Splashdown Waterpark Pattaya the Wipeout Experience
We’re all familiar with the hit Japanese TV show Wipeout. Contestants run through a series of collision courses to be sent flying in all directions before crash diving into the water. That Wipeout experience is now available in Thailand at the Splashdown Waterpark Pattaya!
Pattaya is not generally a place I frequently visit as a favorite destination in Asia. However Splashdown is a different type of attraction, and well worth the visit for a weekend trip out of Bangkok.
Unlike the big theme parks in Hua Hin such as Vana Nava and Black Mountain, the Splashdown Waterpark Pattaya is a smaller operation run by a Philippine family. Overall the small water park fits in in 7-10 different inflatable obstacles.
Try out the 15m high water slide which ends with a 3m drop into the water below, or get flung up into the air on ‘The Blob’ a human catapult which is sure to give you a shock. Take on the Square Runner or Big Red Balls obstacle courses where you try to master your balance and speed in reaching the other end of the course without falling off, but most likely fail.
When the energy runs low jump into the water filled Zorb, sliding down the hill side like an out of control hamster in a ball. Or try out an fun version of football where teams of three to four people run around inside inflatable bubbles on a slippery wet course.
The obstacle course changes in set up from time to time, so the experience may vary from my own. Nevertheless the day is guaranteed to be fun, as long as you are prepared to wipeout and get wet. At the end of the day you’re pretty sure to be aching just about all over and spent on energy, so don’t be planning a huge night out to follow.
Food at Splashdown Waterpark is basic and relatively cheap. Spend 150thb for a set of chicken nuggets and fries, 20 thb for a can of soft drink, and 80thb for a cold bottle of beer to end the day. There is no selection of Thai food here, only basic snacks so you may want to reserve the proper meal for before or after the day at Splashdown.
How to Get to Splashdown Waterpark Pattaya
Splashdown Waterpark Pattaya is located just a 2 hour drive south of Bangkok, about 15 kilometers to the East of Pattaya. Driving there is easy by taking quick 119km trip down the Bangkok – Pattaya highway. Alternatively there are minivans departing Ekkamai Bus Station for Pattaya, from where you can grab a taxi driver to make the quick 15 minute journey outside of the city.
Splashdown Waterpark Pattaya Price, Tickets and Accommodation
Tickets for the waterpark are available on the official Splashdown website. Note that there is a difference in price between foreigners and locals, however this seems to be a normal fact of life in the Thai tourism industry.
There are plenty of accommodation options available in Pattaya Click here to get all the best deals online from high end resorts to budget options.
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