Canada’s Wonderland is once again making headlines. Plagued with a rough season start marked by ride issues, a series of arrests and teen fights, the amusement park finds itself in the news once more due to an alleged distressing incident that recently took place.
On Wednesday at around 6 p.m., officers received reports that four females ranging in age from 13 to 22 had been sexually assaulted by the same suspect in a wave pool at Splash Works. Police said the suspect allegedly touched them in a sexual manner.
Police are searching for a South Asian man between 30 and 40-years-old, six feet tall with a medium build and black hair worn in a bun. He has a long beard and was seen wearing a white tank top and black shorts. According to police, he was seen with a group of other South Asian men.
Anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section at 1- 866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.
What should have been a fun and safe start to the season at Canada’s Wonderland, has been anything but. Marred by chaos and violence and a few terrifying experiences on some of the park’s rides, to say that Wonderland has had a rough start is putting it mildly.
First, there was the swarming attacks that took place on opening weekend which saw numerous fights break out amongst Canada’s Wonderland’s teen guests, leading to multiple arrests.
A number of videos from May 6 posted on social media sites including Instagram and TikTok show what appears to be a physical confrontation between some of the younger guests, that turned into a food court food fight. In the videos, a number of people appear to led away in handcuffs, while others appear to be arguing. There are several people in attendance filming.
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As seen in a video posted to Twitter, the violence sent park guests running for safety.
— Marilyn (@Marilyyyyynxo) July 17, 2022
To combat the “unruly behaviour” from guests, York Regional Police announced the relaunch of Operation Beehive in Vaughan, which will see an increased presence of police aimed at addressing incidents of mischief and threats.
First launched in July 2022 following a number of incidents of swarming-style robberies in the area, Operation Beehive resulted in the decline of robbery. disturbances and mischief.
Apparently, Wonderland’s epic rides don’t always run so smoothly. Just last week, some unlucky guests got stuck on the Flight Deck ride for a whopping 45 minutes. According to a statement from the amusement park, “the maintenance team inspected the ride, got the train moving, and guests were unloaded safely.”
A TikTok video shows passengers onboard the inverted rollercoaster — which gets up to speeds of 80 km/h — 105 feet in the air with their legs dangling from the seats.
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And just a few weeks later, a collision involving a bird, left roller coaster riders covered in blood.
On Many 18, while guests were riding the Leviathan, the ride hit a pigeon, causing blood and feathers to splatter on the those unfortunate people seated in the front row.
Teen fights, ride issues: rough season start at Canada’s Wonderlan