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The world’s first Car­toon Net­work–themed water­park will be con­structed on Thailand’s east coast in Bang Saray, near Pat­taya, Turner Broad­cast­ing Sys­tem, Asia Pacific announced Tuesday.

Car­toon Net­work Ama­zone, expected to open in 2013, will use an Ama­zon Rain­for­est theme while “infus­ing” the park with the company’s most pop­u­lar car­toons and char­ac­ters, such as Ben 10, The Pow­er­puff Girls, Johnny Bravo and The Amaz­ing World of Gumball.

The water­park will fea­ture a num­ber of rides suit­able for every­one, from thrill-seekers to the less adven­tur­ous. Car­toon Net­work say these will include sig­na­ture rides such as a huge wave pool suit­able for fam­i­lies, an adven­ture river, speed slides, raft rac­ing and a large water-play “fortress” for kids, which will be one of the biggest in the world.

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 of 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.”

Car­toon Net­work Ama­zone is already into the first phase of its devel­op­ment and is being con­structed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ama­zon Falls Co. Ltd, a lead­ing devel­oper of attrac­tions and resorts in Thailand.

It is thought that, once fin­ished, the water­park will cover 14 acres of land and will be just 15 min­utes from Pat­taya Beach City; the attrac­tion is hop­ing to attract around 800,000 guests per year when it’s fully up and running.

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,” said Liakat Dhanji, chair­man of Ama­zon Falls Co. Ltd.

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.”

Atchaka Sri­bun­ruang, secretary-general of the Thai­land Board of Invest­ment, added, “Apart from offer­ing sub­stan­tial for­eign invest­ment, Car­toon Net­work Ama­zone will cre­ate numer­ous train­ing and employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for Thai peo­ple on all pro­fes­sional and skill lev­els and cre­ate many jobs both directly and indi­rectly for the local economy.

Our famous tourism mar­ket offers some of the most excit­ing and exotic attrac­tions in the world and we are con­fi­dent that Car­toon Net­work Ama­zone will be a pre­miere fam­ily des­ti­na­tion for all ages. The Thai­land Board of Invest­ment is very sup­port­ive of this project and will offer as much assis­tance as required.”

Bang Saray, where the water­park will be located, is a charm­ing fish­ing port just 16 kilo­me­ters from Pat­taya. The province attracts more than five mil­lion tourists per year and is one of the most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions in Thailand.

Last year, Pat­taya was voted “Golf Des­ti­na­tion of the Year 2012 for Aus­trala­sia and Asia” by IAGTO.

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