TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

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TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

Postby The Angry Darren Mullins » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:13 am

I woke up very early on November 28, 2010 to go to Guangzhou and Foshan in China's Guangdong province. I took the train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou and then took the metro up to Renhe station, which is close to Sun Island Amusement Park. When I got to Sun Island, I knew before going onto the parking lot that this park had closed a long time ago. The entrance still stands, but inside the park appears to be gardens (where they are growing vegetables) and people appear to be living on the park grounds. Needless to say, my day was not off to a good start.

I then took the train to Foshan where I visited Leigang Park. Leigang Park was home to an alpine coaster as well as a small amusement area. It appears that both have been removed as I walked through the entire park and didn't see a sign of either. The park is still a quiet place to go and relax.

After Leigang Park, I went to Foshan Amusement Park. They have a wild mouse coaster and a kiddie coaster here. Both coasters were fun. There is also a ferris wheel, train ride, moon cars and even a large water park at Foshan Amusement Park. Admission was free with rides costing 10 yuan each.

After finishing at Foshan Amusement Park, I took a short cab ride to Foshan's Zhongshan Park. There are Zhongshan Parks all over China and they are large city parks. Some Zhongshan Parks have amusement areas. There is an amusement area in Foshan's Zhongshan Park. The mouse coaster here become my 666th coaster. That is an odd milestone, but one I have to mark. There is also a powered coaster here, a log flume and several other rides. Admission to Zhongshan Park is free.

I had a great time at the parks and I am happy that the ride ops allowed me to use my camera on the coasters. Too bad the ride ops on Zhongshan's flume wouldn't allow me to take the camera on the ride. I guess water and cameras do not mix. If you are ever in Foshan, check out these parks.
Sun Island Entrance.JPG
Here is the entrance for Sun Island in Guangzhou. I was a few years too late. It closed a long time ago.
Foshan Park Entrance.JPG
Here is Foshan Amusement Park. I have the feeling that not too many coaster nuts have heard of this place.
Foshan Ferris Wheel.JPG
Just inside the gate is this nice ferris wheel.
Foshan Pirate Ship.JPG
Foshan Amusement Park also has this nice pirate ship ride
Foshan Moon Cars.JPG
Here we have a ride called the Moon Cars. They are common at Chinese amusement parks.
Foshan Kiddie Coaster Sign.JPG
Here is the entrance to Foshan Amusement Park's kiddie coaster
Foshan Kiddie Coaster 1.JPG
Here is a view of part of the layout of the kiddie coaster
Foshan Kiddie Coaster 2.JPG
Another shot of the layout
Foshan Kiddie Coaster 3.JPG
Heading up the lift. Thankfully cameras are allowed on rides at Foshan Amusement Park.
Foshan Kiddie Coaster 4.JPG
One more look at the kiddie coaster
Fosh Mouse Sign.JPG
Here is Foshan Amusement Park's Mouse
Foshan Mouse 1.JPG
Foshan's Mouse
Foshan Mouse 2.JPG
This is a good view of the mouse
Foshan Mouse 4.JPG
Another look at the mouse
Foshan Mouse 5.JPG
I took this on the lift hill
Foshan Mouse 6.JPG
One more Mouse photo before I leave
Zhongshan Park Entrance.JPG
Here is an entrance for Foshan's Zhongshan Park
Zhongshan Waterfall.JPG
I liked this waterfall in Zhongshan Park
Zhongshan Carousel.JPG
Here is Zhongshan Park's Merry-Go-Round
Zhongshan Mouse sign.JPG
Here is the entrance to Zhongshan's mouse-my 666th coaster
Zhongshan Mouse 1.JPG
The mouse is headed up the lift
Zhongshan Mouse 2.JPG
This friendly looking mouse is my 666th coaster.
Zhongshan Mouse 3.JPG
Heading up the lift of my 666th coaster
Zhongshan Mouse 4.JPG
A view of the mouse from the lift hill.
Zhongshan Mouse 5.JPG
Here is another view of the mouse from the lift.
Zhongshan Mouse 6.JPG
One more view from the lift.
Foshan Zhongshan Dragon.JPG
Zhongshan Park in Foshan also had this powered Dragon coaster.
Foshan Zhongshan Dragon 2.JPG
Here is a view of the Dragon at Zhongshan Park
Foshan Zhongshan Dragon 3.JPG
One more look at Zhongshan Park's Dragon to finish my day.

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Re: TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

Postby LoopLover » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:56 pm

This park doesn't look like it's passed any safety checks! The owner could really do up the entrance to make it more appealing :b :b

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Re: TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

Postby robbalvey » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:10 pm

Crazy amount of total crap there is in China. I mean, we hit a ton of these parks, but wow...there really is a LOT of them!!!

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Re: TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

Postby The Angry Darren Mullins » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:58 pm

Foshan Amusement Park actually has a nice water park. The entrance needs fixed up a bit. I wonder if the locals notice that the mouse at Foshan Amusement Park is a mirror image of the one at Zhongshan Park.

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Re: TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:49 am

foshan_mouse_6.jpg


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Re: TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

Postby The Angry Darren Mullins » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:25 pm

Not at all. It is a cat with very large ears. Remember the park in Beijing a few years ago?

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Re: TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

Postby larrygator » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:56 pm

thanks, I added these parks and your photos to the Park Index.
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Re: TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:30 pm

The Angry Darren Mullins wrote:Not at all. It is a cat with very large ears. Remember the park in Beijing a few years ago?


Ah, yes...of course it is. :lmao:
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Re: TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

Postby The Angry Darren Mullins » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:44 am

Check out my trip report from a week and a half ago to see the mascot at Nansha Tianhougong to see what their mascot looks like. Nansha Tianhougong's management really went out of the way to come up with something totally original.

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Re: TR: Sun Island, Foshan Amusement Park and Zhongshan Park

Postby chadster » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:13 pm

Thanks so much for sharing! Love the mouse coasters, thye are so, um, cheesy! ha ha.


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