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Esselworld Water Kingdom

Essel World amusement park in Mumbai, the first of its kind in India is spread over 64 acres of land attracting 10,000 visitors everyday!  The Water Kingdom is said to be Asia's largest theme water park having many enchanting attractions like the world's biggest wave pool, heart stopping rides 'n' slides, river adventure cruises and more.

It is the largest Water Theme Park that has special ferries taking visitors around the Park for a fixed number of rides. Essel World is a venue that will definitely pep you up and make you feel thrilled about the prospect of its multiple fun extravaganzas. The Park offers children's rides, adult's rides and family rides. Best of all are the coin-operated games like Crazy Shuttle, Derby Racer, Aqua Blasta and Water Lazer.

Location: Both Essel World and Water Kingdom are located next to each other in Gorai, up-north in Mumbai. You can drive down by taking the Western Express Highway, after crossing Dahisar check point, to turn left on Bhayandar Road. Easy to follow road signs bring you to Water Kingdom that plentiful parking space available. Situated on Gorai beach Island, Borivali West, this is Mumbai's only international-style theme park and amusement centre.

History: Essel world was developed by Subhash Chandra of the Essel Group corporate company in 1986, as the first amusement park in India. The Water Kingdom section was added in 1998 making it administer both the theme park and the water park. Beginning operations in 1986 it took the company five years to break even and when in 2001 the annual turnover accrued to nearly 40 crore rupees, it was recognized as a "huge success".

Fun Rides: The amusement park has plentiful funs and rides with three different sections catering to kids, adults and families. Coin operated games are very popular and loved by children and grown-ups alike. Some of the favored rides by kids include Commando Park, Kinder Carousel, Yard Train, Caterpillar, Big Apple, Mini Tele Combat, Junior Crazy Cars and Boat Ride. Zyclone, Rock-o-plane, Snowball Rainbow, Senior Dodgem, Senior Crazy Cars, Super Round Up, Rock-N-Roll, Slippery Sultan are all adult rides.

Additional thrills can be had at Riki's Rocking Alley that is an entire unit with six bowling lanes, dance floor, a pub and a cafeteria. Also there is this section called the Arctic world which is a great place to chill out at 5 deg centigrade and glide over 3400sq ft of an enthralling orb.

Shop for Food: With in-house food courts serving beverages along with Indian, Continental and Chinese food, you can buy snacks and eatables as and when you get hungry. There are different food courts for a variety of cuisines. Several food kiosks in the park and the McDonald Family restaurant serve your favorite food making you enjoy the getaway for loads of family fun.

Fun Activities: There are 34 major rides not including the coin operated games and the rides to be enjoyed in the Water World.  This section has six themed water based rides - Rain Pool, Splash Pool, Croc Pool, Large Activity Pool, Lazy River, Small Activity Pool. The Water World remains one of the most favored destinations, especially during the summer.
Not to be missed is the Aquadrome - the wet and wild Dance Zone with overhead rotating showers and water sprinklers on the floor along with a variety of lighting effects and 7,000 Watts of non-stop pulsating music. As Asia's largest theme park it features - the largest wave pool, largest water coaster and the lazy river, where you may river raft on tube slides along with lots of other exciting stuff. You may soak in the madness of fun at Water Kingdom.

Wetlantic, World's Largest Wave Pool is rated for providing the maximum entertainment of them all on the thrill meter, claimed to be exceptional and one its kind. This largest wave pool in the world is spread across 100 meters with cool blue water and gardens.

What-A-Coaster For those who live to test their limits, What-a-Coaster offers one of the tallest vertical drops in the country. Riders endure a heart-pumping seven-storey drop that speeds up to 40 miles per hour. The unique slide is centered on sleds in which the riders go down with a jolt and screams like a sky screamer

Aquadrome will get you grooving in the rain dance zone. Imagine an overcast drizzle that turns into a downpour on the shimmering dance floor. The atmosphere is just mesmerizing with rain showers, laser lights and much more happening at the dancing zone. Just help yourself to be lost in the music and keep dancing.

Goofers Lagoon This is a new attraction in the park for children. A multipurpose water play system with interactive activities like water guns, spinning tray, tilting bucket with 200 liters of water, splash roof and an inverted umbrella. The new ride is all about pleasure, combined with a fun and childlike experience to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

To Reach from Mumbai: Drive down on Western Express Highway, to take the Bhayander turn and reach Gorai Island to enter the gates of Essel World. Essel World has about thirty four thrilling rides, games and amusements and is a wonderful getaway from Mumbai.
Best time to visit: June to February is the best time to visit this amusement park. Visit Timings are from 11:00am to 07:00pm and they may be subject to change. Essel World has on hand facilities like ambulance, first aid, wheel chair, parents nursing room, public telephones, separate change rooms for men and women and lockers.

Hotels: There are very good hotels providing excellent accommodation in the city for a comfortable stay. Right from The Taj near the Gateway of India to the best hotels up to the northern end of Mumbai you have a range of hotels catering to all budgets. Enjoy the hospitality and amenities of the best hotels.

Essel World
Gorai Island
Borivali (W)
Mumbai - 400091
Phone: 2845-2222


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