Queens Land

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Queens Land
Aerial view queensland.JPG
Aerial view of the park
LocationKuthambakkam, Poonamallee, Tiruvallur - 600124, India
Coordinates13°01′46″N 80°01′44″E / 13.029374°N 80.028818°E / 13.029374; 80.028818Coordinates: 13°01′46″N 80°01′44″E / 13.029374°N 80.028818°E / 13.029374; 80.028818
OpenedAugust 2003; 15 years ago[1]
Area70 acres (28 ha)
Attractions
Total51
Roller coasters2
WebsiteOfficial website

Queens Land is a theme park in Poonamallee, Chennai, India, covering 70 acres (28 hectares). It opened in August 2003.

General information[edit]

The park is located by the Chennai-Bangalore Trunk Road between Sriperumpudhur and Poonamalle. There is parking for cars. Buses are available from Guindy and T. Nagar. All buses going to Sriperumpudhur from Chennai stop at Queensland.

The entry fee is 550 INR for an adult and 450 INR for a child. Children shorter than 2 feet (0.61 m) tall are not charged.

The park is open from 10 am to 6:30 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am to 7:30 pm on weekends and government holidays. It is closed on Mondays for maintenance, with the exception of holidays.

Food and drink are available within the park.

Rides[edit]

Free Fall Tower- the flagship ride of Queens Land
The cable car ride.

There is no charge for the rides. There are 51 rides, 33 for adults and 18 for children. However, a child can go on some adult rides when accompanied by an adult. The rides include: Free Fall Tower, and Super waves. There are some water rides, which operate only from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Protective clothing can be purchased for the water rides. There are also separate swimming pools for men and women.

Incidents[edit]

The park was closed for few weeks in 2008 due to a collision that resulted in the death of an 11-year-old girl while she was riding in a water boat in the lake.[2] Seven employees were arrested in connection with the death.

On June 18 2019, 12 people were injured when the cables holding the right platform of the free fall tower snapped while the ride was descending, causing the riders to plunge 10 feet to the ground. First aid was administered and no serious injuries were sustained.[3] Following the incident, the park has been ordered to close indefinitely due to ride safety concerns.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marden, Duane. "Queens Land". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Girl, 11, Dead in Amusement Park Accident". Amusement Safety Organization.
  3. ^ Thirumurthy, Priyanka. "Narrow escape for 12".
  4. ^ "Theme park closed 'indefinitely' after ride cable snaps, injures 12". Fox News. 24 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.

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