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Postby larrygator » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:35 pm

Nice pictures - I do remember elephant rides at Circus World in Florida but that was in an enclosed area, not on the midway
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Yoyo Land & Wonder World Fun Park in Bangkok, Thailand

Postby packfanlv » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:16 am

In an effort to get these Southeast Asia trip reports done so I can start my China updates, I have two smaller parks for you today.

The first park is Yoyo Land. Yoyo Land is a theme park that is aimed towards smaller children. The park is located in a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. Other than a single coaster, the park has a video game dark ride, junior train and a few small flat rides. We actually enjoyed the colors and spent around and hour at the park.

The second park is Wonder World Fun Park, also in Bangkok. This park is fairly new and is home to two complete coasters that have never operated. DubaiDave featured some photos on his recent Thailand thread so I will only post a few unique pictures that I have of the park. We only saw one other group there when we visited. The park looks like it has potential, but it needs something.

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Yoyo Land is located in the Seacon Square Shopping Mall. It is one of the largest malls in Thailand.
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Just up the escalators is Yoyo Land!
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There were lots of big colorful characters all around.
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Before we hit the park, it was time for lunch in the mall's food court.
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Thai food is so wonderful. (Can you tell I love spicy food?)
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After stuffing our bellies it was time for Yoyo Land!
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The park is geared towards children with a good collection of calm rides.
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The map said there was a flume ride so we though, "Cool and indoor log flume!"
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This is what we found. (Notice the large drop in the background!)
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The main reason for our visit was to ride the coaster so we headed over there next. As with most areas of this park it was sponsored by Pepsi.
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Zoom is a family coaster that flies over the amusement park.
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It also has a couple of tunnels.
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Since it was pay per ride we only went once, but they did give us two cycles. We like that.
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Zoom was nothing special, but it was a fun family coaster.
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The next stop for us was Ghost Hunters. This is part shooting dark ride, part video game. Think Toy Story Mania with 1994 graphics. (The credits were copyright Sega 1994)
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This is what the screen inside looked like.
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The other surprise for us was the small train ride.
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We saw the track go through the park, but the ride also had a surprise.
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There was a hidden dark ride portion full of happy insects.
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And they were all hyped up on Pepsi!
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Now I'll end the Yoyo Land part of the update with a few random photos.
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They had three huge children's play areas that looked like a lot of fun.
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Yay for a junior whip!
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Shawn Reece give Yoyo Land a happy thumbs up.
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From the bright and cheery Yoyo Land we go to the dreary Wonder World Fun Park.
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The park has a centerless ferris wheel.
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And two intertwined coasters that have never operated.
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We decided to hop on the ferris wheel to get an overview of the coasters. One goes around in an oval on the outside while the other turns on itself on the inside.
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Another view.
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They have rides thrown about everywhere here.
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The drop tower and a nasty sewage filled boat ride. (At least I think that is what it used to be!)
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At least the ferris wheel cars were air conditioned.
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A look at the would be station building for the two coasters.
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When we got off of the ferris wheel we found that another group of people had shown up and they were actually riding something!
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Making our way out of the park we found the Whip of Doom!
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Our last stop of the trip came at the self powered train ride.
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We tried pushing, but that wasn't any fun.
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So we decided to spice it up by playing a game of chicken!
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Goodbye Wonder World. Sorry to have known you, but thanks for the air conditioned ferris wheel ride.

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Postby B@mb00zler » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:43 am

Wait. Does Wonderworld have an actual tripple Slingshot? I thought Divo Ostrov's was the only one around.

Any idea whether it had open vehicles or 'hamster balls' (that is, if it had any attached to it)?

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Postby packfanlv » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:51 am

I am not sure but here is my original picture cropped. You can see the vehicle behind the tree. I am not sure if it was operating, but the ride was complete. I don't have any other pictures of it. It appears to be a ball, but I didn't really pay attention.
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Postby B@mb00zler » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:15 am

^That looks like a 'hamster ball' all right. Thanks for the quick reply : )

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Postby PoisonedPirate » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:36 am

packfanlv wrote:I am not sure but here is my original picture cropped. You can see the vehicle behind the tree. I am not sure if it was operating, but the ride was complete. I don't have any other pictures of it. It appears to be a ball, but I didn't really pay attention.


Looks like Mickey Mouse ears lol! :mickey:
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Postby packfanlv » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:40 am

Hey you're right! It is a hidden Mickey. I guess they put more thought into the depressing feel of the park than I thought. It is all just theming!
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Pattaya Park

Postby packfanlv » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:44 am

Ok, so this thread doesn't seem to be capturing anyone's imagination anymore, since everyone has stopped commenting. I am finishing up the thread very soon with the last two parks I visited in Southeast Asia. Once this is done, look for a thread about my Chinese theme park visits starting up within a few days. I have already visited several parks in China and will continue to visit more! This will be great for you TPR China trippers.

Ok, back to the trip report. The second to last park we visited in Southeast Asia was Pattaya Park Funny Land. Pattaya is a beach town located about an hour Southeast of Bangkok. It is known more for its "adult activities" than anything else. All around town one can witness old men walking around with drop dead gorgeous Thai women. There are also quite a few resorts in Pattaya. At the Pattaya Park Beach Resort they have a small theme park, water park and an observation tower. I begin the trip report now!
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Welcome to Pattaya! Home to seedy hotels and as many women as you can afford!
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I am sure one could get easily lost in sin here.
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But we are traveling with a child so we do our best to avoid these places.
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So we go to family friendly places like this.
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As we got closer we saw people zip lining off of the tower.
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We also got closer to the infamous SBNO, coaster that probably never operated.
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It looks like the idea was to go straight up and then back down. Similar to Superman The Escape or Tower of Terror at Dreamworld, but about 1/5th the height.
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The station doesn't look as good as the coaster.
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Turn it on and I'll give it a ride!
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Moving on from there we passed the monorail and moved to the main section of this little park.
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The park has a small collection of flat rides.
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Some of them were kiddy rides.
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And some of them were more thrilling.
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The park doesn't sell unlimited rides. They have a thrill ride ticket which includes the Tower, pirate ship & roller coaster for 300 baht (~$10USD) or you can just ride the coaster for 200 baht. I opted to just ride the coaster.
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The Slalom Coaster is the park's main attraction. It isn't very exciting.
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It is unknown who built Slalom Coaster. I do believe it is the same company that built the SBNO at Pattaya Park and the two SBNO coasters at Wonder World Fun Park in Bangkok. Notice the paint color on all four rides.
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The ride starts with you ascending a spiral lift hill.
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Then you go over a few hills overlooking the water park.
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Then you bank back and forth left to right before hitting a few bunny hills on the way back.
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Whew!
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The ride was pretty rough.
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But at least for $7 USD they gave me a second go around on it.
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Moving on, this is the only slide tower at their so called waterpark.
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It is more of a nice pool area than waterpark.
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After the coaster the only thing I had left to do was zipline off of the 58 story tower. Jasmine chickened out and Shawn Reece was too short.
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Initially I got all harnessed up and stood out on the ledge, but let my fear of heights get the best of me.
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But after I watched a few people go, I finally found the courage.
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With that, I had all I could take for the day so we headed back along the beach towards our hotel!
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Postby Jew » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:17 am

That zipline is the coolest/scariest thing I've ever seen. Cool pictures of some rare parks!

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Postby ParkTrips » Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:06 am

um.. yeah.. but I would totally do it if you did Joey... I'm sure you'd make one hell of a jew noise on that one ::lol::

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