Happy Valley of Shanghai

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Happy Valley of Shanghai
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Happy Valley Shanghai is a theme park consisting of seven themes: Happy Times, Typhoon Bay, Sunshine Beach, Ant Kingdom, Gold Mine Town, Shanghai Beach and Shangri-la Woods. Offering plenty of thrill rides for adults, Ant Kingdom is best for younger kids.
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Houston L
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Happy Valley... worth it.
Jun 2021
This is a highly underrated park, and I think it definentally deserves more attention. There is something there for everyone and I had an amazing time. MUST COME HERE!!!
Written June 14, 2021
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PantaOz
Wuxi, China173 contributions
It was fun
Aug 2020 • Family
A family affair combo of Happy Valley and the water park didn't started well. Huge lines of waiting guests and scorching sun are not a perfect combination, especially when security officers are too zealous to do their job properly. First ride, just a simple water ride but they ask for my passport ! You cannot ride if you are over 60 and I cannot understand why! Around 10 minutes of arguments and showing a passport solved the problem eventually. The rest of the more dangerous rides were not a problem, nobody even bothered asking!

An advice, when you go.through the gate, start with the rides on your left and go clockwise... no waiting! In China everyone follows the crowd and going anticlockwise direction, so waiting time is really long, especially during the weekend. For 299 RMB you want better!
Written August 6, 2020
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Nele
Shanghai, China10 contributions
Entertaining
Oct 2019
Happy valley Shanghai holds one of the best roller coasters in my life!!!! I strongly recommend the wooden ride, since it is perfect for All riders, but it has an amazingly long waiting time. I do not recommend th giant swing since it is both scary and uncomfortable, and the seating is as hard as a log.
Written December 6, 2019
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AlexCredet
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Crowded but still fun day
Nov 2019 • Family
Hello Everyone
We made a trip for 5 days to Shanghai this year and because we all are huge amusementpark fans and have already visited many parks all around the World we also wanted to go to Happy valley. We did go there on a monday but there were way more people than we expected. But the good thing was that all rides were open. We arrived at 10:00 am at the Park and wanted to get our first ride on the parks signature coaster "Diving Coaster". We had to wait for nearly 1 hour but not because there were that many people but they only ran 1 train and the operations are incredibly slow. We have never seen such a slow working staff in any park before. The ride itself was very good. After that we went to the Megalite of the park and again after a waiting time of nearly 1 hour we had a lot of fun in this ride. From then till 4 pm we spend our time doing the water rides, smaller coasters and 4D rides because the wood coaster(opened at 1 pm) had such a long queue. At 4 pm we wanted to ride the Diving coaster again. But as we were there a employee told us that the line is already closed although the coaster should be open till 5pm. That was a huge disappointment. So we made the choise to go to the wood coaster and hope we can queue in there (also close at 5pm). The line was still very long but we were allowed to go in and after waiting for nearly 2 hours we had really great night ride on this coaster. In my opinion the best coaster of the park because it was so fast and wild.
After that we ate something and left the park at 7pm.
And a little warning: We dont know why maybe because we went shortly after halloween but in the evening so many people came to the park. It was absolutely incredible.
As a conclusion i would say that this Park has great rollercoasters but due to the slow operations and bad open/closing times of the rides the park loses much of ist Potential.
I would recommend to visit China Dinosaurs Park in Changzhou or Happy Valley in Beijing. We had better experiences in those parks.
Written November 4, 2019
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Bonnie
Shanghai, China11 contributions
wow! better than expected!
Oct 2019 • Friends
I love this place more than Disney! I went on a Wednesday and except for a bunch of school students the park was pretty empty. So if you don't like crowds go on a weekday. Two of the big rollercoasters weren't open which was a disappointment but there were plenty of other rides to go on. The best rides were the Gyro Swing and the fireball wooden rollercoaster. Safety is a big priority for all staff members and they double checked all rides before and after. We went during Halloween and the park was beautifully decorated and the performers costumes where so amazing! Definitely felt like they got the Halloween spirit right. The food was also not bad. The highlight of the evening was the water light show. I've never seen anything like that before... definitely recommend. Overall great atmosphere. great theme park.
Written October 31, 2019
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Nikosvro
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It could have been better
Oct 2019 • Couples
We visited them on a Friday and probably because of this three out of the four major rides we closed!! We send time looking at online reviews about the rides being open and we only found comments around the rides having opening and closing times. However, according to our experience, most of the major rides were not open on a weekday.

