With summer right around the corner, you can finally start planning a list of things to do in the few short months of warm weather. Of course, like many other Canadians, Wonderland is usually a must while you're on a summer vacation. If you were thinking of hitting up the theme park this year, there are a few changes that you might want to be aware of. Canada's Wonderland released the list of new attractions that will be opening this summer and there's quite a few of them.
Of course, the main attraction that has been getting the most buzz the past few months is the new Yukon Striker. If you haven't already heard, the Yukon Striker is the newest roller coaster that features a 90-degree drop which plummets its riders into an underwater tunnel. The track is 3,625 feet long and spans across the majority of the new "Frontier Canada" area of the park.
According to Canada's Wonderland's press release, the Yukon Striker is one of the many new attractions that is being added to the new "Frontier Canada" section. The name actually comes from original 1981 plans that were supposed to include this "Frontier Canda" section within the original five themed areas of the course. However, the plans never went through until Canada's Wonderland has finally decided to bring them to life this year.
"Frontier Canada" is meant to take riders back into the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s in Yukon. This new area will also include the Mighty Canadian Minebuster, Lumberjack, Soaring Timbers, Flying Canoes, Vortex, Timberwolf Falls and White Water Canyon.
Of course, when you need to take a break from all of the rides for a quick snack, Canada's Wonderland has also announced that there will be some new food vendors located around the park.
If you are looking for Asian Cuisine you can head on over to the new Mess Hall. Meanwhile, Miners Cafe will be offering some international cuisine and protein bowls. Finally, if you're looking for some drinks and desserts you can visit the Gold Rush Junction.
A new shop called Klondike Outfitters will also be located near the Yukon Striker if guests wish to get more into the whole theme of Frontier Canada.
Of course, with every new beginning comes an end. As Canada's Wonderland is bringing in all of these new and refurbished attractions, they are also saying goodbye to the Orbiter which has been in the park since 1981.