Published on : Saturday, December 27, 2014
On 24th December 1989, India’s first modern amusement park opened and Mumbai discovered its biggest thrills. 25 years later, EsselWorld continues to scale new heights, find new thrills and entertain millions.
Needless to say, the 25th anniversary celebrations at the park will be nothing short of an extravaganza! Coinciding with the Christmas and New Year festivities, the anniversary celebrations will be spread over 12 days of fun and frolic, staring December 24th.
The awesomest Get High at 25 celebrations kick started today, followed by a cake cutting ceremony by ZAYED KHAN & RANNVIJAY SINGH, the leading star cast of the movie “Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene”.
Other highlights of the event include the Mejwani Maharashtrachi Food Festival at the Ohh! Mumbai restaurant, various magical and dance acts and an address to media by the promoters of PIPPL. Also there is a special gift to each and every visitor today 24th & tomorrow 25th Dec. EsselWorld will give a in-park gift voucher of Rs. 200/- and a funky wrist band.
The following 12 days will see an outburst of entertainment, with events like Super Stunning Live Fire, Pyro acts, Skilled Magicians, a show featuring fabulous 5 characters fighting against the devil Trikal and the Maharashtra Food Festival at Ohh! Mumbai.
To bring in the Christmas cheer, a massive magical Santa Town will mesmerize kids and adults alike, with its elves coming down the Arctic in their train like carriage.
To ring in the new-year, an unforgettable BigNite event celebration will be featuring singer, composer & DJ Ramji Gulati, among other festivities at the park.
25 glorious years and 15 million visitors till date, EsselWorld is owned by Pan India Paryatan Pvt. Ltd. (PIPPL), the entertainment branch of Essel Group.
Essel Group is India’s most prominent business house with a diverse portfolio of assets in media, packaging, entertainment, technology-enabled services, infrastructure development and education. Apart from just entertainment and thrill, the park and it’s environmentally conscious promoters have also silently working towards variety of green causes.
With 30,000 botanical specimens, sewage treatment plants, drip irrigation system, vermiculture, plant nursery, rainwater harvesting and re-cycling plant, PIPPL has time and again, re-iterated its commitment to green causes.
A travel back in time reveals EsselWorld’s humble beginning with a handful of international rides clubbed with world class service, attractive pricing and smart marketing.
Within a year, EsselWorld soon became a favorite destination for Indians across the country and was tagged as the popular picnic spot.
Encouraged by an amazing acceptance of the concept with visitors swelling in to explore their first ever experience of a world-class amusement park, EsselWorld became a house-hold name for all locals as well as national and international tourists visiting the city.
As a token of gratitude and a promise to offer the best in Indian thrill and adventure in amusement parks, EsselWorld recently added a dash of new rides to the park like the Shot ‘N’ Drop (India’s tallest tower ride), Top Spin (India’s craziest ride), Monsters in the Mist (International Dark ride), Copper Chopper & Aero Swinger. With these rides, the park has yet again proved its commitment towards offering nothing but the best in international amusement park offerings.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashok Goel, Director, PIPPL said – “We are humbled by the love and affection we have received from our patrons over the years.
It is this love and trust that has kept us inspired to outperform ourselves and offer the very best to our patrons.
I wish to thank one and all present here today for this overwhelming acceptance and love.
We promise to continue enthralling you for years to come, with the best of thrill and entertainment opportunities.”
Also, as a special gesture on their 25th anniversary, EsselWorld is proud to support the special environmental sustainability project – Icestupa, a novel initiative to combat climate change in the Himalayan desert.
Through this project, engineers from the alternative school SECMOL, along with the monks of the Phyang monastery in Ladakh will commence on this winter on the project to build a series of artificial glaciers, or ice stupas; each 12 storeys high and with a capacity to hold 16 million liters of water.
The water from these icestupas is expected to help the villagers take an extra crop in the crucial planting months of April and May.
Once this project is scaled up, these Ice Stupas are expected to hold enough water to green 1500 acres of hard desert land.
PIPPL has offered that every contribution to the Ice Stupa project in its last week between the 15th of December 2014 and 22nd December 2014 will be matched with an equal amount from their side.
PIPPL and Essel Group has come a long way in these 25 years, setting a benchmark for Indian masses, meeting their demands – said, unsaid – and providing them an all-round, full-fledged entertainment.
It’s been 25 years and Gorai has always been buzzing with shrieks of excitement, tears of joy and unforgettable memories captured in pictures.