New waterpark splashes into GTA
A new GTA waterpark is hoping to make a big slash this summer.
Located on the same land as the defunct Wild Water Kingdom in Brampton, the 45-acre outdoor Wet'n'Wild Toronto park makes its grand entrance in June and remains open until Labour Day. The 45-acre waterpark – located near Steeles Ave. and Hwy. 427 – boasts a $25-million revamp that includes five major attractions.
"We're blowing up most of the old stuff," said general manager Steve Mayer. "There are different slides, speed slides, family raft rides and two huge childrens' activities areas."
A 1,000-foot-long zipline is also in the plans.
"The big family raft ride, called The Krazy Kanuck, is a $3.5-million raft ride and it will be very prominent," said Mayer. "O Canada is a six-storey speed-slide. It's one of the freefall drops – you get in a capsule and the floor drops out. There's a mat-racing slide that's called The Klondike Express."
Mayer said construction of the park should finish by the May 24 weekend. The new park is expected t create 450 new jobs, mainly seasonal positions for high school and college students, in lifeguarding, food services, security, medical services and maintenance. Some 100 construction jobs will also be created, according to the waterpark company.
Daily admission passes are pegged at around $40 for adults and $30 for kids (under 48" tall).
"The appeal is in the winter, you're cold and cooped up and when you get the chance in the summer when it's nice weather, it's one of the more awesome, fun things you can do outdoors with the family," said Mayer.
via Toronto Sun