List of Former and Renamed Canada's Wonderland Attractions - Renamed Attractions, Restaurants, and Shops

Renamed Attractions, Restaurants, and Shops

A number of rides and attractions have been renamed to correspond with area theme changes.

Renamed Attractions At Canada's Wonderland
Description/Former Name/Reason For Name Change
Spinovator Spinovator in Medieval Faire was originally called Quixote's Kettles. It was renamed during the 1998 season.
Klockwerks Klockwerks in International Festival was originally called Klockwurker.
Nightmares Nightmares in Medieval Faire was originally called Wilde Night Mares. It was renamed during the 1998 season.
The Rage The Rage in Medieval Faire was originally called Viking's Rage.
The Orbiter The Orbiter in the Grand World Exposition of 1890 was originally called Sol Loco. It was renamed in 2002. During the 2006 season, the ride was slated to be dismantled and relocated to another park. After Cedar Fair Entertainment Company acquired the Paramount Parks chain, the decision was reversed. The ride was rebuilt and re-opened later that year.
Wild Beast Wild Beast in Medieval Faire was originally called Wilde Beast. It was renamed during the 1998 season.
Dragon Fire Dragon Fire in Medieval Faire was originally called Dragon Fyre. It was renamed during the 1998 season.
Splash Island Waterways Splash Island Waterways in Splashworks was called Scooby Splash Island. It was renamed during the 2003 season during the phase-out of Hanna-Barbara characters.
Swing of the Century Swing of the Century was known as Swing of Siam and was located where Psyclone and Sledge Hammer are today with a different theme. It was relocated to its current location for the 1988 season.
The Fury The Fury was known as Shiva's Fury until 1997. In 2003, the ride was demolished.
Thunder Run Thunder Run in the International Festival was called Blauer Enzian, and was located roughly where The Fly is currently located. It was moved into Wonder Mountain, extended, and renamed Thunder Run in 1986.
Courtyard The Courtyard group catering facility in Medieval Faire was called The King's Courtyarde. The exact date of the name change is unknown but it was around the time Cedar Fair bought the park.
Wonderland Theatre The Wonderland Theatre in Medieval Faire was called The Paramount Theatre prior to the sale of Canada's Wonderland to Cedar Fair. It was originally called The Canterbury Theatre when it was built. The date of the name change was during the 2008 season. The original name was changed at an unknown date.
Jokey's Jalopies Jokey's Jalopies in Kidzville was originally called Wonder Tour.
Kidzville Station Kidzville Station in Kidzville was originally called Scooby Choo.
Frequent Flyers Frequent Flyers in Kidzville was originally called Balloon Race.
Swan Lake Swan Lake in Hanna-Barbera Land was originally called Happy Landing.
The Backlot Cafe The Backlot Cafe restaurant in the Grand World Exposition of 1890 was formerly called Southside Grille. Southside Grille was renovated in 2006 and was re-opened as The Backlot Cafe, featuring large screen TVs, gourmet food stations and an improved decor. As a result of the name change, the Wonderland staff cafeteria (which used to be called The Backlot Cafe. The Staff Cafeteria was also once called "The Lemon Lounge") was renamed Oscar's. Oscar's was then renamed Cornerstone's Cafe after the new company, Cedar Fair's com

mitments to its cornerstone philosophy in 2007. Also, before Southside Grille, it was called Ginza Gardens, which explains the former Japanese fa├žade it had.

Traveler's Roadside Cafe Traveler's Roadside Cafe restaurant between the Vortex and White Water Canyon used to be Tucker's Roadside Cafe. The name was changed in 1997 to prevent confusion due the opening of the Tucker's Marketplace buffet restaurants across Ontario.
International Street Pizza Pizza International Street Pizza Pizza used to be called Ristorante, an Italian-themed restaurant. Wonderland Food Services stopped serving its own pizza and Italian food after the introduction of Pizza Pizza into the park.
International Street Starbucks International Street Starbucks used to be La Cantina, a Mexican-themed restaurant which closed in 2005.
International Marketplace International Marketplace was once Arthur's Pizza Pizza which was also Arthur's Pub & Grille.
SuperStar Recording Studios SuperStar Recording Studios were removed from the park at the end of the 2004 season due to removal of the concession from the park. The video studio in Expo was replaced with a Hot Press tee-shirt stand, and then in 2007 by the new Coasters restaurant, and the audio recording studio in International Festival was renovated and replaced with a "Multi-Faith Space" prayer room.
Backlot Stunt Coaster Backlot Stunt Coaster was called Italian Job: Stunt Track until after the 2007 season, due to Viacom's sale of the park to Cedar Fair.
Flight Deck Flight Deck was called Top Gun until after the 2007 season due to Viacom's sale of the park to Cedar Fair.
Riptide Riptide was called Cliffhanger until after the 2007 season due to Viacom's sale of the park to Cedar Fair.
Time Warp Time Warp was called Tomb Raider: The Ride until after the 2007 season due to Viacom's sale of the park to Cedar Fair.
Drop Tower Drop Tower was called Drop Zone until after the 2007 season due to Viacom's sale of the park to Cedar Fair.
Scooby's Snacks Scooby's Snacks in the Scoobyville section of Hanna-Barbera Land was originally called Granny's Sweets before it was renamed in July 2008.
Nachos/Tacos A Mexican/Mayan themed restaurant located in Grande World Exposition Of 1890 (Now Action Zone) from 1981-early 2000s. It is believed that it was located in the same building as Coasters restaurant or on the same site.

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