By: Lesley

May 22 2013

Category: Maple, SIGNS


Focal Length:32mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D60

Canada’s Wonderland, located off Hwy 400 in Maple, opened for the first time on May 23, 1981 and for this season is now open daily until September (though this picture was taken before the flags went up). It was the first major theme park in Canada and has 16 roller coasters and another 60 or so rides to thrill anyone who wishes to be so thrilled.  The sign and logo has changed over the years due to different owners from Paramount and Viacom from 1993 to 2006 and now Cedar Fair. You can see the transformation here. This is by far the most sanitized of the park’s logos. The map link, below, gives you a nice overhead view.

Participating in signs, signs


9 comments on “Wonderland”

  1. I remember when Wonder Mountain loomed high on the horizon, now you can barely see it from the highway. And apparently, not on the sign, either. I agree, it is bland and corporate looking.

  2. wow, that’s a lot of rides! i love theme parks, and rides. i’ve been a fan of ferris wheel and roller coasters since i was a kid. i would enjoy this place for sure.:p

  3. I much prefer the original logo to this one or the others.
    Not liking rides, I haven’t been to a theme park in decades. (I do know that I’m in the minority.) Actually, the only one I absolutely loved was Disney World because it had so many other interesting sights to see.

  4. I’ve never been there and probably never will go. It certainly has become a stripped down sign through the years.

  5. that’s a lot of choices for rides. i’m scared of rollercoasters so i’d probably be opting for a teacup ride, just like the one in disneyland.

  6. Sounds great for the thrillseekers! I am surprised how this front view doesn’t seem to quite fit the concept of wonderland!

  7. Fine looking amusement park.

  8. Looks like fun to me (I’d need to borrow a couple of my great-grands to make it a perfect experience).

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