Change background image
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Giant Wheel Park of Suzhou To Close.

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by roomraider, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Best Coaster:
    Schwur des Kärnan
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    898
    Oh god, the anxiety.
     
  2. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Best Coaster:
    Schwur des Kärnan
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    898
    @Hixee did you have any joy? I've just booked flights through Shanghai next month and want to know if it's worth making the trek across. Cheers.
     
  3. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    2,786
    Trophy Points:
    438
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    611
    Ah yes! I thought I'd get to my trip report sooner.

    The park was open, but stingray was closed. It was listed on their 'closed for maintenance' board at the gate, but when I asked as guest services the way she chuckled made me think they might be a bit more permanent.

    Not like a rude laugh, mind, more like a "haha oh god that coaster is a nightmare" type laugh. She was very friendly! I trusted her and didn't bother sticking around.

    The cred was still very definitely standing, and the park was open (and busy), so that's probably not hugely helpful!
     
  4. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Best Coaster:
    Schwur des Kärnan
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    898
    Aww bugger. Well thanks for the info anyway. I've only got a day spare so will have to make a decision if it's worth the trek on a whim, or to give it up and go to Happy Valley/Jin Jiang instead. Hmm...
     
  5. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    2,307
    Trophy Points:
    433
    Best Coaster:
    Nemesis/Sky Skrapper
    Best Park:
    DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    507
    Do World Joyland if you have the time and havent been :) its doable in a day
     
    Mysterious Sue likes this.
  6. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Best Coaster:
    Schwur des Kärnan
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    898
    Cheers. I have a day and a half but the half day I'm saving for Bund and city times. I've been to Shanghai once before but totally screwed up the flight connection and ended up with two days of spite and only doing Disney. Beginning to think it's cursed.
     
  7. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    2,307
    Trophy Points:
    433
    Best Coaster:
    Nemesis/Sky Skrapper
    Best Park:
    DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    507
    For reference there is the number 73 bus that goes from Changzhou Wujin Bus Station to the park.
    personally I got a taxi from Wuxi station after getting the bullet from Shanghai. Took about 40mins in the Taxi but it was still cheap as chips
     
    Mysterious Sue and Hixee like this.
  8. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    2,786
    Trophy Points:
    438
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    611
    FWIW: I did the "metro" method - got off at Times Square on Line 1 - also got the train to/from Shanghai.
     
    Mysterious Sue likes this.
  9. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    2,307
    Trophy Points:
    433
    Best Coaster:
    Nemesis/Sky Skrapper
    Best Park:
    DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    507
    The metro wasnt even built when i was there. They are opening lines across China at a frighting speed. I stay at the same hostel when i am in Shanghai and last time i went they had opened 2 new lines through the local station since i had gone 3 years before.
     
  10. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    1,408
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Best Coaster:
    Dunno
    Best Park:
    Tokyo DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    1523
    Some confusion there.

    Roomraider must be talking about Joyland (yes, get a taxi from either Changzhou or Wuxi), while Hixee is talking about Giant Wheel Park (yep, metro to Times Square and 10 minute walk)
     
    roomraider, Mysterious Sue and Hixee like this.
  11. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    2,786
    Trophy Points:
    438
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    611
    Indeed, probably my fault for misreading it! Thanks for clearing it up.
     
  12. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Best Coaster:
    Schwur des Kärnan
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    898
    Thanks guys, that's all really helpful info. Still not sure what I'm going to do yet but it's good to be prepared. :)
     
  13. HeartlineCoaster

    HeartlineCoaster Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    885
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Best Coaster:
    Helix
    Best Park:
    Liseberg
    Coaster Count:
    660
    Park still going, but still 'maintenance' on the coaster as of this week. I wouldn't.
     
    Hixee likes this.
  14. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Best Coaster:
    Schwur des Kärnan
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    898
    :(
    I might try anyway tbh. I'd hate it to have been open and I'd not bothered.

    My main conference has been cancelled now (FFS) but I'm still going out as I've got the flights. Will have to root out some people to see but might have slightly more spare time than I was expecting.
     
    vaugc002 likes this.
  15. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    2,307
    Trophy Points:
    433
    Best Coaster:
    Nemesis/Sky Skrapper
    Best Park:
    DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    507
    http://www.asiaattractions.net/index.php?s=/web/land/detail.html&id=460

    It seems like the park is now officially closed

    What this upgrade project means is anyone's guess. from that description it sounds like they are building some large buildings rather than rides.
     
    Matt N likes this.
  16. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    57
    Trophy Points:
    218
    Best Coaster:
    Taron
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    125
    I can see why it closed now...

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
     
    Matt N likes this.
  17. Cranedude

    Cranedude Active Member

    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Best Coaster:
    Goliath
    Best Park:
    SFOG
    RIP the only Vekoma Stingray ever.
     
    Matt N likes this.

Share This Page