Our family had never been to the amusement park Happy Valley before, so when my 8-year-old received an invitation to join a friend and several families to go, she was quite excited. She loves roller coasters and has no fear of “scary” rides. The weather was perfect and it was going to be a great day.
Admission to the park for kids her height was RMB 140. For a full day of fun, it’s well worth the price. BUT. It turns out that Ava wasn’t tall enough to ride most of the rides they stood in line for, and of course the height chart wasn’t posted until they all reached the front of the line some 30 minutes later.The rides that she was tall enough for? They were all closed, with some simply not open until “later.” Personally, I’ve never heard of that – different hours for different rides? What’s the point of that?
By the time they all left in the afternoon, Ava only rode three rides. For RMB 140. I don’t think I’m being too unreasonable when I say that if you take the child’s money to enjoy an amusement park, at the very least make the rides that she can ride available during her stay!
I doubt we’ll ever go there again, even when she grows taller or when her sister wants to give it a try. There’s something about feeling ripped off that just leaves a sour taste in your mouth, and for our family this “fun” place will forever be known as Un-Happy Valley.