Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Indian Association of Amusement Parks & Industries bestows five national

Bangalore, 18th February, 2013: Wonderla Holidays Limited, India’s largest and safest

amusement park has received five national awards for Excellence at the Indian Association of

Amusement Parks & Industries (IAAPI) Expo, held recently in New Delhi this year.

Wonderla was conferred awards in the category of “Most Innovative Ride & Attractions”,

“Total Number & Variety of Rides” “Electronic Media Promotion” and a runner up award in the

category of “Print Media Promotion”. Additionally a special award, in the category for “Energy

saving by using solar photo voltaic cells” was also bestowed to Wonderla. The amusement parks

of Wonderla in Bangalore and Kochi are the only ones in India that leverage solar technology

thereby making available eco friendly rides to its visitors. Both the parks have adopted several

eco-friendly ‘Go –green” and save nature initiatives to ensure that it doesn't inflict any harm to

nature either polluting the environment or exploiting natural resources.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arun K Chittilappilly, Managing Director Wonderla, said, “We

express our gratitude to IAAPI for honoring us with these awards. It is our constant endeavor

to provide the best facilities, rides and attractions to all our visitors. We believe in bringing the

best in entertainment industry as many of our rides are state-of-the-art and cannot be found

anywhere in India. The Indian amusement park is still evolving and the future holds exciting


An ideal destination for a perfect family get away, the south India based Wonderla Holidays

limited is significantly ramping up its operations and entering in to new business areas. In recent

times, Wonderla has announced its large scale expansion plans including the company’s plans

to enter the hospitality and expanding the amusement park business.  Wonderla is planning a

capex of more than Rs 300 crores for the Hyderabad amusement park.

The Indian Association of Amusement Parks & Industries [IAAPI] is an apex body representing

the interests of a diverse range of amusement and leisure business in India. Home to variety of

thrilling, breath taking, awe inspiring dry rides and refreshing clean water rides, Wonderla has

received accolades and awards from IAAPI in the past as well.

About Wonderla Holidays limited

Wonderla, India’s favourite amusement park operator is operating two of India’s biggest

amusement parks, Wonderla Bangalore and Cochin. Wonderla Bangalore is over 82 acres of

land is located just 28kms from Bangalore. Wonderla Cochin is spread over 40 acres located

just 16km outside Cochin. Wonderla Kochi has been set up in 2000 with an investment of 72

Crores and Wonderla Bangalore was set up in 2005 with an investment of Rs 109 crores. Many

of the rides have been custom made and imported from reputed international suppliers, making

them unique in India. Wonderla parks have been visited by over 165 lakh people since 2000

making them the most visited amusement parks in India. Wonderla also has the best safety

record for parks of this size and are both ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. Wonderla’s

latest venture is the Wonderla Resort, an 84 room luxury resort spread over 1,00,000 sq ft near

the amusement park in Bangalore.

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