7 Ontario Amusement Parks To Visit This Summer That Are Cheaper Than A Trip To Disney World

Summer is coming!

Woman at Clifton Hill. Right: Canada's Wonderland.
Associate Editor

Woman at Clifton Hill. Right: Canada's Wonderland.

Summer is on the way and there are so many amazing Ontario amusement parks to visit. While these parks may not be the same as a trip to Disney World, they are still great destinations for a fun outing and cost much less than a plane ticket.

From giant waterparks to Christmas villages, here are some exciting parks to check out in Ontario this summer.

Centreville Amusement Park

Price: To be announced

When: Reopening May 6, 2023

Address: 9 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located on Centre Island, this amusement park boasts over 30 rides as well as food outlets where you can get delicious treats.



Price: $35.95 + per person

When: Reopening June 24, 2023

Address: 425 Bingemans Centre Dr., Kitchener, ON

Why You Need To Go: Big Splash is a giant waterpark that features a net-walk, splash pads, slides, and more. You can spend the day in the heated wave pool and spinning around The Cyclone.


Storybook Gardens

Price: $8.75 per person

When: Reopening April 7, 2023

Address: 1958 Storybook Ln., London, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can step into a fairytale at this Ontario theme park. The attraction features nursery rhyme-themed rides and installations as well as a duck pond and splash pad.


Clifton Hill

Price: Free admission

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: This "world-famous Street of Fun" is home to attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You can zoom along the Niagara Speedway, view the Falls from the Niagara Skywheel, and more.


Canada's Wonderland

Price: $44.99+ per day pass

When: Reopening May 5, 2023

Address: 1 Canada's Wonderland Dr., Vaughan, ON

Why You Need To Go: This massive amusement park is an iconic summer destination in Ontario. You can ride on towering rollercoasters, feast on funnel cake, and visit the waterpark for a fun-filled day.


Santa's Village

Price: $50.95 per day pass

When: Reopening May 20, 2023

Address: 1624 Golden Beach Rd., Bracebridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: Who says you can't have Christmas in the summer? Santa's Village features festive rides, reindeer, and more. You can even stay overnight at the campground.


Calypso Theme Waterpark

Price: $49.99 + per adult

When: Reopening June 17, 2023

Address: 2015 Calypso St., Limoges, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take a trip to the largest theme waterpark in Canada. The park has tons of aquatic attractions as well as food and beverage offerings.


Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

Madeline Forsyth
Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Travel Editor for Narcity Media focused on Canadian and global travel and is based in Toronto, Ontario.