essel world

Is there an Indian
way of ‘queuing’?

essel world

Ride on waiting

Shot and drop

A 360-degree view of the ride is offered by a circular queue system. The layered queue formed by the railings for movement, followed by the curved, minimal seating arranged is concentric. The paving patterns guide the movement of the passer-byes to appreciate, attract and cheer for the ride.

Topspin

Located on a high plinth, the linear walk of the ramp rising upwards reveals the thrill gradually.

Dodge gen

The queue is strategically planned over the platforms at two levels. It gives visual access to the crowd to cheer. The wait is hence exciting and entertaining.

Sky copter

The food plaza and mini-amphitheater are flanked with sky copter rides and go-karting. Both having distant appreciative value, the seating pods, and the leveled seating of the amphitheater act as pause points, waiting for the area and interactive zones. It avoids the monotony of long queues.

Revamped

Newarch Landscapes LLP has been a principal landscape architect for the redevelopment of the Essel World master plan. Functioning for over 30 years, the park needed to be revamped for updating the theme, introducing innovative designs to cater to the increasing population, and optimizing space utility. The landscape master plan of the largest amusement park in Mumbai is developed in the stages. Starting with the jetty, the queue systems for safety, amenities according to the Indian ergonomics, and effective activity screenings; the look and feel of the park are transformed into an Amazonian (tropical rainforest). The thought of placemaking is imbibed to encourage systematization. A multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public spaces is adopted. Based on the local community's assets, inspiration, and potential the design intends towards creating a public space that promotes people's happiness, and well-being.

Going away

“Going for an outing is an experiential process. You need to feel away from the routine, away from the daily means of transport, into nature and at a scenic location. The location is apt, it takes you away from urbanization. At our property, urban concepts along with theme landscapes are merged sustainably. We have completed 30 years of Essel world and 20 years of Water Kingdom.”

- Anand Lamdhade (Vice President – Operations and New Projects at Pan India Paryatan Limited, Mumbai)

Is there an Indian way of ‘queuing’?
“Indian psyche is all about ‘organized chaos.’ We combined the organized ‘queue systems’ with Indian gathering, seating and walking patterns to create a unique line-up towards the tourist jetty.”
Vaibhavi Dhond| (Partner, Newarch LLP)

Concept

Amusement | Patches | Enhance

Typology

Public places

Client

Pan India Pariyatan

Location

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Area

5,058.5 Sq.Mt

Status

Completed

Web of walking and waiting

Gathering, walking, seating in India is all about organized chaos. Research suggests natural choices instead of organized ones compel the designers to regulate the crowd for efficient movement. Hence the plaza at Essel world is designed for the Indian psyche. You are welcomed into the park by a meandering yet linear pathway. This plaza is a place of solace when you leave the park. The meanders allow for group chats, minute-long pauses, long waits for the ferry, or just a doze!
Is there an Indian way of ‘queuing’?
“Indian psyche is all about ‘organized chaos.’ We combined the organized ‘queue systems’ with Indian gathering, seating and walking patterns to create a unique line-up towards the tourist jetty.”
Vaibhavi Dhond| (Partner, Newarch LLP)