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Explore #199: Happy World Theme Park, Yangon, Myanmar – November 2016

History (rewritten and abridged from here and here) The park opened in 1997 to great fanfare in a lavish ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the great and powerful in Myanmar’s military dictatorship and even the Japanese ambassador, whose country supplied the rides. State media called the park “a recreation centre for the people”, with “world class… modern games”. Not to be confused with the other ‘Happy World’ park in Yangon which is still in operation, this Park closed under mysterious circumstances…

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Explore #21b (second revisit): Theme Park, Suffolk – December 2013

This was my third explore of this local theme park, following my two earlier visits. The target this time was the largest rollercoaster in the park – the “Wipeout”, measuring 935 feet in length, with 3 inversions and a maximum G force of 5.2. But we were most interested in its height – 116.5 feet might not sound an awful lot, but trust me on a dark and windy night it felt plenty high enough! According to its entry in…

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Explore #21 and #21a (revisit): Theme Park, Suffolk – November and December 2013

And now for something a bit different – a theme park! A group of intrepid explorers recently met up for a covert visit to this amazing location on a dark and cold winter’s night. Some of us, myself included, had not been here since summer holidays back in our childhoods! The site is still operational, but currently closed for the winter. It was so much fun that I also paid a pre-dawn revisit with Unexposed Exploration. Both visits were fairly…

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