Take a walk down memory lane with these Canada’s Wonderland postcards from the 1980s and 1990s! Flash back to the time of Hanna-Barbera Land, Paramount’s Star Trek characters and visit with loved rides from the park’s past, like Zumba Flume, Jet Scream and SkyRider.
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Above (circa 1992): “Canada's Wonderland has over 300 fun-filled acres to delight and amuse the family, including a 10-acre water playground located right in the heart of the park! Choose from 16 exciting water rides, from 8-storey speed slides to a relaxing lazy river. Plus remember with all our thrills and shows... half the fun is drying off!”
Above: During the Paramount days, between 1993 and 2006, guests could meet characters from the TV series Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.
Above, Zumba Flume (1981-1994): “This watery ride is one of the most popular rides in the park. The boat carries you through a winding maze of canals, splashing and spraying along the way. As you reach the end of your ride, it plunges down a 40-foot drop to a trough of water.”
Above (circa 1986): “Stand on the shores of Arthur's Baye and witness a magnificent presentation of acrobatics by a crew of pirates. This exciting performance is only one of the many excellent shows that await you at Canada's Wonderland.”
Above: “Days of Thunder (1994-1998) is a total movie-ride experience. It allows you to feel the power of the race car and actually be part of the movie. Steer the winning car out of hair-raising turns and into victory!”
Above (circa 1986): “Be entertained with song and dance by young Canadians in the 1,200-seat Canterbury Theatre located just inside the castle walls of Medieval Faire, one of the themed areas in Canada's Wonderland, Toronto, Ontario.”
Above (circa 1989): “Join Fred Flintstone and his friends through the rainbow and over the bridge into Hanna-Barbera Land, one of the themed areas of Canada's Wonderland.”
Above: “There's family fun and entertainment wherever you turn at Paramount Canada's Wonderland. Live shows feature: a dazzling indoor ice skating spectacular; singers and dancers in Top 40 & 50s Musical Reviews and the antics of the Flintstones and Hanna-Barbera characters. Roaming the streets are a variety of aliens from Paramount's hit TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.”
Above (circa 1992): “Visit The Paramount Story and see actual props from some of your favourite movies. Yes, Paramount Canada's Wonderland is where the magic of the movies meets the thrills of a lifetime!”
Above, SkyRider (1985-2014): “There’s standing room only on this thrilling attraction, SKYRIDER – Canada’s only stand-up, looping roller coaster carries riders in a standing position over 2,231 feet of steel track, through a 360 degree vertical loop and a spectacular 540 degree helix that places riders parallel to the ground.”
Above (circa 1992) "Splash Works: Bigger, Better and Wetter than ever! Get set to get wet in our entirely new 10 acre water playground of splish-splashin' fun for everyone! Don't forget to bring your bathing suit!"
Above (circa 1991): “Feel the grip of Vortex! Plunge right off Wonder Mountain 12 stories high and hurtle at 100 km/hr with nothing beneath you but air! Rated as the fastest, boldest suspended coaster anywhere!”
Above (circa 1992): “There's more to see and do than ever before beneath the majestic 150-foot high Wonder Mountain. Canada's Wonderland has over 300 fun-filled acres to amuse and delight your family. With over 130 attractions, there's more than you can see or do in a day... or night!”
Above (circa 1992) “See your favourite Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters come to life in their very own shows! With over 130 attractions, children of all ages enjoy the fantastic live shows plus over 50 rides from wild to mild, games and more! Canada's Wonderland has over 300 fun-filled acres that offers non-stop fun for all ages!”
Above, Jet Scream (1990-2010) “Test ride this ten-storey high, gravity-defying sensation with heart-pounding 360 degree loops.”