Chimelong Paradise

Chimelong Paradise (Chinese: 长隆欢乐世界) is a major amusement park in Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Opened on April 12, 2006, Chimelong Paradise is the largest amusement park in China and boasts the 10 Inversion Roller Coaster, which prior to the opening of The Smiler at Alton Towers, England shared the record for most inversions with Colossus at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England.[1] It is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.[2]

Chimelong Paradise
长隆欢乐世界
ChimelongParadise.svg
LocationPanyu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Coordinates23°00′16″N 113°19′37″E / 23.004355°N 113.326913°E / 23.004355; 113.326913Coordinates: 23°00′16″N 113°19′37″E / 23.004355°N 113.326913°E / 23.004355; 113.326913
OwnerChimelong Group
Operated byChimelong Group
Opened12 April 2006
Operating seasonYear round
Area60 hectares
Attractions
Roller coasters5
Websitehttp://int.chimelong.com/GZ/paradise
Chimelong Paradise
Simplified Chinese长隆欢乐世界
Traditional Chinese長隆歡樂世界
The south entrance to Chimelong Paradise
10 Inversion Roller Coaster under construction in 2006
Giant Frisbee in Rainbow Bay
Giant Frisbee in Rainbow Bay
Shoot the Chute in Water World

Chimelong Paradise is part of Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Resort which is operated by the Chimelong Group, a Chinese tourism company that also operates numerous other attractions, including Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, the Chimelong Safari Park and Chimelong International Circus. Chimelong Group reported that construction of the park cost over 1 billion RMB. Stretching over 60 hectares, the park currently contains more than 60 attractions and has a daily capacity of 50,000 visitors. In 2008 a new rollercoaster opened that is nearly 61 m tall (200 ft) and reaches a maximum speed of 105 kilometres per hour (65 mph).[3] The park is linked by a bridge to Chimelong Water Park, some admission tickets include access to both parks.

On 29 July 2014, rare giant panda cub triplets, all three of which have thus far survived, were born at the Chimelong Safari Park.[4]

Rides and attractionsEdit

Operating roller coastersEdit

Name Type Manufacturer Area Opened Image
10 Inversion Roller Coaster Sit-down steel roller coaster Intamin Screaming Zone 2006  
Dive Coaster Dive coaster Bolliger & Mabillard Rainbow Bay 2008  
Young Star Coaster Junior coaster Mack Rides Rainbow Bay 2010
Half Pipe Shuttle roller coaster IntaminWhirlwind Island 2006  
Motorbike Coaster Launched motorbike coaster Vekoma Screaming Zone 2006  
Rocket Roller Coaster Sky Rocket II Premier Rides Screaming Zone 2017  

Former roller coastersEdit

Name Type Manufacturer Opened Closed Image
Family Gravity Coaster Junior coaster Zamperla 2006 2011  
Twister Coaster Wild Mouse roller coaster Golden Horse 2006 2011  

Themed areas[5]Edit

Whirlwind IslandEdit

  • Half Pipe
  • Rotating Cup
  • Swiftly Chair
  • Sombrero
  • Bumper Car
  • Music Flier

Screaming ZoneEdit

  • 10 Inversion Roller Coaster
  • Windshear
  • Motorbike Coaster
  • Jumping Machine

Happy KingdomEdit

  • Convoy
  • Flying Tiger
  • Helicopter Tower
  • Double-deck Carousel
  • Jumping Around
  • Junior Jet
  • Samba Balloon
  • Fire Truck
  • North Pole
  • Sky Bicycle
  • Skater
  • Crazy Bus
  • Sky Drop
  • Sun & Moon Wheel
  • Jumping Tower

Kids' LandEdit

  • Ball Shooting
  • Bravery Fire Fighting
  • Rotating Honeybee
  • Flying Saucer
  • Turtle Paradise
  • Noah's Ark
  • Canoe River
  • Mini Tug
  • Kids Climbing Vehicle
  • Small Swing
  • Circus Train
  • 12 Horse Carousel

Rainbow BayEdit

  • Dive Coaster
  • Giant Frisbee
  • Young Star Coaster

Water WorldEdit

  • Splash Battle
  • Bumper Boat
  • Shoot the Chute
  • Pirate Raft

Phantom ZoneEdit

  • Rio (4D movie)
  • Forest Temple
  • Rain Forest
  • Alien Attack

TransportationEdit

 
Exit E of Hanxi Changlong station

Guangzhou MetroEdit

BusesEdit

  • Metro Line 9 feeder bus Hanxi Changlong Station - Panyu Village
  • 129 Jincheng Garden (Dongfeng East)
  • 302 Guangzhou East Railway Station
  • 303 Tianhe Bus Station
  • 304 Tangxia
  • 310 University City
  • 657 Dongpu Terminal

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chimelong Paradise". Roller Coaster DataBase. Archived from the original on 2006-10-17.
  2. ^ "AAAAA Scenic Areas". China National Tourism Administration. 16 November 2008. Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  3. ^ gz.gov.cn (April 12, 2006). "World-Class Amusement Park Opens in Guangzhou". News Guandong. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007.
  4. ^ "Breaking News Stories from US and Around the World - MSN News". news.msn.com. Archived from the original on 15 August 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Chimelong Paradise map". Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2015-10-25.

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