Sunday, August 28, 2005

Day 5 - Welcome to Wonderland

Pancakes!!This morning we started the day with a great big heaping of Canadian pancakes drenched with maple syrup. The restaurant (The Golden Griddle) was situated directly across from our hotel. We only opted for pancakes (5 each), but we could have chosen an all-you-eat buffet for less the €8, amazing price. Anyhow we where totally stuffed with the pancakes, they where so light and fluffy. We also had some wiped butter to dress them.

With breakfast over we headed out to Paramount’s Canada Wonderland. This is a theme park, on par with anything Disney. The theme park was about an hour outside of Toronto, but was easily accessible via subway and connecting GO bus public transport.

As it was “Portugal” day, we managed to get reduced admission into the park for about €21, usually it’s about €15 more. Thank you Portugal! With over 60 rides and a 20 acre water park, Paramount’s Canada Wonderland certainly had too much to keep us entertained for the day. We arrived just before 2pm and left around 9pm.

The 4 loop roller coster!

Highlights of the park included:

  • Our first rollercoaster, featuring not 1, but 4 loops!
  • The waterpark with wave pool and slides.
  • 3D Spongebob squarepants movie ride!

The Mine rollercoaster, Canada’s longest and highest wooden rollercoaster. This was AMAZING, we’ve both never screamed as much in all our lives. The ride lasted about 4 minutes.

Other attractions which we didn’t make included the Italian Job, a roller coaster taking you across the set of the film in replica minis. A tomb raider roller coaster in which you travel lying flat on your chest. There was also a roller coaster which is ridden standing up!

There was far too much for us to fit into one day. We spent a great deal of time in the water world to take full advantage of the sun and good weather. They do sell two day passes, so time permitting and if you do like trill rides, this is certainly a recommended day out.The Slides!

We made it back to the hotel by 10pm, had a quick nibble and popped out for one last drink in crews. By accident we got Bacardi Breezer Tropical Orange Smoodie, which is out of this world. We’ve found our new drink!

We’ve an early start in the morning as we’ve to catch the 9:29 flight to Newark, New Jersey, where we will make our onward journey to New York City.

Vinnie and Pat


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