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Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark (Pattaya, Thailand) – Visiting with Young Kids
February 7, 2017

Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark - Pattaya, Thailand - Tips for visiting with Kids - Bumble Bee Mum

If I told you that Cartoon Network has a trademarked water theme park somewhere in the world, even if I gave you 10 guesses, I bet few of you would have guessed that it was in Thailand? And even if I told you it was in Thailand, you would never have guessed Pattaya, would you?

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Don’t ask me why Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark was in Pattaya.  I have no idea why.  But I’m not complaining, since Pattaya is a mere 2 hours flight from Singapore.   AirAsia operates direct flights between Singapore and Pattaya.

Since we were flying into Bangkok instead, we arranged for a private transfer from Bangkok Airport to Pattaya from Klook Travel. We also got our Thailand SIM card from them as it was super convenient to get them both together upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

It is possible to visit Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark as a day trip from Bangkok as well.  For a hassle-free day trip, you can book a round-trip transfer from Bangkok to Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark from Klook Travel.

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Having visited numerous waterparks with the kids, the truth is that waterparks are usually not the most well-catered for young children.  Most large water slides at waterparks have minimum age / height / weight limits that chances are your young kids are not going to meet.   So if you think about it in terms of the number of rides your kids can play versus the price of admission, you would probably deem bringing young kids to waterparks a waste of money.

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However, when we were in Pattaya,  Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark was the first place I put down in our itinerary. Simply because it was CARTOON NETWORK.  The boys have watched enough We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball to be familiar with Cartoon Network characters.  And I grew up watching Powerpuff Girls.  So I wasn’t really there for the water slides, just like I didn’t go Tokyo Disneyland purely for rides.  I was there for shows, meet-and-greets and the atmosphere.

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I brought a nifty waterproof casing for my handphone and carried my phone everywhere with me while I was at Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark – so that I wouldn’t miss a single photo opportunity with Cartoon Network characters at the park.  And I didn’t.

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But alas, the hard disk drive on which I stored all my photos died on me. And despite running a data recovery software, I only recovered a handfull of my photos and videos.  I wanna cry can??? My photos with Powerpuff Girls – GONE! And the video of my first successful flowrider attempt – GONE! Nobody is going to be believe that psycho-motor-moron me succeeded at flowriding without my video evidence!

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At least the videos on our underwater camera were all intact.  So before I launch into an extremely wordy post about visiting Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark with kids, here’s a video of almost-6-years-old-and-above-120-cm MF having a total blast on all the huge slides and tube rides that he qualified to ride on!

Cartoonival

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If you’re visiting Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark with kids, you would probably be hanging around Cartoonival for most of your time.  While you can say Cartoonival is the ‘kids play area’ of the waterpark, the slides here were on par with the bigger slides you find outside of kids areas in other waterparks!

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I was amazed by how the numerous slides intertwined each other at Cartoonival.  So without having to run all over a large waterpark to try out various slides, they have managed to compact all the slides into one small area!  Less running around the park = more fun on the slides!

Shows & Character Meet-and-Greet

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There were numerous shows and meet-and-greet sessions throughout the day when I was there.   As an example, the schedule for the day we were there was as follows:

1000  Photo-Op with Princess Bubblegum, Finn & Jake
1040  Photo-Op with Dexter & Dee Dee
1040  Photo-Op with Gunter
1120  Show by Marceline the Vampire Queen
1130  Photo-Op with Ben10
1200  Show by Gumball & Darwin
1320  Show by Princess BBG
1410  Show by Powerpull Girls
1450  Show by Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
1530  Show by We Bare Bears
1610  Christmas Celebration Show
1700  Adventure Time Christmas Show
1730  Flowrider Show
1750  Photo-Op with Mojo Jojo
1800  Show by Ben10
1810  Photo-Op with Chowder
1840  Polynesian Show

For the photo ops, do bring along your own camera.  The staff would be happy to take photos for you using your own camera.  No need to worry about having to buy expensive souvenir photos!

