Water parks growth is accelerating in Thailand with the opening of Pantai Norasingh water park in Samut Sakhon on May 26 just one of many new developments planned.
The Bangkok Post reports that the market is booming. As well as the development of stand-alone water parks, water parks are being added to resorts, amusement parks and even shopping malls like the Central shopping complexes and Robinsons.
In addition water park developers adding hotels to their facilities, for example Vana Nava Hua Hin (Prachuap Khiri Khan).
With competition increasing and customer expectations raised, operators are also looking to upgrade the attractions at their existing parks. Space water park is to invest 10 million baht on renovations and new rides in a bid to attract more visitors.
Pratunam Khon Kaen, the operator of Dino water park, is to spend 200 million baht on refurbishing its 120-room Pratunam Khon Kaen hotel, and also to build a 100 room new wing which will be ready by mid 2018.
And the demand for water parks is extending beyond Thailand. Space water park in Ubon Ratchathani is reported to be looking to develop a water theme park in Laos, having seen that 30 per cent of their existing customers are Lao.