Canada’s Wonderland and Camp Spooky

This weekend, we made the drive from downtown Toronto, north to the suburbs of Vaughan and visited Canada’s Wonderland. While the park includes over 200 attractions and more than 65 thrilling rides, weekends in October feature Camp Spooky. Halloween themed decor, haunted houses, pumpkin decorating, and a scavenger hunt add to the park’s fun factor.

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Canada’s Wonderland really is a fun-filled place, but it is also quite expensive. There are a number of discounts and package deals available. Take a look, and choose wisely.

The park is easily accessible via Highway 400N, and was a thirty minute drive from downtown Toronto. Parking is $12.00.

The website states that food and drinks may not be brought into the park (however, plastic water bottles are permitted). If you have children with special dietary restrictions (i.e. food allergies), you can be accommodated. I recommend making a simple call to guest services before your visit.

Planet Snoopy and Kidzville are special family-friendly areas. Rides are ideal for toddlers and kids under 8 years of age. The park does get very busy in the afternoon and ride lines can be quite long. Either plan to arrive early in the day, or bring a lot of patience.

Camp Spooky is a park-wide Halloween event for the whole family. In addition to a treasure hunt, mazes, and pumpkin decorating, you can catch a performance of Charlie Brown’s Trick or Treat, an all-new live show. Note, to participate in the treasure hunt, you must present your park admission ticket and pick-up a treasure map and trick-or-treat bag at the Snoopy Boutique in Planet Snoopy (right across from the Carousel). The line up is long, and strategically winds though a shop that sells a large collection of Snoopy themed items (so, yes, I did buy my little boy the Snoopy stuffed toy he found and really wanted!).

Do you plan to visit Canada’s Wonderland this month? And if you are a season’s pass holder, can you offer more tips for families?

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