No queuing and riding roller coasters in the dark, welcome to China.
Cheesy tunes, people dressed in funny outfits, and overpriced food – amusement parks are as touristy as they get.
If you want to try something to remember from your trip to China, any adrenaline seeker will benefit by a day the awe-inspiring Chimelong Paradise – the largest amusement park in China. The park was designed by the popular theme park creator Forrec Organization from Canada.
Chimelong Paradise opened in 2006 and delivers 70 rides offering and the world’s largest Pendulum, plus a roller coaster featured in the Guinness World Records Book.
Chimelong Paradise is found Guangzhou, in Panyu District, some 35 minutes from the centre of Guangzhou City. The park can be reached fairly easily on City Line 3 at Hanxi-Changlong Section, and we had no problems finding it from Foshan.
The park is open all year round and has a daily capacity of 50,000 visitors. During my visit in April, the park was open until 9 PM, meaning most rider could be ridden in the day and night.
Chimelong Paradise Amusement park rides are some of the best found not only China but in the world.
Many rides are in a class of their own, including the ten looped rollercoasters, which has been voted the best in Asia and second on the planet. The Motorcycle launch coaster and the Halfpipe are certainly worth a ride and will bring out the inner child in even the most serious of people.
Along with the rides, the park also has numerous stunning live shows, acrobatic, dance performances and includes the world’s largest water stunt show, called ‘Danger Island.’
The show features a global cast of top stuntwomen and men and is saturated in fireworks, weapon battles, and major explosions.
For the kids, the park’s Happy Water World is a perfect child-friendly area, particularly during the autumn and the summer months, when guests may have a good laugh on the Raft Ride, Twister Vehicle, Splash Battle and Shoot the Chute.
The other popular family area to visit is the Happy Kingdom, offering over 30 different types of entertainment such as Samba balloon, Bumper Cars, Flying Tiger and more.
Chimelong Paradise offered scary and thrilling roller coaster rides that kept me occupied for hours, but also other facilities inside such as various restaurants and cafes to ensure visitors don’t go hungry.
Often the queuing for the rides was relatively small and virtually non-existent if compared to that of Alton Park in the UK. The big drops, fast rides, and multiple loops had made me question whether or not China is the new scary roller coaster king.
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Accommodation Near To Chimelong Paradise
Want to visit Chimelong Paradise on a budget and need a place to stay? Check out some of these accommodation options:
Chimelong Hotel – Yinbin Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou, China 511430
Vienna Hotel – No.15 Gongye Fourth Road, Dashi, Panyu District, Guangzhou, China
Tianxi Hotel – 142, Zhi Cun Nan Da Road, Da Shi Steet , Panyu District, Guangzhou, China
Rui Jia Hotel – 146 South Road, Dashi Town, Panyu District, Panyu District, Guangzhou, China 511430
CN Holiday Hotel – No.94, Nanda Road, Dashi Street, Panyu District, Panyu District, Guangzhou, China 510430