Wonder Mountain’s Guardian Coming to Canada’s Wonderland in 2014

Canada’s Wonderland amusement park, located just outside Toronto, has one of the largest collection of rides, roller coasters and water park fun in all of Canada.  The park has 68 exciting rides including 16 roller coasters highlighted by Leviathan – one of the biggest coasters in the world, Planet Snoopy and KidZville children’s areas, and Dinosaurs Alive – a 7-acre animatronic dinosaur park.  Entering, guests are greeted by the Wonder Mountain icon, and now the mountain will be home to a new dark ride called Wonder Mountain’s Guardian opening May 2014.  Ride vehicles for the attraction will climb up the side of the mountain before plummeting inside the landmark for a 4D, interactive encounter with a mighty dragon, and from the image below it looks like guest will fight the dragon using “Buzz Lightyear” or “Men in Black” type shooters.  Continue reading for all the details from Canada’s Wonderland’s press release.

Canada's Wonderland

Canada's Wonderland © 2013 CFEC Cedar Fair Parks

From Canada Wonderland’s Amusement Park’s Press Release

For more than 30 years, a familiar darkness has surrounded Wonder Mountain at Canada’s Wonderland.  Guests and employees alike have suspected a dark mythical presence hidden within this iconic landmark.  In May 2014 the park will throw speculation about these myths aside and blast into Wonder Mountain to unveil a thrilling new interactive 4-D dark ride, Wonder Mountain’s Guardian.

Canada's Wonderland - Wonder Mountain's Guardian

Wonder Mountain's Guardian © 2013 CFEC Cedar Fair Parks

 

“We felt the timing was right to enter the massive caverns of Wonder Mountain and provide our guests with a new dimension of thrills.” said Norm Pirtovshek, General Manager, Canada’s Wonderland.  “Thrill seekers from all generations will be amazed by the combination of unique ride thrills and immersive 4-D interactive action as they compete for ride supremacy.”

Wonder Mountain’s Guardian begins with a perilous climb up the side of Wonder Mountain then plummets into its core traveling through five different layers of this dimensional world.  Riders will encounter mythical creatures as they navigate 1,000 feet of coaster track through a desolate forest, underground lake and Draconian City.  The quest culminates as riders enter the dragon’s lair for the ultimate battle with a heart stopping finale that will shock thrill seekers of all ages.

Wonder Mountain's Guardian, Canada's Wonderland

Wonder Mountain's Guardian © 2013 CFEC Cedar Fair Parks

 

Montreal based TRIOTECH, a leading manufacturer of multisensory attractions for the amusement industry, has developed the ground breaking technology for Wonder Mountain’s Guardian.  This next generation ride will allow guests to experience stunning 3D effects overlaid with 4-D elements: simulating wind, movement and more.  Real time graphics and the fastest most accurate targeting system will be installed to create an ultra-immersive interactive experience.

“This new ride at Canada’s Wonderland will be a one of a kind, never seen before attraction.” said Ernest Yale, President and CEO of TRIOTECH.  “It will bring the best elements of the physical, virtual and multi-sensory world. All this combined in a fully immersive and interactive experience.”

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.