Three Fantastic Theme Parks to Try in Edmonton

 

Are you looking for a fun activity for the family while you're visiting Edmonton, Alberta, Canada? You're in luck because Edmonton boasts some fantastic and fun-filled family-friendly theme parks. Here are Edmonton's top three theme parks:

Fort Edmonton Park

Located in the wooded parkland along Edmonton's River Valley, Fort Edmonton Park offers vintage themed midway attractions, a four-dimensional (4D) movie experience in a vintage theatre, iconic steam train rides, and live shows. Although the park is currently open for special events only, the real fun begins when the regular season starts on May 20.

Be sure to check out: 4D movie theater for a unique fully immersed affair. Or, make a day of it and sign up for a guided tour.

  • Where: 8882 170 St. NW, Edmonton.
  • When: Check the site for current hours.
  • Accommodations: Wheelchair accessible, with some historical buildings with limited accessibility. Limited free parking.
  • Prices: Children 3 to 17, $20.90; Adults 18 and over, $26.20; Seniors 65 and over, $20.90; Family Admission package (for 2 adults and up to 4 children ages 17 and under), $95.00.

Galaxyland

Located in the West Edmonton Mall, Galaxyland is a space travel-themed park that boasts the privilege of being North America's largest indoor amusement park. With play areas for all ages, over 25 attractions for a variety of levels, a smorgasbord of concession stands, and fun without the headache of the elements, Galaxyland brings outer space within your family's reach.

Be sure to check out: Galaxyland Raceway, for beginners; intermediate level riders will love the Cosmic Revolution, and the advanced riders will meet their match on the Mindbender.

  • Where: Near mall entrance #12, West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St. NW, Edmonton.
  • When: Galaxyland is open daily but hours change depending on the date and the events planned. Check the calendar or call  1-780-444-5300 for updated information.
  • Accommodations: Wheelchair accessible. Free parking.
  • Prices: General, for those 43 inches (110 cm) or taller, $45.00; those under 43 inches, $35.00; seniors ages 55 and over, $36.00; guests with disabilities, $35.00; children ages 2 and under, free.

World Waterpark

Also located in West Edmonton Mall, World Waterpark has slides galore with over 21 unique water slides and boasts its own accomplishment, as the owner of world's largest indoor wave pool.  Catering to all levels of experience, the park has several water attractions as well as several concessions stands. Be sure to bring proper swimwear, it's required.

Be sure to check out:  Blue Thunder Wave Pool for all ages; the Corkscrew for intermediate riders looking for more splash; and the Thunderbolt, offering more power for the expert riders.

  • Where: Near mall entrance #50, West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St. NW, Edmonton.
  • When: Hours change depending on the date and the events planned. Check the calendar or call +1-780-444-5313
  • Accommodations: Wheelchair accessible. Free parking.
  • Prices: General, for those 48 inches (122 cm) or taller, $45.00; those under 48 inches, $35.00; seniors ages 55 and over, $36.00; guests with disabilities, $36.00; children ages 2 and under, free; All-Day Family Pass (for a family up to 4), $50.00.
Be sure to take that new vehicle you bought from Crosstown Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for a drive to one of these exciting Edmonton theme parks!

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