Inside the massive Complexe Amigo, a winding racetrack hosts drivers of all ages who steer double-seated go-karts, mini karts, and super karts capable of reaching speeds of up to 80 kilometres per hour. The smell of burnt rubber rises from the track and past other entertaining diversions including power paddler boats and a stock of radio-controlled cars. Elsewhere in the facility, guests can putt their way through a mini-golf course, scale the 30-foot climbing wall's 12 paths, or enjoy airborne ascents on the Jump High bungee trampoline. Visitors craving team competition, meanwhile, can join games on the three beach volleyball courts or suit up to duck and cover on nearby paintball fields.
Giggles of revelry and the buzz of more than 30 arcade games reverberate throughout the interior of Fun Junction, an indoor center filled with family-friendly attractions. Blacklit sharks and sea serpents glow in the nine-hole mini-golf center, where players take aim at holes illuminated in the black greens. In the laser-tag area, combatants take cover behind neon-outlined walls carved in blackness. Meanwhile, youngsters can safely romp in the padded jungle gym or join families for breaks in the pizzeria.
McMaze was established more than a decade ago by Sandy McDonald, who designed the family’s first 3.5-acre corn maze when he was just 14 years old. Over the next 10 years, Sandy and his family watched their endeavour blossom into a year-round family-friendly business that hosts seasonal activities year-round. Fall is the family’s busiest season, when visitors flock to find spooks in their farm playground and wagon rides, and explore the pumpkin patch to search out a perfect specimen to be turned into a pie, jack-o’-lantern, or organic football helmet. The original hand-carved corn maze has since multiplied into five separate mazes, including a “haze maze,” which mystifies wanderers by sending them on a seemingly endless journey through fog and lights, and a door maze that presents 52 possible exits.
Winter snowfalls fail to stop the McDonalds’ love of celebrating, and so they invite families back to the 120-acre farm for old-fashioned sleigh rides through the woods, made all the more festive with hot chocolate and homemade cinnamon buns. Once the ground thaws in the spring, the farm comes alive again as guests descend upon the fields to help plant the first pumpkin seeds and welcome the arrival of baby farm animals as they parachute down from passing blimps. Homemade ice cream keeps things cool throughout the summer as pig and duck races entertain spectators of all ages, and parents stock up on corn on the cob and other farm-fresh produce.
Nestled against Champlain Lookout, the highest point along the Ottawa River, Storyland's 90 verdant acres augment scenic vistas with a water park, mini golf, petting zoo, and other family-friendly attractions. Guests can sojourn to the top of Champlain Lookout, a prime spot to high-five passing hot air balloon captains and gaze 40 kilometres in all directions. Fairytale Trail invites patrons to meander down forested trails where storybook characters enact fairytale tableaus. Pay tribute to farmyard animals at Storyland's petting zoo, or get legs in shape for bubble-wrap stomping in paddleboats that cruise Windmill Pond. Merrymakers can cool down overheated fun receptors at the Splish-Splash Spray Park boasting inflatable waterslides and fountains of water, and refuel at the Storyland Café.