Shenzhen Happy Valley (Happy Kingdom)
Shenzhen Happy Valley, a large modern theme park in China, is located in Nanshan District of the city. Covering an area of 350,000 square meters (about 86 acres), the park boasts large quantities of breathtaking and exciting amusements to satisfy anyone's desire for modern entertainments. The whole park is composed of nine areas with different themes, including Spanish Square, Cartoon City, Mt. Adventure, Gold Mine Town, Shangri-la Woods, Sunshine Beach, Typhoon Bay, Playa Maya Water Park and Happy Times. The park encompasses nearly 100 exciting games for adults and children. Every day in the park, there are excellent performances in different styles, such as magic, acrobatics and extreme sports.
Upon entering the gate, one may step into the Spanish Square which has a Mediterranean flavor reminiscent of a Spanish Warf. Walking southward, it is possible to reach the amazing Cartoon City. Fairy stories are realized here. In the Cartoon theatre, many interesting films are on show everyday. The Peppy King's Mansion provides children with a house of dreams.
To the east of the Cartoon City, there is the exciting Mt. Adventure with dense woods and beautiful flowers. 'The Space Shot' here would bring you the breathtaking experience of rising up to 60 meters (about 197 feet) high within 1.8 seconds and falling down freely like a water drop. Go on walking and you will reach the Gold Mine Town. The set is based on a small flooded mine town in North America. People can experience a thrilling escape from a 'flood' on the Gold Mine Train. The Gold Mine Workshop offers people a chance to forge a steel keepsake.
Then, in the peaceful and mysterious Shangri-la Woods, is the Blue Moon Hollow portrays with mountains, caves, waterfalls, bears, tercels and many other animals. On the charming Sunshine Beach, with various wonderful shows by many excellent players, the Happy Valley Extreme Sports Camp provides a fashionable high time.
The most exciting place in the valley is Typhoon Bay, a small dilapidated fishing village. People can try 'Shooting the Chute' with the highest fall in the world. Beside that, the Top Spin brings you high into the sky followed by a sudden turn-over. Feel the pressing sound of wind and screams. In Happy Times, as well as interesting games, the 4D film is a totally different experience from traditional ones.
The most interesting place in the park is Playa Maya Water Park (which only opens from May 1st to Oct. 7th). Based on the mysterious Maya culture and depending the beauty of it watery scenery, it shows people a wonderful ancient world. Here, people can experience the long-past Mayan civilization and get an exciting sense of a primitive and desolate world. The buildings and statues here are all in Mayan architecture styles. In the daytime, people can enjoy the dense woods filled with great lizards, crocodiles and parrots. In the evening, the wild and ardent dancing performances of foreign tribes will warm up the atmosphere around the water.
In the park, full service are provided for the visitors. The amusements and sightseeing spots, the hotel, shops and restaurants are ready all the time.