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Published April 3, 2023

Canada's Wonderland unveils two new rides this year including the "Tundra Twister" and "Snoopy's Racing Railway"

Tundra Twister has guests spinning upside-down at heights of 154 feet in the air
Tundra twister via Canada's wonderland image supplied

It's still a month away from opening for the season, but Canada's Wonderland has revealed the exciting new adventures that await you.

At the top of the list is the brand-new ride, the "Tundra Twister" coming to Frontier Land."

The only one of its kind in the world, "Tundra Twister" is a giant 360-degree spinning swing ride that will have guests spinning, twisting and twirling upside-down at heights of 47 metres (154 feet) and speeds of 75 km/h.

They also welcome a family-friendly roller coaster, "Snoopy's Racing Railway," a launch coaster coming to Planet Snoopy.

"Snoopy's Racing Railway" will accelerate from zero to 50 km/h in seconds before taking guests through the dips and turns of a wild railway adventure.

"Snoopy's Racing Railway" Image provided by Canada's Wonderland

Here's a list of event guests you can plan for throughout the 2023 season. Canada's Wonderland opens its' gates on May 5.

The 2023 event lineup includes:

Fireworks (May 21, July 1, Aug. 6, Sept. 3) – Witness spectacular fireworks display of explosive light and colour high over the park skyline choreographed to a lively soundtrack. New this year, guests will be able to purchase VIP fireworks viewing and dining packages at Lazy Bear Lodge where they'll have the best seats in the house for the big show. Limited availability.

Splash Works Opening (May 27) – Spend the summer poolside in our 20-acre water park, featuring 17 slides, cliff jumping, water playgrounds, the Lazy River and more!

Celebration Canada (July 1-9) – We're throwing Canada a party and you're invited! Join us for live music, street entertainment, cultural performances and interactive family games. Then indulge in authentic Canadian foods from across the country like beef sliders, poutine, Halifax donair and more

KidZfest (July 15-July 30) – This party is perfect for families and kids! Presented in partnership with Treehouse, enjoy special guest appearances from your favourite TV characters like Bluey! Get moving at our dance party, enjoy interactive games, activities, and live kids' entertainment.

Taste of Portugal (Aug. 12-13) – Returning for its second year, this festival celebrates the timeworn charm of Portugal, with lively street entertainment and traditional foods including succulent roast chicken and the sweet, rich and perfectly crisp Portuguese custard tarts.

Image provided by Canada's Wonderland.

NEW! Taste of Brazil (Aug. 19-20) – New for 2023, this food festival is not to be missed! Treat your tastebuds to the lively and fresh Latin American flavours of Brazil, including grilled meats and chimichurri, bolinho de bacalhau (salt cod fritters), crispy pastel de carne (meat-filled pastries) and feijoada (Brazilian black bean stew). As you peruse the food stalls for your next dish or drink, enjoy the styles, colours and music of traditional Brazilian performers. We bet you won't be able to help dancing and moving along to these samba beats!

Taste of the Caribbean (Aug. 26-27) – Back for its second year, enjoy island flavours at this festival from jerk chicken to specialty seafood, rum cake and coconut sweets, plus fruity summer drinks while the sounds of steel drum music fill the air.

Oktoberfest (Sept. 9-10, 16-17) – For two weekends, guests will be treated to German-themed food, drink specials and traditional festival bands in Medieval Faire. Enjoy classic sausage, schnitzel, Bavarian pretzels, and a tall stein of refreshing lager.

Camp Spooky (weekends Sept. 23-Oct. 29) – This family-friendly Halloween event returns with trick-or-treating, mazes, costume parades, live shows with The PEANUTS gang, interactive games, rides and more!

Halloween Haunt returns this fall on select nights Sept. 22 to Oct. 29

WinterFest runs select nights Nov. 17 to Dec. 31.

All images supplied by Canada's Wonderland

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