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VAUGHAN, Ontario (April 1, 2000) - Paramount Canada's Wonderland celebrates 20 years of excitement with six new attractions, including an exhilarating new thrill ride and a captivating new children's attraction. Wonderland's 20th anniversary season begins on May 7th with the launch of Cliffhanger - a new thrill adventure ride - plus Scooby-Doo's Haunted Mansion and two new riveting simulations premiering in the Action F/X Theatre with Meteor Attack in the spring/summer and Superstition in the fall. Then, from July 2nd through to Labour Day, get set for The Eruption; the excitement will come to a peak as Wonder Mountain explodes in a nightly extravaganza! Plus, enjoy International Showplace's Summer Spectacular with entertainment for the whole family.
Cliffhanger is Wonderland's new super swing with attitude and altitude! Cliffhanger will take passengers through snap rollovers and unyielding 360-degree twists and turns as they are propelled through moments of zero gravity and an inescapable wall of water. Cliffhanger is the ultimate experience for thrill seekers who think they have done it all.
In Hanna Barbera Land, kids can meet up with Scooby-Doo and the rest of "Mystery Inc" at Scooby-Doo's Haunted Mansion, an interactive dark ride. Guests can chase ghosts, collect Scooby Snacks and unravel a bewitching case of ghostly deeds and hair-raising suspense!
At the Action F/X Theatre there will be nonstop thrills with Meteor Attack and Superstition. Meteor Attack will take passengers on the flight of their lives, as they become the last line of defense against a full-scale alien invasion. Passengers are transformed into unsuspecting pilot trainees of the 23rd century, who will take it to the limit to save Rocketstation - Outpost 769!
The Eruption is a mountain of excitement, celebrating the Park's 20th anniversary with a blast! Wonder Mountain, considered dormant for 20 years, has been slowly building into a fiery rage of volcanic activity. Nightly, guests will feel and see Canada's only active volcano build into a magnificent explosion of fire, smoke, ash and lava.
After Labour Day weekend, Superstition's "Mistress of the Dark" Elvira will guide unwary passengers on a wild trip through haunted houses, dungeons, tropical jungles, trap doors and more. Meteor Attack and Superstition are the latest in iWERKS TurboRide experiences in the Action F/X Theatre, a 15,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art, twin motion simulator theatre.
At International Showplace get ready for the Summer Spectacular, an unbelievable lineup of internationally acclaimed, star attractions. The performances will include The Ultimate Backstreet Boys Tribute, Circus of Thrills, The Broadway Cast of BeatleMania, Chinese Acrobats, Legends Alive and Magic 2000.
The Park opens on May 7th for weekends through to May 19th. The Park is then open daily through to Labour Day and then open weekends through to October 8th, 2000. The entire Park opens at 10 am daily. International Street opens at 9 am daily. Closing times vary. Call (905) 832-8131 for more information. Splash Works is open weather and lighting conditions permitting, weekends starting May 20th and daily starting June 17th through to Labour Day Monday.
An Individual Season Pass is $ 84.95 and a Family Season Pass for four is $264.95 (before May 15th) plus taxes. A Season Pass includes all rides, shows and attractions for the entire operating season, with the exception of Xtreme SkyFlyer, Speed City Raceway go-kart track, "The Edge" climbing wall and Kingswood Music Theatre.
Paramount Canada's Wonderland is operated by Paramount Parks. Paramount Parks, a unit of Viacom Inc., is a leading developer and operator of regional theme parks and location-based entertainment attractions. The company currently manages: Paramount's Kings Island (Cincinnati, Ohio); Paramount's Kings Dominion (Richmond, Va.); Paramount's Great America (Santa Clara, Calif.); Paramount's Carowinds (Charlotte, N.C.); Paramount Canada's Wonderland (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton (Las Vegas, Nev.).
Viacom Inc. is one of the world's largest entertainment companies and a leading force in nearly every segment of the international media marketplace. The operations of Viacom include MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television, Spelling Television, Paramount Parks, Showtime Networks, Simon & Schuster, 19 television stations, and international theatrical exhibition operations. Viacom also owns approximately 80 percent of Blockbuster, as well as half-interests in the Comedy Central cable channel, the UPN television network and UCI, an international theatrical exhibition chain. National Amusements, Inc., a closely held corporation, which operates approximately 1,300 motion picture, screens in the U.S., the U.K. and South America, is the parent company of Viacom.