|Opened||2005 in Banglore & 2000 in Kochi|
|Previous names||Veegaland at Kochi|
|Operating season||all year round.|
|Area||82 acres (330,000 m2)|
Wonderla Holidays Limited is a leading amusement park designing and operating company in India headquartered near Bidadi, 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Bangalore. It is promoted by Kochouseph Chittilappilly and his son Arun Chittilappilly. Wonderla's flagship amusement park located at the same address is the second theme park project from the company and has been operational since October 2005. It is spread over an area of 82 acres (33 ha). The first amusement park, Wonderla Kochi, was set up in 2000. The parks have been set up with a total investment of over ₹2.5 billion (US$37 million).
Safety and hygiene systems
Wonder la is one of the only 2 amusement parks in India to implement OHSAS 18001:2007 safety standards. All attractions and components are maintained according to strict tolerances for performance. Wonder la has 5 water treatment plants to recycle, process and filter all types of water. The park has a water quality control laboratory to monitor quality levels of water used for different purposes.
The company has planted more than 2000 trees in order to develop natural shade in the park. The park also has an extensive rainwater harvesting system that collects even roof rain water for drinking purposes. The rain water is collected in various tanks depending on the quality and intended usage, and has a combined capacity to collect over 20 million litres. Wonderla also uses solar energy extensively to heat water in pools and kitchens.
Wonderla has two R&D units located in Bangalore and Cochin. Among the various rides manufactured by in-house R&D team, XD-Max is one of the most popular 4D rides.
Wonderla has an R&D facility to design and manufacture rides for its own amusement parks. Wonderla has manufactured India's largest and tallest Ferris wheel- The Sky Wheel in its Bangalore park.
IPO and new projects
Wonderla has 55 land and water-based rides.
The park features a wide variety of attractions including some rides, water rides, a musical fountain and laser shows, a virtual reality show. Wonderla Bangalore has a full-fledged dance floor with a twist: electronically controlled rain showers. Wonderla also has attractions specially designed for children, and these are gentle yet unusual like a kiddies free fall ride. It uses solar-heated water for all its pools during winter.
Wonderla has conference facilities for up to 1,000 persons, and features five restaurants with a total seating capacity of 1,150. It has locker rooms with over 2,350 lockers and restrooms and showers. The park also features a first aid facility and a paging system.
Wonderla opened its resort, an 84-room hotel complex spread over 100,000 square feet to public in 2012. The resort features dedicated children's play areas and other recreational and conferencing facilities.
Wonderla Holidays owns and operates the popular Wonder la Amusement Park in Kochi, which was originally called Veegaland until it was re-branded in April 2011. This park is situated on the top of a hill at Pallikkara, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the city of Kochi. The park was set up in 2000 and was designed by architect Joseph John.
At the Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet 2015, Wonderla revealed plans to construct an amusement park in Chennai at a cost of ₹3 billion (US$45 million), spread over 55 acres (220,000 m2) of land. Wonderla also announed that an amusement park would be set up in Andhra Pradesh on a land of 50 acres (200,000 m2) between Guntur and Visakhapatnam at a cost of ₹2.5 billion (US$37 million).
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