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.”

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Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Chooses Winner For Powerpuff Girls Fashion Competition In Taiwan

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Chooses Winner For Powerpuff Girls Fashion Competition In Taiwan

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Chooses Winner For Powerpuff Girls Fashion Competition In Taiwan

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific and Taiwan-based retailer RockCoco has chosen a winner in a fashion competition which was held in Taipei, Taiwan. The special event was the finale of the Project X Fashion design competition, which was a campaign that was started by Cartoon Network in June this year. For the campaign, fans designed and submitted their ideas for clothing inspired by Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls.

The competition entries received a total of 45,000 votes, 10 finalists got to show off their designs in the Project X Fashion Show. Judges then chose the winner of the competition and Eli Lin won the competition with a cartoon-strip style design. The winning design’s vest has bright colours representing The Powerpuff Girls’ youth and vitality and the trousers were inspired by the show’s villains including Mojo Jojo. Eli’s design will be featured alongside RockCoco’s “Girl Power” collection for Autumn/Winter 2017 and will be sold as a limited-edition piece across the Greater China region.

The Powerpuff Girls Winning Design
Eli Lin’s Winning Powerpuff Girls Clothes Design

Lately, there has been a lot of Powerpuff Girls related events happening in Taiwan, a two-month Powerpuff Girls interactive exhibition was held in National Taiwan Science Education Centre in Taipei. There’s also a Powerpuff Girls themed pop-up store selling bespoke merchandise that has travelled from Taipei to Taichung, and a pop-up café has been operating at Eslite Xinyi in downtown Taipei since July this year.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: The Powerpuff Girls Inspire Taiwan Fashion Designers: Cartoon Network and retailer RockCoco select winner in Project X event; design to be sold across Greater China.

Turner’s Cartoon Network and retailer RockCoco have selected a winner in a fashion competition staged recently in Taipei.

The event marked the finale of the Project X Fashion design competition, a Cartoon Network campaign that began back in June by asking fans to design and submit ideas and sketches for garments inspired by the global hit animation The Powerpuff Girls.

The entries received an impressive 45,000 votes with 10 finalists showing off their designs in the Project X Fashion Show. Judges then picked the winner – Eli Lin, who took a cartoon-strip approach for her design.

“The Powerpuff Girls is a cartoon I have been watching since I was very young and I’m really happy to win,” Eli said. Her design will now be unveiled alongside RockCoco’s “Girl Power” collection for Autumn/Winter 2017 and will be sold as a limited-edition piece across the Greater China region.

Clement Schwebig, Turner’s head of licensing for Asia Pacific, commented on the event saying: “The strength of The Powerpuff Girls brand has never been stronger and RockCoco’s designs for the upcoming season look awesome. The trio of Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup – created using Chemical X – have providing amazing inspiration for this competition and the winner should be commended on her use of Cartoon Network’s colourful world of characters.”

This has been a busy summer for the Girls on the island. A two-month interactive exhibition, where fans explored the world of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, was held in National Taiwan Science Education Centre in Taipei. A themed pop-up store selling bespoke Powerpuff Girls merchandise has also travelled from Taipei to Taichung, and a pop-up café has been operating at Eslite Xinyi in downtown Taipei since July.

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Cartoon Network Amazone Named As One Of The Top Ten Waterparks In Asia By TripAdvisor

Cartoon Network Amazone Named As One Of The Top Ten Waterparks In Asia By TripAdvisor

Cartoon Network Amazone Named As One Of The Top Ten Waterparks In Asia By TripAdvisor

Travel review and comparison website – TripAdvisor has named Cartoon Network Amazone as one of the best waterparks in Asia, as revealed in TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers Choice Awards. The Cartoon Network and rainforest themed waterpark located in the Bang Saray Beach district near Pattaya, Thailand was also recognised by TripAdvisor in their “Top 10 Asia’s Must See Attractions in 2017” category. Cartoon Network Amazone also won a Best Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association in 2014 and the park has been featured in movies and TV advertisements and has hosted music festivals, weddings and also the Miss China Universe 2017 semi-finals.

Cartoon Network Amazone is the only Cartoon Network themed water park in the world and features a wide range of fun water-based rides and attractions, including the Ben 10 Omnitrix waterslide which is the only waterslide in the world to feature a fully-enclosed dome, the Ben 10 themed Humungaslide is the first fully monster-themed waterslide in the world and features a 51 degree vertical drop. The Adventure Time slide – Jake Jump, features a steep vertical drop and the Johnny Bravo/My Gym Partner’s a Monkey Banana Bowl slide features a “banana bowl” where riders spin round several times until they reach the drop at the bottom. Many people who visited Cartoon Network Amazone have given the waterpark positive reviews on TripAdvisor, commenting on the fun rides, helpful staff, the facilities at the surfing arena, meeting Cartoon Network characters such as The Powerpuff Girls and the high level of safety at the park.

Cartoon Network Amazone officially opened on 3rd October 2014, with a soft-opening on 31st July 2014. The first ever post on this blog (1st August 2014) was about the Cartoon Network Amazone water park.

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From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: TripAdvisor Names Cartoon Network Amazone One Of The Top Waterparks In Asia: Also Named In Asia’s Top-10, Must-See Attraction List

Cartoon Network Amazone has been named one of the top waterparks in Asia, as revealed by the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2017.

The awards were given out based on millions of traveler reviews with Cartoon Network Amazone’s report exposing the impressive volume of photos and videos taken and uploaded by its guests over the last year.

Mr. Liakat Dhanji, Chairman & CEO of Cartoon Network Amazone, said: “We are all so very proud that this excellent ranking by TripAdvisor showcases our park’s Asia standing and we especially thank all our hundreds of thousands of guests that we have welcomed since we opened. Being recognized by TripAdvisor confirms that our fans love sharing their experiences and the information we learn from guest reviews just drives us to keep on improving and deliver the best experience for them.”

