In May 2007, the Chime Long Water Park opened with great anticipation and fanfare. Spanning more than 30 acres, Chime Long is now the largest waterpark in Asia. The development adds
substantially to the existing Chime Long entertainment complex,
which includes an animal park and zoo, circus, dry theme park and
resort hotel and draws thousands of visitors from the surrounding
Within this new aquatics facility are many
“World Firsts.” Among the most unique of these debut
water rides is Whitewater West Industries’ Family Boomerango.
This multiple-person tube ride sets high expectations for the rest
of the park. Riders are shot up vertically and held weightless for
a split second, before dropping backward. They end their trip
gliding over a transition hump and landing in a splash-down
Coming off the same tower as Boomerango is a
family raft ride in the Bubba Tub configuration. Both share a raft
conveyor, freeing up patrons’ hands as they ascend the
approximately 63-foot-tall ride tower.
Another industry first, the Giant RainFortress is
the largest children’s interactive water-play structure
outside North America. This 59-foot-high, Hawaiian-themed play
center can handle approximately 1,500 guests. It features more than
300 interactive water toys and play elements, including two giant
tipping buckets, seven different water slides, and numerous levels
and features. The Giant RainFortress is situated next to the
high-thrill Free Fall Plus high-speed slide tower, featuring a
speed slide and a body speed slide. The Master Blaster uphill water
coaster and tornado raft ride are located nearby.
At the heart of the park, a series of feature
rides and water slides add to the overall entertainment value. A
continuous lazy river more than 800 meters in length rings a large
wave pool. That wave pool includes a 55,000-square-foot family wave
pool area and a boogie board pool area that’s approximately
36,000 square feet The two pools are connected by a beach entry and
divided by a peninsula.
At the edge of the park is a large
children’s pool. For the little ones, this space is a
waterpark onto itself. It features multiple slides, pools, flow
channels, spray features, decks, level changes, shade and swim
areas — all sized for youngsters’ use. The eight-lane
Whizzard Mat Racers, and a slide tower featuring three open and
person inner tube slides are located on either side of the
To complement the mix of attractions, Chime Long
features tropical paradise theming and plenty of dry space in the
form of decks, paths, shade areas and lounge space.
Operational facilities provide spots for food and
beverage sales, retail, offices, restrooms and changing, lockers, a
performance stage and maintenance.
In addition, the landscaping is designed to deal
with the extensive demands of high visitation.
Combined, the ingenuity and design of Chime Long
Water Park development has set new standards in the industry
— and most certainly for parks developed outside of North
Among the accolades to come Chime Long’s
way, it was voted “Must-See Water Park of the Year”
(2007) at the International Association of Amusement Parks &
Attendance reached the one million mark in less
than three months of operation, helping initiate the planning of
its second phase expansion. Openings are scheduled for 2008 and