Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Vaughan, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 4.1 km
Ascend 29 m
Descend 29 m

Explore Vaughan in Canada with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Vaughan

Sight 1: Psyclone

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Psyclone is a 23 metres (75 ft) ride at Canada's Wonderland. On May 5, 2002, this Mondial ride was opened to the public at the park. The 1 minute and 54 second ride features 40 seats facing outwards which rotate from a central pendulum as the ride reaches its maximum arc angle of 120 degrees. Even though the ride height is 23 metres (75 ft), when the ride reaches the top of its swing, the height becomes 37 metres (121 ft) high.

Wikipedia: Psyclone (Canada's Wonderland) (EN), Website

17 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 2: Time Warp

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Time Warp is a flying roller coaster operating at Canada's Wonderland. It opened on May 2, 2004. It is the only rollercoaster in the world that was themed after the Tomb Raider franchise. After the removal of Tomb Raider themed rides at Kings Island and Kings Dominion it is now the only ride left in existence to be themed after the Tomb Raider franchise.

Wikipedia: Time Warp (roller coaster) (EN), Website

17 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: WindSeeker

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WindSeeker is a 301-foot-tall (92 m) swing ride at several Cedar Fair parks. The rides are Wind Seeker models manufactured by Mondial. They opened for the 2011 season at Canada's Wonderland in Ontario, Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio, and Knott's Berry Farm in California. Carowinds in North Carolina and Kings Dominion in Virginia opened their WindSeekers in 2012. The first four each cost US$5 million, while the remaining two each cost $6.5 million. Cedar Fair relocated the Knott's Berry Farm WindSeeker to Worlds of Fun in 2014, where it reopened as SteelHawk.

Wikipedia: WindSeeker (EN), Website

23 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 4: Flight Deck

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Flight Deck is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It originally opened in 1995 under the name Top Gun until it was renamed in 2008 to Flight Deck, after Paramount Parks sold Wonderland to Cedar Fair which necessitated the gradual removal of all Paramount names and trademarks from the theme park.

Wikipedia: Flight Deck (Canada's Wonderland) (EN), Website

95 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Xtreme Skyflyer

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Xtreme Skyflyer is a Skycoaster at several Cedar Fair parks. The Carowinds and Kings Island models opened in 1995, while the Canada's Wonderland and Kings Dominion models opened in 1996 followed by California's Great America which opened their model in 1997. In order to ride the attraction, guests must pay an extra fee. As of 2020, this attraction changed from its 48" height restriction to 42" across all parks.

Wikipedia: Xtreme Skyflyer (EN), Website

18 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Vortex

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Vortex is a suspended roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario. It officially opened during the 1991 season.

Wikipedia: Vortex (Canada's Wonderland) (EN), Website

5 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: Wonder Mountain's Guardians

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Wonder Mountain's Guardian is a 4D, interactive dark ride roller coaster at the Canada's Wonderland amusement park located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. Park management first proposed a dark ride located inside Wonder Mountain around 2004. Technology and budget limitations at the time delayed the project's planning and design stages until 2011. The steel track was manufactured by ART Engineering; it is approximately 304.8 metres (1,000 ft) long and has a maximum height of about 18.3 metres (60 ft). The ride also features one of the largest drop tracks in the world reaching a height of 9.1 metres (30 ft).

Wikipedia: Wonder Mountain's Guardian (EN), Website

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Sight 8: Canada's Wonderland

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Canada's Wonderland

Canada's Wonderland, formerly known as Paramount Canada's Wonderland, is a 134-hectare (330-acre) amusement park located in Vaughan, Ontario, a municipality within the Greater Toronto Area. Opened in 1981 by the Taft Broadcasting Company and the Great-West Life Assurance Company, it was the first major theme park in Canada and remains the country's largest. Cedar Fair purchased the park from Paramount Parks in 2006, and they have owned and operated the park since then. In 2019, it was the most-visited seasonal amusement park in North America with an estimated 3.9 million guests. The park still retains this record, with an estimated 3.8 million guests in 2022 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wikipedia: Canada's Wonderland (EN), Website

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Sight 9: Thunder Run

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Thunder Run is a powered roller coaster, themed after a runaway mine train, found at Canada's Wonderland, in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. Rather than having a traditional chain lift hill, the train has an electric motor on board. The train flies directly into the Wonder Mountain, the artificial mountain that is a trademark of the park. The coaster opened on May 23, 1981, and operated until 1985 as Blauer Enzian, but in 1986 it was relocated, extended, and incorporated into the Wonder Mountain.

Wikipedia: Thunder Run (Canada's Wonderland) (EN), Website

411 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Shockwave

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ShockwaveLoozrboy from Toronto, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

Shockwave is a Top Scan ride at Canada's Wonderland. The Mondial ride opened to the public in May 2001 and continues to operate today. The ride spins around on an angle while guests are spun around on almost every possible angle the ride operates on. Also, during the first season of operation (2001), Shockwave earned many different nicknames such as 'Protein Spill 2001'.