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Note that the shows are very short.  They will just dance along to one song, after which the characters will hang around for photos.  So I recommend that you be at the show venue 5 minutes before the stipulated show-time.  If you’re just a weeee bit late, you may find the show has ended by the time you get here.

For e.g. my 3 year-old decided he wanted to go to the toilet right before the Powerpuff Girls show started (why do kids always do that?? WHY???), and by the time we got back from the toilet, the show had ended!  We did make it in time for the after-show photo session though – not that it mattered now that my hard disk drive died.

Anyway the shows and photo-ops provided a lot of entertainment for the 3 year-old who was too short / too young / too timid for most of the water slides.

Wave Pool

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The wave pool at Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark was pretty deep and the waves were quite strong – which MF found totally fun.  Life jackets were provided so please ensure that your kids are properly fitted with one if you want to take them to the deeper section of the wave pool.

One thing I noticed about the tubes here was that some of them had covered holes.  Okay, I took a photo of it to show you but the photo is gone, so I’m going to TRY to describe with my gibberish language what I’m talking about.  You know normal tubes are like a donut? Empty in the middle? And if you have tried to put a young kid on one, chances are they will fall right through the center? Yah?

Some of the tubes at Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark were covered at the bottom of the holes.  So when you put your kid on top, they can sit comfortably on the cover and you won’t need to worry about them falling through.  Geddit? Yup, so try to find one of those tubes if you’re there with young children.

Can I also say that I was totally amused by the Powerpuff Girls tube?

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Lazy Pool

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Lazy Pool is a mandatory attraction at all waterparks.  Because after climbing like a thousands steps to get up to the various slides, all you wanna do is laze around.  At the lazy pool, young children can share a double-tube with a parent.

Surf Arena

Image Source: Klook Travel

I have to admit I’m quite a coward when it comes to big slides and rides.  So for me, the highlight of Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark was the Flowrider!

If you go to Wave House at Sentosa, 1 hour on the Flowrider cost SGD35 (weekday) / SGD40 (weekend).  But at Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, you can try the Flowrider UNLIMITED times throughout the day at no extra charge! Mad awesome!

Not to worry if you have never surfed or tried the Flowrider before.  There are instructors present to guide you along.  You can choose to try the bodyboard or standing.  I was quite proud of myself that I succeeded in catching a wave on my first attempt on the bodyboard.

There was a minimum height limit of 120cm for the Surf Arena.  And somehow the height measurement chart at the Surf Area was slightly higher than the rest of the waterpark?? Because MF could take the rides that required a minimum height of 120cm, but they didn’t let him pass for the surf arena.  Oh well…

Adventure Zone

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There were a number of big rides available at the Adventure Zone of Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark with minimum height requirements of 120 or 130cm.  You can refer to Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark’s attraction page for the list of rides and height requirements.

MF (who just passed 120cm) managed to go for the following rides when accompanied by a parent:

> Alien Attack
> Banana Spin
> Jake Jump

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Dining

Ugh.. I’m so upset that all my food photos are gone.  But okay.  Basically at Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, there was a food court called Foodville.  I didn’t dine there though.

During lunch time, a little ‘street market‘ was set up near the entrance and we grabbed some kebab and fried potato snack from there. I thought it was more fun to grab food from a ‘street market’ than to eat at a food court.

Also, as I mentioned, I was at the waterpark mainly for the shows.  Most of the shows happened at the area called Toon Square.  And there was this bar right beside Toon Square.  So we hung out there quite a bit too, munching on nuggets, fries and pizza.  The nuggets were super yummy – we had second round for it coz it was so good!  After 5pm, drinks were 1-for-1.

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And what’s a themed park visit without themed cafe right?  To complete your visit to Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, you have to visit Dexter’s Ice Lab.  It is an ice-creamery decked out to resemble Dexter’s Laboratory.  Super cool! And the kids absolutely loved the ice-cream and milkshare there.

