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Photo TR: Longfeng Villa Video Resort (10/04/2018)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:14 pm
by The Angry Darren Mullins
October 4, 2018: Longfeng Villa Video Resort in Dongguan, Guangdong, China

I went to Longfeng Villa Video Resort today. I had been here once before when it was called Successful Land. That was back in 2011. The park has changed quite a bit since then and has a lot more in the way of rides and attractions now. In addition to expanding a lot, everything is kept up pretty well and prices are great. The park is recognized as a AAAA tourist attraction in China (the highest rating is AAAAA), so that should clue you in on the quality of the park.

In regards to coasters, there is Spinning Coaster, a Beijing Jiuhua spinning mouse and a powered Dragon coaster called Sliding Dragon. While the rides are mostly basic rides here, there are a lot of them and a lot of other things to see and do. A ticket for 138 RMB (very reasonable at about $20 USD) gets visitors admission to pretty much everything in the park. One thing I noticed on the safety rules sign of Spinning Coaster were the words "you must be able to fit in the restraints to ride". This is a much better way of operating a coaster than placing an unreasonable height or weight restriction on the ride. I only hope that more Chinese parks adopt this policy. I have now upped my coaster count to 1172 coasters.

Re: Photo TR: Longfeng Villa Video Resort (10/04/2018)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:20 pm
by Nrthwnd
It's really nice to see lots of greenery around, and underneath, many of the rides there.
Better than asphalt and "trees in oversize planters" here and there, blah blah. Hello Playland(PNE)?

And the tile work on the flume...uh...trench (?) looks nice, too.

Thanks for this TR. The park looks great! :)

Re: Photo TR: Longfeng Villa Video Resort (10/04/2018)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:29 pm
by The Angry Darren Mullins
It really is a nice park. The coaster collection is lacking, but the overall experience makes up for that. I would rather ride a mediocre coaster in a great park, than to ride a world class coaster in a park that is horribly managed. One more thing I will mention is the efficiency of the ride ops here, they are great. A bit of a line on the mouse moved very quickly.

Re: Photo TR: Longfeng Villa Video Resort (10/04/2018)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:08 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Nice report! I love the look of that castle with the odd jellyfish lights hanging on the power lines in front of it.

Re: Photo TR: Longfeng Villa Video Resort (10/04/2018)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:35 pm
by jedimaster1227
^I'm wondering if those jellyfish lights are supposed to be Seeds of Eywa from Avatar... Looks really familiar.

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Re: Photo TR: Longfeng Villa Video Resort (10/04/2018)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:32 pm
by The Angry Darren Mullins
It is possible that they were inspired by Avatar. As a side note, in Hunan province here in China, there is Zhangjiajie, which inspired the location for the setting of Avatar.