It’s crazy how we’re half way through summer; however, that doesn’t mean that summer has ended! We still have plenty of time to cross a few things off of our “To Do” lists so let’s get focused.
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Canada’s Wonderland, just outside of Toronto, each summer has been a must for my daughter (now 21 years old). The park is situated on 300 acres, with more than 200 attractions including 16 roller coasters, two children’s areas and a 20-acre water park Splash Works.
Before proceeding, let’ s get one something clear:
- I am afraid of heights.
- I don’t like rides.
- I am afraid of high speed.
- I don’t like soaring through the air.
- I don’t like to be flipped and tossed around.
So why would I enjoy Canada’s Wonderland? Simply put, it’s for everyone! While I don’t enjoy rides, it doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t visit at all. There’s so much to do, see, experience, and enjoy at Canada’s Wonderland … it really provides great family fun!
The 2019 Season welcomed Yukon Striker ~ the world’s longest, fastest, and tallest dive roller coaster, and Canada’s first dive coaster.
As per Canada’s Wonderland:
“Yukon Striker promises an exhilarating journey along its 3,625 feet of mountainous track where guests will be treated to a spectacular view stretching to the Toronto skyline. The coaster features a ‘hold and dive’ element where riders will literally be hanging on the edge of their seats, on one of three wide, floorless trains, breathlessly awaiting the 90-degree, 245-foot drop. Once released, the coaster dives from zero to 130 kilometres per hour straight down into an underwater tunnel before soaring up over steel track, propelling riders through four dynamic inversions and gravity-defying weightlessness. Designed by Bolliger & Mabillard, Yukon Striker will claim several world records:
- The fastest dive coaster at 130 km/h (80 mph);
- The longest dive coaster at 3,625 feet (1,105 m);
- The tallest dive coaster at 245 feet (75 m) – includes underground.”
Height of drop: 245 feet (75 metres) *includes underground tunnel
Top Speed: 130 km/h (80 mph)
Length: 3,625 feet (1,105 metres)
Duration: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
Riders per Train: 24
Whew! I’m just happy that I didn’t have to ride this crazy dive coaster! While my daughter and her boyfriend had a blast on the Yukon Striker and many of the other thrilling rides, my partner and I either walked around, cooled off in the water park, or enjoyed a hot dog (ok, ok … or two). After a few hours, we met up with the “kids” and explored more of the park together.
As a family that includes an adult child, it’s often difficult to find fun things to do together. Adult children have minds of their own, which means they have their own views on everything, they have jobs and therefore their own schedules, and they frequently have a girlfriend or boyfriend. We embrace our daughter’s boyfriend as a member of the family, and often refer to him as “son” and even “son-in-law”.
[It’s probably because our family is small to begin with.]
I know we enjoyed our day at Canada’s Wonderland and are looking forward to our next time. These are just a few pictures so you can have an idea about our day:
So now what I’d like to know is have you had a chance to enjoy your summer? Have you gone to Canada’s Wonderland this summer?
For more park information including events, tickets and hours of operation, visit http://www.canadaswonderland.com/