Ontario Place

We had a great day (and long and tiring day!) today at Ontario Place — they’ve put in a few new areas since the last time I was there and it really is top notch if you’re looking for a place to entertain someone between, say, age five and ten. The water park (with water slides and spray systems for people who aren’t comfortable swimmers) is as fun as I remember it over twenty years ago, and there’s a new enormous play structure with tons of tunnels and tubes to climb that replaces the mazes and play area of the past. There’s also a building full of foam balls and devices for shooting them that was fun, as well as the Cinesphere (the oldest IMAX theatre in the world) and bumper boats, “driving school” and so on.

The weather was perfect for the visit — bright and warm, but with the occasional bit of rain to keep it pleasant. I did get a bit of a sunburn (ouch) and am looking a little pinker than usual. Either that or I’m slowly transforming into a pigman. Both are reasonable theories. Oh, and it was shockingly empty, so there were never any waits and there weren’t crowds to deal with.


  1. danielle wrote:

    You always do the best / funnest things!! Happy Father’s Day!!

    Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 7:51 pm | Permalink
  2. dita wrote:

    It looks so much fun!! i cant believe there were no waits.

    Monday, June 16, 2008 at 2:25 am | Permalink
  3. Happy belated Father’s Day, Shannon. If every farther could be a little more like you, the world would be a much better (and interesting) place.

    PS, that photo of (I can’t remember her name) and Nefarious is incredibly cute!!

    Monday, June 16, 2008 at 5:07 am | Permalink
  4. Nicole wrote:

    Last year we bought all three boys season passes to Ontario place and ended up using them about twice a week. We never saw any major lines except maybe the bumper boats but the water park was almost always packed.

    Glad you guys had fun. You should take her for the chinese lantern festival. They really go all out. It’s amazing!

    Monday, June 16, 2008 at 10:17 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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