China is a world-renowned destination for exciting theme parks. Indeed, out of the twenty largest and most popular amusement parks in Asia, 11 are located in China. China’s themed parks are recognized globally and compete favorably with those in U.S and Europe for world’s most visited parks. The parks offer a mixture of Western and local cultures, have exciting rides, theater performances, as well as golfing and gaming facilities.
Guangzhou Changlong Holiday Resort
Chimelong Happy World is a large theme park, which offers stunt shows and other interesting activities. All of the equipment in Chimelong Happy World is imported from Europe, whose designs and technology are at a world class level. The Vertical roller coaster is considered the world’s best roller coaster. This ten-looped roller coaster has been mentioned by the Guinness World Records, and is the first of its kind in Asia and second of its kind in the world after the one in the England.
The park is composed of Habi Kingdom, which is for kids and families; Screaming Zone, full of thrilling activities; Rainbow Bay, where the roller coaster is located; Water Paradise and a central square for shows. It contains Changlong Happy World, Changlong Water Paradise, Chimelong International Circus, Xiangjiang Sarafi Park, Guangzhou Crocodile Park and Chimelong Golf Center.
Overseas China Town (OCT)
The park also offers an interaction of Chinese and Western cultures at the Yintelagen Sanzhou area, wetlands garden, tea garden, and the old town, among other areas.
This theme park stretches about 9 square kilometers from the coast to high up a mountain in Shenzhen. It comprises Ecoventure Valley and Tea Stream Valley as the main park areas. Ecoventure Valley offers tourists with a natural landscape experience and features water parks with innovative science education facilities, like Fiord Land Forest and Seafield Town.
OCT was built at the cost of 3.5 billion yuan and features outdoor sporting activities, science education facilities, Eco-tourism and leisure facilities in an integrated urban mountain theme resort. This beautiful, town-based theme park is the city’s tourism model district, and features advanced management practices, implemented in an attempt to see the city ‘returning to nature’.
Areas in the theme park include Ecoventure Valley, Ancient Tea Town, Interlaken Mineral Spa, Interlaken Aqua Boutique Hotel, Interlaken Parkview Hotel, Interlaken Youth Inn,Wind Valley Sports Park, Huaxing Temple, Leisure Park, and Tianlu Mansion.
Beijing Happy Valley
This park features a variety of attractions in an area of 1 square kilometer. It offers more than 50 landscape themes, 10 themed shows, 30 theme rides, and over 20 gaming and business support facilities.
The park hosts at least six world-class rides, including the ‘Snow-Covered Gold Wings’ — the largest suspended roller coaster in Asia, the Titan Car — Asia’s largest pendulum ride, ‘Heaven and Earth Shuttle — the only twin towers shuttle in Asia, the Apollo Wheel — world’s tallest Ferris wheel, and Odyssey Tour.
Changzhou Dinosaur Park
This cultural park has a dinosaur theme, and features more than 70 tourist attractions, including Dinosaur Island, hot springs, green gardens, a water park (open July and August), and high-tech facilities. Funny Dinosaur Town features arcade gaming facilities and exhibitions.
Dinosaur Island integrates ecological and environmental themes and offers a variety of attractive and adventurous activities for children, including forest climbing, dinosaur hunting in the bushes, and obstacle courses, mountain adventures and cable sliding. Dinosaur Island features a variety of stage performances, model rockets, model guns and men in military garb.
Shenzhen Happy Valley
Happy Valley covers a total area of 350,000 square kilometers and was constructed under an investment of one billion yuan. It is another modern theme park in Shenzhen after Splendid China, Chinese Folk Culture Villages and Windows of the World which combines participation, sightseeing, entertaining and interests.
The activities in Happy Valley cover the fields of sea, land and air. Besides, the activities here are different in the day time and in the night. Happy Valley is a product of modern high technology and leisure concept and pays much attention to tourists’ participation. Happy Valley builds a natural, refreshing, lovely, surprising, ardent and exciting atmosphere for the tourists inside which provides people a happy journey of charms and driving rhythms. It is really a fashionable experience here which could strengthen your body and edify your mind.