Taipei Children’s Amusement Park
“Affordable family-oriented amusement park”
Today, I’m taking you to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. This may not be the first Asian city on your travel bucket list, but I adored it. The city is home to a super-tall skyscraper named Taipei 101, there are hiking options on Elephant Mountain and the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is simply stunning. Besides, the Red House district is ideal for some late-night drinks. Taipei has everything I wish for during a city trip and it even includes a theme park. Don’t get too excited, though. It’s a rather small-sized park dedicated to children. The targeted audience is even reflected in the park’s name. Welcome to Taipei Children’s Amusement Park.
Buying a roller coaster isn’t difficult. Inventing a good name seems a bigger challenge, though. Taipei Children’s Amusement Park chose Roller Coaster, which isn’t exactly the most original name. Fortunately, the ride experience isn’t bad at all. Roller Coaster could use some extra theming, but all in all it’s a fine ride. The experience is smooth, the first curve is surprisingly intense and it’s a great attraction for the families visiting this park.
Children’s Amusement Park doesn’t feature any dark rides or water rides and that’s a shame. However, the park performs well when it comes to family-friendly flat rides. You’ll find loads of cute carousels and attractions for the kids. Theming isn’t the park’s biggest strength, but those rides look well maintained and pretty cute. Highlights are the Ferris wheel, a monorail and a free fall that’s shaped as a tree house.
Taipei Children’s Amusement Park is one of the most affordable amusement parks in the world. You pay separately for each attraction and tickets are incredibly cheap. Each ride costs 30 Taiwanese dollars, which corresponds to €0.89. Fun fact: the park entrance is also considered as an attraction. It costs €0.89 to enter the park and you spend the same amount on every ride. That’s a clear system, if you ask me.
WORTH A VISIT?
This local amusement park is not focused on people around my age, but we had an excellent Sunday afternoon here. The staff are amazing and the attraction lineup is perfect for families with young children. This obviously isn’t the best theme park in Taiwan, but it’s definitely worth a visit if you consider yourself as a credit hunter. Be sure to combine your visit to Children’s Amusement Park with a stroll through the nearby Zhishan Park. This park offers some hiking opportunities and a small temple.
Would you go to Children’s Amusement Park for the credit? What do you think about the pricing system? Does the park deserve a major roller coaster? Share your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this page.