The sounds of frantic screaming mingled with manic laughter are not something most people would equate to a normal fun-filled family day out, but then again, an amusement park is not a normal sort of park.
Since the 1100’s in Europe, amusement parks have entertained, frightened, amused and bemused visitors to their delight, growing in complexity and popularity year after year. Today’s amusement parks are a far-cry from what they began as centuries ago. Building these attractions have grown to become as technically complex and intricate as building airplanes or cruise ships.
What began in Europe and was further developed in America, only got better when it arrived in China; Shanghai has recently had its largest themed amusement park open just about 20 kilometers outside the city. Spanning over 200 acres, Happy Valley Amusement Park is tipped to be one of the most popular new attractions for China in 2012.
Rollercoaster’s are perhaps the most iconic attractions to have evolved from the advent of the amusement park. The current generation and the one that gave birth to it can both boast of having ridden some of the largest, most complex and definitely most thrilling rides ever invented by man. Happy Valley has its share of wild, fear-inducing, white-knuckle rides such as the Space Shot, Diving Coaster, the Mega-lite Coaster and the first completely wooden rollercoaster in China, the Fireball.
For those visitors looking for a more relaxed day out, there are hundreds of other, calmer attractions to suit them too; from merry-go-rounds to haunted manors to tea-cup rides, amusement parks a built to suit all tastes and to cater to all age groups.
Visitors looking for hotels in China to stay at while enjoying the attractions of an amusement park should look at the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels China. They offer a range of modern greater China hotels that visitors can stay at, offering some of the best services and luxuries available. The young and old alike will agree that China’s amusement parks are second to none in the world of thrill’s and entertainment.