When I visited Happy Valley Sheshan, it was still under construction.
The park's five major roller coasters (most of them Swiss-engineered) and other state-of-the-art attractions stick out so contrastingly from the surrounding tranquil countryside of Shanghai's South-Western suburbs, that it looks like a giant alien spaceship landed here and left half of its futuristic equipment upon departure.
Thanks to Louis, Louis and Christine for granting me a preview of China's biggest theme park; it looks rather promising and is due to open on August 16, 2009.
Queuing for annual passes prior to opening
Happy Valley Sheshan Main Street under construction
Dive coaster in the making
Diving Machine under construction
Dive roller coaster at Happy Valley Sheshan
Happy Valley, close to Shanghai, under construction
It's an impressive development!
Happy Valley Sheshan panorama
Huge wooden roller coaster
Happy Valley Sheshan wooden coaster
Happy Valley Sheshan lake
Happy Valley Sheshan under construction
Shoot-the-Chutes in the making
Wild West town underway
Chinese man building the Wild West
Wild West roller coaster
The Chinese half-brother of James Dean
Intamin roller coaster under construction
A wild ride in the making
Intamin coaster tracks at Happy Valley near Shanghai
Impressive outer theming
Vultures on the rock
The cyclist and the canyon
Yet unused arena
James Dean and friends