Thursday, September 15, 2011

QUEENSLAND AMUSEMENT PARK

This is one of the theme park I was thinking of going for long, as my hubby keeps going to that side and he always wanted to go there and this was the first outing he planned:).rest of the time its me who keeps planning.
It is located on Bangalore route and took us around one hour to reach there.It is a huge place full of greenery.my favourite and beautiful place even to stroll around. Entry fee is Rs 350/adult and 50/ for camera. All rides inside are included in entree fee.One is given the map of park with the tickets.
There are many rides, some for kids only and some for family. There was a free fall,and i was too scared to go there.first one I tried Alpen Blitz.sort of roller coaster..good one, speed is not too much, but tilting is, and they keep you stationery for some seconds in that position to get the thrill..that was a little straining for me.Then we had cable ride.it is a beautiful one for 30 minutes.Everywhere there are food stalls and at reasonable rates.food was good,I took only some snacks and kulfi, as after having a full lunch I never can enjoy the rides.
The best ride I enjoyed was Himalyan Mountain ride.Here the round rafts go on water, in a  tunnel too..it was real fun and then Centrox.it looked awesome..people sit in a circle and that wheel goes up and down and spins and all.
All in all good fun and i would recommend it to all.

free fall tower
cable car
swimming pool and american wave pool
bumper boats
Alpen blitz
Then we went to see retirement Expo in Chennai trade centre...There all organisations whether they call themselves social welfare or builders or businessman, are offering the cottages, where their maintenance and other bills are  at floating rate, but think about it, retired people who are going there, how will they manage the increase in future, as they are not earning, their savings are same..so they are defeating the purpose..to be retired people friendly, their model has to be no profit type, something with a provision that one has to pay the same fees and expenses for life time, they can increase it for new entrants only..Most of them are taking deposit.non refundable sort,so they must manage with that.

15 comments:

Shrutzz said...

hey lovely!!!! what a fun day you have had...i LOVE SUCH GAMES BUT AM TOO SCARED OF "HEIGHTS" and have had goose bumps taking few rides during my visits to theme park.....But FUN!!!!

Is this in Chennai?

Bikramjit said...

looks to abe a lovely amusement park..

But I am still very apprehensive going to a amusement park in india for some reason I have been to the water world in Mumbai twice now ..

That free fall looks WOWOW I want ot do that

Bikram's

rama said...

That is nice, never heard about this amusement park. I have been in the free fall it is great. So, you had a wonderful time, so good to hear about it.

Sandhya said...

The pictures look great and you are bold enough to participate in the games! Will I have guts?!

chitra said...

You had fun I believe. I am scared of all the games...

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A said...

Seems like fun. Looking at the title I thought you are talking about Oz.

Reflections said...

Gosh Renu u r just too good. U went on all those rides;-o.....hats off really;-D. U in the truest sense is enjoying ur life...theres' lots to learn from U;-D

Harman said...

I love the pictures..its fun..adventure,,,Thrill with chills of all kind ..thanks for sharing.!

Renu said...

Shrutz; yes Shruti.it is in Chennai..Since I enjoyed the rides in Disneyland, I have become fond of them...all rides are not high, you will enjoy some of them.

Bikram: earlier I also worried about their safety measurements, but now I am of the view..whatever is to happen, will happen, why fear:)..once we went to Seaworld in US and there also I saw that people were stuck in one ride, as it stopped in the middle, and they were stuck there for hours and came down with lot of difficulty..so:)

Rama: Free fall is quite scary to me:)..chennai has largest no of amusement parks.

Sandhya: Try once, and I am sure you will enjoy few of them.its worth it.

Chitra:I will certinly come Chitra.most probably on 24th and will surely tell people here.

Reflections:Nancy is that so:)...but really I enjoy all these thing.

A:.it is here in Chennai:)

Harman::)

chitra said...

thanks Renu.

deeps said...

That looks really amusing for young n old alike…
Worth the fee of course…

ES said...

I like Dizzee world in Chennai. Its in ECR. But haven't been to other amusement parks. This one sometimes looks deserted, maybe because I have seen this in the weekdays? How was the crowd when you went?

Renu said...

deeps: its really worth it.

ES:...It was crowded and secondly they have timings set for each ride, so there was a queue most of the time..enough crowd, you wouldnt enjoy more than that:)..How is Dizzy world?

Rhapsody B. said...

Namaste....
I hope you are well. I have been by a few times but haven't left comments. Why, i am confused by your layout, I am not sure which of your post is most recent and I often have to pick on and hope its the most recent. Well today its this one. Thanks for tour of the A.Park, though I don't do them anymore since my kids are grown, it was nice to see.

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dimpy roy said...

Nice pictures. Some of the rides at Queens Land Amusement Park are meant only for adults like the Free Fall tower and Alpine Blitz where you roll at an angle of 45 degree. Then there is slightly more tame Cable Car, where a cable ride of 80 twin seated cable cars carries you over a water body. Check out entry fee, timings, best time to visit of Queensland Chennai also.