Brazilians don't speak English, but they are wonderful.
Hopi Hari is the usual, uninspired medley of Wild West towns, Superhero lands, Mummies, Main Streets, and junk food. It's a park that could be situated in any medium-sized US state – that little Latin America went into it.
However, as opposed to the fate it'd probably encounter in the US, this park is PACKED. 2.5 hour queues to oldish wooden roller coasters and midget flume rides support the conclusion that there is room for a major theme park to be developed in fairly-theme-park-free Latin America. Investors, ignore at your own peril.
Hopi Hari entrance
Hopi Hari queues are as unforgiving as in Tokyo Disneyland!
Hopi Hari Main Street. Hello Disneyland.
Christmas, featuring a psychotic-looking Santa Claus
Queues to the park's main roller coaster
A two and a half hour queue...
...in enticing Brazil...
...leading to an old wooden roller coaster...
...that is so rattly and violent...
...that it freaks people out...
...whilst looking gentle from afar.
Coaster No 2
This one is much softer
It's a spinning coaster in the dark
Best photo I could capture
What's inside this suspicious-looking fancy castle?
There we go: an 'It's a Small World' rip-off!
Why copy if you could create? It's a small world after all.
A boring ride that starves for closure
Cooling down on a hot Christmas day
Can you believe it? This is the queue to that undersized flume ride behind.
Hello Universal Studios. Hopi Hari had many fathers.
Here's what superheroes eat
Wild West town. Someone in charge must have said long ago: 'we need that too!'
Hopi Hari view
This drop tower has been closed after a tragic accident
Nonpaying reptile visitor
Jolly Brazilians on chairoplane
Brazilians strapped to moving chair (3-D cinema showing awful dinosaur movie)
Swingboat, mummy building, coaster
The mummy building serves as a haunted house
Looney Tunes characters all over the park
My Hopi Hari highlight was the Brazilians!