MGM DIZEE WORLD.... really made me go spinning..yuck

Gone are the days when every summer, we got to go to some theme park and have fun with our visiting cousins. These days to get a holiday on the same day for my hubby and me is a miracle! So we decided to go to one of the theme parks and it was my choice to go this MGM Dizee World... i really dread this awful choice i made. The reason was i never gone in the famed RANGER and ROLLER COASTER! and so on day the nation celebrated the birthday of the father of our nation by watching interviews of glam girls and blockbuster movies(the TV people can be more creative!!!)i took a better bet of refreshing our minds rather than burdening it by sitting in front of the idiot box.

now that day we had a small obligation at church which held us till 9 in the morning and by the time we left it was 10 or so and we reached this place a little before 12 noon. now even we before reached the place we were put off! thanx to the chennai city traffic police. now i should say that my hubby is a careful driver and follows all road rules to the dot. We were going in 65kms/hr, and we were caught for overspeeding! my hubby tried to reason out saying that the permitted speed limit was 80kms/hr on the ECR and he was immediatedly snubbed by a stout cop saying 80kms/hr was outside city limits and that we were still inside city limits!!! Our trip meter shows that we have driven 45kms away from home and we are still inside city. Anyways we had to pay the 400Rs fine as we were given little room to explain. What was worse was that the Hondas,Sonatas, Chevies and Toyotas were speeding till then and slowed down when they saw us?! felt like scape goats....
and we started to go to MGM and we started and immediately arrived!!! looked like we got caught a few hundred meters... well i hated this, so folks remember MGM is inside the city and a hop, skip and jump from our doorstep!!!

And after an eventful forenoon we arrived at our fateful destination, we didnt know that yet. We got the tickets for Adults and it costed a bom for just three of us (oh did i forget to mention? my sister was also with us)and at the entrance itself it was mentioned that the RAINBOW was not working! and that the ROLLER COASTER would be operated only between 12 - 2pm. Since my main reason was to go on this ride, so we headed straight to the ride and found there was no one to operate it! Along with a another group of friends we also waited for a full half hour with no sign of the ride coming to life. So i went around hunting for an official of the campus and found one too... his reason was there was no power and the other rides were going on Genset and soon those rides will be stopped and the energy routed to this ride... so again went and waited for 10 mins and suddenly we all thought it was foolish of us to wait for this one particular ride as we were planning to leave by 4.

so we went in the Ranger and other rides and had good time for the next one hour and returned to the Roller Coaster again... now there was power and hardly two rounds was over they stopped it saying its 2 O' Clock! I said ridiculous! if they had started on time there is a point in him saying "Its time up" but he started just 15 mins ago... but the operator turned a deaf ear to all the crowds and left. It was not the isolated event, most of the rides didnt have operators!!! sometimes as we stood in front of some rides wondering if it ever worked and the campus cleaning staff would say, yes it does work and the operator is running another ride and so we have to go and bring them ad say operate this ride for us... half our time was spent searching the operators!!!

I really want to make a point thro this post, when we were given admission at a minimal fee and we can choose the particular pay ride... it was good you pay for what you play... but now they collect all the money at the entrance and dont care for the customers! now they really don't care if you enjoy the ride or not, even though you have paid for it.And very easily they have given a disclaimer saying entry fee once collected will not be refunded! This is nothing short of fraudulence!!! For if i want to go on the Giant Wheel and the Carousel i might as well go to the Exhibition on Island Grounds! I will never forget day i came back for the third time without going on the ROLLER COASTER!!! My sis on the carousel and my hubby and i while waiting for the roller coaster...


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JollyRoger said…
That was an unforgettable trip
lemonade said…
i'm upset mgm has become so bad, it was one of favorite places in chennai before :(

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