Happy Valley is the newest, biggest, and best-themed of the Beijing parks. This Beijing park is the second in China to carry the Happy Valley name, with the first being in the southern city of Shenzhen. Happy Valley Beijing is located in the south-east area of the city, forming a triangle with Sun Park and Beijing Amusement Park. There are regular buses from various locations around Beijing that service the park. However, taxis here are insanely cheap, and infinitely easier and more comfortable.
Happy Valley is, in a word, stunning. The theming here is easily on par with a Disney or Universal park, with the amazing Holy Crystal Castle (home to Crystal Wings) dominating the park."Atlantis" is an island (well, almost) directly in the center of the park with the other themed areas surrounding it. These areas are Wild Fjord, Aegean Harbor, Lost Maya, Shangri-La and Ant Kingdom.
Food around the park is ridiculously cheap, especially if you go for the "eat and walk" style, with meat skewers sold all over the park for less than $1 each. Drinks, ice-cream and other snacks are similarly priced. On-ride photos here are also incredibly cheap at around $3 apiece, especially when you consider that each picture is taken by a photographer, not an automatic camera.
Beijing Happy Valley is composed of six theme parks, including Firth Forest, Atlantis, Aegean Sea, Lost Maya, Shangri-La and Ant Kingdom. More than 50 scenic sights of culture and ecology are scattered in all direction, to offer you a rare opportunity to experience the charm of various civilizations regardless of the distance of space and time. The full extent of the valley is compared to a beautiful artistic picture where you can see tree houses, docks, bridges, towns, ancient towers, lakes, forests and other amazing scenic spots beyond your imagination. After going through the famous 'ecological forest' in Firth Forest, the first sight you will see is the high-rising Crystal City. There you can have a close contact with those figures of ancient Greek myths in Aegean Sea. Recall the glorious Maya and their scattered huge stone pillars. Enjoy the happiness of simple life in dreamy Shangri-la. Wake up the child within you, and love for nature in Ant Kingdom. Beijing Happy Valley will fully satisfy your desire and curiosity.
Thematic Leisure Activities
Pop Music Festival: The super band is creating a grand music ceremony for you. Surrender to those deafening rhythms, marvelous sounds and hot dances that can easily arouse your excitement.
Maximal Exercise Festival: Your eyes will be feasted on all sorts of performance. It's a most exciting and healthy festival of praising youth. Don't hesitate to take part in the latest crazes from skateboards to bicycle riding. It's up to you!
Chinese Spring Festival: You will be attracted by every splendid program in this riotous atmosphere. Performances with strong ethnic flavor will bring a fantastic visionary taste.
Water-Splashing Festival: Water symbolizes luck and wealth. On Water-Splashing Festival, people sprinkle water onto each other as a unique way to express their good wish. Come here and enjoy the cool and happy moment.
International Magic Day: Magicians of the first rank from all over the world present distinct magic tricks for you. Keep your eyes on this magical world full of suspension.
Thematic Park is composed of six parts: Firth Forest, Atlantis, Aegean Sea, Lost Maya, Shangri-La and Ant Kingdom. Each of them has its own feature, but all of them can fully satisfy your desire of seeking happiness.
To make your journey more convenient and comfortable, you can take a trainset, wecker, or electric power cart in the park.
Price of trainset\wecker: CNY 20. Children under 1.2 meters (4 feet) are ticket-free, between 1.2 (4 feet) to 1.4 meters (4 feet 7 inches) pay half price.
Price of single electric power cart: deposit: CNY 300, you need pay CNY 30 for half an hour journey and CNY 60 for one hour journey.
You can take bus No.52 at Tiananmen Square and get off at East Jinsongqiao Station to take bus No.41 and get off at South Houfengqiao Station. Or you can take a subway and get off at Dawang Road Station to change bus No.31 and get off at South Houfengqiao Station.
Please consult the day's notice for changes and the Beijing Happy Valley Performance Time.
