Dempster Gardens Vancouver is a Theme Park, Nature Reserve and Resort in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Dempster Gardens was built in 1995 by naturalist Edward Dempster and opened the following year. In 1998, a Totempole\Water Fountain was added to the center of the park and has remained ever since as a trademarked symbol of the park. Dempster Gardens celebrated 20 years in 2016.
Natureville (Since 1996) Edit
A town plaza with restaurants, a gift shop and entertainers.
Wild Savannah (Since 1996) Edit
A Savannah-themed area. Currently Houses Cheetah, The World’s fastest Launch coaster. It also contains cheetah, lion, rhino, elephant and zebra exhibits.
Atlantis (Since 1996) Edit
An area themed around the lost city of Atlantis. houses an aquarium and touch pool. A major feature is Moray, a Boomerang Coaster.
Jungle Kingdom (Since 1996, formerly known as Kingdom Of Souls from 1996-2007) Edit
A jungle themed area. Holds an exotic temple, Tiger and Tapir exhibits and the Amazon Log Flume.
Arctic Freeze (Since 2009) Edit
An area full of icecaps and shipwrecks. Contains penguin, polar bear, walrus and beluga whale exhibits, as well as the dark ride Nautilus and the spinning coaster Iceberg!
Emerald Forest (Since 2001) Edit
A lush green Pacific Northwest forest, with Grizzly and Bighorn exhibits. Guests can ride the Grizzly Rapids, The Totem drop tower, or the Bighorn Roller Coaster.
Serpent Sahara (Since 2009, formerly known as Sun Desert from 2009-2014) Edit
A desert-themed area with Cobra, Antelope and Camel exhibits. Within a large pyramid is Basilisk, an indoor roller coaster that is truly the first of it’s kind.
Snoopy’s Wilderness Camp (Since 1996, Formerly known as Sesame Plaza from 1996-2000) Edit
a kiddie area themed around a camping lodge.
Dempster Hotel (Since 2012) Edit
An all-suite hotel within the park. Guests can choose between Forest, Savannah, Atlantis, And Arctic themed suites for a surprisingly low price.
Atlantis: Water Castle (Since 2006) Edit
A Waterpark next door themed around Atlantis. notable features include a large castle in the center of the park and a giant tipping water bucket that looks.
Roller Coasters Edit
|Basilisk||2009||An indoor coaster that switchs from above the rails to below them, the first of it’s kind.||Serpent Sahara|
|Bighorn||2006||A Wooden coaster that loops around several totem poles and trees.||Emerald Forest|
|Cheetah||2016||A hydraulic launch coaster that can reach speeds up to 270 KPH, making it the fastest launch coaster in the world.||Wild Savannah|
|Iceberg!||2009||A Spinning coaster that careens through icecaps and the remains of an oil rig.||Arctic Freeze|
|Moray||1996||An inverted boomerang coaster that rides through an Atlantis palace.||Atlantis|
|2001||A Family coaster made to look like an airplane. Woodstock can be seen in a control tower, which actually Holds digital screens.||Snoopy’s Wilderness Camp|
|Wrath of the Tiger||1996||A Hybrid Dive coaster.||Jungle Kingdom|
Flat Rides Edit
|Pyramid Swing||2009||A Frisbee Swing ride.||Serpent Sahara|
|S.S. Antarctica||2011||A Swinging Ship ride.||Arctic Freeze|
|Totem||2001||A drop tower meant to look like a totem pole.||Emerald Forest|
|Condor||2009||A flying scooters ride.||Emerald Forest|
|Nature Carousel||1996||An antique carousel with all sorts of creatures from the animal kingdom instead of horses.||Natureville|
|Nautilus||2013||A Robotic Arm dark ride.||Arctic Freeze|
|Rhino Wheel||1996||A giant Ferris wheel.||Wild Savannah|
|Steam Train through the Animal Kingdom||1999||A sightseeing train that takes visitors to see the animals all across the park.||Natureville|
|Charlie Brown’s Bumper Bashers||1996||Bumper Cars. Formerly known as Sesame Bumper Cars from 1996-2000.||Snoopy’s
|Linus’ Laundry Basket Spin||1999||A Mini Teacups ride. Formerly known as Spinning Cookie Jars from 1999-2000.||Snoopy’s Wilderness
|Schroeder’s Piano Delivery Service||1996||A dark ride where you ride in a van and deliver pianos to people. Formerly Known as Sesame Postal Service from 1996-2000.||Snoopy’s Wilderness
|The Red Baron||2012||An aerial carousel.||Snoopy’s Wilderness
|Snoopy’s Camp Bus||1999||A Crazy Bus ride. Formerly known as Oscar’s Grumpy Bus from 1999-2000.||Snoopy’s Wilderness
Water Rides Edit
|Amazon Log Flume||2001||A Log flume\dark ride.||Jungle Kingdom|
|Grizzly Rapids||2001||A River Rapids ride.||Emerald Forest|
Former Rides Edit
|Name||Year Opened||Year Closed||Description|
|Sesame Street Racetrack||1996||2000||A Kiddie Coaster with a racetrack theme. Replaced with Woodstock’s Air Show.|
|The Count’s Batty-Go-Round||1996||2000||An Umbrella Ride with Bats. Demolished to make way for Woodstock’s Air Show.|
|Ernie’s Bathtime Fun||1997||1999||An aerial carousel with rubber ducks and soap bars. Replaced with Snoopy’s Camp Bus.|
- During a daily test run in January 2017, the restraints popped up mid-ride. Luckily, no one was on the ride when the incident occurred, and the issue was quickly resolved.
- on October 4, 2008, A 49 year-old woman collapsed after riding and was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Security footage revealed that the woman ignored several health warnings and suffered a heart attack on the ride.
- On April 3, 2016, Two Teenagers were injured when thier train collided with one waiting in the station. They both survived.
- A well-publicized incident occured on February 5, 2000. Due to a miscommunication, the ride was started before everyone had their Restraints on. By the time the ride was stopped, it had already reached the second lift hill and six people had fallen out of the train and died. A seventh victim was claimed a year later when her family could not afford her life support. The employee who was responsible quit her job and died of alcohol poisoning he following week.
- On December 28, 2013, a 14 year-old boy took a dare to jump from the ride during operation. He miscalculated the height and fell to his death.