Photo: Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park

This Chinese Theme Park Is Determined to Give You Vertigo

China Theme Parks
by Henry Miller Mar 5, 2018

For whatever reason, the Chinese tourism industry is determined to give visitors the exhilarating feeling that they might plummet to their deaths at any moment. This is certainly the case with the Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park, which is home to a gap bridge, swings, and a cantilevered glass bridge — each hovering hundreds of feet up in the air.


Photo: Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park

At 656 feet, the cantilevered glass bridge is the longest in the world. This gives visitors plenty of time to consider the 200-foot drop plainly visible beneath them. For safety reasons, only 30 people are allowed on the bridge at a time.

Yet the glass bridge is nothing compared to the gap bridge, which challenges visitors to jump beam-to-beam with nothing but a harness preventing them from falling down a 500-foot drop.

The theme park is about an hour and a half drive from Chongqing, a major city in southwest China. Just make sure you give yourself extra time to get through lines full of people who also don’t mind trusting a sheet of glass with their lives.

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