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Trans Studio Bandung

Theme Park Guy Rating: 3.53.53.53.5
Date Visited:
February 15, 2014
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Review

Bandung looks like Cambodia, with Hong Kong style shopping malls in between. Starving cats on non-existing sidewalks, surface cables galore, shanty homes, waste water channels, and then... King Kong, Gucci, and Chanel.

I won't attempt a socioeconomic study of what went wrong here, so let's take a look at Trans Studios Bandung on its own merit: and it's surprisingly great! Situated inside a first-rate shopping mall, the indoor theme park sports a Universal Studios-like atmosphere (the future Universal Studios Moscow may look and feel like this), with meticulous theming throughout, a thrilling outdoor roller coaster, and a superbly atmospheric ghost train, one of the best I have ever encountered. Everything went right in here.

...And everything went wrong out there: once you leave the gleamy mall behind, it's back to the reality of starving cats, surface cables and shanty homes. What would you do with your Chanel bag there?

Trans Studio Bandung mall and theme parkLove me!!An honest opinionUniversal Studios-inspired facadesDone well!Trans Studio Bandung indoor theme parkMagic Corner sectionHarry Potter, without the glassesGreat theming all around!Ghost train entranceThis inconspicuous ghost train......is one of the best and most atmospheric I have ever encountered, anywhere!Mayan-themed flume rideJungle Cruise ahoy!Marvel 4-D cinema attractionIt's just a mediocre rideFeaturing all the superheroes you can think ofAutopia for the kidsAnd here's the equivalent......to Disney's It's a Small World!Roller coasterThe only ride that lets you breathe some (fresh) airKing Kong, with coaster in actionThe reality beneath the gleamy mall
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