here are pictures of the main views of the park and the four coasters.
appologies as Ive hijacked the thread with pictures of another park in china I was at last week. It is really a top notch park in an abismal city.
the main entrance to the complex. city walk is the first bit with shops, the entrance and ticket areas are well down this avenue.
a pirate ship and half a geosphere, this houses another 3d cinema experience
view in the other direction over the lake showing the giant conch under see motion ride , the t 2oasters in the back ground,and the volcanos of to the right
a view from the top of dwark village overlooking the mine train volcano and river ride
its a towering coaster and loks great once the mist had burnt off
billed as chinas tallest suspended coaster, i went on another in beijing shigshansen park today, spinning batman,
not originally in RCDB, this looks like a roller skater, with a pair of helixes in the ride.
their water splash. very impressivly themed
after the boat rounds the corner, the crowds soak the boat mercilesly with water cannons they bought from gift shop, park provides dustbin of watre to refill the cannons.
the theming in this park is good, the apple contains a chair swinger. the suspended mouse is like aladelta, touring the spanish fairs, it is fairly smooth with alittle lateral jarring in the corners. the giant conch shell house an underwater cinema experience, where you wear 3 d goggles and walk on the sea bed. its very good. this park has the best 4 D cinema attraction in china, think as good as spiderman in IOA, it involves dinosaurs taking over the world and you fall into an abyss, this explains the upside down building which I first saw in USA. the tree with big orange balls appears inother parks, its in beijing happy velley i think, i saw it yesterday.
Ill dig out my pictures of discoveryladn in dalian and post them next, this is the other must see park ive found in china, apart from the obvious big parks, the chimelong, happy valley ones.
Ive only got Urumqui to visit and ive covered all the provinces with parks with more than 2 coasters. to get anymore is going to require some serious planning on daytripping into and out of an airport with no hotel.
If anyone wants to contact me for information on how to get to the parks im posting about, then please do. Its not difficult but will need a fair bit of preperation with written chinese help cards
The hotel will do these for you on the day for the taxi drivers who cant read english, and even if you say "happy valley" you still wont get there as I found, you have to say the chinese name for the place to get there.
when im speaking to taxi drivers the first thing i say is "le yuen" it means park, if your lucky you get taken to a park, if your unlucky you get taken to an area of night clubs ... or museum. been there.
its 11pm at night here, still compiling report for the day, but here are a few more pictures of the park.
Ill open another TR on other parks as i get the time over the next few days
thanks for the encouragement, its hard work in china the past 3 weeks and im due a holiday, btw its easter if youve noticed and im working it. even more unhappy.
i dont have the ferris wheel park, its at suzhou.
this will give you the layout of the main park, entrance on bottom, it surrounds 2 lakes.
the day started misty and raining, but it soon burnt off. the entrance at the start of the day was packed, notice the queue on the left is groups only, as you bought the VIP ticket you can go in the tiny queue on the right and get the map.
shows you have better the day gets in the afternoon, and the entrance has hardly anyone in sight, they are all in the 3d shows.
entrance sign post for SLC, very eleborate.
the SLC has a few problems with its trains
no safety nets here, just walk along the track and lift the next carriage off.
the hanging pulley station, they are very happy to have their photos taken, as were the japanese. i got a few requests to star in photos with short girls.
close up of a group enjoying the pulley ride
recall the river ride, the water level was at soaking level.
and incase you werent wet enough, the park kindly provides dustbins full of water for other guests to refll their soaker guns.
the queues are out of this world, 2 hours is not uncommon and its only the early part of the season
plenty of space to squeze another few chinese peolpe in, and one tall english man who got picked on by the clown entertaining the crowd. hmmmm.
atop dwarf tower, i kid you not, there is a good view of the park, this way over the minetrain queue and towards aztec pyramid
entering shangril land you get asked to pose with the snake, as i was the only one who could reach into its mouth, wish id charged.
couple of close ups of the park, this is the upside own house being attacked by dinosaurs, which in the next picture ...
... leads you into the conch shell 4d cinema. you can barely see the size of these buildings, they will easily take 800 people.
as you walk around, you find space mountain, this one has a 3d cinema in it, bit cheesy but passed 20 minutes
fancy an ice cream, look for the shop shaped like your choice.
now why put a huge call with a windmill and a frog in fornt of an oversize fairy castle, the map is in chinese so ill find out one day.
the parade hapened at 2pm, and was average, i lined the my camera up and the cowboys turned on me to shoot me, didnt notice till i put the camera down. damn, english people stick out.
tell me im strange, but i collect unusual building shapes, and toilets are sometimes imaginatively hidden. this one is a conch shell. its not as wierd as the sink shot youll find in a toilet on TPR visit to china last year
an finally, it amazes me the chines are not top of my list as obey rules, they overtake on the side of the road, but on a coaster they all hold onto the bar.
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