Vaughan, ON, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canada’s Wonderland, the nation’s premier amusement park, opens its gates this weekend for an exciting season with thrilling new ride Lumberjack, interactive family ride Flying Canoes, and an extensive entertainment lineup of live shows, food festivals, a month-long Celebration Canada event and more. 

Opening Day is Sunday, April 29 and Canada’s Wonderland is excited to introduce two new attractions:

  • Lumberjack: With feet dangling, guests will soar 360 degrees in the air on two giant swinging ‘axe’ pendulums. With inversions reaching up to 75 feet (22m) high, Lumberjack will give riders the sensation of an inverted coaster loop.
  • Flying Canoes: This interactive family ride allows guests to step into a two-person ‘magical’ canoe and control their journey of flight through the air.
  • When Splash Works opens May 26, Canada’s Wonderland will also unveil the newly transformed kids pool and splash area, Lakeside Lagoon. Children will enjoy the new kiddie pool, which will be double its original size, and can play among the new interactive spray features. 

The 2018 season also brings non-stop, exciting entertainment, live shows and a diverse lineup of events, offering something for everyone. Highlights include:

  • Celebration Canada: Kick off a month-long birthday celebration starting June 30 and featuring a spectacular fireworks display on July 1, West Coast Lumberjacks, Cirque Canadien, the Craz-E-Crew Stunt Team, live music, authentic Canadian food, street performers and more.
  • Food & Street Festivals: Treat your taste buds to a new Taste of Asia festival, along with crowd favourites Brew & BBQ, Taste of Greece, Taste of Italy and Oktoberfest. Each event features delicious, specialty foods, live music and entertainment.
  • Fun, interactive kids’ entertainment: This summer, family-favourite KidZfest is back and bigger than ever featuring street performers, the ultimate Foam Pit, special appearances by the MARVEL© Superheroes, and performances by Paw Patrol™, Shimmer and Shine™, DooDoo the International Clown and more.
  • Awe-inspiring, internationally-renowned acts: Get ready to be amazed by Woofjocks, the Ultimate Thrills Circus, Chinese Acrobats and the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team.

“At Canada’s Wonderland, we strive to provide season-long entertainment for our guests through a variety of experiences,” said Norm Pirtovshek, General Manager. “Between our exciting new rides, Splash Works and our full calendar of special events and live shows, there’s something for everyone, every day of the season.”

For unlimited access to the park, Splash Works, live shows and events, Season Passes are now available online for as low as $71.99. Prices go up May 21. For more ticket information or to see the full event and entertainment schedule, visit

About Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland, located in Vaughan, Ontario (just outside Toronto), is a 300-acre theme park with more than 200 attractions including 16 rollercoasters, and is the home to Splash Works, a 20-acre water park. Canada’s Wonderland is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and four hotels. For more information, see


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Canada's Wonderland