Turner Asia-Pacific Announces New Cartoon Network Entertainment Park Coming Soon To Bali, Indonesia

Turner Asia-Pacific Announces New Cartoon Network Entertainment Park Coming Soon To Bali, Indonesia

Turner Asia-Pacific Announces New Cartoon Network Entertainment Park Coming Soon To Bali, Indonesia

Today (6th June), Turner Asia-Pacific has announced that they’ve announced a licensing partnership with Indonesian real-estate and hospitality investment company – The MAJ Group to build a 4.3 hectare entertainment park in Bali, Indonesia. The family-friendly entertainment park development will feature the island’s largest water park and an indoor entertainment centre – all complete with Cartoon Network branding and themed with many of its animated IPs. The announcement was made at IAAPA’s (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Asia Attractions Expo 2018 in Hong Kong.

The park is set to launch in 2020, the development will include water rides and surf and wave pools. The construction project will be a integral section of The MAJ Nusa Dua complex, a premiere destination for tourists featuring world-class hotels and an award-winning golf course. The Cartoon Network Entertainment Park will be Indonesia’s first ever park associated with an international brand, it will also be Cartoon Network’s first ever combined indoor and outdoor attraction. In addition to the water park and the entertainment centre, there will also be live performances featuring well known characters from many of Cartoon Network’s shows including – Ben 10, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time.

Other Cartoon Network-branded projects licensed by Turner include the Cartoon Network Amazone water park in Thailand, IMG Worlds of Adventures and IMG Worlds of Legends in Dubai, Amaazia in India and the Cartoon Network Wave cruise liner.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner & The Maj Group To Open Cartoon Network Entertainment Park In Bali: Indonesia’s first ever internationally-branded park set for 2020 unveil

Turner Asia Pacific has announced a licensing partnership with Indonesian real-estate and hospitality investment company, The MAJ Group, to develop a 4.3-hectare entertainment park in Bali. The family destination will feature the island’s largest waterpark and an indoor entertainment centre – all splashed with Cartoon Network theming and unique sense of fun.

Slated to be fully operational in 2020, the development will include thrilling water rides, and massive surf and wave pools. The integrated project will be a key part of The MAJ Nusa Dua complex, a premier tourist destination in southern Bali featuring world-class hotels and an award-winning golf course.

Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific, said: “Turner and The MAJ Group share the same vision of creating the ultimate family destination in Indonesia, and the entertainment park will combine world-class design with unparalleled Balinese hospitality. Above all, it will offer guests genuine fun powered by Cartoon Network, Asia’s leading kids entertainment brand.”

Gita Wirjawan, Chairman of The MAJ Group, added: “We are proud to be Turner’s partner of choice in bringing the Cartoon Network experience to Bali and game-changing the entertainment industry landscape in Indonesia. The new park will enhance the development of The MAJ Nusa Dua complex which will offer a full-suite of leading hospitality and entertainment choices for the whole family. Furthermore, it will further cement Bali as the premier family destination in Asia and one of the world’s top tourist locations.”

This will be Indonesia’s first ever park to partner with an international brand, and it will be Cartoon Network’s first with both indoor and outdoor attractions. The whole environment will be brought to life by live entertainment and performances featuring characters from shows such as Ben 10, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time.

The announcement was made today (June 6) at IAAPA’s Asian Attractions Expo 2018 in Hong Kong. Other Cartoon Network-branded projects licensed by Turner International include Cartoon Network Amazone in Thailand, IMG Worlds of Adventures in Dubai, Amaazia in India and Cartoon Network Wave cruise liner in Asia Pacific.

About The MAJ Group and The MAJ Nusa Dua

The MAJ Group is the real-estate and hospitality investment platform of Ancora Group, a diversified investment group based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It owns and operates various hospitality destinations in Indonesia, including The MAJ Nusa Dua tourism complex in Bali which includes multiple world-class luxury resorts and an award-winning golf course, Bali National Golf Club (2018 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for Best International Resorts – Indonesia).

