Sunday January 20, 2013
Free entrance at water park for ‘February snakes’
By TERENCE TOH
SHAH ALAM: If you are celebrating your birthday next month or if you were born in February in the Year of the Snake, head down to WaterWorld@i-City for a splashing good time at the theme park between Feb 10 and Feb 24.
The free entry, however, is given on the condition that those celebrating their birthday in February bring along one paying adult, said i-Berhad director Monica Ong.
During this period, the first 5,000 paying children each day will receive a pair of arm floats to keep them buoyant.
The theme park, which opened last November, is offering this as part of a promotion to mark the Chinese New Year and the ushering in of the Year of the Snake.
She said the theme park will also observe Valentine's Day on Feb 14 with a Couples Special, that offers two entry tickets for the price of one.
On Chap Goh Meh day on Feb 23, which is also considered the Chinese Valentine's Day, mandarin oranges will be given free to visitors for the traditional tossing.
The celebration will also include fireworks from Feb 9 to Feb 11 as well as on Feb 16 and Feb 19, said Ong, adding the water park had extended its visiting hours to 11pm daily.
“We want to give visitors a complete and unique full-day experience,” she said, adding that the main attraction at i-City had always been its LED lights at night.
WaterWorld's night operations will now complement that.
“WaterWorld@i-City is the first water theme park in the country to be open at night.
“While the daytime is aimed at families, the night is for young working adults,” Ong said.
Attractions at WaterWorld in-clude a wave pool with waves up to 1.2m, a giant jacuzzi and the majestic seven-storey Tornado ride.
Besides WaterWorld, i-City has introduced FunWorld last year, which houses i-Kidz, a children play zone, and the Trick Art Museum which opened its doors recently.
Next to its forest of LED lights is SnoWalk, an indoor snow park where visitors can escape from the tropical heat and experience temperatures as low as 5°C.