Shanghai Happy Valley

Shanghai Happy Valley is renowned as a theme park of beautiful scenery, huge areas to explore, superb scientific and technological content with breathtaking and exciting amusements. It is located in the central area of Shanghai Sheshan National Holiday Resort, Songjiang District, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the downtown area. Covering an area of 863,500 square meters (213 acres), it is composed of seven major areas, each with different themed zones, such as Sunshine Beach, Happy Times, Typhoon Bay, Gold Mine Town, Ant Kingdom, Shanghai Beach and Shangri-la Woods. There are more than a hundred attractions and 12 top recreational distractions.

The Sunshine Beach contains Arthur's Palace and the Flying Cinema. Arthur's Palace can host banquets, performances and shows whilst the Flying Cinema is a 4K cinema that gives the feeling of flying while watching the movie. In the Happy Times area, there is the Wooden Coaster-Fireball. It is the first wooden roller coaster in China, and is shielded against the elements! The Twin-Tower Heroes attraction is also located here. The Typhoon Bay zone has exciting water based adventures, and you would hurtle from 26 meters (85 feet) high to the water in 'Shoot the Chute'.

The Gold Mine Town is a recreation of American West during the gold rush, with authentic looking trains and saloons. The realistic scenery makes you believe you are really there! There is a mine cart which is known for its high speed, high altitude and high adrenaline thrills. The place at the highest point of this theme park is known as the Treasure Island and has amazing views of Sheshan Mountain and Moon Lake. Apart from these, the OCT (Overseas China Town) Theater is also located in this area and contains lots of performances, including circus, musical and acrobatics shows.

If you get tired of extreme sports and thrills, you can head for the Ants Kingdom, which contains many distractions for children. In Shanghai Beach zone you return to the thrills with the world best backboneless drop-coaster which plummets from 60 meters (197 feet), giving it the nickname the "king of coasters". The Gyro Swing, which cost more than a hundred million RMB to construct, is also located here. It can raise up to 15 stories high and gives a spectacular overview of the park. The Shangri-la Woods zone has many nature based distractions, such as the Rapid River and Jungle Rescue. Take your time drifting along the river and admire the beautiful canyon, rockeries, culverts, forests and flowers.

Besides fairground-style attractions, there are also numerous performances such as the Mayan Carnival and International Magic Festival. No mater what your tastes Happy Valley has something to cater to all tastes and make your dreams come true!

Tips for dining:
There are Pizza Hut and East Dawning in the business street near the entrance. KFC is located at the entrances of Shanghai Beach and Gold Mine Town. Special restaurants are located in Typhoon Bay and Shangri-la. Coffee house and tea house are located in Shanghai Beach and the Ants Kingdom.

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