Shanghai Happy Valley
|Happy Valley, Shanghai |
Shanghai Happy Valley is renowned as a theme park of beautiful scenery, huge areas to explore, superb scientific and technological content with breathtaking and exciting amusements. It is located in the central area of Shanghai Sheshan National Holiday Resort, Songjiang District, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the downtown area. Covering an area of 863,500 square meters (213 acres), this Happy Valley is composed of seven major areas, each with different themed zones, such as Sunshine Harbor, Happy Times, Typhoon Bay, Gold Mine Town, Happy Ocean, Shanghai Bund and Shangri-la Woods. There are more than a hundred attractions and 12 top recreational distractions.
The Sunshine Harbor contains Arthur's Palace and the Soaring Dragon. Arthur's Palace can host banquets, performances and shows whilst the Soaring Dragon is a cinema that gives the feeling of flying while watching the movie. In the Happy Times area, there is the Wooden Coaster-Fireball. It is the first wooden roller coaster in China, and is shielded against the elements! The Twin-Tower Heroes attraction is also located here. The Typhoon Bay zone has exciting water based adventures, and you would hurtle from 26 meters (85 feet) high to the water in 'Shoot the Chute'.
The Gold Mine Town is a recreation of American West during the gold rush, with authentic looking trains and saloons. The realistic scenery makes you believe you are really there! There is a mine cart which is known for its high speed, high altitude and high adrenaline thrills. The place at the highest point of this theme park is known as the Treasure Island and has amazing views of Sheshan Mountain and Moon Lake. Apart from these, the OCT (Overseas China Town) Theater is also located in this area and contains lots of performances, including circus, musical and acrobatics shows.
If you get tired of extreme sports and thrills, you can head for the Happy Ocean, which contains many distractions for children. In Shanghai Bund zone you return to the thrills with the world best backboneless drop-coaster which plummets from 197 feet (60 meters), giving it the nickname the "king of coasters". The Gyro Swing, which cost more than a hundred million RMB to construct, is also located here. It can raise up to 15 stories high and gives a spectacular overview of the park. The Shangri-la Woods zone has many nature based distractions, such as the Rapid River and Jungle Rescue. Take your time drifting along the river and admire the beautiful canyon, rockeries, culverts, forests and flowers.
Besides fairground-style attractions, there are also numerous performances in the amusement park such as the Mayan Carnival and International Magic Festival. No mater what your tastes Happy Valley has something to cater to all tastes and make your dreams come true!
Rides and Attractions
Happy Times: Wooden Coaster-Fireball, Twin-Tower Heroes, Power Surge, Dreamy Top, Double-decker Carousel, Happy Bouncing, Wave Swinger, X-Dimension
Sunshine Harbor: Soaring Dragon
Typhoon Bay: Shoot the Chute, Splash Over, Magic Hat, Storm Travel
Gold Mine Town: Memory of the West, Ranger Camp, Treasure Island, Mine Adventure, Magic Theater
Happy Ocean: Arctic Safari, Jumping Frog, Diving Kangaroo, Water Airship, Ocean Adventure, Marine School, Star of Ocean, Bubble Bash, Dancing Waves, Ants Convoys, Crazy Elves, Coral Theater, Little Flying Fish
Shangri-la Woods: Mega-lite, Hovering Hump, Jungle Rescue, Kenpei Ancient Pagoda, Rapid River
Shanghai Bund: Sky Drop, Energy Storm, Gyro Swing, Diving Coaster, 4D Theater
Tips for dining:
There are Pizza Hut and East Dawning in the business street near the entrance. KFC is located at the entrances of Shanghai Beach and Gold Mine Town. Special restaurants are located in Typhoon Bay and Shangri-la. Coffee house and tea house are located in Shanghai Beach and the Ants Kingdom.
How to get to Happy Valley Shanghai
1. Take bus Songjiang no. 19, Songchong Line or Songzhu Special Line and get off at Happy Valley Station.
2. Take Metro Line 9 to Sheshan Station. Leave from exit 1. Cross the overpass and find the free shuttle bus in orange color to Happy Valley in five minutes.
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How to tour around the park
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