Souvenir Store

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Over at the souvenir store, you have to bring your kids to check out the Toon Machine.  It’s like a UFO-catcher machine with a HUGE twist.  The kids can go onto the swing inside the Toon Machine and get swung around to grab a toy from the pool of toys below! At least that’s what I think the machine does from the looks of it.  The Toon Machine was under maintenance when we were there so we didn’t get to try it out.  *SOBZ*

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Practical Information:

Electronic lockers were available for rent at:

> 180 bath for 4 hours or less
> 300 bath for whole day  (270 baht if you book through Klook)

The electronic locker can be opened and closed unlimited number of times throughout the rental duration.

Each visitor will be given a wristband which you can charge all your purchases and rentals to while at the waterpark.  It works on debit rather than credit.  i.e. You need to top-up money to be stored inside your wristband before you can pay for things.  When you leave the park, you can cash-out the balance left in the wristband.

You need to bring your own towels and toiletries.  If you did not bring, you can purchase toiletries from the counter outside the toilet.  As for towels, it cost 100 baht to rent one.

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Cabanas were available for rent at 2000 baht per day (1800 baht if you book through Klook).   If you are visiting with young children, I recommend that you pick one of the cabanas that are right in front of Cartoonival, near to the toilets.

Discounted tickets to Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark

Usual admission fee for non-Thai residents to Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark (1 Day Ticket) is as follows:

Adult (age 13 to 64) : 1290 baht
Child (age 3 to 12) : 990 baht
Senior (age 65 and above) : 990 bath

However, you can get discounted tickets to Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark from Klook Travel at the following price:

Adult (age 13 to 64) : 1032 baht
Child (age 3 to 12) : 792 baht
Senior (age 65 and above) : 792 baht

On top of that, you can also get add-ons like locker rental, transfers, food vouchers, cabana rental and spas from Klook at discounted rates! I highly recommend getting the locker rental and food voucher from them as these are things you would definitely need.

Locker Rental 300 baht 270 baht
Transfer 400 baht 300 baht
Food Voucher 500 baht 400 baht
Spa 600 baht 540 baht
Cabana Rental 2000 baht 1800 baht

Key in promo code BUMBLE10 to get SGD10 off minimum purchase of SGD120 on Klook!
(Promo code valid till 31 Dec 2017 only.)

Information on Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark:

Address: 888 Moo 8 Najomtien, Chonburi, Thailand 20250
(888 หมู่ 8 อ.นาจอมเทียน จ.ชลบุรี 20250 ประเทศไทย)

Getting There: 20 minutes drive / taxi ride from central Pattaya

Map: Click here for Google map location

Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram | Twitter

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28 Comments

  • Lolo says:

    Wow looks like a lot of fun! #CityTripping

  • Wherejogoes says:

    Thanks so much for the comprehensive guide. I remember the powerpuff girls LOL! The waterpark looks amazing its obviously a must for anyone in Pattaya the surf rider looks awesome I know my kids would love it.
    thanks for the pin and for sharing with #citytripping

    • bumblebeemum says:

      The surf rider is very awesome indeed. We saw some very young local boys there and they were so good at it!! I guess they had an annual pass and have been practicing there regularly. After my older boy watched them, he kept wanting to try it, but they insisted he didn’t pass the 120cm height limit. Oh well.

  • Cindy says:

    Great review! I didn’t know about this waterpark. I remember Dexter and Deedee. It looks like a lot of fun – the wave pool and lazy river in particular. #CityTripping

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Haha… It’s interesting how our kids and us would be familiar with different characters from Cartoon Network. The boys were like “Gumball!” and whereas I was like “Powerpuff Girls!” and my boys were wondering what’s Powerpuff Girls?!

  • Jo Addison says:

    I had no ideas that a Cartoon Network water park even existed! It looks amazing though and I would love to visit #citytripping

    • bumblebeemum says:

      It’s funny how this Cartoon Network waterpark is in such an inconspicuous part of the world isn’t it? I’m sure if it was in Florida or London, everyone would know its existence.

