Origin of Concept• The concept originated in European Fairs.• Ancient Parks consisted of Booths, Rides, Fireworks, Entertainment stalls.• It originated at the time of Industrial Revolution when people needed parks to escape the grim urban environment.• By 1896 there were 65 such pleasure parks in London.• Essel world is one of the first & oldest Amusement park in Mumbai.
Mumbai Amusement Parks• Complete Entertainment Package• Cost Effective• Time Efficient• International Standards• Social Reunion• Recreation
Major Entertainment Parks In City• Water Kingdom• Fantasy Land• Suraj Water Park• Tiku-Ji-Niwadi• Great Escape• Shangrila Resort• Nishiland Water Park
Essel World• It is city’s 1st major Amusement park established in the year 1986 by Subhash Chandra of Essel group.• It is situated at an Island near Gorai spread over 64 acres which also makes it largest entertainment park in Mumbai.• It is the only Amusement park in city close to International Standards.• Approximately 1.8 million people visit every year.
Problems• Entertainment Parks in city are very few comparing to the large size of population.• They lack International Standards & Rank poorly in Global statistics.• Cheaper alternatives like Beaches, Movie Theatres etc.• Lacks in newer attractions.
Conclusion• According to a survey conducted in city 15% people said visiting an Entertainment Park made them happy.• City has very fewer parks so there is a need of more Amusement parks of International standards & newer attractions.• It suits budget of majority middle class in Mumbai for a day trip.• It is a great stress buster from daily monotonous life.