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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Now Open!

Ripleys Aquarium Now OpenNow open, this brand new $130 million world-class attraction spearheaded by the Jim Pattison Group and Ripley Entertainment will have more that 5.7 million litres of water and will consist of 50 exhibits in nine carefully curated galleries showcasing a cross section of saltwater and freshwater environments around the world—starting with species from Toronto’s backyard, the Great Lakes Basin. Continue reading

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Jobs

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada Logo

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada has posted its first batch of job opportunities.  No entry-level jobs are posted yet, it’s mainly management positions. If you are looking for Marketing & Sales positions, here’s what you can apply for (if you’re qualified of course!):

 

  1. Director of Sales & Marketing – APPLY NOW ›
  2. Director of Human Resources – APPLY NOW ›
  3. Manager of Public Relations – APPLY NOW ›
  4. Manager of Events – APPLY NOW ›
  5. Manager of Sales – APPLY NOW ›
  6. Manager of Marketing – APPLY NOW ›

 

Here’s a link to the full job site. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for any updates to the listings.


Ripley's Aquarium of Canada UPDATE

We drove by the construction site of Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in downtown Toronto this afternoon, and it’s quite impressive how much the site has developed since our last update. It looks as though the main outside structure is nearing completion, and a lot of work is happening inside. It’s exciting to see such a great attraction being added to the city! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is scheduled to open in Summer of 2013.

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Canada's Wonderland Trip Report & Halloween Haunt Rumours

Over the weekend, we took a quick jaunt over to Canada’s Wonderland. It’s been a while since we visited the park, so we wanted to check out how the season was going. We got there around 6pm on Friday and the park was busy, but not insane.

We saw the Cirque Ambiente show, which was pretty interesting. We’re big fans of the ice shows, so it’s sad that this year they didn’t have one. With that said, the audience was wowed by the production and overall it was well put together. A nice Cirque Du Soleil style theatrical experience.
The other, Starlight Spectacular, was simply awful. It’s uses some projections on Wonder Mountain, with a random soundtrack and lighting effects. There is no storyline, and it just ends with some projected fireworks at the end. It may be impressive to people who have never been anywhere else, but there is much to be improved upon. While we don’t expect Disney quality shows and fireworks, the show could be a little more exciting in our opinion. Matt Ouimet (the former Disney Castmember who is now the Cedar Fair CEO), please bring a little Disney magic to the Cedar Fair family. Starting with fixing this nighttime “spectacular”, because it’s anything but. Everyone will thank you!
As for Halloween Haunt, one of the workers we spoke with heard the rumour floating around the internet about a new Maze being inside Wonder Mountain, although she thinks it won’t happen. What she did mention was that there will be two new houses and one new scare zone. One haunt is said to be tribal themed, so maybe an African Voodoo theme or something along those lines. She wouldn’t give us any other details regarding the second haunt, other than the Miner’s Revenge would not be returning this year. It will be interesting to see what this year brings to the park.
Now without further ado, here’s our collection of photos for your enjoyment: Continue reading

Leviathan Review, Merchandise and more!

Today marked Season Passholder Preview day at Canada’s Wonderland, an annual right of passage that marks the official start of summer for theme park fanatics in Canada. Thousands of season passholders braved the chilly temperatures to brave the newest attraction for the 2012 season, Leviathan. Reaching a terror inducing 306 feet high, with over 5,400 feet of track and a top speed of 148km/h, Leviathan is B&M’s first coaster to reach over 300 feet high. It’s the third tallest traditional lift-style coaster in the world, after Steel Dragon in Japan and Millennium Force at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.

We have been counting down the days for the Sneak Preview, and finally got to ride this monster. We weren’t disappointed. Here’s our review of the ride, along with some pictures of the new merchandise offerings and general areas of the park:

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Hidden Gems: Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Centre

Up here in Canada, springtime is a magical time. It means that the few amusement and theme parks we have here will be opening soon, and we can ride rollercoasters again! As we do have a cold climate for half the year, there are a few indoor attractions that operate year round to appease our appetite for amusement. One hidden gem that many people aren’t aware of is the Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Centre in Etobicoke, ON. Continue reading