Before you turn your nose up, hang on. Wonderla is really a rather fun place, if you don’t have too much time, but want to get away. There’s water rides (not functional at the moment due to COVID-19), high-thrill (read scary) ones, and even special ones for the kids. Plus, IMAX and 3D shows to cater to those who don’t have an adventurous bone in our bodies. Plus, a resort for an extended stay, time permitting.
The Wonder Splash is super fun for that thrill of shooting down the rails in a bogie and splashing into a shallow pool. If you don’t get dizzy easily, make sure you stop off at Techno Jump which is a jazzed up carousel that moves up and down while also revolving. Then, my dears, take things up a notch and head to the Mixer (which really gives you the feeling of being in a blender), Equinox which seeing you being swung like a pendulum but rotating at the same time (brain warp, alert!) and Flash Tower that lifts you to the top before you’re left to freefall the length of 40 metres. Needless to say, it’s exhilarating once you find the courage to breathe again! Heart in mouth takes on a near-literal meaning! There is also the new Tarantula which they opened up in April which feels like you are attached to a tarantulas legs, while you're spinning. To over, under, round and round, this one needs guts!
Water babies! The water slides and chutes could be fun (currently due to COVID restrictions, water rides and water bodies in Wonderla are not functional). You can either hurtle down the chutes and slides on your back or tummy for that real kick or use a rubber raft for that added bounce! Apart from splashy water-rides, there's always the pool with the multiple slides, the wavepool (in case you miss the beach) fountains, and faux-waterfalls over toadstools, among the others. The park is open from 11am to 6pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends and public holidays with prices of INR 1,150. But there's many options for kids, senior citizens, students and add on meal sets.
Skip across and check into the Wonder La Resort which offers luxury rooms, a heated swimming pool and in-house restaurants to really make it a worth-while visit. Of course, you can eat, sleep and repeat the whole process, if you choose! Or head back to town relaxed, and we daresay with more energy than you left with.