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Discoveryland Theme Park

Discoveryland Theme Park is located on the Golden Coast of the Jinshitan Scenic Area (also called Golden Pebble Beach National Resort), Dalian City of Liaoning Province. Covering an area of around 116 acres (47 hectares), it is the second largest theme park in Northeast China and has various advanced recreational facilities.

Discoveryland Theme Park comprises seven themed amusement areas scattered around a large lake. In an anticlockwise direction, there are: Crazy Town, Mysterious Desert, Metal Factory, Magic Forest, Legendary Castle, Wedding Palace and American Avenue.

Entering the Discoveryland, visitors first see a beautiful European style fountain in a large square called Discovery Square. They can take photos with the animated cartoon figures here. Passing through Discovery Square, visitors can start their discovery tours travelling in an anticlockwise direction around the lake.

 

Crazy Town

There are many amusement facilities in this town. Visitors shouldn't miss the top spin ride, literally called 'Overturning the River and Upsetting the Sea'. Just imagine how it feels if you are thrown in the air and summersault. In addition, there are some fascinating shows, such as 'Treasure Robbery' in the Crazy Theater and 'Caribbean Carnival' on the water stage.

 

Mysterious Desert

Children's favorites 'Pirate Ship' and 'Rail Car' can be found in this area. Also visitors can experience Crazy Kart Races and enjoy unique Middle Eastern style belly dance and fireworks shows in the evening.

 

Metal Factory

The highlight in Metal Factory is the roller coaster called 'Crazy Cobra'. Visitors can have a unique experience of extreme acceleration due to the use of linear induction motors; it takes only around 3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 50 mph (0 to 80 kilometers per hour). The tracks twist and turn constantly, even rotating 360 degrees at some points. It is especially thrilling.

 

Magic Forest

Visitors can start their Amazon Exploration on a hovercraft. Later, they can enjoy themselves by experiencing the suspended roller coaster and watching an exotic show named 'Indians Worshipping the Sun'.

 

Legendary Castle

Visitors should spend some time appreciating the fantastic buildings in the castle. Also, they can challenge themselves in the ghost house. For children, there is a small train that passes through the Kingdom of Fairy Tales. 'King Jocks', a famous European band, gives its best performances regularly on Knight Square.

 

Wedding Palace

Being the most beautiful and quietest place in the park, it is an ideal place to hold a fairy-tale wedding.

 

American Avenue

Here, there are souvenir shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. Before finishing their discovery tours, visitors can buy some gifts for families and friends.

 

Tips:

1. Visitors can deposit their luggage at the checkroom on the right side of the tourist service center of Jinshitan Subway Station.
2. Make sure you spare enough time for taking part in the activities and enjoying facilities because there are often long queues. If possible, avoid going to the park at weekends.
3. Take a disposable raincoat because there are water activities.
4. There are various performances inside the park. It is suggested visitors arrange their itinerary according to the performance schedules so that they won’t miss their favorite performances.
5. Parents with children should read the instructions of the amusement facilities because small children are forbidden to enjoy certain facilities.

 

How to get there

 By metro
Take metro line 3 from Dalian Railway Station to Jinshitan. From there, one can take a shuttle bus, costing CNY 5 per person or change to bus Jinshitan 2 or Changhe 803 to get there.

 By bus
Take a tourist bus from Dalian Railway Station directly to the park. It takes about 40 minutes. Ticket fare is around CNY 20.

 

Ticket Price

Day Ticket Evening Ticket
Adults and children above 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) CNY 210 CNY 140
Children between 3.9 and 4.9 feet (1.2 and 1.5 meters) CNY 105 CNY 70
Children below 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) Free

 

Opening Hours in 2017

Date Day Ticket Evening Ticket
Mar. 25 - Apr. 28 09:30 - 17:00 -
Apr. 29 - May 1 09:00 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00
May 2 - 11, May 15 - 18, May 22 - 27 09:30 - 17:00 -
May 12 - 14, May 19 - 21, May 28 - 31 09:30 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:30
Jun. 1 - Jun. 30 09:30 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00
Jul. 1 - Aug. 31 09:00 - 21:30 16:00 - 21:30
Sep. 1 - Sep. 3 09:00 - 21:30 -
Sep. 4 - 7, Sep. 11 - 14, Sep. 18 - 21, Sep. 25 - 30 09:30 - 17:00 -
Sep. 8 - 10, Sep. 15 - 17, Sep 22 - 24 09:30 - 21:00 16:00 - 21:00
Oct. 1 - Oct. 8 09:00-21:00 16:00-21:00
Oct. 9 - Oct. 31 09:30-17:00 -