Admission Fee: (All Inclusive Ticket) CNY 160 (Apr.1-Nov.14) CNY 120 (Nov.15-Mar.31) Opening Hours: 09:00-19:30 (weekday) 08:30-19:30 (weekend) Ticket-Selling Hours: 09:30-16:00
Firth Forest is the first theme park to welcome you after the entrance to the main gate. Here, fashion and nature are perfectly combined. Breathe that fresh forest air and listen to the babble of the rippling stream; you are invited to join in a cool natural experience. All is to your liking – the modern architectural design, the fashion of glass buildings and the simple lines and colors. A sense of illusion will fill your heart. In order to have a bird's eye-view of the whole park, tourists are encouraged to take a train to make a circular journey. The train is designed to imitate the double-tracked trains in America and Europe in the late 18th century. It can hold 128 tourists at one time. Opening hours: 9:00-18:00 (weekdays); 8:30-18:00 (weekends)
As the core part of the park, Atlantis recreates the life pictures of this lost empire. You can sense the mysterious culture in the distant past by the flying tracks, transparent balls, steel framework and huge mountains. All starts from the means by which Atlantis people produced and used crystals. You will gain a real recognition of and appreciation for these legendary people. There are several interesting outdoor play areas, such as Crystal Wing, Water Play, and Magic Theater.
Crystal Wing is the only flying roller coaster in Asia. In the world, there are only five, so you should not miss it. Be ready to fly while sitting on its special turning chair. As the wing lifts, your vision will become broadened. You could even touch the Saint Crystal City below, the holy place for which Atlantis people always yearned, but before you stretch your hands out to touch the city, the magical crystal will scream down to the floor. You cry from fear, but you cannot stop the crazy fast roller coaster. Opening hours: 10:30 - 17:30 (weekdays); 9:00-17:00 (weekends)
The Aegean Sea is made up of three parts: a deserted town destroyed by volcano, a new gulf, and cultural relics.
The old Greek story 'Trojan Horse' depicted in 'Homer's Iliad' is well known to everybody. Now in our happy kingdom, the huge wooden horse will tell you the secret hidden in its stomach. Sitting on the rolling chairs, ready to invade the city, you will feel the world rotate. It's really a breathtaking adventure. Don't be afraid. Just think of the spirit of our great heroes, you will become more courageous and daring. Opening hours: 11:00- 8:00 (weekdays); 10:00-18:00 (weekends)
Though the Mayan civilization has been dying out for centuries, the mysterious culture still attracts many people who seek its vague tracks in history. The Lost Maya can satisfy your curiosity under the background of archeology, agriculture, and ecology, as well as education. You can immerse yourself in the wonderful culture of Central America and enjoy the beautiful South American pictures at the same time.
The outdoor play equipment in this area includes the Chariot of Sun, Jungle Flying Train, Norman Big Dig, Brave Soldiers, Water Fight, Sound from Crypt and Red Soil Workshop.
Anyone who sits on the Jungle Flying Train will join Dr. Norman in the adventure of researching the origin of Mayan Civilization. The train flies on the broken tracks. Grasp the armrest tightly in case you are thrown off by the wild shaking. Tunnels are so narrow that your arms rub against the cliff and your head almost touches the roof of the cliff. You cannot help but scream and pray. This super exciting experience is worth your visit. You will not forget it your whole life. Opening hours: 10:00-17:00 (weekdays); 9:30-17:30 (weekends)
Shangri-La is a beautiful and peaceful land far away from the hustle and bustle of the world. In our happy valley, it is divided into three parts: dreamy Shangri-La, town of Tibetan flavor, and quiet tea garden. This section of the park reminds us of the fun to be had in enjoying simple pleasures.
The Garden Draft is a romantic trip. Take a little boat and float from Wild Bee Ferry. The river is narrow and water runs slowly. Pieces of the forest embrace the river. Chrysanthemums, peach blossoms, trees, brooks and all kinds of buildings depict a fairyland whose beauty is beyond description. Lying in the boat, you need do nothing but relax in the beautiful sunshine and fresh air. Opening hours: 9:30-18:00 (weekdays); 9:00-18:00 (weekends)
Ant Kingdom is a paradise specially designed for children. Little ants are eager to tell their friends about where and how they live. Under their vivid instruction, kids will become familiar with and interested in nature, ecology and biology. In order to build a dreamy garden for kids, designers fully used their imaginations to connect the wild world with human life. The tiny ant kingdom is magnified with super-huge ant holes, deep wheel prints and 10-meter (33 feet) tall grasses. In this colorful world, every kid is granted an opportunity to experience an ant's life. There are many outdoor entertainments with which you can choose to have fun. All of those are related to the life of ants, such as Harvest Time, Party of Insects, Troops of Flying Ants, and Mini Shuttle.