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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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?
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.
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…
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
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.
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.
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*
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.
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.
300 baht 270 baht
400 baht 300 baht
500 baht 400 baht
600 baht 540 baht
2000 baht 1800 baht
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
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm
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