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-maj-group-open%C2%A0cartoon-network-entertainment-park-bali

Cartoon Network Amazone Becomes The World’s First Smartphone Cashless Waterpark

Cartoon Network Amazone Becomes The World's First Smartphone Cashless Waterpark

Cartoon Network Amazone Becomes The World’s First Smartphone Cashless Waterpark

The world’s only Cartoon Network themed waterpark is now also the world’s first smartphone cashless water park, Cartoon Network Amazone in Bang Saray near Pattaya, Thailand has partnered with Rabbit LINE Pay, Thailand’s leading integrated payment platform, the service is owned by LINE – the popular instant messaging service. Visitors at the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark can now use Rabbit LINE Pay’s “tap and go” mobile payment method at all cashier counters within the park.

The use of the technology at the park will save visitors time by providing a fast method payment, which can cut down queue times, which means more time on the water slides. Rabbit LINE Pay also allows customers to purchase tickets, food and merchandise in advance through Cartoon Network Amazone on LINE GIFTSHOP. Customers will get fast pass tickets using e-coupon to check in at the turnstiles, get discounts and can also monitor their spending to maximize a “splash-tastic day”.

The cashless system also reduces fraud and theft by not carrying around cash and credit cards and it also puts an end to queues at top-up counters. To use the cashless service, customers will need to register their credit card or bank account with Rabbit LINE Pay on their phone. When done, they can use their mobile phone to scan the QR codes at the gate turnstile and within the park.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark goes Cashless with Rabbit LINE Pay: Thai attraction becomes world’s first smartphone cashless waterpark, offering guests speedy payment on the go

The world’s only Cartoon Network-themed waterpark is set to fulfill its innovative ambitions to become a smartphone-friendly attraction for a cashless generation. Today, it announced a trailblazing partnership with Rabbit LINE Pay, Thailand’s leading integrated payment platform.

Cartoon Network Amazone customers can now use Rabbit LINE Pay’s ‘tap and go’ mobile payment method at all cashier counters throughout the park. With the seamless purchasing experience, there’s even more time for fun on the water slides.

Rabbit LINE Pay, the mobile payment platform, also allows customers to purchase tickets, food and merchandise in advance through Cartoon Network Amazone on LINE GIFTSHOP. Customers will get fast pass tickets using e-coupon to check in at the turnstile, get special discounts and can also manage their costs to maximize a splash-tastic day.

The cashless system minimizes fraud and theft-related risks of carrying cash and credit cards, as well as eliminating the need to queue at top-up counters. Customers simply registers their credit card or bank account with Rabbit LINE Pay. Once done, they can use their mobile phone to scan the QR codes at the gate turnstile, retail, cabana rental and dining outlets.

Liakat Dhanji, CEO, Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, said: “We are thrilled to be pioneering the world’s first collaboration between Cartoon Network and Rabbit LINE Pay to provide a fast, seamless mobile payment experience. From purchasing tickets to shopping at our retail store, our guests will be able to enjoy an entire day at the waterpark totally cashless. We are excited to set a new benchmark in the industry as the first waterpark in the world to offer such convenience to its guests.”

Clement Schwebig, CFO and SVP of Licensing at Turner Asia Pacific, the company that operates Cartoon Network, added: “Since the very beginning, Cartoon Network Amazone has always been a leader in waterpark innovations. Turner is all about fan-centric experiences and this a great example of putting our customers first.”

Comment from Suraj Pluegboonyachai, Head of Business Development, Rabbit LINE Pay: “Rabbit LINE Pay is the first mobile payment platform providing the total cashless experience to customers starting from the entrance to various store fronts within the water themed park. Not only would we expand customer base to family generation but also leverage digital payment experience for customers. We are committed to develop seamless and better service to serve all customers’ daily lifestyle.”

