Columbia Pictures Aquaverse, the world’s first fully branded Columbia Pictures movie theme park, officially opened in Bang Saray, Pattaya, to welcome visitors from Thailand and all over the world. This is a collaboration between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amazon Falls.
The country’s newest theme park offers rides and immersive attractions allowing guests of all ages to enjoy some of the most popular Hollywood films: Ghostbusters, Jumanji, Bad Boys, Zombieland, The Emoji Movie, Surf’s Up, Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
The Hotel Transylvania zone is where guests can choose from nine slides and experience over 100 water features. Ghostbusters Proton Stream allows visitors to twist and turn in total darkness before dropping into the world’s first gigantic Stay Puft-themed water dome. Another highlight of the waterpark is the Mega Wave Pool, which will host music events, movie screenings and live shows on the main stage featuring three giant LED screens and a Dolby DTS surround sound system.
Jeffrey Godsick, Executive Vice President Global Partnerships and Head of Location Based Entertainment of Sony Pictures Entertainment said, “I am both excited and proud of what we have achieved at the park. This is a major step in our growing footprint of location based entertainment activations around the world. Today’s opening is just the beginning here in Thailand. The future will bring many new statements in hospitality, retail and experiences based on our beloved IP. This region is special for reasons beyond the theme park, and we are very pleased to be part of the tremendous growth plans of the Eastern Economic Corridor.”
“It is my honor to co-create this fully immersive experience that marks a phenomenal event for Thai tourism under the strategy of Eastern Economic Corridor’s smart city. We hope to create a dreamlike destination that brings people’s favorite characters and movies to life and give audiences the extraordinary journey they are unlikely to find elsewhere. This is just a beginning of a long-term relationship with Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring immersive experiences throughout this destination project,” said Liakat Dhanji, CEO and Chairman of Amazon Falls Co. Ltd., the owner and operator of Columbia Pictures Aquaverse.
The park is strategically located as part of the EEC’s plans to develop the area into a global destination, including a new airport and the expansion of highway and train systems.