Because of that, I think we didn’t get what we paid for. Sure there were little to no waiting time but I would very happily have waited for some of the major rides.

Try to hold the above in mind when choosing between weekend with all rides and long waiting times or weekdays with no waiting times but less rides.
Written October 12, 2019
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Jen Yaruna
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Fun times and great food
Oct 2019 • Friends
We took the metro to Sheshan station, and got on the free bus that leaves every 15 minutes (or when packed full with people).
It was easy to buy tickets at the entrance, no passport required.230 rmb for adults.
The rides were of great quality, and I only briefly feared for my life in the wooden rollercoaster which felt as though it would break apart at any moment :D still, we survived and it was exhilarating!
Do buy a rain coat if you plan to go on any of the water rides. You get leg covers, and they're needed or your feet will be soaked.
We ate at "dong fang ji jai", where they had an amazing beef dish with rice. (Do try the Chinese food if you're in China anyways. It's tasty!)
We were there in the last day of golden week, and there were fewer people than I had expected. If you want to ride the more popular rollercoasters, get your queue tickets for them early. On the ticket it will say how long you will need to wait before it's your turn.
You can catch other rides in the mean time.
All in all, I had an amazing time, and would definitely go back!
Written October 6, 2019
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Sarah
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Really fun but don't go in the evening!
Aug 2019 • Friends
This place was a ton of fun. BUT most of the rides close at like 6. Not sure why. Also be prepared- that wooden roller coaster is FAST and absolutely feels like it's going to fly apart. Definitely a rush 😂
Written September 17, 2019
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WPL_83
Oslo, Norway9 contributions
Severe breach on security at the water park
Sep 2019 • Family
The park is huge and lots of fun stuff for both adults and young children. The park is also quite beautiful. However, as many others have pointed out, the communication is bad, especially for foreigners as all information is in Chinese and on WeChat. No information brochure is available. The biggest disappointment is the security at the Mayana water park, which is included in the entrance ticket to Happy Valley. My mother tried the water slide that allows only one person at the time, however another person was sent down the slide by a life guards when my mom was on the slide so she got hit very hard on her shoulders by the other person that came behind. This could have gone really bad if it was her head that got injured. Hence, think the security was horrible. And lastly, there was no water in the shower at the ladies changing room when we came, it was fixed though when we came back from the pools. So the hygiene is another concern. It’s a pity I cannot give any better review as the park was nice and our children enjoyed it very much.
Written September 7, 2019
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Monika W
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Don't even consider buying evening ticket
May 2019 • Friends
I visited this place on 4th of the May. As for Saturday and holiday it wasn't THAT crowded considering how it usually is in China. We wanted to buy an evening ticket (maily interested in rollercoasters and its much cheaper), which should start that day (according to online informations we found) at 16:00. We arrived one hour earlier and we found out that it starts at 17:00... So we bought normal one.
What we didn't know is that MORE THAN HALF OF THE ATTRACTIONS ARE CLOSED AT 17:00. I even tried to check it online and haven't found such information.
We could just ride 3 rollercoasters. Other rollercoasters where mostly closed. Only some attractions where still open, but as you can imagine, a lot of people were also searching for open attractions so the queue was loooong.
So this was really disappointing. If we knew we would arrive in the morning.

But attractions themself were pretty good. Especially Dive and Mega Lite.
As for snack, restaurants etc, I don't know, because we weren't interested in them.

Other rides were also fine. There was also a show called "lake illumination" with fountain and music.

I came with friends, 25-28 years old.
Written May 15, 2019
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