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“Theme & Water Park”
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Essel World Theme Park Admission Ticket, Borivali (West), Mumbai
Ranked #18 of 510 things to do in Mumbai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: India's Largest Amusement Park EsselWorld is located in Gorai Mumbai. EsselWorld is very popular with domestic tourists. It can be reached by road as well as by taking a ferry from Marve Beach Malad or Gorai Creek Borivali. About PAN INDIA PARYATAN PRIVATE LIMITED (PIPPL) PIPPL belongs to the Essel Group of companies, owns and operates two amusement parks viz. 'EsselWorld' and 'Water Kingdom' at Mumbai. EsselWorld is the largest amusement park in the country & 'Water Kingdom', is one of the largest Theme Water Parks in Asia, are located on 64 acres of land. Since the past 25 years EsselWorld has been responsible for setting a benchmark in the amusement park industry in India. The Island of Fun is located on the costal Gorai village in northwest Mumbai, a scenic setting injected with wholesome thrill & entertainment. The 42 acre complex boasts of over 71 attractions designed for entertainment of all age groups- perfectly justifying the title of India's largest amusement park. With time EsseWorld has evolved and added fantastic elements such as Shot N Drop, Top spin, Monsters in the Mist, Ice skating rink, Bowling alley to name a few. The amusement park is a favourite for school & corporate picnics. With all the fun & frolic it is ensured the safety of the visitors is not compromised. An amalgamation of thrill, fun, entertainment and pure happiness - EsselWorld offers it all. With conventional leisure trips, gatherings, school trips or an impromptu visit, the park has entertained over 15 million visitors till date.
Reviewed 7 June 2012

You can visit this place by using a ferry boat from gorai beach, route is not so scenic but you can see the huge Golden Pagoda which is a sight in itself. Avoid holidays and weekends as it tends to get too rushy and one will not be able to enjoy all rides due to havy rush, plus entry fees during weekends are higher. If you are in Mumbai for a long break and have seen all other attractions then a visit to essel world + water kingdom will not be a bad idea. My favourite rides are Splashing Car, Dashing Car, Rainbow and Zyclone.

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Reviewed 1 June 2012

Esselworld is Bombay's oldest (and still arguably the best!) Children& Adult amusement Park, with a plethora of rides and well, one could say, the sub-continent's answer to the Disneyworlds! For a change, I had managed to be to Disneyworld, Paris an year before I went to EW, so my judgement was a little clouded and biased with high standards of expectations. The route is a terror, if you don't have your own vehicle, as you shall be subject to the tyranny of auto drivers in Mumbai's far wild West (ern) suburbs! That done, you have to line up in a lousy ticket booth surrounded by a fish-peddler street, with hygiene only in the mind and advertisements. Then you board a boat and things start to look better, until the stench of the dirty black water in the creek hits you, that is, when you are not staring at the Deonar dumpyard rising about 50 m into the air like a small natural mountain of trash! Luckily, in about 15 minutes, you arrive on the other side, at the gateway to EW, when things really get better.
Pick up tickets either for EW alone or coupled with Water World (trying to do both is like trying to eat two turkeys whole at one dinner!). So, do what I did and restrict to EW. Charges are 390/590/290 (Child/ Adult/ Sr citizen) weekdays and 490/690/290 for weekends. Child is if you are between 3'3" and 4'6", not age-based! Short folks will inherit the earth, if this be the route to the throne! Below 3'3" is free and a hassle to take around, both, as they won't be allowed on most rides and they shall make your life miserable!
Then you enter a totally unexpected world in Bombay - sans space crunches, jostling bodies and stinks. The rides aren't as many or as hi-tech (no space wars or super fast rail rides with Metallica in the background) as Disney, but they can well hold their own given the general lack of amusement parks around the land. All in all, suffices to say that you can spend close to 4-5 hours easily here.
Bathrooms and water points are adequate, there are enough trees to take shelter from the sun (keep away in monsoons and the summer, which is to say, visit only between Sep - Feb) and several food points, for all cuisines. And the food isn't meagre in quantum per plate like at European counters; we Indians love our food, and believe that size does matter!!
Add Ons that EW has, which DL doesn't, are an Ice Skating Rink (carry a spare set of socks, since you will have to trash them once you use the hired skates. By the way cover your nose when you are within the changing area as you step into those plastic skates!) and an Adventure zone for kids, with a tightrope walk 50 ft in the air (with safety harnesses), a 5-min trampoline session, rock climbing et al.
You can also enjoy some long walks through nicely wooded areas, with some nice birds for company.
This place is not for those looking for an Indian DL, but for those who have never been to an amusement park and could do with a small dose of adrenaline rush with family, when not enjoying the wildly grinning faces of their kids on the children's rides.
For god's sake, don't compare with Singapore, China, US or Europe. Even we don't behave the same way once we land in India, the motto being 'anything goes' (Chalta Hai, in Indian-ese!).
So first close your eyes and realize you are well within the hustle bustle that defines India's finance capital, and that EW has been established in 1998 when India wasn't really shining, and then open your eyes to this marvel here called Esselworld. If only the patrons pumped in a tiny bit more of their revenues into world class maintenance, this could well be Bombay's and India's Excel World, rather than just Essel-ing in what it does, as happens now!

8  Thank shyamnambiar
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

except a couple rides which were breathtaking, most of the rides should amuse kids only. the horror house was the most dissatisfying. you have lots of open place to sit and eat. charge is 650 for single entry

2  Thank Raina-Amit
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

Essel World management team/owner must visit Genting to see how beautifull their outdoor n indoor theme park is. These people have the same space but sad rides......they must invest smartly and revamo the current amusement park

2  Thank Avadhut
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

It is located near golden Pagoda and Gorai beach. You can reach there after taking essel world ferry/boat from Gorai bay. Ferry will take you to other side of creek/water body in 5-10 minutes (be prepare to stand in long que on sunday and holidays). There are 2 parts: essel world and water kingdom and there is separate as well as combined ticket for those (combined ticket on holiday will cost 890 rupees and thats seriously high). However, there are all sorts of water sports and much more.

6  Thank heavenindia
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