Wikipedia: Shockwave (Canada's Wonderland) (EN), Website

23 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: Viking's Rage

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Viking's Rage mathewingram / CC BY 2.0

Viking's Rage is a swinging ship ride at Canada's Wonderland. Viking's Rage was the first of three swinging pendulum rides that operated at the park. Today, there are only two pendulum rides at the park after Jet Scream was removed to make room for WindSeeker. The ride is also very similar to Jet Scream with the only difference of The Rage not going upside down. The ride opened in 1981 s Viking's Rage, but was renamed The Rage in 1997. This name change lasted up until 2019, in which the park reverted it back to Viking's Rage.

Wikipedia: Viking's Rage (Canada's Wonderland) (EN), Website

6 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 12: Riptide

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Riptide mathewingram / CC BY 2.0

Riptide is a thrill ride at Canada's Wonderland manufactured by Mondial. The ride is similar to the park's Shockwave ride in terms of how the riders are spun. At the base of the ride there are a number of fountains that shoot up towards the riders as they are spinning and soak them. When the weather is cool, the fountains shoot up but go back down before the water hit the riders. Over the past couple of years, the ride cycle has been cut down and riders don't get as wet as they did in the past. Unlike the 'Topspins' made by Huss which feature one gondola, Riptide features two gondolas.

Wikipedia: Riptide (Canada's Wonderland) (EN), Website

36 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 13: Dragon Fyre

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Dragon Fyre is a steel roller coaster located at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It was manufactured in 1980 but opened when the park made its debut in 1981. It operated under the name Dragon Fyre from 1981 to 1997, when it was respelled to Dragon Fire. The name was quietly reverted to the original name in 2019. It was one of the four original coasters at Canada's Wonderland.

Wikipedia: Dragon Fyre (EN), Website

408 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: Drop Tower

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Drop Tower Jeremy Thompson / CC BY 2.0

Drop Tower, formerly known as Drop Zone: Stunt Tower, is the name of five drop tower amusement rides located at Cedar Fair amusement parks in the United States and Canada. Each installation varies in size and capacity.

Wikipedia: Drop Tower (Cedar Fair) (EN), Website

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Sight 15: Leviathan

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Leviathan (roller coaster) may refer to:Leviathan (Canada's Wonderland), a steel roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland Leviathan (Sea World), a wooden roller coaster at Sea World in Australia

Wikipedia: Leviathan (roller coaster) (EN), Website

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Sight 16: Wilde Knight Mares

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Wilde Knight Mares Jeremy Thompson / CC BY 2.0

Wilde Knight Mares is a HUSS UFO at Canada's Wonderland in Ontario, Canada. The ride is an original at Canada's Wonderland as it opened along with the rest of the park in 1981. This ride is similar to Orbiter, which is a defunct attraction also at Canada's Wonderland. As of 2023 the ride is the only known HUSS UFO remaining in North America.

Wikipedia: Night Mares (Canada's Wonderland) (EN), Website

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Sight 17: Wilde Beast

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Wilde Beast is a wooden roller coaster located at Canada's Wonderland, in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It was originally named "Wilde Beast", from 1981 to 1996, when it was renamed to "Wild Beast" in 1997. The ride was reverted to its original name in 2019. It is one of the five roller coasters that debuted with the park in 1981, and is one of three wooden coasters at Canada's Wonderland modeled after a ride at Coney Island amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio ; the other is the Mighty Canadian Minebuster. The ride's fan curve was rebuilt in 1998.

Wikipedia: Wilde Beast (EN), Website

1734 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 18: Ghoster Coaster

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Ghoster Coaster Jeremy Thompson / CC BY 2.0

Ghoster Coaster, is a junior wooden roller coaster located at Canada's Wonderland whose name was shortened to just "Ghoster Coaster" for the 2010 season, as part of the transition to Planet Snoopy.

Wikipedia: Ghoster Coaster (Canada's Wonderland) (EN), Website

1195 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 19: Silver Streak

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Silver Streak is a Vekoma inverted roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario. The coaster is geared towards families and children, and is often seen as a junior version of the park's existing Flight Deck roller coaster.

Wikipedia: Silver Streak (Canada's Wonderland) (EN), Website

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: Timberwolf Falls

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Timberwolf Falls is a Shoot-the-Chute water ride that opened in 1989 at Canada's Wonderland. The ride contains a basic oval shape and features one drop creating a wave soaking all riders. The ride also features a Splash Zone which allows spectators to get soaked by the wave from a bridge located above the main drop.

Wikipedia: Timberwolf Falls (EN), Website


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