As the leading amusement park in India, Wonderla is a favorite among locals as well as tourists. The park is open all year and has three locations throughout India in Kochi, Bangalore, and the newest one, that opened in 2016, is in Hyderabad.
One of the great things about Wonderla is that the company tries hard to give back to the community. Caring about the safety and hygiene of their dry as well as water rides, they maintain strict safety standards as provided by OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety). Since India is known for high population and lack of forest areas, Wonderla has planted over 2,000 trees in their parks.
For days like this, when you just need to beat the heat, all ages can enjoy the Wonderla Amusement Park. This amusement park is full of thrilling rides and a water park that is sure to cool you down!
You will be amazed at the rides available for both adults and children. All-together there are 61 dry and water-based rides to choose from spread out over 82 acres (33.18 hectares) of land.
Recoil is the newest roller coaster to be introduced at the park, and is India’s first backward looping roller coaster! There are two ramps that take you to a height of 131 feet (40 meters) before soaring at a speed of 48.70 miles (80 kilometers) per hour! This thrilling, backward experience is like none other and has been a huge hit.
Adults can also experience the high thrill rides at Wonderla that include the Flash Tower, however, it’s not recommended for those afraid of heights! This ride will take you, rather quickly, to a height of 131 feet (40 meters) before plummeting to the ground only to be slowed down at the very last second!
For those that are not so keen on heights, but would still like to experience the thrill, the Drop Zone only takes you to a height of 55.77 feet (17 meters).
The Mixer is one of those rides you definitely don’t want to hop on after finishing a large meal. You are constantly jerked and pulled in all directions, just like a food mixer, and at some points, you’re definitely upside down. In fact, there are many rides very similar to the Mixer that give you that feeling of being pulled, tugged, and flipped. Try out the Hurricane, the Y-Scream, and Insanity if you’re a fan of these types of rides!
The Dragon Ride is another interesting experience where you ride through an old ‘haunted’ mansion. The extreme darkness paired with the computer-generated images and spooky props, really make this a fun, adventurous option, especially during the evening! There’s even an XD Max that incorporates fun 3D adventure films with physical effects, such as seat movement, water splashing on you, and the wind blowing your hair.
There are plenty of children’s rides available, and the Funky Monkey, similar to the adult ride Flash Tower, is a fan favorite! It only takes the kids up about 13 feet (4 meters), but they get to experience the same feelings as the adult version, without being so high up.
Children are also fond of the Mini Pirate Ship ride that swings back and forth, without the scare of almost being turned upside down. Mini Venice is also very unique, as it allows your kids to feel like they’re on an actual gondola ride, steering their own boat through the canals of Venice.
In the water park, you’ll find a variety of wave pools, slides, and of course the relaxing lazy river! There’s a really cool area for both adults and children called the Jungle Lagoon that covers an area of 10,000 square feet (929 square meters). It does get very crowded, but there are 5 different slides available and the floor is very soft, making it safe for kids who want to slide down faster than others.
You and your family will also enjoy racing together down the Fun Racers water slide! You’ll be given a rubber mat to slide over the bumps and lumps that this 5 person slide has to offer. If you are looking for a ride to enjoy with another person (or solo) the Banded Kraits is also really fun! You can sit alone, or with others (up to 4 people) on a rubber raft as you go through loops and twist your way down the fun-filled ride into a shallow pool of water.
For the thrill seekers, there’s the Wavy and Vertical Fall, which shoots you down a steep slide the same height as a 6-story building. Keep in mind before climbing to the top, that this is definitely not for the faint of heart or for those afraid of heights.
If you’ve managed to work up an appetite during your visit, there are plenty of delicious eateries and food stalls to choose from. If you’re looking for pure vegetarian check out Greens; they serve up some fine North Indian cuisine as well as South Indian dosas (a type of crepe filled with a vegetable filling). For those interested in Continental favorites, such as pizza and sandwiches, stop by Waves or the Pizza Corner. There’s also a Five Star Chicken that has delicious, crispy fried chicken strips, wings, and legs! Do be aware that food is not permitted inside the water park.
Wonderla Amusement Park is open Monday through Friday from 11am until 6pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays, it stays open until 7pm. Regular tickets for an adult cost 1,150 INR (17.29 USD) each, and fast track tickets are 2,300 INR (34.59 USD). For children who are between the height of 90 – 140 cm, a regular ticket is 920 INR (13.83 USD), and a fast track ticket is 1,840 INR (27.67 USD). Book your trip now!
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