Summer is almost here! Which means we’re ready to start making plans. With limitations, of course—we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, and vaccinations are only just rolling out to majorities. But that’s not stopping us from daydreaming about a future when things are really and truly safe. And one of the best summer activities? Water parks, of course! And what’s better than a plain ol’ regular water slide? One themed around our favorite pop culture properties, obviously.
Luckily, one such park is in the works. According to a report we learned about via Slashfilm, the first-ever Columbia Pictures theme park is coming to Thailand. Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse theme park and water park is coming this October. And the park will bring to life characters from some of our favorite Columbia properties. Everything from Ghostbusters to Jumanji to Men in Black, and beyond.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amazon Falls have announced that they have closed a deal to create the Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse in Bangsaray. Which is about 90 minutes from Bangkok in Thailand. The park will include “state-of-the-art rides” and other new attractions. I’m already picturing a giant Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters looming over me as I whip down a water slide. And I’m not mad about it.
Here’s a list of all of the rides we can expect, which we found over at Variety.
Men in Black Thrill Rides – Aquaverse’s most thrilling rides and attractions can be found here, including hair-raising water coaster rides, one of which has a 12-meter free-fall ride that sends you careening down a MIB Wormhole.
Ghostbusters Supernatural Experience – Step into the Ghostbusters portal and zip across ghost traps as you glide down a water coaster with your best friend or dare to enter the world’s first and only fully-enclosed water dome in a family raft ride.
Bad Boys Raceway – Experience the thrill of the chase and put the pedal to the metal around our new outdoor go-kart tracks in a neon Miami themed racecourse.
Jumanji Jungle Adventure – Brave the world of Jumanji through wild jungle themed water slides, visiting Jaguar Mountain while being chased by Mandrills before plunging into Jumanji’s splash pool!
Hotel Transylvania Kid-Friendly Zone – Aquaverse’s biggest water park attraction featuring over 100 water features, splash buckets, water rockets and more!
Surf’s Up in Surfer’s Paradise – Surf a mighty wave and show us what you’ve got on the exhilarating water park attraction with our dual Flowrider!
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Swallow Falls River Adventure – Take a break from the day’s thrills by touring the Aquaverse along the lazy river and meet the amazing Foodimals featured in the hit film.
VIVO Wave Pool – Relax in a giant wave pool inspired by the upcoming animated musical. The wave pool zone is the ideal venue when hosting music events and live shows, where celebrity artists and world-class international DJs will take to the stage.
Honestly? This all sounds rather delightful. Though it’s kind of wild that the whole thing will presumably be built in like six months?