Must visit Water Parks in Thailand
Are you bored of your daily routine? Are you looking to have an exciting holiday, a day filled with slipping, falling down a slide & rolling in the ground and become kind of an aquatic creature for an entire day. This list of the best water parks in Thailand will give you the opportunity to enjoy a wet and wild time with your children while on holiday in the kingdom of Thailand. With an average yearly temperature of 28°C, Thailand is pretty hot, and water parks offer a pleasant way to chill and cool down while having fun in water slides, toboggans, inner tubes, and lazy rivers. From Bangkok to Pattaya, and from Hua Hin to Phuket, the biggest water parks are located in or near the prime holiday destinations in Thailand. Browse through our list of the most popular water parks in Thailand – it may give you another reason to pick a certain destination for your next holiday.
Ramayana waterpark :
Thailand’s biggest, best, most exhilarating water park…and so much more. Try the thrills and spills of awesome water rides – some totally unique – that vary from screams to gentle swings, 2 dedicated kids zones, a record big double wave pool, an amazing ride in the lazy river with mystical caves, geysers and bubbles, relaxation and activity pools and so many things to do.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Address: 9 Moo 7, 7km off Sukhumvit Road, Na Jomtien
Tel: +66 (0)3 825 1133
Black mountain waterpark :
Black Mountain Water Park offers a fun-filled day for families and anyone needing a big splash. The park features nine different water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, beach pool, kids’ pool, and more – all set on a vast mountain-hugged landscape fronting a main-made lake just 10km north of Hua Hin. Owned and managed by the same people behind the Black Mountain Golf Course, the water park is the latest attraction in the group’s portfolio. It’s located opposite the golf course, on a local road that passes through Wat Huay Mongkol and Baan Silapin.
Most of the park is open spaces, with little pockets of trees and greenery dotting the landscape. The nine water slides are grouped together, so you don’t have to walk very far to try them all. Some are built for speed, with long, narrow tubes that plunge straight down or in successions to the pool below, while others go round in circles before spitting you out in one big splash. From the water slides, you get to the slide pool and lazy pool. Ride an inner tube, or just float, and simply go with the flow. The swim-up pool bar is ideal for quenching your thirst, while the spa pool and fountain pool offer a little break from all the adrenalin-packed activities. The wave pool sends out huge waves every 20 minutes, and the beach pool is, well, like a natural beachfront
Some tips …
Upon entering, you will get a mini waterproof bag and an electro-magnetic bracelet which is your locker key. Other facilities include a restaurant serving Asian and Western fare, a souvenir shop and first aid room. It’s a good idea to arrive in the morning to avoid the midday sun. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen to protect yourself. Also remember to take a break and drink lots of liquid.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:00
Location: About 10km from Hua Hin. From Hua Hin Soi 56, take the road that winds around the back of the Hua Hin Railway Station and follow the signs.
Tel: +66 (0)90 446 6129
Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark :
Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark near Pattaya is larger and more spectacular than anything of its kind in Thailand, with 30 state-of-the-art water rides and slides and other attractions including Disneyworld-style mascots, entertainment shows, a food court with many regional food types and all-round aquatic fun for the whole family. The park is logiclly split into sections catering to smaller children and teens and fully-grown children with families of their own. Located on Sukhumvit Road about 20 minutes drive from Pattaya Beach, there are 10 entertainment zones, featuring characters such as Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Gumball, Darwin and others from popular shows on Cartoon Network. There is enough to do to keep the whole family occupied for an entire day, including the Surfarena (a flowrider which recreates a perfect breaking wave for surfing) and Mega Wave (which simulates the more gentle waves of the nearby sea, only without the riptides, jellyfish and hidden rocks).
The Cartoonival area will particularly appeal to younger family members and is wetter than Songkran, having over 150 slides, fountains, tubes and other water features. The Omniverse, meanwhile, will especially appeal to the adventurous with its fast water roller coasters featuring freefalls, loops and surprising g-forces. The Adventure Zone includes the remarkable Banana Spin ride, which starts with an enclosed high-speed tube before throwing you into what amounts to a giant plug hole! All rides are designed for safety and are under constant supervision. To really get your heart racing, there is a capsule ride with a false bottom which flips down at the push of a button dropping you at great speed, screaming with a mixture of excitment and fear. You can break up your day at Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark by visiting Foodville, an open-air but under cover food court which has local and international dishes including Japanese, Korean, Indian, American and Italian cuisines. The food is a little over-priced but in line with other theme parks and water parks in Thailand. A nice touch to Cartoon Network Pattaya water park is the waterproof credit band which can be loaded up with cash at the start of the day and used to purchase drinks and snacks throughout the day. If you don’t fancy immediately getting back into the water after indulging in these culinary delights, there are plenty of sun loungers set around the pools and rides to relax in the sun on. The live shows, which begin in the evening to bring the day’s fun to a close, feature acrobatics, exciting stunts, digital light displays and cartoon characters in grand action sequences.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Address: 888 Sukhumvit Road, Na Jomtien
Tel: +66 (0)3 823 7707
Splash Jungle Waterpark :
Splash Jungle Water Park in Mai Khao Beach is unrivalled in southern Thailand when it comes to wet and wild thrills. A great day out, particularly for children, it is home to 12 exhilarating water slides, rides and attractions, with professional lifeguards on standby to make sure that you have fun and safe time.
