Thursday, 2 August 2012

A Day @ Innovative Film City, Bengaluru - Perfect Weekend Destination for a Family

Are you looking out for a fun filled, adventerous weekend place for entire family in Bengaluru? Then Innovative Filmcity is the perfect destination for you. Situated just 35 Kms from Bengaluru near Bidadi on Mysore road, Filmcity theme park offers varities of attractions, loads of fun to children.
One day is not enough to enjoy all the attractions it offers.
Entry Fees :
 I visited Film city almost a year back with my family.  That time the basic entry fees was Rs 50 per person and you need to pay seperately for each of the attractions/games inside. Otherwise you can
buy a ticket of Rs 750/head and enjoy all the attractions. Still camera and Video camera fees are seperate. However there are different pacakages for a family, corporates and school children. Do check it out at the counter.
Entrance Building & Front View :
You are welcomed by a huge entrance building which is built in European style & Rome Architecture. It looks like a grand palace from the distance. There are some beautiful and attractive European style marble statues near the entrance and on the entrance building. I had not seen such a huge entrance building so far and loved those European style statues.
Front View Of the Film City
European Style Architecture On Entrance Building
European Style Statues

Are you thinking that you have seen these scenes somewhere? No wonder, you must have seen these pictures in many movies. Innovative Film City is a favorite shooting spot for movies. When I visited, three movies shooting was going on. I met Kannada actor Sihi Kahi Chandru and had a converstaion with him. He happily posed for photos :)
Other Attractions Of Filmcity :
Due to shortage of time we could not visit and experience all the attractions and games. Here I am writing my experiences with those few attractions we visited.
1. Dinosaurs Park : 
Kids love this park. There are many models of dinosaurs displayed with their scientific names and the period they lived on the earth. There are lot of greenery in this park with an artificial mini waterfall. You feel that you are in a jungle full of dinosaurs. But the sound made by Dinosaurs could scare children. Entry Fees : Rs 50/head. Worth visiting with kids.

2. Mirror Maze :
Mirror Maze is the best and must visit attraction of Filmcity. Entry fees is Rs 75/Person and it is worth your penny. You have to wear plastic gloves to avoid any stains on mirrors. Once inside, the only source of Light which guides to the Exit are the dimly lit small red lights around the mirrors and the mirror reflections. Very exciting. Stay inside as long as possible to enjoy. The more you stay inside, the more fun it is. Of course, it is a bit challenging to find the exit with those dim right lights. The funny part, you will be meeting your group people again and again. Do hold your kids hand for he may get lost and start crying. Mirror Maze manages to bring the child in you.

3. Aqua Kingdom :
 It has an artificial beach with real sand and palm trees etc. I didnt like this artificial beach. Water is not so clean. There is loud music inside which irritated me. Waves will be for 15-20 only. Kids may enjoy. Entry fees is Rs 150/person and it is waste of your money.

4. Tussads Wax museum :
This is the collection of wax statues of celebrities, politicians etc. There are very few Indin celebrities statues. Entry fees Rs 75/Person. You can avoid this too.

Wax Statue Of Mahatma Gandhi
Wax Statue of Merilyn Manroe
5. 4D Theatre :
The good Part of the Film city is the 4D theatre. We really enjoyed the 4D cinema. The cinema was on earth's evaluation. We completely lost in this movie but sadly cinema lasted only for 15 minutes. Entry fees Rs 100/Person and worth paying.

6. Cartoon City :
This is for kids. Entry is free but if you want to play the games or want a ride then you have to pay Rs 30 per ride. Water based Shark Attack is good. Dashing Car is just ok.

7. Roller Coaster :
This is the integral part of all amusement parks. I enjoyed this in filmcity. It makes your heart leap to your mouth.

8. Film City Market street :
This looks like an European Market Street wearing a posh look. There are some shops like Bata etc. But no wonder... everything is expensive.

9. Wannado City :
Has some attractions for kids like Video games etc.
10. Cafeteria : Food is costly here. Outside food is not allowed inside the Film city. There are Mcdonald's and Coffee Day outlets.

Attractions I missed :
Due to shortage of time I missed following attractions :
1. Ripley's Believe it or not
2. Innovative Talkies
3. Haunted Mansion
4. Miniature City
5. Fossils museum
6. Mini Golf
7. Teddy Museum
8. Roller Skating
9. Roll a ball

Overall Conclusion :
Very expensive though, Innovative Fil City worth visiting atleast once. Go early in the morning to enjoy maximum attractions. Carry a spare cloth with you. If you want to enjoy all attractions then better to buy a ticket of Rs 750 otherwise buying seperate tickets for each attraction would be worth.


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