Located near Longtan Lake, the Beijing Amusement Park covers a large area of 400 000 square metres and is easily accessible by subway, bus, or taxi. It is famous as the city's first theme park, opening in 1987 by a Sino-Japanese joint venture.
A number of different activities and rides provide entertainment for all ages. A large water area, complete with slides and pools, takes up about a quarter of the park grounds. A colorful merry-go-round and spinning cups occupy little children, while teenagers and adults can play laser tag or ride on the flying saucer and flying tower. Mini golf, video game arcades, go-karts, and bumper cars are more ways to kill the time.
The park was built on a large scenic lake with bridges connecting one ride to the next. Parents can rent water boats to sit back and relax while the children wear themselves out. During the day, circus performers and clowns entertain visitors waiting in lines. Between each ride are carnival-style games starting at 10 RMB, most of which are easy for children to play.
Visitors can purchase one ticket covering all the rides, but once you have ridden the top four rides listed on the ticket, it is stamped to stop people from queuing up again. With short lines and familiar rides, the Beijing Amusement Park is nothing special but