Being a parent of an older child has its challenges but it has its definite victories. Independence is one of those ‘victories’! Being able to say “Off you go and meet me here in an hour.”; for example, is liberating.
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Why mention this, you ask? Summer isn’t over yet and that means there is still time for you to enjoy time at Canada’s Wonderland. It’s a theme park that offers fun, fun, fun! If you’ve never been, I suggest you plan a trip and, get ready for thrilling rides, fun games, live shows/acts, yummy food, and even a place for water lovers (splash station, Lazy River, water slides, wave pool)! Did I mention ENDLESS FUN?
I was fortunate to have been invited back to Canada’s Wonderland (once again) to participate in their blogger program. Are you kidding? I wasn’t about to pass on the opportunity to be called ‘the best mom ever‘! I was offered family passes, parking and even food vouchers to experience the park ~ I’ll admit that this was a treat for me as well.
As we arrived at the park, I was able to say “off you go and meet me back here in two hours” but don’t forget I had to wait 20 years to be able to say those words!!!
NOTE: I would never say those words to a young child; of course, but as I mentioned above, it’s very liberating to be able to do it now. I’ve put in the time, as a parent, to have earned the ability to do so now. I do miss the younger years and the different stages that children go through; however, being a parent of an adult child has its own bonuses. Enjoying outings ‘as friends’; instead of as ‘mommy and child’, is satisfying in its own right.
The first two hours at the park was spent separately; I had a chance to explore on my own and, my daughter had a chance to explore on her own. My daughter hopped on and off a plethora of rides. I’m not a ride-person so I spent my time walking around and watching the various shows like the Victoria Falls High Divers, and the Flying Frontenacs Stunt Divers. Once we met back at our meeting spot, we set out for some lunch. Canada’s Wonderland offers a variety of options that are sure to tickle even the finickiest of taste buds! Shhhh, don’t tell, I even enjoyed a cold one! The rest of the day we spent time together as a family.
Rain or shine, there’s so much to do:
- over 200 attractions (this year’s additions: LumberJack, Flying Canoes and Splash Island Expansion ‘Lakeside Lagoon’)
- 77 exciting rides (16 roller coasters)
- 20-acre water park
- many live shows
- with 10,300 parking spots … you’re sure to find a parking spot so you can get inside the 3 million square foot park and ENJOY!
Unfortunately, there’s far too much to experience all in one day. We will have to return before the summer is through. We’re eager to enjoy more rides, events, and I think I’d like to spend more time on the Lazy River.
Have you visited Canada’s Wonderland?