If you're planning to visit Canada's Wonderland, it's important to know that cash is no longer accepted at the park. You'll need to use a debit or credit card, or a smart device with Apple or Google Pay. If these options are not available to you, there are Cash-to-Card Kiosks in the park that allow you to turn cash into a prepaid debit card that can be used anywhere, with a minimum balance of $5 and a maximum of $500. These cards are not reloadable and do not have any transaction fees. If you don't use all the funds, the can be used as pre-paid debit.
If you have a meal plan it's worth checking which locations accept the meal plan before you get in line to avoid disappointment. You can do this online or through the app, and you can also filter activities and rides based on thrill level and other criteria to help plan your visit.
If you're visiting from a distance and it's your only trip to the park for the summer, it might be worth considering the Fast Lane option to avoid long lines. If that's not an option, try to arrive early and have a plan for the rides and attractions you want to experience. If you have a season pass, take advantage of early ride times to avoid the crowds later in the day.
If you have a parking pass, it's a good idea to put it on one of your children's cards rather than an adult's. This will allow anyone taking the child to the park to use the parking pass as long as the child is in the car.
Top 10 reasons for a visit to Canada's Wonderland
Thrilling roller coasters: With more than 70 rides and attractions, Canada's Wonderland is home to some of the most exciting roller coasters in the world, including the Leviathan, Behemoth, and Vortex.
For parents with littles, Kidsville and Planet Snoopy is the place to be.
Water park fun: Splashworks Waterpark is included with park admission and features a wide range of water rides and attractions, including the Lazy River and Tsunami Surge wave pool. You can go all out or spend time at the splash pad and gentler rides. Whatever your thrill level, you'll ride a ride that works for your family.
Entertainment for the whole family: In addition to the rides and water park, Canada's Wonderland also offers a variety of entertainment options for all ages, including live shows, character meet and greets, and special events throughout the summer.
Delicious dining options: With over 30 food locations throughout the park, there's something for every taste and budget.
Convenient location: Located just outside Toronto, Canada's Wonderland is easily accessible from major highways and public transportation.
Affordable ticket options: With a variety of ticket options available, including season passes and discounts for children and seniors, there's a pricing option that fits every budget.
Exciting special events: Throughout the year, Canada's Wonderland hosts a range of special events, including Halloween Haunt, WinterFest, and Canada Day celebrations.
For younger kids, the trick or treat days in October is a great ways to experience the fun of Halloween on the weekends before Haunt.
Scenic surroundings: The park is set on over 300 acres of beautiful parkland, providing a picturesque setting for your day of fun.
With four season of activities, you can use your park for from April to December. Winterfest is a great time to visit with kids whether you want to skate, watch the shows, stroll around in a winter wonderland, or take Santa photos.
Fun for all ages: With rides and attractions suitable for all ages, Canada's Wonderland is a great destination for families with kids of all ages.