Quote from Suladda Sarutilavan, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Office: “On behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, I am excited and supportive of the initiative between Cartoon Network Amazone and Rabbit LINE pay. By creating this innovative smartphone enabled cashless payment platform, it sets a new standard for consumer convenience and the attractions industry. As more foreign and local visitors travel to the Eastern Seaboard Zone, this collaboration fits in with the mandate of the EEC to promote Thailand as a high technology hub for all travelers.”

https://www.cartoonnetworkamazone.com/

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https://line.me/th/pay/howto

Cartoon Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of The Powerpuff Girls Animated Series

Cartoon Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of The Powerpuff Girls Animated Series

Cartoon Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of The Powerpuff Girls Animated Series

This year, Cartoon Network will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Powerpuff Girls, the full series premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on 18th November 1998, the show eventually became one of Cartoon Network’s most iconic animated series appealing to both girls and boys all over the world. The animated series followed the daily-lives of three unlikely superheroes, three kindergarten-aged (school-aged in the 2016 reboot) girls named Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, it’s their duty to save Townsville and the world from destruction before bedtime while still trying to live a normal childhood. The 20th anniversary celebrations will begin next month with the global rollout of new episodes, events and products that will continue into 2019. As seen in the Cartoon Network USA 2018 preview video, Bliss will also be returning to the show this year.

The original series was created by Craig McCracken who later created another Cartoon Network hit Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, for the rebooted series which launched in 2016, Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle serve as executive producers.

In 2017, The Powerpuff Girls won a “Best National Family Series” Gracie Award. The Gracie Awards recognises high-quality programming created by women, for women and about women in media and entertainment. The graphical assets from the animated series have been utilised in Cartoon Network’s commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education, including Google’s Made with Code GIF and the Scratch programming language developed by MIT Media Lab.

Throughout the entire history of the show, The Powerpuff Girls has amassed more than $2.5 billion in retail sales, makes it one of Cartoon Network’s most successful licensed brands of all time. with a total of 150 partners including toy manufacturers, clothing retailers, book publishers and even theme parks. Partners for The Powerpuff Girls brand include: designer Jeremy Scott and Moschino on a global fashion collaboration that was launched in 2016, Hot Topic, C&A, Miniso, El Corte Ingles, Reserved, TVOE, Fyodor Golan, Saucette, Bizuu, Peripera and 7.Modifier, Spin Master, McDonalds, Ferrero, Cold Stone Creamery, IMG Worlds of Adventure, The Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, Live Nation, Hachette and many more.

From The Turner UK Press Release: The Powerpuff Girls Celebrate 20 Years of Saving the World Before Bedtime

Cartoon Network announced today that The Powerpuff Girls will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. As the original harbingers of girl power, the iconic brand has been an inspiration to generations of girls and young women since its initial launch in November 1998. The celebration will begin in February with the global rollout of new episodes, events and products that will continue into 2019. Fourth sister Bliss will also return throughout the year.

From the moment they started to save the world before bedtime, these three superhero sisters, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, became more than characters on a show, but a global phenomenon with a message of empowerment that continues to resonate today with the reimagined series that debuted in 2016.

The Powerpuff Girls won a 2017 Gracie Award in the “Family Series – National” category, recognizing high-quality programming for girls and women. The series has also played an important part in Cartoon Network’s overall commitment to STEAM education by inspiring children to learn coding with special episodes and programs including Google’s Made with Code GIF: The Powerpuff Girls and Scratch from the MIT Media lab.

With more than $2.5 billion in retail sales generated since its original debut, The Powerpuff Girls is one of the most enduring and top-grossing Cartoon Network brands of all time. Over the years, Cartoon Network has teamed with a roster of more than 150 global licensing partners across toys, apparel, publishing and themed entertainment, among others. Those partners have included: designer Jeremy Scott and Moschino on a global fashion collaboration that was launched in 2016, Hot Topic, C & A Department Store, Miniso, El Corte Ingles, Reserved, TVOE, Fyodor Golan, Saucette, Bizuu, Peripera, 7.Modifier, Spin Master, McDonalds, Ferrero, Cold Stone Creamery, IMG Worlds, Cartoon Network Amazone, Live Nation, Hachette and many more.

The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings serving as executive producer and Bob Boyle as co-executive producer. The initial run of The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, premiered in 1998 and earned two Emmy Awards along with five nominations and other countless honors and accolades.

Catch The Powerpuff Girls weekdays at 11:30am on Cartoon Network in the UK.

http://powerpuffgirls.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/