Pattaya, a city better known for its entertainment avenues for the solo male traveler, does have some attractions for the whole family too. Ripley’s complex, called Ripley’s World of Entertainment Pattaya, on the second floor of Royal Garden Plaza on Beach Road is one such attraction. Actually, there are a total of eight attractions in this place – Repley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s 4D Moving Theatre, Ripley’s Infinity Maze, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, Ripley’s Scream In The Dark, The Vault Laser Maze Challenge, and Ripley’s Sky Rider. The first seven of these attractions are indoor and the last one – Sky Rider is an outdoor skyride in a helium balloon that takes off from a helipad atop Royal Garden Plaza for a view of Pattaya city from the sky. The seven indoor attractions can be seen with a single discounted ticket at 1590* THB per adult and 1290* THB per child. Any three or any five attractions can be seen for 890* / 1290* THB per adult and 790* / 1090* THB per child. Three or five attraction combo ticket requires a visit to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks as a must. Online booking for all the adventures except Sky Rider can be done through the Ripley website: www.ripleysthailand.com. Online ticket is sometimes cheaper, has to be bought one day in advance and is valid for use within 90 days. The indoor complex is open between 11 AM and 11 PM everyday. *In this article, you will learn the secret to get a massive discount (much more than online prices) on entry tickets to these attractions. Do read all the way…
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1. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Pattaya has 10 themed galleries with over 350 exhibits like primitive torture devices, a mask made from human skin, real human shrunken head, a wax figure of the four-eyed man, and a Titanic ship that has been made of more than 1,000,000 matchsticks.
2. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
This one is said to be not suitable for those with a faint heart. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure puts one face to face with one’s worst nightmares. It has special effects and live actors that scare the visitors to death from the moment they enter till the time they escape. Don’t know if this one is suitable for children below 12.
3. Ripley’s Moving Theatre 4D
The special effects in this four-dimensional cinema system let the audience to be a part of the action. It has a giant screen, digital surround sound, seats that move in 8 directions, and polarized 3D glasses. The audience physically feel every bump, dip and turn in the movie. There are about four movies that run by rotation. It is better to check the show timings of particular movies early during your visit so you can return for the show of your choice while there is still time.
4. Ripley’s Infinity Maze
visitors to the Infinity Maze find themselves lost in illusions, lighting effects, sound fields, atmospheric effects and mood setting music for 20 minutes.
5. Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks
This is the famous Madame Tussaud’s show in Pattaya. Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks® is the international wax museum’s fifth branch in the world and the first in Thailand. It has 68 international and Thai celebrity models which include 8 Thai models, 20 Asian models, and 40 International models divided in to 9 zones.
6. Ripley’s Scream In The Dark
This is a journey into a black abyss of crazy clowns, ghastly grave robbers, terrorizing trolls, the living dead, devilish dogs, attacking skeletons, mystical mirrors and enough illusions and delusions. Get ready to Scream.
7. The Vault Laser Maze Challenge
Its a mysterious room and as you cross the starting point, the Laser Maze pops to life and the room ahead of you is filled with brilliant green lasers radiating from the walls. Music and light effects immerse you into the experience. The Laser Maze Challenge is a timed event. The lower the time, the better. Your mission is to navigate the Maze without breaking a beam. If you do, you’re penalized with time being added to your score. As you expertly navigate through the web of lasers, going over and under lasers as quickly as possible on your way to the end of the Maze, be sure to select the Mission Objectives along the way. When you reach the end and navigate beyond the final laser beam, you select the Mission Complete which finishes your challenge and determines your time/score.
8. Sky Rider Helium Balloon Pattaya
Sky Rider Helium Balloon goes very high in the sky to give a breathtaking view of Pattaya City and its shoreline. Sky Rider flies from 6.00am to 11.00pm but only when the weather is perfect. Ticket Price 980 THB per person. Online booking for Sky Rider is not available because the dependence of weather. A morning discount is offered between 7.00 AM and 11.00 AM for on the spot bookings. This one offers the real adventure.
How To Get Best Prices For Ripley’s Attractions in Pattaya
If you thought online prices of these attractions were cheap, wait till you see this page: http://www.hotels2thailand.com/pattaya-show-event/ripley-world-of-entertainment-pattaya.asp
hotels2thailand.com is my favourite Thai website for finding the best prices for tours and sightseeing in Thailand. Just copy and paste the above highlighed link in your browser and you may be able to get all 7 attractions of Ripley’s World of Entertainment (does not cover the balloon) at just 764 THB as compared to the official online price of 1500 THB per person. These are online prices for a confirmed day of booking, are non-refundable, and apply to tourists from India, Macau, Korea, and ASEAN residents except Thailand. There are special prices for Thai residents too on this website. For tourists from all other countries the special price for all seven attractions is 849 THB. There are lower prices for packages of three or five attractions so take your pick. The prices indicated above are based on a search for a single date and may vary for your selected date. Also, an agent on the ground in Pattaya may be able to offer even better prices, so do your research before making any booking. I have shown the link to hotels2thaoland website just to give you the idea that official online prices of these attractions are not the best. Go enjoy!
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