What is the scariest thing you will find at Canada’s Wonderland? Nope, it’s not the price–it’s the roller coasters.
Using travel to enjoy All-Hallow’s Eve.
BY PHILL FELTHAM
All Hallow’s Eve can be so much fun, particularly if you’re traveling. While I haven’t been on the road since June, I was able to spend my Halloween reliving my childhood in my second backyard—Canada’s Wonderland.
In the early ‘90s, I wouldn’t miss a year of roller coasters and funnel cakes. It was worth the purchase of a season pass ($89.00 back then, roughly $130.00 now), because I was visiting the park at least four to five times a season. May and June were the best months, because children were still in school so I wouldn’t have to worry about long lineups.
Fast forward to now and, after nearly a decade, I visited Canada’s Wonderland to experience the theme park’s annual Halloween HauntFest with my travel buddy, Tim Carroll.
After riding my first roller coaster, I felt like a kid again. The need to pursue the next coaster became paramount. Like an adrenaline junkie, I wanted to have my high. It was at that moment, I remembered why I frequented Wonderland when I was a youth. I, similar to other visitors, want an opportunity to be a kid—a chance to live on the edge of excitement.
As a grown man, my thrills have changed from fast-paced drops to exploring the unknown. While I’m on the road, theme parks most likely won’t be on my itinerary, but every once in a while when I’m not on the road, I’ll revisit Canada’s largest theme park to relive my childhood—on a roller coaster. iT!