Tucked away just a few miles from the bustling city of Bangalore is the fun-filled Wonderla Amusement Park in the state of Karnataka, India. Its proximity and easy connectivity from both Bangalore and Mysore make it a perfect day trip destination for city dwellers. The amusement park is not just an ordinary park for it has more than 60 exciting rides, including those in the water park. They have exhilarating land rides, water rides, high-thrill rides and kids’ rides as well. Experience gravity-defying land rides with crazy names like Boomerang, Harakiri, Insanity, Y-scream, etc., or splash down water rides designed to entertain. There are children’s shows, parades, rain disco dances, wave pool, activities, performances and more! To have the best time at this park, take a look at our guide to Wonderla Amusement Park, Bangalore.
Things to do
Ride a backwards roller coaster
Step onboard ‘Recoil,’ India’s first reverse looping roller coaster, and experience going backwards in a roller coaster! Imported from the Netherlands, this ride can attain speeds of up to 80 kmph (49.7 mph) in one second before doing a roll and going through a loop, then climbing up another ramp at high speeds and suddenly going back on the same tracks all over again! This is certainly one high-tech roller coaster!
Feel weightless in a unique water slide
Another must-try ride at this park is ‘Korneto’, a high-thrill water slide attraction. In this water ride, riders slide down a steep tunnel at speeds of 35kmph (21.7 mph) into the gaping mouth of a funnel-shaped slide. Riders oscillate back and forth and experience a few moments of weightlessness while shifting from the tunnel to the funnel before ending the ride in a splash pool at the bottom.
Experience the insane movements of the 'Insanity' ride!
Aptly titled ‘Insanity’, this ride at Wonderla Amusement Park is definitely not for the faint of the heart. It consists of a massive squid-like machine with four giant tentacle-y arms which have capsules attached to them. Riders are strapped inside these capsules and when the ride begins, the machine begins to twist, turn and swivel the capsules in every possible direction, in completely random order. This insane ride will surely make you scream with every twist and turn.
Use EZ Pay
The park offers a convenient way to pay for services inside the park by means of EZ Pay. It consists of a wristband loaded with money that operates like an e-wallet. All you need to do is add the amount of money you might need and use it as and when required inside the park. The unused balance is refunded to you when you leave the park. Keep your wallet safe and use this hassle-free way to pay in the park.
Restrictions on attire
The park is very strict about their dress code rules. No loose garments of any kind, including traditional Indian or religious outfits, are allowed to be worn on the rides since they could compromise the safety of the rides. Only close-fitting nylon or synthetic clothes are allowed inside the water park. If you do not have such apparel, you could purchase such garments for a nominal price near the locker room and changing area.
Store your belongings in a locker
Avoid the risk of losing or damaging your personal belongings and keep them safe in a storage locker available at the park. Safety lockers are available at the changing room and heavier luggage can be stored at the cloakroom of the park for an additional charge.
How to get there
Public transport to reach the park is easily available from Bangalore. BMTC bus service is available from various points in Bangalore like KR Market (route 226C and 226L) and Majestic (route 226 and 226J) to take you to the park. Oftentimes, a 15% discount offer on tickets is also available to visitors who use BMTC’s air-conditioned Volvo bus to reach the park.
Private cars or two-wheelers
Driving your own car, two-wheeler or a rental car is another convenient way to reach the park. Wonderla Amusement Park is conveniently located on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway and directions are easily available for it. Bangalore is just 28 km (17.3 mi) away and Mysore is 119 km (74 mi) away from the park.
Ample parking space is available for both cars and two-wheelers on the amusement park premises.
How to book tickets
Online The most convenient way to book tickets for entrance to Wonderla Amusement Park is via their official ticket purchase site. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button on the link to complete your ticket booking process. 18% GST is applicable on the ticket prices. Note should be taken of the fact that besides the variation in ticket prices for adults, children on the basis of their height, senior citizens, etc., ticket prices also vary according to the day of the week (weekday or weekend), regular season, peak season, holidays and festive season.
If you do not want to stand in a queue at the rides, you can also opt for Fasttrack tickets that allow you to skip the lines. Fastrack ticket holders have a 25% reserved seating in each ride. These tickets start from USD 19.41 (INR 1385) compared to standard adult tickets starting from USD 12.88 (INR 923).
Wonderla Amusement Park information
Wonderla Amusement Park
Address: 28th Km, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109, India
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Cost: 13 USD onwards
Official website: Wonderla AmusementPark
Department of tourism: Karnataka Tourism
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