderland Store. While supplies last.
  • Buy two, get two free pieces of fudge
    • Valid at Sweet Shoppe on International Street.
  • 50% off arcade games
    • Valid at Crystal Palace and Aracadium Arcades.
  • 50% off Alpen Cheesery
    • Valid for any entree at Alpen Cheesery.
  • 25% off Muskoka Craft Burger
    • Valid for any entree at Muskoka Craft Burger and Beer.
  • 50% off Lumberjack Sausage
    • Valid for the new 24″ Lumberjack Sausage at Timbers BBQ.

See details on the Canada’s Wonderland official website.

(Deals subject to change without notice. See the CW pages linked for the latest.)

New “Poutinerie” Coming in 2018!

Goodbye Hot Potato (and Bistro 81), hello Poutinerie!

Over on the Wonderland Blog, it was revealed that a new dining location specializing in delicious french fry dishes would be popping up around the park, replacing two Hot Potato stands and the Bistro 81 food truck.

Read more details, including how they created the new menu, on the Wonderland Blog, and at CP Food Blog who was responsible for the Wonderland blog post!

There’s lots to look forward to this season! Thanks for visiting the blog! ✌

The Light at the End of the Tunnel (Future Coaster News!)

Off-Season Detective Work

I’ll admit that, while I’m crazy for the park, I find it far too boring to weed through city documents for clues or drag my butt near a closed amusement park to snoop around. Luckily, there are people more dedicated than I.

American Coaster Enthusiasts Canada posted a link to a document from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority that gives us major clues about what’s about to happen. A direct link to the document is here and the pages we are interested in are 45 and 46. Here are a few interesting quotes from the document:

The permit will be issued for the period of January 12, 2018 to January 11, 2020 in accordance
with the following documents and plans which form part of this permit

The permit is already valid and remains valid until 2020. My assumption is that these permits are issued in yearly intervals and that the construction would be wrapped up way before January 2020… like April 2019.

The proposal is to alter a waterway and construct in the Regional Storm Floodplain of a tributary
of the Don River in order to facilitate the construction of a new roller coaster at Canada’s
Wonderland. A low-flow by-pass channel is proposed around a current on-line pond to facilitate
the construction of a ride tunnel within the pond and regulatory floodplain. In addition, nine
support piers are proposed within the regulated area.

Here’s the juiciest part of what we care about. The document confirms an actual roller coaster with a tunnel within a pond and that the area will see 9 support columns.

The proposed site is located at the south end of Canada’s Wonderland, within an online pond, north of an existing online stormwater pond. The subject site is currently manicured lawn and an on-line pond.

This part pinpoints the site in the park, although I am a bit confused by some of the wording. I’m understanding the “existing online stormwater pond” would be the one that Behemoth is next to so north of that would be the pond Vortex sits on. It also states that the subject site includes a manicured lawn, which would be the one next to Vortex. Here’s a graphic I made to illustrate:

The location of the makers we saw before the 2017 season ended and the construction we’ve seen documented over on the canadaswonderlandfan Instagram page would also confirm this to be the spot, even if I may have confused certain things referred to in the document…

It’s exciting times to be a Wonderland fan with all of the construction happening! Shoutout to ACE and canadaswonderlandfan on Instagram for all of the information!