The world’s first Cartoon Network themed waterpark has announced the appointment of Chris Colby as Head of Creative Production and David Kort as Head of Live Entertainment.
Chris and David bring with them decades of experience in live entertainment and form a tremendous addition to the billion-baht attraction’s talented executive team.
Set to open in Bang Saray, Thailand, in the first half of 2014 and destined to be Asia’s leading themed waterpark, Cartoon Network Amazone is located on 35 rai (14 acres) of lush coastal land on Thailand’s burgeoning Eastern Seaboard.
Aimed at the entire family, the new waterpark will showcase10 themed and immersive entertainment zones featuring Cartoon Network characters such as Ben 10 and his popular alien alter-egos, Jake and Finn from Adventure Time and Gumball and Darwin from The Amazing World of Gumball.
Mr. Liakat Dhanji, Chief Executive Officer of Amazon Falls Co. Ltd. Said, “We are thrilled to welcome Chris and David to the Cartoon Network Amazone launch team. Cartoon Network Amazone is going to be an immersive entertainment experience in every sense of the word. In addition to having some of the world’s most exhilarating water coasters, there will also be amazing live entertainment plus incredible social and interactive features that will bring fans even closer to their favorite Cartoon Network characters. Chris and David will prove invaluable as we develop our entertainment line up into a spectacle that has never been staged at a themed water park anywhere on earth.”
Chris (top right) is a renowned director, producer and performer of stage and screen with huge experience in creating sensational shows and thrilling audiences around the world. Recently he has worked exclusively in leisure and tourism, directing productions in the cruise industry and before this created hugely popular shows in London’s West End and at the Edinburgh Festival.
Whilst today David (above right) is an internationally renowned choreographer, he began his career as a dancer, working at the prestigious Glyndebourne Festival Opera in London’s West End. He was also resident choreographer at the Theatre Royal Lincoln, instructor at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, and Founding Principal of the Theatre Royal School of Performing Arts
“The potential of Cartoon Network Amazone to animate the guest experience is limitless, ” added Mr. Dhanji. “To realize our vision of spectacular, thrilling immersive entertainment for everyone, we need top professionals who can help bring Cartoon Network’s animated world to life. With Chris and David now on board, we are more confident than ever that Cartoon Network Amazone will be an ultimate success.”