The world’s first Cartoon Network Water Park will be built on the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand and is expected to attract around 800,000 local and foreign tourists per year.
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest media companies, Time Warner, has announced its plan to construct the large-scale water park in Bang Saray municipality in Sattahip district. Built at a cost of 1 billion baht (US$32 million) under the concept of “Cartoon Network AMAZONE”, the water park will feature the atmosphere of the Amazon Rainforest and popular cartoons characters, such as Ben 10, the Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and the Amazing World of Gumball. The project is expected to be launched at the beginning of 2013.
An artist’s rendering of the Cartoon Network Amazone water park, now under development in Thailand. (Photo courtesy Cartoon Network)
Bang Saray has been chosen as the ideal site given that Thailand’s weather is suitable for a water park project and the area is popular with tourists, many drawn to the coastal city of Pattaya just 15mins away and only 90 minutes from Suvarnabhumi airport. Attractions in the park will include a gigantic wave pool, speed-racing slides, rafting, and the world’s largest interactive water fortress.
“We are very proud to have Thailand as the spectacular backdrop for the world’s first Cartoon Network-themed waterpark. Thailand’s reputation as the Land of Smiles and perfect weather will ensure a memorable visit for guests of all ages.” said Sunny Saha, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.
“Imagine all of Cartoon Network’s dynamic, quirky and hilarious original characters grabbing their surfboards and taking over the world’s coolest water park. There will be something amazing for everyone – from thrill-seekers who love a huge vertical drop to younger kids who are happy to splash about in a giant wave pool,” he added.
The project is being developed in conjunction with Amazon Falls, an attractions and resorts developer in Thailand. The first phase of construction is already under way. Once completed, the water park will cover an area of 35 rais.
Cartoon Network is a world famous cartoon channel, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. The Cartoon Network channel is viewed by more than 63 million households while its website records a monthly page view of 5 million. (Source NNT)