Nanhu

4th September 2008

Nanhu is a park that has seen better years. A large park map found inside the gate had faded to the point that one could just about see that it was once full colour. The paintwork in the entry plaza area was shabby and peeling in places, and indeed the only ride that looked even vaguely presentable was the powered Dragon. The ride that looked like a Tagada wasn't, insofar as it didn't bounce riders up and down, and the upcharge dark ride turned out to be utterly mediocre. Talhat described the place as a twenty minute park, and that, to be frank, was accurate.

Nanhu

The park has one full size roller coaster, and is is horrendous; Crazy Roller Coaster (#1275) hurt most people sitting in the front half of the train, with it even managing to draw blood in one case. Those sitting further back were apparently luckier, but there was no way I was going to ride a second time. Instead, I decided to figure out how the on ride photo system worked, as some of the shots produced were surprisingly detailed. It turned out that there were at least two members of staff with high end digital cameras located at strategic vantage points, with a young lady operating as a runner; immediately after pictures were taken she charged across to the ride exit with the digital camera cards! If I hadn't seen it myself I wouldn't have believed it; only in China!

 

Jin Ying Amusement Park

4th September 2008

Jin Ying Amusement Park was a bonus park added to the trip at the last minute after George decided to spend some quality time with Google Earth. Though not exactly overburdened with rides, the park makes up for everything with some superb examples of high quality Chinglish which I feel compelled to document here for posterity. The staff noticeboard advised that one should not touch visitors' self-esteem, and additionally that one should not say to visitors with insolence. A sign within the park asked parents to Please take good care of your kids. And your belongings. Even the Speed Slide (#1276) was not immune, with a warning sign asking On The Train, Please Do A Good Job Handrails And Legs Stretch Out! I thought I'd try taking a few photographs on board the coaster, but two corners in I gave that up completely and began hanging on for dear life. The experience felt more out of control than any ride I've been on recently, and while it was far from comfortable it was still an incredible rush.

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Nanhu

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