Get ready Asia, because Cartoon Network is bringing you more than just cartoon adventures on your telly! Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific today announced its plans for their first Cartoon Network-themed water park.
The Cartoon Network AMAZONE water park is set to be built in the idyllic and relatively undiscovered area of Bang Saray, near Pattaya, on the east coast of Thailand. It is scheduled to be opened in 2013.
Holiday-goers can look forward to meeting their favorite Cartoon Network heroes from popular shows such as Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, and The Amazing World of Gumball. Adding to the exciting lineup of heroes is the water park's attractions featuring a gigantic 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.
“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 park gets its name from the Amazon Jungle, and it is being built in conjunction with Amazon Falls Co. Ltd., an attractions and resorts developer in Thailand.
According to the developers, phase one of the water park is already in the works. Once completed, the park will cover 14 acres of coastal plains in Bang Saray, which is about 15 minutes away from Pattaya Beach City.
“Thailand has excellent tourism credentials, a vibrant culture with a vast history and also the most welcoming people in the world. The addition of Cartoon Network AMAZONE marks Thailand's very first internationally branded water theme park.
Cartoon Network is a global household name, and with this strategic alliance, we have no doubt that by welcoming our guests to meet their favorite Cartoon Network heroes, it will be a great draw for our park."
Once completed, the water park is expected to reel in up to 800,000 visitors a year. So start planning your Bang Saray holidays, peeps! The Amazone sounds like it's going to be the perfect holiday escape, especially for young families.