Weekend Wonder-La

14 Oct

Went to Wonderla last weekend. Actually was dragged there by the two teenagers – My Son and Nephew. I went there braced for boredom but was pleasantly surprised. Its an extremely well landscaped place with enough lung space and some fantastic rides. Its extremely well maintained. Being a holiday the place was full but you never got the impression that it was crowded. We never waited more than 15 minutes for a ride.

Good things:

1. Nice and spacious
2. Great Rides for all age groups
3. Clean
4. Ample Parking

Not So Good

1. Food is so so (but then they need to feed a lot of people)
2. Staff can be a little bit friendlier (not easy considering the number of people they have to put up with)

Some pictures below:

Good Landscaping



Nephew and Son. They are happiest after being fed

The Rides are pretty cool as well


Now for my RANT !!!!

A special note to the guys…

1. Guys, please check with your significant other (I mean the wife) before wearing that swimming trunk. Or better look at yourself in the mirror. If your gut and the trunk are not visible together then TAKE THE HINT !!!!!

2.  PLEASE NOTE…. UNDERWEARS ARE NOT SWIMMING TRUNKS !!!!!. Its Wonderla and not UnderwearLa.

3. Please please DO NOT walk into restaurants in your swimming trunks (or underwears). Others are eating. At least wrap a towel around you.

4. Please please please dont wear a T-Shirt and seemingly nothing under.. I just had my lunch … (see picture below to see what I mean..)

What is he wearing (or is he)

What is he wearing (or is he?)

5. Dont Argue with the guard because the sign says Rain Dancing is only for kids and Couples…. you and your friend do NOT constitute “a couple”….

6. Don’t yell at the watchman because he told the apple of your eyes to stay off the restricted area. Didnt you see the sign?


15 Responses to “Weekend Wonder-La”

  1. Nikhil October 14, 2008 at 6:00 am #

    Hahahaha!! I like the rants better! UnderwearLa!! 😀
    I’d been there last year, and it was so frikkin crowded! 😀

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  3. some body October 14, 2008 at 6:11 am #


    “2. PLEASE NOTE…. UNDERWEARS ARE NOT SWIMMING TRUNKS !!!!!. Its Wonderla and not UnderwearLa.”

    that’s why the name is ‘wonderla’ not ‘knowforsurela’ – keep wondering! 😉

    ‘you and your friend do NOT constitute “a couple”….’

    i know you are in india, but do note that in some states a couple can be defined as two individuals living collectively. if they were to visit india, they would remain a couple, wouldn’t they? 🙂

    another point – it doesn’t take a clinton to dispute your definition of a couple being the most correct one – even a physicist might do so!

    – s.b.

  4. Rada October 14, 2008 at 8:38 am #

    Never been to this place, so cannot comment.

    But an amusement park which I found to be very neat and well-planned (great food also, btw) was Veega Land near Cochin!

    And as someone already commented, the rants are hilarious! 🙂

  5. My3 October 14, 2008 at 9:45 am #

    We always see this on the Mysore-Bangalore road. I think there is one in Mysore also. Looks like I will be borrowing your boys to take my kids on these rides. I am terrified of them 🙂

    But I agree fully with the underwear stuff. We see that in every river we go to. But it is very unfair of you to make me laugh out so loud when I am supposed to be sitting quietly while my highschooler does his work 😉

  6. praneshachar October 14, 2008 at 11:06 pm #

    so nikhil & co., dragged your out for a change and better and you had a wonderfull time in wonderla and we are having a detailed alanytical report. good tips vijay for those who go there. as outside food is not allowed you have no choice bu to ear whatever is available.they need to improve on this it is the opinion of so many bu your have penned it for benefit of all. other tips also very nice and good account of wonderla will come in front of eyes. i have not gone there till now.
    thaks to nikhil and your nephew for dragging and result we are enjoying by going thro an experince thro you

  7. Vijay October 15, 2008 at 3:26 am #

    @Nikhil: Hmmm.. somehow I found it the opposite.. lots of people but not crowded…of course the water area and wading pools remind me of Corporation Swimming pool…chock a block
    @Richa: Thanks
    @sb: lol at that’s why the name is ‘wonderla’ not ‘knowforsurela’
    @Rada: Yes someone told me that the Cochin one is very good…
    @My3: Sorry… 😀
    @Pranesh: Oh I did not know outside food was not allowed… but it makes sense…

  8. Vijay October 15, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    @My3: and yes you can borrow the boys… I am sure they’ll like another visit to Wonderla…

  9. rads October 18, 2008 at 2:18 pm #

    lol, nice place, and I so agree with all your rants! There should be one for women too! 😀

  10. Vijay October 20, 2008 at 3:28 am #

    @rads: oh yesss !!!!

  11. xylene October 21, 2008 at 3:50 am #

    Underwearla hahahahah

    I have been to Veega land which is the first one from V-Guard. I guess this is the second one from the company.
    That was good, pretty neat.

  12. Vijay October 22, 2008 at 9:30 am #

    @xylene: thats the one in Kochi right? I beleive that is very good..

  13. megcloud9 October 24, 2008 at 4:54 pm #

    lol ! good warning sings 🙂 i havent yet been to wonderla 😦 the rides r a lil freaky ,i’m scared ill puke or smthng !

  14. Chitra November 6, 2008 at 6:38 am #

    Looks like we will make a visit then. Are there things to do for little ones too – like 3 and 5 yr olds?

    Your rants are hilarious. :))

  15. Vijay November 6, 2008 at 7:04 am #

    @megcloud: There were a lot of people doing that… losing food and losing slippers… do all the scray rides before lunch.. after lunch just hang out in the pool 🙂 and close your eyes when a big fat guy comes towards you wearing Tantex underwear

    @Chitra: Thanks…Yes theres stuff for the tiny tots as well…

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