A second Cartoon Network waterpark is coming to Asia, with real-estate and hospitality investment company the MAJ Group announcing plans to develop a waterpark and family entertainment centre in Bali.
Covering 43,000sq m (462,800sq ft), the new development will feature the tropical island’s largest waterpark, complete with immersive Cartoon Network theming. Part of the Nusa Dua complex – a tourism development opened in 1973 – the waterpark will sit at the southernmost tip of the island and will feature a selection of rides and slides, as well as a giant surf and wave pool. A large part of the attraction will be formed of the indoor entertainment centre, which will have a family focus and be splashed with the Cartoon Network brand.
To realise the development, Turner Asia Pacific – which owns the rights to Cartoon Network – has entered a licensing agreement with MAJ, granting use to popular shows such as Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10.
“Turner and The MAJ Group share the same vision of creating the ultimate family destination in Indonesia, and the entertainment park will combine world-class design with unparalleled Balinese hospitality,” said Ricky Ow, president of Turner Asia Pacific.
“Above all, it will offer guests genuine fun powered by Cartoon Network, Asia’s leading children’s entertainment brand.”
The development not only marks the first ever in Indonesian waterpark to partner with an international brand, but also becomes the first Cartoon Network attraction to have both indoor and outdoor attractions. The park will also feature live entertainment from characters from Cartoon Network’s most popular IPs.
“We are proud to be Turner’s partner of choice in bringing the Cartoon Network experience to Bali and game-changing the entertainment industry landscape in Indonesia,” said MAJ Group chair, Gita Wirjawan.
“The new park will enhance the development of the Nusa Dua complex, which will offer a full suite of leading hospitality and entertainment choices for the whole family. Furthermore, it will further cement Bali as the premier family destination in Asia and one of the world’s top tourist locations.”
The new waterpark follows the 2014 debut of the Cartoon Network Amazonewaterpark in Bang Saray, Thailand, which has been well-received since opening.
The Cartoon Network attraction in Bali has been set an opening date of 2020.