The oldest of the four Happy Valley parks (Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, being the other three) consists of the usual Disneyland borrowings and is the poorest of the family.
My personal highlight was the river rapids ride featuring super-cold, high-pressure water jets hitting people's faces with such force that it resembles more a war scene than a family outing. The buttons to release the water jets are pressed by slap-happy fellow Chinese onlookers and what you encounter here really looks mean. Have a look at the photos below! The best thrill ride is the yellow inverted roller coaster, however the park lacks a real centerpiece like the Atlantis 'flying coaster' which crowns Beijing's newer Happy Valley park.
It's another theme park with lots of theming, but without the genuine passion for building theme parks.
Happy Valley Shenzhen
Big Thunder Mountain rip-off
Shoot-the-Chutes splash ride
Inverted roller coaster
Well-themed mini canyon
This river rapids ride is rough
It's extremely wet
Not due to the rapids...
...but due to bystanders paying to shoot cold water at the riders
From cannons. Fast, hard and cold.
It's a bit of a war scene here
Can I, mom? Please, can I?
And yes again! The locals have no mercy with each other.
Coaster with dad
Overgrown water slides with cleaning staff
Parade car with the least passionate staff possible