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Columbia Pictures Aquaverse is coming to Thailand

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

The world’s first fully-branded Columbia Pictures movie theme park, Columbia Pictures Aquaverse, will open on Oct. 11, 2022, in Thailand.

Columbia Pictures Aquaverse
Images courtesy of Amazon Falls

Located two hours from Bangkok in the Bangsaray area, Columbia Pictures Aquaverse will feature characters from some of Columbia’s most popular movies, including “Ghostbusters,” “Jumanji,” “Bad Boys,” “Zombieland,” “The Emoji Movie,” “Surfs Up,” and “Hotel Transylvania,” with new attractions joining the lineup in the future.

“Alongside our unique rides and attractions, we look forward to forging new partnerships with top accommodation, technology, retail, and Food & Beverage partners as we curate an unmatched lifestyle experience that will resonate with all our visitors,” said Liakat Dhanji, CEO and chairman of Thailand-based attractions developer Amazon Falls Co. Ltd., owners and operators of Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse.

The park’s themed zones will offer water and land-based attractions, live shows, immersive entertainment, interactive props, unique sets, themed restaurants, and specialty merchandise and retail locations.

In addition, the Mega Wave Pool will host music events, movie screenings, and live shows on a massive stage featuring three giant LED screens and concert-grade Dolby DTS surround sound, transporting guests into the worlds of their favorite films.

Columbia Pictures Aquaverse - Mega Wave pool

“We are creating opportunities for all audiences around the world to immerse themselves deeper into our stories through water parks, touring exhibitions, and theme park attractions,” said Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP of Global Partnerships and Brand Management and Head of Location Based Entertainment Jeffrey Godsick. “Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse is the next step in Sony Pictures’ larger global strategy to grow and expand location-based entertainment by utilizing its globally-known film and TV brands.”

The Columbia Pictures Aquaverse themed zones include:

The Jumanji Zone, including Viper, a high-speed raft that catapults riders “into the game;” Jungle Stampede, an exciting mix of total darkness and open-air rafting, and the 17-meter-high Jaguar Mountain (opening in 2023).

The Hotel Transylvania Zone, where the movie’s monsters greet their human guests at the largest water play structure in Southeast Asia, featuring nine slides and over 100 water features, water rockets, and giant splash buckets

The Surf’s Up Zone with an awesome FlowRider Double Surf Machine (and professional surf instructors)

The Ghostbusters Zone featuring Proton Stream, the world’s first and only fully-enclosed (and Stay Puft-themed) 23-meter-tall water dome ride, and Slimer Speed Racer, the world’s first two-person Ecto-1 tube-car ride

The Zombieland Zone, including the headfirst Zombie Chase slide, the Double Tap enclosed tube with a 12-meter free fall and 360-degree spin, and the Beast, one of the tallest water park attractions in Asia with an 18-meter vertical fall.

Columbia Pictures Aquaverse - Zombieland

Plus, the Emoji Movie nine-hole mini golf course; the “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs-“themed Swallow Falls River, a 335-meter-long lazy river adventure featuring Barry the Berry and other animatronic Foodimals; and Bad Boys Race Club, the park’s first non-water-based attraction taking guests on a race through the streets of Miami in one-of-a-kind custom go-karts.

Click here for more information about visiting Columbia Pictures Aquaverse.

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