Soaring to New Heights at Canada’s Wonderland

T visited his first amusement park last weekend and went on his first big kid rides!

Canada’s Wonderland is like the Canadian version of Six Flags amusement parks – with big rollercoasters, spinning rides and a Snoopy-themed kids area.

The hubby and I have gone many times as kids and together as adults. But this was the first time we’ve been with T – and it was something we’d always looked forward to experiencing with him.

Distancing and mask wearing requirements were in place. It was a sunny and sweltering day.

The domineering blue Leviathian roller coaster track greeted us at the main entrance.

“Can I go on that?” T asked excitedly.

“Oh no,” I said. “You need to be a lot taller.”

The staff measured T at 4 feet tall, which meant he could actually go on quite a bit of big rides.

We started with The Fly. At a first glance, it looked like an unexciting ride with a small drop.

But the quick horizontal swerves at the top make it feel like your car is going to fly off the track.

It didn’t phase T. We heard a lot of “Whees!” during his first big kid ride.

We then went on other rides, including the Vortex. I was pleasantly surprised T was allowed to go on it, because it was an intense coaster.

But T handled it like a champ. If anything, I got dizzy after; a sign I’m getting older!

T and I enjoyed the spinny Klockwerks while the hubby sat it out because he knew it would make him disoriented for the rest of the day.

As we stood in line for each ride, which averaged 30 minutes wait, I thought with amusement how one’s perspective changes as they get older.

When I was a child, these lineups felt endless. As an adult, I enjoyed standing in line, staring vacantly into space without being pulled in a million directions. Time just flew by!

We introduced T to the Wonderland tradition of ending our visit by sharing a plate of delicious funnel cake – fried dough topped with powdered sugar, strawberry sauce and ice cream.

It was finger licking good for T!

On our walk out, we asked T to rate his day from 1 to 10 and he quickly shouted, “100!”

For us, it was a great day too. I did not know how T would react. It was noisy, busy, hot. I mentally prepared for him to have a tantrum at some point, but he was a trooper!

We’ll be back again one day and perhaps try the intense grown up rides, like Yukon Striker.

I told T, a fussy eater, that if he wants to go on the big rides, he needs to get taller; to do that, he needs to eat meat and protein-rich foods.

I’ll let you know if he falls for it!

11 thoughts on “Soaring to New Heights at Canada’s Wonderland

  1. Fun, fun, fun. I miss the theme parks and thrill rides. We have Great America here but son not interested but seems open for disney LA again. Time for dad to do overtime as they are expensive now. It’s nice to see your family having a wonderful time and T having a blast. Happy memories are forever. Take care🙏

    1. Thank you! It was a fun day spent together. 🙂 We’re very lucky that it’s nowhere near Disney pricing and also within the city. I can understand why your son wants to do Disney. It just seems so magical. You’re a great dad to work hard to make these experiences possible for him. 😊happy memories are priceless indeed. Have a great weekend ahead!

  2. Glad to hear that T had a blast. Funnel cake is always a must when visiting Canada’s Wonderland. I haven’t been to Canada’s Wonderland in a few years but would love to revisit to check out the new rides. The spinning teacups were always my favourite.

    1. Thank you, L! Wonderland has certainly changed a lot in the last few years. But the smaller rides, like the spinning teacups, will always be fun! 😊

  3. What a fun and exciting day! T is a trooper! I am terrified of all rides – even the small ones. That is so awesome he wasn’t afraid at all! Way to go, T!

    1. Thanks Robyn. We were genuinely surprised at how well he took the experience in. Looking forward to another visit one day.

      And I’m with you on the rides. I can’t take them anymore. lol. But I do enjoy watching T get so much out of them.

    1. Thanks Juliette. I was amused when I read your weekend post as well. It looks like we both had a ride kind of weekend with our little ones. 😊 Thankful we get to share these experiences with our little ones.

      1. We did! You were definitely braver than me though! I wasn’t scared of anything when I was younger but you wouldn’t catch me on a proper rollercoaster now. Lovely for the kids though 🙂

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