Wonderla Holidays Pvt Ltd, India’s largest amusement park, has launched four more exciting rides at their park in Bangalore with an investment of Rs 7 crore. In a grand launch at Wonderla, Master Darsheel Safary of Tare Zameen Par fame inaugurated the “Dungeons of Horror” ride which is unique to Wonderla in India.
Mr. I M Vittalamurthy, Tourism Secretary, Karnataka Government, inaugurated the ride Crazy Wagon. Mr. C Somasekhara, Director, Department of Tourism and Mr. V H Ramesh, President, Bannikkuppa Grama Panchayat, inaugurated the rides Hang Glider and Boomerang respectively. All the four rides are designed and developed at the Wonderla R & D facility in Bangalore using imported components.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Arun K Chittilappilly, Managing Director Wonderla, said, “It is great day for us at Wonderla because rarely do amusement parks introduce four rides in a day, that too with the support of such dignitaries. All the rides are manufactured using imported technology, at our R & D division ensuring world class safety standards. We believe in bringing the best in entertainment as many of our rides are state-of-the-art and cannot be found anywhere in India. The Indian amusement park is still evolving and the future holds exciting prospects.”
Dungeons of Horror is the most frightening spook house in the country. The ride is based on a fictional account of a savage jail warden – Amarjeet Rane. The ride explores the darkest recesses of a tormented mind and employs the most sophisticated computer technology to make the peoples blood run cold. This is one ride that challenges rider’s wits. This unique ride combines complex hydraulic and pneumatic controlled attractions and the entire attraction works automatically without any human interference.
Crazy Wagon is the huge family ride popular in many amusement parks abroad, themed like a horse-wagon. It is an insanely oscillating wagon that swings in every possible direction. It moves to an amazing height of 66ft and appeals to riders of all ages, offering a huge orbiting sensation, with alternating movements of varying speed, both clockwise and anti-clockwise. The ride uses imported drive train and mechanical parts.
Boomerang is another thrilling water ride in Wonderla that will test rider’s nerves as the float goes into a closed tunnel for a while and suddenly drops from a height into a large boomerang shaped water slide resulting in a repeated to and fro motion.
Hang Glider is another adventurous ride that takes the riders on a trip on the air at a dizzying height on steel cables and glides down at speed giving a feeling of flight. The movements are computer controlled using a complex system of hydraulic lifts and pulleys, and ensures the international safety standards. The ride gives an opportunity to have a sight on the whole Wonderla and its surroundings.
Wonderla, one of the largest amusement parks in India, is a part of the V-Guard Group. It is the second theme park project from the group and has been operational since October 2005. It has been set up with a total investment of over Rs. 105 crores.Wonderla also boasts of having the highest number of imported high thrill rides in India. Wonderla also features India’s tallest ferris wheel, on top of a 15 floor building and also India’s largest GPS clock at 5.5 m diameter on the same 15 floor Sky Wheel tower.