The park already has the distinction as the only waterpark in TripAdvisor’s “Top 10 Asia’s Must See Attractions in 2017” category. It also won the 2014 Best Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association and has been featured in movies, TV commercials, music festivals, weddings and was most recently chosen to host the Miss China Universe 2017 semi-finals. It is the first park of its kind anywhere in the world that uses the iconic characters from Turner’s Cartoon Network.

Clement Schwebig, Turner Asia Pacific’s CFO and SVP of Business Development, Licensing and China, added: “The Cartoon Network Amazone team fully deserves this award. This waterpark is truly one of the best in Asia and it’s fantastic that TripAdvisor, a trusted source for the best travel destinations with its fun-loving community of travelers, agrees.”

Located in the beautiful Bang Saray Beach district and only 20 minutes from Pattaya City, Cartoon Network Amazone has iconic, one-of-a-kind attractions paying homage to its toon heroes such as Ben 10’s Humungaslide, Jake’s Jump, Johnny Bravo’s Banana Bowl Spin, Alien Attack Super speed water slide and the world’s largest spherical family raft ride inspired by Ben 10’s Omnitrix.

Cartoon Network Amazone has a rapidly growing international fanbase on social media with over 400,000 Facebook fans, with some guests’ YouTube videos reaching over 8 million views.

Examples of Cartoon Network Amazone Feedback on TripAdvisor;

Below are the top reasons that TripAdvisor guests love their experience at Cartoon Network Amazone:

1. Cartoon Network Amazone is home to the most beloved toon heroes. They get to meet their on air cartoons up close and personal – the only place in the world they can do this 365 days a year

“This fantastic theme park has state-of-the-art facilities, fully equipped with world class water sliders and other fun stations, very friendly and professional staffs with warm welcome, surrounded with Cartoon Networks’ characters which my kids fallen in love with, very cute parades and shows. As for me, the most important is the safety of the park since I come with 2 kids, I found out that everything here meet global standard and beyond, every stations have staffs and lifeguards to look after all of the customers, that made me feel very safe for my family. So this is the must see and the most amazing place to visit in Pattaya and in Thailand and I will definitely bring my family back again.” – TripAdvisor Reviewer.

2. One-of-a-kind attraction. The park has over 20 different attractions, live shows fun filled activities and has sweeping views of the ocean

“We visited Cartoon Network Amazone on the first week of June 2017, and my husband and I had a lot of fun! It was a good mix of simple slides and dare-devil ones, you can choose depending on your appetite for adventure. 🙂 A lot of photo opportunities too at the park itself and with the appearance of cartoon network celebrities. . Would definitely recommend this to anyone as it definitely has something for everyone – young and young at heart!” – TripAdvisor Reviewer

3. Cartoon Network Amazone’s friendly staff

I love Cartoon Network since I was a kid and now I can express myself and have fun at the waterpark!
The place is big, clean and so colorful! The slides are extremely exciting and I tried most of the slides at least 2 times. My favorites is the Riptide Rapids and Cartoonival. The food at Foodville has a good variety with good Thai food choices…”

“…The service there was good, especially from the lifeguards. I was a bit lost once and they was a lifeguard came to me and offer to help. The highlight of the day I was there were the mascot! The shows they put there are very fun and energetic, I really like the flashmob dance where the dancers or lifeguards? dancing and interactive with visitors! Thumbs-up and I will be back again! “- TripAdvisor Reviewer

4. Cartoon Network Amazone’s Surf Arena

“We visited with our 12 and 10 year old children and had the best day of our holiday. There are a variety of slides each more thrilling than the other, especially Goop Loop … I had to do it twice! My children loved Alien Attack and went on it repeatedly. The staff are very friendly and we liked their attention to safety for all rides, e.g. they had systems in place to make sure each person was off the slide before the next went on. The surf ride (Surf Arena) was really impressive and something we have never seen before in a water park. The food court had a lot of variety and tasty food. My children enjoyed seeing The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter and Johnny Bravo. It’s an easy place to spend the day with lots of seating around. Even though the park has a children’s theme (Cartoon Network) the rides are exciting for adults too. There is a separate area with more gentle slides for younger children. My daughter and I had a great massage there … We want to come back to Pattaya on holiday just for the water park!” – TripAdvisor Reviewer

5. Cartoon Network’s Live Shows and Guests Activities

“Went to this place with a friend with his son and expecting this is a kids playground but I was wrong. This theme waterpark is for adults too. Great rides and slides entertained by Cartoon Network shows and performance. Lifeguards everywhere, safety is priority. Food are great with so many choices but I like the Thai cuisine. Love the store with many merchandising and oh, the spa! Had a relaxing foot and back massage after took a free surfing lesson! This place opens till 7 and they have fire show and cool lights at late afternoon.” – TripAdvisor Reviewer

About Cartoon Network Amazone

Cartoon Network Amazone is Cartoon Network’s first and only fully-branded waterpark. Located in Bang Saray, 15 kilometres south of Pattaya on the Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, the development comprises 10 themed entertainment zones each one offering an array of exhilarating water coasters and attractions. The waterpark also features captivating live and multimedia entertainment that incorporates the latest in interactive technology – bringing fans of Cartoon Network closer to their favorite characters than ever before. Cartoon Network Amazone takes its theme from the lush Amazon Rainforest while infusing the world’s most popular animated series and cartoon heroes including Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and The Amazing World of Gumball. Cartoon Network Amazone is developed by Thailand-based attractions developer Amazon Falls Co. Ltd. under license from Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.

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