Mumbai, Apr 21 (): Adlabs Imagica, India’s most elaborate ‘international’ theme park is thrilling for children as well as adults. The theme park developed on the lines of Disneyland and Universal Studios, has opened to the public on April 18th.
Adlabs Imagica is housed in Khopoli, about 70 kilometres south-west of Mumbai. It is spread over an area of 100 acres. The first phase of the theme park has been built at an investment of Rs. 1, 200 crore.
By the end of this year, a water park will be commissioned and the project cost of this inclusion has been estimated at Rs. 1,650 crore. A 350-room hotel is also coming up at the project site.
Adlabs Imagica has the capacity to accommodate over 10,000 visitors and currently employs over 2,000 people. The ticket charge rates look expensive by Indian standards – on weekdays is Rs. 1,200 for adults and Rs. 900 for children and at Rs. 1,200 for children and Rs. 1,500 for adults on weekends and holidays – but Manmohan Shetty, Chairman, is confident of receiving 20-30 lakh visitors a year.
The company Adlabs Entertainment Ltd. has developed the theme park. The company said, the theme park offers a mix of story play and live experiences to draw tourists from the hinterland as well as from across the country.
With the style of a Disney or Universal Studios park and inspired by the Indian legacy of storytelling, it’s made up of six “lands”: Viva Europa, Arabia, Asiana, Americana, India and Jumbo Africa.
The theme park is divided into areas for each age group conveniently. It has an ‘adrenal’ area, also called the Scream area, which features a range of roller coaster rides.
There is also a children’s area with rides like dome theatre, merry-go-rounds and dinosaur area and the India area is featuring rides based on Indian themes.
Another splendid ride is helicopter-like ride which is called, ‘I for India’ that would fasten visitors to their safety seat belts as the seats are levered up and a 90 feet screen below displays footage shot by a real helicopter flying over famous places across the country.
The park has also another fascinating ride called the Mr.India adventure.