Kids get bored easily, so if you’re running out of ideas to channelize their energy and feed their
appetite for fun, these top 5 amusement parks in the country are sure to get them squealing with joy
and excitement. Amusement parks happen to be one of the most popular family getaways during
weekends and vacations that offer the experience of a day picnic for the full family, and the joy of
eating out. Flat rides, vertical rides, gravity rides and water slides not just enthuse kids, but grown-
ups too, who shed their inhibitions and fear. Have you been to these theme parks yet with your
1. Adlabs Imagica and AquaImagica, Khopoli
Those who have been to Adlabs Imagica and Aqualmagica Park will definitely mention to you the hair-raising Loopy Woopy, a 39-feet speedy vertical free-fall ride through a loopy tunnel. This is just one of the 25 themed rides at Imagica, India’s most expensive amusement park. This park draws over 3 million visitors for this and other attractions that include India’s largest indoor Snow Park, and the largest roller coaster, 4D stimulation rides and the Nitro Roller Coaster. Its five restaurants with different themes present a fusion of Spanish, African, and Indian cuisines, offer delightful bites after you stir up an appetite at the rides. The summer season makes it the most visited time of the year. Its unique baby switch service, ample car and bike parking space make the whole experience enjoyable. The nearest airport is Mumbai. You can stay right there at the Novotel Imagica, or proceed to stay in hotels in Lonavala.
2. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
A Guinness record holder for being the world’s largest film studio complex, Ramoji Film City and Amusement Park sprawls over a whopping 2,000 acre complex, attracting over 1.5 million people each year. Ramoji stands out with its magical illusions on splendid blockbuster movie sets and professional stunt masters’ live performances. Hop onto a bus to enjoy a ride inside this legendary film city, and get a peek into the ongoing film shoots. If you seek more, the park offers bungee jumping, paintball and zorbing too. Take a breather at some of the multi-cuisine restaurants that promise to appease to all taste buds. Hyderabad is easy accessible by air, rail and road. A movie buff, a foodie, a traveller, a creative person, whatever you are, a visit to Ramoji Film City at least once in a lifetime is recommended.
3. Kingdom of Dreams, Gurugram
Feel like royalty as you enter the beautiful and ornate Kingdom of Dreams. Lying on a 6-acre property, its main attraction is the Culture Gully, an enormous air-conditioned cultural and cuisine area. Get awed by the splendour of the Nautanki Mahal, an 864-seater grand auditorium, and the Showshaa Theatre. Do not miss the show of Zangoora, an engaging story of a gypsy prince. While you are there, you can also visit the mystic centre and avail of a massage service to feel pampered. After you’re done, you can settle for some refreshments at the resto-bar. Packed with culture and entertainment, even hours spent at this fascinating ‘indoor street of India’ will be a total delight. The nearest airport is Delhi, from where you can arrive here by road within around 90 minutes.
4. Wonderla, Bengaluru
Located 28 km from Bengaluru on the Mysore Road, this world-class amusement park has got the pulse of over 7.5 million people racing since it started in 2005. The people here call it one of the most amazing features of Bengaluru. With over 60 exhilarating rides on an 82 acre land, this goes beyond being just an amusement park to becoming an ‘amazement park’. Besides its most thrilling attractions - the water and land rides, there is also a Wave Pool that redefines fun in water. The must-trys here are the Wonderla specialities: RECOIL, the mind-blowing 80 kmph ride, KORNETO – an astonishingly unique water slide. Its three restaurants offer a traditional spread of South Indian and Chinese culinary delights. Enjoy a stay at Club Mangolia or the Country Club Coconut Grove.
5. EsselWorld and Water Kingdom, Mumbai
Having entertained over 22 million children and adults over the past two decades, these twin parks spread over a 64-acre land on the Gorai Island near Mumbai have pioneered leisure and entertainment in India. The new Dashing Cars, the Ice Skating Rink, the Aquadome, and Mist Dark Ride are some of the most thrilling of the 80 rides and slides they offer. The first to start a wave pool in India, the Water Kingdom remains one of the most frequented water parks in the country. The restaurants inside the park area, Southern Treat, Petus, Taipan, Domino's, and Happy Singh Da Dhaba, offer an almost endless variety of Indian and continental food.
You may not travel outside your city specifically to visit these theme parks, but if you need to visit any of these cities for some important work with family, then you can definitely add a visit to the theme park on your agenda.