Tuesday November 6, 2012
New water theme park in i-City to host myriad of rides
By CHRISTINA LOW
Photo by IBRAHIM MOHTAR
MALAYSIANS will have another new and exciting activity to do this school holidays when the state-of-the-art WaterWorld in Shah Alam open its doors to public on Nov 15.
The 4.05ha (10-acre) water theme park in i-City will house myriad rides suitable for all ages, with its key attraction being the much-awaited Tornado ride.
During Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim’s visit to the site recently, the main structure of the Tornado had been set in place while contractors were busy working on the final touches around the park.
The huge blue horn-like structure of the Tornado could be spotted from afar, next to a gigantic wave pool with a stage and LCD screen.
“The Tornado will certainly be the star of the park and we hope thrill seekers will make a visit to the park to try the ride out themselves,” I-Berhad director Monica Ong.
The Tornado is a 28-second thrill ride where riders in groups of four will be sliding on a tube raft down a steep 160-foot water tunnel. The tunnel is connected to a seven-storey tall funnel inclined at 45 degrees.
Riders will experience four to six oscillations in the funnel, which has a 60-foot diametre opening that reduces gradually to a 10-foot diametre at the bottom before splashing onto the 1,350 sq ft landing pool.
“I-City has to-date invested RM50 mil to create this 25-acre theme park within the i-City development that is organised into four precincts; known as City of Digital Lights, SnoWalk, WaterWorld and FunWorld,”said Ong.
On the opening day of WaterWorld, visitors will be able to enjoy 50% off its entrance fee while for the next nine subsequent days, visitors will enjoy 40% off the rate which is set at RM50 per person.
“We are giving a 10-day opening promotion to allow residents in Shah Alam and others intending to visit the WaterWorld a chance to try our new addition at a discounted rate,” said Ong.
These tickets, however, need to be purchased before the opening day at the counters in i-City.
Khalid, who was accompanied by I-Berhad executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Kim Hong, said he was proud that i-City had fulfilled its duties to serve as a family entertainment area for those living in Shah Alam and its surrounding areas.
They later toured the WaterWorld as well as other attractions around i-City together with Ukraine ambassador Ihor V. Humennyi and his delegation to look at what i-City has offered to the people since they kicked off their tourism project back in 2009.
Besides WaterWorld, i-City has also introduced FunWorld this year, which houses i-Kidz, a children play zone that was opened to the public in July and the Trick Art Museum which opened its doors recently.
With the upcoming school holidays, i-City has a special promotion for visitors to save up to 50% for a day of fun-filled experience in i-City.
There are also i-Fun or i-Thrills packages, namely Day Fun at RM120nett per person, or the Overnight Fun priced at RM290 nett for two persons with a one-night stay at i-City Boutique Hotel or the Day Thrills and Night Thrills package priced at RM50nett per person.