The company is one of the largest operators of amusement parks in India. It currently owns and operates two amusement parks under the brand name ‘Wonderla’, situated at Kochi and Bangalore and are in the process of setting up its third amusement park in Ranga Reddy District of Andhra Pradesh, Wonderla Hyderabad. The company also owns and operates a resort beside its amusement park in Bangalore under the brand name ‘Wonderla Resort’ which has been operational since March 2012.
The company’s amusement parks offer a wide range of water and land based attractions catering to all age groups. It has 22 water based attractions and 33 land based attractions at Wonderla Kochi, situated on 93.17 acres of land and 20 water based attractions and 35 land based attractions at Wonderla Bangalore, situated on 81.75 acres of land. The company recorded total Footfalls of 23.40 lakhs in Fiscal 2013 and 17.50 lakhs in the nine month period ended December 31, 2013 across its two amusement parks in Kochi and Bangalore. The company’s total Footfalls across the two amusement parks have grown at a CAGR of 7.42% from Fiscal 2011 to Fiscal 2013. The company’s resort operated under the name, Wonderla Resort, is a ‘Three Star’ leisure resort located beside its amusement park in Bangalore comprising of 84 luxury rooms, with amenities including banquet halls, a board room, conference rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant, a solar heated swimming pool, recreation area, kids’ activity centre and a well equipped gym. Further, for setting up its proposed amusement park in Ranga Reddy District of Andhra Pradesh, the company has acquired 49.57 acres of land.
The company’s Promoter, Kochouseph Chittilappilly in the year 1996 had incorporated V-Guard Industries, Wonderla’s Group Company, which is listed on BSE and NSE since 2008. The company’s Promoters launched its first amusement park in Kochi in the year 2000, by the name ‘Veegaland’ and the second amusement park in Bangalore in the year 2005, by the name ‘Wonderla’. Pursuant to a scheme of amalgamation the erstwhile ‘Veega Holidays and Parks Private Limited’ which owned and operated ‘Veegaland’, merged with the company with effect from April 1, 2008 and consequently both of its amusement parks are being operated under the name ‘Wonderla’.
Awards and Accreditations
History of the company
2005: The company’s amusement park by the name ‘Wonderla’ began commercial operations in Bangalore, Karnataka.
2008: Wonderla Kochi and Wonderla Bangalore were certified by the Bureau Veritas Certification (India) Private Limited for meeting the ISO 14001:2004 standards and the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standards for the operation and maintenance of land and water based rides/attractions including related amenities.
2009: Pursuant to a scheme of amalgamation approved by the High Court of Karnataka and the High Court of Kerala through orders dated September 11, 2009 and September 25, 2009, respectively, the erstwhile ‘Veega Holidays and Parks Private Limited’ which owned and operated ‘Veegaland’, merged with the company with effect from April 1, 2008 and consequently both of its amusement parks are being operated under the name ‘Wonderla’.