Wonderla – A good time for all.

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I am not a big fan of amusement parks. So I found myself thinking twice about going to Wonderla, even when it was an all-expenses-paid trip. But I did go after all. And I don’t regret it one bit.

Wonderla is quite a remarkable place, a different experience altogether. Supposedly the biggest amusement park in India, it has a huge variety of interesting and thrilling rides. If you are the daring kind, there are high-thrill rides which can really shake you up. If you prefer the milder versions, you have those too. For kids, there is an entire series of fun rides. Apart from exotic, never-seen-before rides, you have the old familiars too – bumping cars, etc.

The water rides are a big hit. As I was just recovering from an illness, I refrained from going on the water rides, and that was my biggest regret of the day. Everybody else who went on those rides, especially the Water Slides and the Wave Pool, obviously had a fantastic time.

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The place is very well-maintained. The whole place is spotlessly clean. The changing rooms are cleaned and mopped constantly, and despite the huge number of visitors, the toilets are very clean.

This park is said to meet the highest levels of safety and hygeine. There are boards put up in many places that proclaim that the water used in the water rides has been purified through Reverse Osmosis techniques, and heated using Solar heaters. The rides themselves are supposed to have inbuilt safety features, and undergo regular maintenance, promising a safe and tension free ride.

The other attractions are the Virtual Reality Theatre, Indoor Musical Fountain and Laser show, a Giant wheel on a 300-meter platform, etc.

There are a variety of restaurants within the park, and there is no paucity of choice. But outside food is not allowed.

Details:

Location: About 40 km from Bangalore, near Ramanagaram.
Entry Fee: All inclusive entry fee of Rs. 380 on weekdays, and Rs.480 on weekends (includes Friday). Special discounts for students and senior citizens.
Timings: 11 am to 7 pm during weekdays, upto 8 pm on weekends.

Parking space: Lots of it.
Take: A change of clothes, sunscreen/cap.
Food and drink available in plenty. (Slightly expensive, though).

More info here.
Website: http://wonderla.com
Phone: 08113-394441/2/3/5

A visit to Wonderla can be real fun, especially when you go as a group.
So, as they say in their ads, “Banni, Enjoy MaaDi!”

4 Comments so far

  1. Ganesh (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

    Hi, my family and I recently visited Delhi on holidays and we took the kids to the famed Appu Ghar. I belong originally to Mumbai and have been to the popular Esselworld resort and had that as my benchmark. I must admit I was quite happy with the rides and water-theme park on offer in Appu Ghar, very similar to the ones you’ve mentioned in your write-up about Wonder-La.

    I agree with you that food and drink are usually marked up in these theme parks and a visit to one of these with your kids can set you back by more than a couple of thousands. But hey, what the heck, go and have fun !!


  2. mehak (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 7:41 pm

    Hey I had a fun day at Wonder La few months back…….though the rides are real SCARY……best are the water rides……

    Yes the place is v clean even the rest-rooms & the water rides have luke warm water…:)

    But eating options are very few…& cud not get away with Gobi Manchurian even at Wonder La….they shud have a good food court…with a BAN on Gobi Manchurian :P

    This place is worth a visit.


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  4. Viky (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

    Great. Gotta check it out sometime.



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