Leofoo Village Theme Park

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Leofoo Village Theme Park
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Leofoo Village Theme Park main entrance.
Location Guanxi, Hsinchu County, Taiwan
Opened 1979 (1979)
Previous names Leofoo Wildlife Park (1979-1989)

Coordinates: 24°49′16″N 121°10′54″E / 24.82111°N 121.18167°E / 24.82111; 121.18167

The Leofoo Village Theme Park (Chinese: 六福村主題遊樂園; pinyin: Liùfú Cūn Zhǔtí Yóulèyuán) is a theme park and a safari located in Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan. It features three roller coasters, including an inverted shuttle coaster, Screaming Condor, an Intamin twist-and-turn coaster dubbed Sahara Twist, as well as a Vekoma Roller Skater (335m) in the Wild West section of the park, Little Rattler, themed to an old mining railway. There is also the Nairobi Express, a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge[1] railway built by Severn Lamb. The park features many other attractions of different styles and proper themed areas.

History[edit]

The Leofoo Village Theme Park was originally established in 1979 as Leofoo Wildlife Park. In 1989, the wildlife park was reestablished to Leofoo Village Theme Park.[2]

Themed areas[edit]

Arabian Kingdom is an adventure–magical themed area, featuring attractions such as the Ring of Fire, spinning riders on the inside of a large metal circle in continuous loops. Possibly the top attraction with families is the Flying Horse ride, which is a dark ride–monorail. Another dark ride, similar to the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland, is called the Sultan's Adventure, an Intamin high-speed jeep ride.

African Safari is a wild safari-themed area, featuring many animal-interactive attractions, as well as many other rides. This area is the gateway to the safari inside Leofoo Village, and can be viewed from a steam train that departs from a station inside the area, or a bus. The top attraction is probably Sahara Twist, an Intamin Twist-and-Turn coaster. The coaster's layout plunges the riders down and up, through banked turns and down curved inclines. Other attractions include horse riding, horse feeding, and a horse-themed tracked ride and other horse activities. You can see American black bears, Bengal tigers, African lions and baboons while riding on the tour bus.

South Pacific is a tropical-themed area, with many thrill rides and exciting attractions. The top attractions are an Intamin Drop Tower, Pagoda's Revenge, dropping riders from a giant mask back to the ground, and an Intamin log flume called Mighty Mountain Flume Adventure.

Wild West is an old-west-themed area, with numerous live shows, photo spots, and thrills. The center attraction is an inverted coaster called Screaming Condor, and a slightly less popular attraction, a Vekoma coaster, Little Rattler, themed to an old railroad. Wild West is also the home to the Big Canyon Rapids, a river rapids ride.

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