To get it knocked out of the way, first thing we decided to do was hit up one of their two main roller coasters, Leviathan. While it was a super fun ride, comparable to Cedar Point's Gatekeeper, it left Jason and I feeling a bit disappointed. After riding much bigger and thrilling coasters at Cedar Point, we figured if this was all they had to offer in way of coasters, we were done riding for the day. We decided to get the girls fast passes so they could ride all they wanted while we explored the rest of the park. If you want a fast pass, get it right when you first come in. We only found one kiosk selling them with one worker running two super long lines. We waited almost 30 minutes just to get them. I felt I needed a fast pass just to buy a fast pass. It was utterly ridiculous how long it took to get one.
They did have a wooden coaster and a few other rides like Cedar Point's Windseeker and Max Air (Psyclone), so the girls were thrilled to ride some old favorites.
Thankfully, the other attractions did make up for what they were lacking in rides. It was a bit hot the day we were visiting, so we found some relief in the theater where we were able to catch a free acrobatics show.
Additionally, they have another acrobatics and water show outside during different times of the day.
Another thing we found a little disappointing was their souvenirs. We stopped in every gift shop and it seemed they were hawking crummy superhero junk. We collect magnets from all of our adventures and not a single shop there had one that said Canada's Wonderland. Actually, they didn't have much in the way of souvenirs with their name on it. Just stupid comic book character items. For a company that's affiliated with The Peanuts characters, they didn't even offer much in that department either. Feeling a bit bummed, we left empty handed with no souvenir to take home. We did stop at one of their many eateries and drowned our sorrows in a delicious funnel cake, which perked our spirits back up.
Since they are part of the Cedar Fair family, The Peanuts theme is peppered throughout the park, just like at Cedar Point. We found their Planet Snoopy very comparable to Cedar Point's Camp Snoopy, but Canada's Wonderland won it for me when I saw they had a Great Pumpkin Patch ride!
Seriously, for any Charlie Brown fan and Halloween junkie like me, this attraction is the bee's knees!
You can meet and greet with your favorite Peanuts characters in Planet Snoopy, per their designated time slots, or you can meet with Snoopy several times a day at the front of the park after he is finished conducting his water symphony.
The waterfall behind snoopy is where they put on a dive show. It's quite exciting to watch a team of divers jump off the edge into the water below! It's also a beautiful spot to stop for family photos as well.
If you are a theme park lover and are traveling through Canada, I'd recommend a stop. However, if you spent every summer at Cedar Point when you were growing up, you will find the park lacking where rides are concerned. There really is no comparison. Cedar Point blows Canada's Wonderland right out of the water. However, it was a nice way to spend the day, and the girls did get in their theme park fix before summer's end, so it wasn't a total bust.
Do you prefer rides or shows when visiting theme parks?