Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Cold Working Splash

Splash Works, part of Canada's Wonderland in Toronto/Vaughan, has some fast moving slides, a bowl ride, and a racer. Sounds like a good small water park.

This is my first review of a non-US water park, by the way.

Unfortunately, it is brought down by one thing: the water is freezing here.

Most water parks I've been to heat the water, but not here.

The slides are:

Barracuda Blaster - the bowl slide (I didn't go on it). I wasn't sure if I could go single, but later on, the line was really long (30 minutes).

Riptide Racer - the racing mat slide which didn't move as fast as other racing mat slides.

Black Hole - a very fun, quick, enclosed tube slide. Probably the only really good ride in the park.

Body Blast - a slide that I didn't go on, as I would be pushed into ice-cold water.

Whirl Winds - tube slides, which would be pretty good, except that the water was cold.

The Plunge/Super Soaker - multi-person rides that looked reasonably fun.

There's also a wave pool.

The park comes with admission to Canada's Wonderland.

Food: Pricey, like any park, but especially due to being in the Toronto area.

Transportation: To get to Canada's Wonderland, fly into Toronto, ON (YYZ). From downtown, go to York Mills Subway Station, and then take the #60 GO Bus or (WEEKENDS ONLY) #165 TTC Bus.

Overall: Canada's Wonderland was a great park, but the water park is really too cold to enjoy, at least for me. Attendance at this part of the park is optional. Heating the water here would much improve it.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars.

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