If getting a thrill from a haunted house, running headlong into crashing waves, or grooving along to thumping music under artificial rain sound like your cup of tea, Wonderland Theme Park, Jalandhar, is the place for you. Only 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) away from the main city in Punjab, this theme park is spread over a whopping 11 acres (4.4 hectares) with each area designed for fun and frolic. It’s also a one-stop shop for dining, shopping, dancing, entertainment–the list goes on. Whether it is the land rides you’re after, or a splash in the wave pool you’re keen to experience, there’s plenty to do at this massive theme park. Here’s a guide to Wonderland Theme Park, Jalandhar you can check out.
Things to do / highlights
Ride the waves in the wave pool
The wave pool is by far the theme park’s most popular attraction. The massive pool has clear water punctuated by considerably big waves similar to the seas. While there’s no surfing and wakeboarding to be seen, visitors can have a blast riding the waves with their body or running through them to reach the end. It’s a great place to splash water about with some mates or family.
Dance the day away on the aqua dance floor
Pulsating music, bright lights, and artificially induced rain are all features of the aqua dance floor in the Wonderland Theme Park. Punjabi music is the genre of choice, with thumping beats elevating the mood. A canopy towers over the dance floor, with artificial clouds producing ‘rain’ to drench visitors in quite the movie-like fashion.
Spin around on a rollercoaster
No amusement park is complete without a rollercoaster and Wonderland Theme Park fits the bill. With thrilling twists and turns along the route, the rollercoaster in the theme park is a must-try even if you’re wary of heights. At points, the rollercoaster car completely flips over, leaving visitors suspended upside for down for one hair-raising moment.
Visit the haunted house
Nothing packs a horrific punch quite like a haunted house. If you’ve been missing the thrill of jumpscares, ghosts, and maze-like tunnels, this theme park has you covered. The haunted house is quite popular with the daredevils looking to see if they can conquer their fear. The added benefit of this attraction is that it remains open during summers along with the rest of the dry rides.
What to eat
After hours of frolicking in the sun and atop rollercoasters, the next task on the agenda is to find something to eat! Luckily, Wonderland Theme Park has visitors covered on that front as well, with a food court offering a variety of cuisines. For burger lovers, there is a fast-food joint within the food court while budget meal-hunters can opt for delicious combo meals infused with the flavour of the region.
Things to buy
Wonderland Theme Park also houses a souvenir shop that mainly caters to children of all ages. Pick from a variety of dolls, plushies, action figures and toys to keep children entertained for hours. Choose from a range of keepsakes and signature items to take home with you.
The water park closes during winters
Winters in Jalandhar are extremely cold which is why the water park side of the theme park shuts for a few months. However, the dry rides are still open to visitors, should you wish to go thrill-seeking in the dead of December!
There are plenty of dining options
Whether you’re on the lookout for an apres-swim snack, a complete lunch or a light dinner before heading home, there are plenty of dining options to choose from. The park has a banquet hall, an indoor restaurant, an open-air eatery, and a food court near the water rides, making sure a good bite to eat is only a few steps away.
Expect to spend the entire day
There are a plethora of rides and experiences to have in Wonderland Theme Park, so consider planning your trip there to span an entire day. Most travellers have found they needed a minimum of four hours to enjoy most of the rides– add to the mix a few hours for meals and you’ve got a full day’s worth of enjoyment sketched out.
How to get there
Wonderland Theme Park is conveniently located near Jalandhar city. A few ways to get there are by the following:
You can reach the theme park by train by getting off at the Jalandhar City or Jalandhar Cantonment railway stations.
The closest bus station is Saheed Bhagat Singh Interstate Bus Terminal, which is 9 kilometres (5.5 miles) away from the theme park.
Car / Taxi / Motorbike
To reach Wonderland Theme Park from Jalandhar City by road, you will need to head along Nakodar Road until you pass by Wadala Chowk.
How to book tickets
Wonderland Theme Park offers a plethora of ticket options to suit your needs. However, tickets are best booked online, on their official website, to avoid the queues at the park and to plan ahead of time. Those visiting just once can book a daily ticket– either an Economy Combo for 11 USD per person or a Dry Park Only for 12 USD per person– on the site. A yearly pass, costing 16 USD, allows you to return multiple times throughout the year, making it a great deal for those looking to take the rides one at a time.
Children below 3 feet (0.9 metres) in height can enter for free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket!
Wonderland Theme Park Jalandhar information
Wonderland Theme Park, Jalandhar
Address: Nakodar Road, After Wadala Chowk, Jalandhar, Punjab 144001
Official website: Wonderland Theme Park
Tourism board: Punjab Tourism
Opening hours: 10am - 7.30pm (daily)
Price: From 11 USD
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