Imagica in monsoon: what all can you do with young children

Imagica was on my list from a very long time. As my daughter was younger, I avoided going to the park thinking that it might not have any activities for her. I had seen adverts of the thrill rides like Nitro (huge roller coaster), Scream Machine (pendulum) and other scary looking rides and always thought that the place was meant for only thrill seekers. But my perception was proved wrong when I visited Imagica this August.

Imagica with kids, Imagica in the monsoons

Imagica is 75 Kms away on the Mumbai Pune Expressway. It is located after the Khopoli toll if you are going from Mumbai. It took us nearly 2 hours to reach the theme park from central Mumbai. It was a rainy Saturday and I thought that the weather was great for an outing. Thankfully, the crowd was limited and we had a good time at the park. We entered at 11 am and left only after 8 pm. Many of you might be thinking that what did we do for the entire day. Which all slides did we ride, given that my daughter is just 6 years old?

Imagica with kids, Imagica in the monsoons

Tubby Takes Off

So here is a detailed list of the slides/attractions we enjoyed that day:

After getting our tickets from the ticket counter, we headed towards the outdoor kiddie slides. Happy Wheels, Humpty’s Fall, Wagon-o-Wheel, Tubby Takes Off, The Magic Carousel, Chota Bheem Junior roller-coaster, Splash Ahoy, Bump It Boats, Lochness Explorers, etc. were covered till 2 pm. Chota Bheem roller coaster, Tubby takes of and Happy wheels was a hit with my daughter.

Imagica with kids, Imagica in the monsoons

Puss in the Boots near House of Stars

Raincoat was pretty handy during a few slides as well as to counter the slight drizzle. I had carried an umbrella which was used just twice during the day. So Monsoon season doesn’t mean that a theme park cannot be enjoyed. Moreover, it is much more comfortable in comparison to the scorching heat of the summers. And on top of it you can avoid the summer holiday crowd completely which gives you more opportunity to explore the place at your own pace.

Imagica with kids, Imagica in the monsoons

Raincoat at Splash Ahoy

At 2 pm we entered the secret party of Tubby the elephant. It was an enjoyable time as the kids got a chance to meet the cartoon characters in person, get clicked with them and dance on their favourite songs. Light snacks were also served during the party.

Imagica with kids, Imagica in the monsoons

Imagica restaurant in the shape of a ship

I had also bought tickets for the Eyelusion, House of Stars and Snomagica. That kept us busy and entertained for a while. You can click on these links to read more about our experience in these attractions.

Imagica with kids, Imagica in the monsoons

Bump it off

Post this we decided to explore the indoor slides. Though, it is advisable to go for indoor  slides first as they are shut down by 5:30 pm. Over there we enjoyed Alibaba aur Chalis Chor, Rajasauraus River Adventure, Mr India, Salimgarh (horror den), Cinema 360 – Prince of the dark waters, etc. We found the Wrath of the Gods (air, fire and water show) to be an ok experience, though they have tried to build a lot of drama around it.

Imagica with kids, Imagica in the monsoons

Happy Wheelz

I lost a lot of money in trying to get my daughter a fluffy unicorn 🙁 sob! Incredibles movie made that popular with the kids, as well as a few adults 😉 Yes, the park has several such stores where they offer you to earn a stuffed toy in case you fulfill their requirements. (It looks easy but it isn’t).

Imagica with kids, Imagica in the monsoons

Happy girl entering Chota Bheem roller coaster

Later in the day, my daughter decided to jump into the musical spray where few kids had a gala time dancing to the latest pop songs and getting wet in the spray fountain. The water came out rhythmically spraying water on the beats of the song. It looked fun indeed.

Imagica with kids, Imagica in the monsoons

Wagon-O-Wheel

We ate our dinner around 7:30 pm and then left the park premises after 8 pm. Long story short, I had a great time bonding with my daughter. We also saw people on Nitro screaming their lungs out and said to each other – ‘in a few years’ – may be.

Imagica with kids, Imagica in the monsoons

The magical world of story books

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