Located close by Phuket International Airport and a part of the Grand West Sands Villa Phuket , guests of the hotel get to enjoy all of the fun in the sun for reduced price. The ticket prices for outside guests are not too high, meaning that everyone can enjoy the fast-paced thrills and the more easy-going attractions, as well as great food and drinks in the first-class facilities.
A very popular ride is the heart-stopping Boomerango on which riders in an inner-tube start with a steep drop down then are propelled high up a vertical wall. Then the reversed free fall accelerates riders over a 15-metre high transition bump and finally into a splashdown pool. The Superbowl ride starts with a drop through an Aqua Tube, then riders are launched into the Superbowl and kept high on the wall for several turns by centrifugal force, eventually ending in a spashdown pool. You’ll also find adequate facilities such as the Kids Aquarium, Kids Slide Pool and multiple water slides of varying heights and speeds for the little ones at Splash Jungle and it’s good to know that children under five have free entry. Entry for those over that age starts at 700 baht per person for ages 5 to 12 (under 5s enter for free) and 1,450 baht per person over 12. The ticket price includes use of a secure locker for your belongings.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Address: Centara Grand West Sands Resort, 65 Moo 4, Mai Khao
Tel: +66 (0)7 637 2111
Dreamworld Waterpark :
Dream World Bangkok – A visit to Dream World theme park is a fun-filled, entertaining day out where, as the name suggests, children’s fantasies become realities: they can sleigh or make snow angels in Snow Land, ride a rollercoaster up Space Mountain, and meet Cinderella and Pocahontas all in one day. While Dream World’s high-octane rides might not measure up to the best of American or Japanese theme parks’, the sights and attractions for smaller children are excellent and ensure an exciting family day out and a lot of memorable photographs. Although it’s not actually located in Bangkok, Dream World is only a short ride up the motorway, past Don Muang, the old international airport. Tickets cost 650baht for entrance and unlimited rides, although this excludes Snow Town which costs 150baht extra. If you book a day tour everything is included.
The entrance to the park sets the scene for the fantastical experience to come: friendly, green aliens laughing beneath medieval castle walls. It makes no sense but children love it! If you have ever visited a Western theme park you will recognise many of the same features: cheerful music piped throughout the park, swathes of manicured gardens, flowers and water features, and a plenty of maps dotted here and there to help you navigate your way around. The park is split into four sections but just strolling around will take you through every section. The more hair-raising rides include old favourites like Space Mountain, a roller coaster which zips along through the pitch darkness, and the Viking ship. However, the top rides in the park are undoubtedly the iconic Sky Coaster, a fairly modern roller coaster that twists and rolls as passenger’s feet dangle freely from their securely harnessed seat, and Super Splash, which is sure to give riders a refreshing shower whether they want it or not. Beyond these, the options available to teenagers are fairly limited but still ensure screams and howls keep ringing throughout the park.
Besides the rides, there are so many things of interest dotted around the park: a fallen colossus half buried in the ground makes for a great group photograph, and a love garden (so called because it is dedicated to all things romantic) is always popular for couples to stroll through hand-in-hand and take a picture of their special date. Photographers will rarely have the chance to put their camera away with so many character-cut-out amusements, you know, the ones that have a hole cut out through which you put your face: in one day you can be Superman, James Bond, a princess and a vampire! The food on offer is a definitely child orientated – popular American style fast-food, candy floss, and ice creams are on offer throughout the park from many booths, along with more nutritious Thai favourites like som-tam and pad-Thai, all at much lower prices than you’d find in European theme parks. Another option is to book a day tour which includes a buffet lunch as this food is of a higher standard.
There are several shows taking place throughout the day such as the Animal Show and the Stunt Show, which are entertaining without being spectacular, and, in the afternoon, there is a parade along the thoroughfares of the park. This is one of the highlights of a day at Dream World and should not be missed. There is an endless stream of famous characters, cute mascots and performing clowns who dance and wave their way around to the delight of kids and parents. The majority of the visitors are tourists but numbers swell during the weekend when many more local Thais visit the park. As such, it is recommended to visit during the week, although even on Saturday, queues for the most popular rides rarely last for more than ten minutes. A visit to Dream World is an exciting day out for children, and with enough to keep the teens and adults entertained you can guarantee it will memorable holiday highlight for everyone.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 daily, until 19:00 on holidays
Location: 10 minutes north of Don Muang Airport at KM. Stone 7 on Rangsit-Ongkharak Road. By air-con bus, take No. 538 Victory Monument – Don Muang – Rachamonkolk or No. 523 (Mochit – Kasetsart University)
Tel: +66 (0)2 533 1152