Students get spooked at Wonderland

by | Oct 23, 2015 | Life

Krystal Mohan
Life Reporter

Canada’s Wonderland transforms into Halloween Haunt for 13 nights of horror in October.

From terrifying mazes to roller coasters at night, the 330-acre theme park is a popular place during fall.

According to the Canada’s Wonderland website, this year is expected to be more terrifying than ever with the addition of Spirit Manor and the Zombies 4D Ride.

Brittani Gardner, an Humber Students’ Federation board member at Lakeshore, describes the “monsters” working at the park.

“My experience [at Halloween Haunt] was quite good. The park came out with new mazes this year, and it’s always fun to go on rides at night,” she said.

“The staff costumes were amazing as usual, and despite trying to scare you, they always let you take photos.”

The park is open every Friday to Sunday from 7 p.m. to midnight until Halloween, allowing guests (recommended age 13 and up) to ride most of the popular rides under the moonlight.

The Behemoth, Leviathan, and Night Mares are among the rides remaining open during the event, adding entertainment for thrill-seeking visitors.

“I work at Wonderland and my main role at Halloween Haunt is to keep my section of the park as clean as possible, and assist guests,” said Sukhjinder Jal, a supervisor at the Vaughan park. “This is just my second year working during Halloween Haunt and so far this season, guests have really enjoyed the new mazes and other attractions.”

One of the most popular attractions at Haunt is the Zombies 4D Interactive Ride, which allows visitors to combat virtual zombies on Wonder Mountain.

“The one attraction I get asked most about is the Zombies 4D Ride. During the summer it’s called The Guardian and during Haunt it’s turned into Zombies 4D,” said Jal.

Single night tickets start at $33.99, and an unlimited admission pass is available for $49.99, if a person is planning to visit more than once. Like Canada’s Wonderland’s regular season hours, a “Fright Lane” pass is available to skip the dreadful lineups for an additional fee of $45.

“Prices for admission are a bit high, but it’s something fun to do around Halloween,” said Emmanuel Boadu, a second year criminal justice student at Humber Lakeshore.

“Other than that, the vibe was nice, and the mazes were really cool. I wasn’t scared or anything, and the rides were more exhilarating at night.”