September 1, 2016

Queensland - Chennai

Site Name: Queensland
Site Type: Amusement Park
Location:  Palanjur, Near Chembarampakkam, Near Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: One of the amusement parks in Chennai
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road from Chennai
Timing: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM IST
Entrance Fee: INR 550 for adult; INR 450 for child
Hotel: Varieties of options in Chennai
Restaurants: Varieties of options in Chennai; there is no good food court within the theme park - be prepared to have food outside

In South India, there was a time that anyone thinks of amusement park would go to VGP Golden Beach in Chennai. In the last 15-20 years (this blog is written in 2016 CE), so many amusement and theme parks were started in many towns and cities of South India. Even in Chennai, there are so many amusement parks today. Queensland is one of those parks located near Chennai. 

Queensland is not that popular when compared to VGP Golden Beach, MGM or Kishkinta (yea, that's how it's spelled - not my mistake ;-)). May be the location also plays an important role in that. It is located in the outskirts of Chennai, somewhere near Chembarampakkam. 

If maintained well, Queensland could become very popular park in the entire South India. It is spread across a huge area of around 70 acres. Sadly, this amusement park has one of the worst maintenance. It is really hard to believe that it is a private commercial organization. Although Chennai does not have really amazing amusement park, they all serve the purpose to some extent. But, anyone who visits this park would feel sorry for visiting this. Among all amusement parks in and around Chennai, this is the one maintained extremely bad.

All popular rides such as Free Fall Tower, Bumper Car, Roller Coaster, Boating, Himalayan Water Ride, Go Cart, etc. are available in this park. The staff do not appear to be well trained or professional. The equipments look very old and rotten. 

The park remained closed temporarily in 2008 due to an accident which resulted in the death of a girl child here.

The cable car in this park is supposed to be the longest in entire India. Had it been maintained well, this would have become a pride of this country. Unfortunately, one could expect nothing but worst experience by riding in the cable car. The front side viewing glasses would have full of scratches and you could literally see nothing in this 30 minutes ride. In addition, the rotten bars and the screeching sound that gets generated make us fear for our lives.

Happy travelling.

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