Monday, June 25, 2012
BANGKOK- After Disneyland in Hong Kong, Universal Studios in Singapore and Legoland in Johor Bahru (Malaysia), it was just a matter of time to also see Thailand dotted with an international theme park. It is done following the announcement of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc to develop its first Cartoon Network themed-waterpark in the Kingdom. The waterpark is due to open in Bang Saray near Pattaya in 2013. It will help to strengthen Pattaya’s efforts of being turned into a family resort destination. Bang Saray is located only 16 km from Thailand’s famed resort, a destination for 5 million travellers per year.
According to Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Bang Saray has been chosen as it remains an undiscovered gem with the charm of a fully functioning fishing port in close proximity to leading golf courses and resorts. It is also home to some of the best seafood restaurants in Thailand. The idyllic location has been chosen because of its natural, unspoiled beauty, accessibility and the richness of its local culture.
The Cartoon Network Amazone theme park in Bang Saray will be developed under a lush Amazon Rainforest theme, while infusing the world’s most popular animated series and toon heroes including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and The Amazing World of Gumball. “Cartoon Network is all about the fun and energy of the playground, and the addition of Cartoon Network Amazone means that families can literally step into our vibrant world of animation and vacation with their favourite characters like never before,” said Sunny Saha, senior vice president and managing director, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.
“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.”
The water park will feature attractions including a gigantic family wave pool, a winding adventure river, speed-racing slides, family raft rides and one of the world’s largest interactive water play fortresses for kids. The Phase 1 will cover 14 acres of coastal plains in Bang Saray and is expecting to attract up to 800,000 visitors a year when fully operational.
Posted by Greg Semon at 6/25/2012 10:57:00 PM
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