The Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park in Thailand has been awarded the Leading Edge Award 2014 at the World Waterpark Association’s Trade Show Awards at Las Vegas on 27th-30th October, only just a month after the official opening. The water park officially opened on 3rd October. The waterpark is the first ever Cartoon Network-themed waterpark and is located in Bang Saray near Pattaya in Thailand.
The park was awarded for its many design styles and themes, including the interactivity of rides as well as unique attractions not seen before in the waterpark industry.
Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of tourism and sports in Thailand made this statement regarding the Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park and how it has contributed towards Thailand’s tourism industry.
“This is a great opportunity to regain trust for the tourism industry in Thailand. It also coincides with the strategic plan to promote Thai tourism in 2015, which will emphasise transparency, spreading revenue, lessening social inequalities and inspiring love for their homeland among younger generations. These strategies are designed to build a new image for Thailand to help it become a high quality tourist destination. Thanks you Cartoon Network Amazone and associates for believing in the Kingdom and choosing to invest in the first themed waterpark in Thailand.”
Ricky Ow, president of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific also stated:
“Turner Broadcasting is very proud that the world’s first Cartoon Network-themed waterpark has opened in Thailand and is already winning prestigious awards. My congratulations go to the Amazone Falls management team and everyone at Turner who has made this unique project come to life.”