  • Wow! What a have. For kids (and big kids). So sorry to hear about your hard disk! Perhaps you’ll have to go back to get that Power Puff Girls photo! #citytripping

  • Ali May says:

    Who does not love water slides! I think I’m obsessed with them. My three year old is also notorious for needing to go to the bathroom at the exact moment something is about to begin. It can be really tricky trying to get out of rows of people when you’re not quite sure how urgent the situation really is! Haha. This waterpark looks like great value, with lots of fun things to do! #FarawayFiles

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Haha.. I know right.. I like to ask my boys, “Is it very urgent? Can you wait? Is it really VERY urgent??” to see if I can delay their toilet visit. But usually they will be jumping around by the time they tell me they want to go to the toilet.. Sigh.

  • WHAT? No POWERPUFF GIRLS pics? So sorry you lost some of your photos – always such a disappointment. But the day looked like a total success – super fun for the whole fam! Thanks for sharing with #FarawayFiles, cheers from snowy Copenhagen right now!

  • Katy Clarke says:

    So much fun! I used to love waterslides as a kid and it looks like waterslide park design has come a long way since then. Cant wait until my kids are old enough to go on the slides. Thanks for sharing on #farawayfiles

    • bumblebeemum says:

      I think this particular waterpark is pretty uniquely designed. The waterparks I have visited tend to be pretty cliche, in a sense that they have one kids play area with tiny slides and buckets of water pouring down.. Then individual big slides spread out around the park. Whereas over here, they have somehow managed to weave all the big slides together into one compact play area. So I can chill at the cabana by the side while my older boy goes up and down and up and down. Unlike at other water parks where either my husband and I would have to run around the park with him to try out all the different slides.

  • This really does look a lot of fun! My kids have never been to a water park so I think they’d really enjoy this one. I like the idea of mixing up the fast and fun rides with a session in the quiet pool too.. Thanks for sharing with us on #FarawayFiles

  • Ava Meena says:

    How cool that Cartoon Network has a water park!! I had no idea! They were a huge part of my childhood. #farawayfiles

  • Ruth says:

    Not sure why the Cartoon Network opened a park in this location but it looks like it is a places visited by a lot of families (or starting to be like that). I like that certain areas in Asia are trying to be more family friendly (instead of being a destination for party animals only). This park looks like tons of fun. It is colorful and full of activities! #FarawayFiles

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Yeah, it does seem like family travel is opening up more in Asia. In the past, I don’t think family travel was that common. Because I remembered when I was a child, my parents would leave me with my grandma and go traveling on their own.. haha! But nowadays more and more hotels and resorts in Asia are opening up Kids Clubs and other kids-friendly facilities. And many of my friends have no qualms about taking their kids to go vacationing. So I think there is a definite shift.

  • Oh no how gutting to lose your photos – glad you managed to retrieve some. There seems so much to do with the characters you could spend all day without getting in the water! #citytripping

  • WT says:

    Sorry to hear that you lost your photos. I recently lost photos from a crashed hard disk as well which was agonizing but managed to recover from a data recovery company. Not trying to sell anything here but I do recommend you speak to this contact that helped me to explore your options. Will pass you the contact offline if you are fine (as I said I am not promoting anything here but just genuinely want to help you).

  • Leonard Lee says:

    Hello,

    Great review! My family and I will be there on May and I know that the weather will be very hot. Do you suggest we take a cabana? I was thinking that we might not need that much since we might hop on every now and then from area to another for the rides.

    TIA

    • bumblebeemum says:

      The cabana was mostly for the kids. My kids didn’t have the stamina to keep playing and playing. It was a lot of hard work climbing up flights of staircases to get to the top of the slides and rides! So we would play for a while, go back cabana to lie down and rest, then play again etc. But if your kids are older and have really good stamina and can keep playing, then I guess you don’t really need the cabana?

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