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Canada's Wonderland Questions..

NotSo NotSo Profile

Posted:
1/20/13 at
2:36:05 AM

We are thinking of taking a year off from our normal Kings Island trip in June. Maybe this June we are thinking about the falls and CW, but a couple questions...

Its hard to find info on this, ive looked..

How much are the passports and where do you get them? Post office? Does a child age 11 need a passport? I have typed in all this and cant find an answer.

Anyway, is CW worth the hassle anyways? We were there in '97 before we had child and married, and we liked the park. The 2 newest additions make me want to go there, coupled with a Clifton Hill stay and maybe Marineland followed by Martin's.

Any info you guys have i thank you..

Re: Canada's Wonderland Questions.. by Judy_P_in_Pgh Judy_P_in_Pgh Profile at 1/20/13 5:22:10 AM
The last time I got one for my son, it was $75 and took close to 2 months to get it after applying, so don't wait too long!! I believe it is good for 10 years. We applied for his at the local post office. You might want to take a look at this site ...

Online passport application for minors:
http://www.us-passport-service-guide.com/child-passport.html

I definitely enjoyed the park and Leviathan was not only my best new-to-me coaster in 2012, it managed to make it's way into my top 10 list. Prepare for a good bit of walking! If you don't want to pay park prices for food, there is a mall nearby with a huge food court.

Re: Canada's Wonderland Questions.. by Absimilliard Absimilliard Profile at 1/20/13 2:42:42 PM
Are you thinking of flying anywhere outside the US soon? A passport card valid for land and sea travel to Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and Bahamas is offered for 55$ It is not valid for air travel, so you'd still need to go for the regular passport in that case. Check out this link: http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt_card/ppt_card_3926.html
Re: Canada's Wonderland Questions.. by NotSo NotSo Profile at 1/20/13 6:16:00 PM
Absimilliard said:

Are you thinking of flying anywhere outside the US soon? A passport card valid for land and sea travel to Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and Bahamas is offered for 55$ It is not valid for air travel, so you'd still need to go for the regular passport in that case. Check out this link: http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt_card/ppt_card_3926.html


Aaahhh, thanks!!

We will be driving.

Re: Canada's Wonderland Questions.. by NotSo NotSo Profile at 1/21/13 12:28:12 AM
Kings Island has a picnic table area in the front of the park to set a cooler down (snacks, sandwhiches, drinks, etc), does CW have a spot like that? I guess we could tailgate at the car if we had to, how far of a walk is the parking lot? Is it huge like KI?

Plan is get the passports, drive to CW mid June and spend a Tuesday night and Wednesday there. I wonder if we will need FastLane..

How does the US to Canada money exchange work now? My bank used to change it for me, but they dont anymore. Can i just use US bills?

* This post was modified at 1/21/13 1:17:15 AM *

Re: Canada's Wonderland Questions.. by mugen828 mugen828 Profile at 1/21/13 1:31:48 PM
If you just look at their coaster selection you could bet it's as big, if not bigger than KI.

http://rcdb.com/4539.htm


I would suggest going there as something new, rather than the same old sameold, would be a lot of fun AND they just built the only 300ft coaster by B&M.

You're not in a time crunch, but if you get into one, you can pay extra to get an expedited passport. I got my passport at a county office in the mall of my town. (NJ) I'm not sure if their prices were different than a post office.

- mugen828
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Re: Canada's Wonderland Questions.. by frontrow frontrow Profile at 1/21/13 5:12:02 PM
To my knowledge Canada's Wonderland does not accept American currency. They will however accept major credit or debit cards where it is possible such as gift shops, restaurants, and the booth where you purchase your tickets. You will need some Canadian currency when you pay for parking, or anywhere else where they don't have the capabilities to take a credit card. You can do a currency exchange at the boarder crossing. Another thing, if you plan to cross the boarder with kids, but without you wife, you must have a notarized permission slip signed by you and your wife. It is not common that they ask for that document, but you need it, in case they elect to require it. I don't recall any picnic tables out in front. Canada's Wonderland is a very busy park. We plan on visiting in 2013. I have never purchased a fast lane upgrade. I will be purchasing fast lane when we visit Canada's Wonderland this summer. In 2010 I was there on a so called slow day, and all waits were 30 to 40 minutes long. CW is a park were fast lane is a must. Good luck, hope this helps.
Re: Canada's Wonderland Questions.. by skc2000 at 1/21/13 9:15:43 PM
Even though this topic is related to canadas wonderland this might be a little off topic.The last time that i was at canadas wonderland was in 2009 so i haven,t ridden leviathan yet which is a coaster without inversions.But this picture of leviathan that i saw on RCDB looks like an inversion to me.

http://rcdb.com/10108.htm?p=37261

I haven,t ridden leviathan yet because i haven,t been to the park since 2009 but this picture of leviathan looks like an inversion to me & leviathan is not supposed to have any inversions.

skc2000

Re: Canada's Wonderland Questions.. by alpengeistno3 at 1/22/13 12:30:59 AM
skc2000 said:

Even though this topic is related to canadas wonderland this might be a little off topic.The last time that i was at canadas wonderland was in 2009 so i haven,t ridden leviathan yet which is a coaster without inversions.But this picture of leviathan that i saw on RCDB looks like an inversion to me.


http://rcdb.com/10108.htm?p=37261

I haven,t ridden leviathan yet because i haven,t been to the park since 2009 but this picture of leviathan looks like an inversion to me & leviathan is not supposed to have any inversions.

skc2000

I haven't ridden Leviathan either, but that turn is no more an inversion than this one (and we all agree that MF does not have any inversions.)

http://rcdb.com/594.htm?p=737

Paul