Here's what to expect when you go to Canada's Wonderland this summer

Jul 6 2021, 7:38 pm

The big day is almost here for Canada’s Wonderland when it opens its doors to the public on July 7. But park goers should expect to see a few changes.

There are new rules and regulations set in place for those who plan on heading to Canada’s Wonderland once it fully reopens.

“We are looking forward to reopening the park and we’re ready to provide safe, fun and unforgettable experiences to all our guests,” said Norm Pirtovshek, GM of Canada’s Wonderland, back in June.

“Safety has and will always be Canada’s Wonderland’s number one priority, and that includes the health of our guests and associates. With our new protocols in place, we are eager to offer some long-overdue fun to our guests.”

Those with season passes have already got a chance to go on all their favourite rides before others on July 5 and 6. As for Splash Works, it doesn’t open until July 12.

If you’ve already set your mind on going, here’s what you should know before making your way to Canada’s Wonderland:

Masks and face coverings

Of course, masks are required indoors, on rides and in outdoor areas where people cannot maintain physical distance. The only exception is at Splash Works, where they must be worn while in the washroom or waiting in line to get some grub.

Reserve, reserve, reserve

If you want to step foot inside the glorious doors of Canada’s Wonderland then you have to pre-book your visit online through the website or app. This is just to keep in check how many people are in.

Picture time!

If you need to get something from your car and want to come back in, there is a new policy being introduced. All guests will get their picture taken before entering the park, which will let you come in and out of the park without having to undergo the health screening process done again. Just make sure you show your ticket at the door when you want to come back in.

Canada’s Wonderland app and Location Services

There’s a new way to get live updates from Canada’s Wonderland and that’s by downloading the park app and keeping your Location Services on. This is how park-goers will get “real-time updates” about everything going on at CW. Canada’s Wonderland asks that at least one member of the group has the app on their phone.

Some rides and attractions will be closed

Not every ride and attraction will be open this season due to physical distancing challenges. The following attractions are closed for the time being:

  • Splash Station
  • Pumphouse
  • Lazy River
  • Xtreme Skyflyer
  • Speed City Raceway
  • SlingShot
  • Boo Blasters on Boo Hill
  • Wonder Mountain’s Guardian
  • Blast Off!
  • Swing Time

New Splash Works addition

New for the 2021 season is the new cliff-jumping attraction called Mountain Bay Cliffs at Splash Works. If you dare to take the challenge, the waterpark cliff has different heights up to 25 feet, where you can jump from and plunge into the water.


Correction: This story previously stated guests at Canada’s Wonderland would be subject to temperature checks, however, only staff members are required to undergo temperature checks.

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