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



prospects.”



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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