Name: Splashdown Water Park Pattaya
Address: 105/2, Moo 2, Tambon Pong, Amphur Banglamung, Pattaya, 20150
(The company do free pick up from your hotel if you are staying in Pattaya. That is how we got to the park easily. They will also drop you back off at the hotel, or at the bus station/van station afterwards for free allowing easy transfer back to Bangkok).
Phone Number: 092 234 96 79 (English Speaking) 092 228 60 65 (Thai speaking)
Price: We paid 650 baht each as we all had Thai work permits. A discount is also available with a Thai driving licence. 1500 baht each if you don’t have either of those. 200 baht if you want to enter to watch and not play. I believe you can also get group discounts.
Resembling the TV show ‘Total Wipe Out’ this water park is a whole lot of fun but requires a lot of bravery on the participant’s part. It contains the world’s largest inflatable slide, zorbing balls, inflatable obstacles courses to run across along with much much more. Although the health and safety is reasonable, prepare to come away with many bruises and muscle pains from your failed attempts at the games. However, these aches and pains won’t stop me going again.
One you have paid and signed the consent forms you are given a safety briefing, instructions about each of the games and you are then equipped with a helmet and some crocs for your safety. You can then spend as much or as little time as you want at the park and you can go on any of the games as many times as you like. There are reasonable, but basic, changing facilities, toilets and showers. There are also lockers to keep your bags in but these are a little on the small side. We had to leave our bags on a bench and just keep an eye out for them. There are plenty of staff around, so it is very safe.
There’s a restaurant to purchase food and drinks and staff are extremely helpful and friendly. There is a really good level of English spoken by staff and they are available at all the games to help you keep safe. If you fall in the water, they throw you a rope to help pull you to the side which is a bonus. The scariest of the games was the Big Blob. This is a blown up sausage shaped float. You sit on the end of it and someone jumps off a platform onto the other end of the float, in effect, propelling you into the air. Take a look at the video below. Definitely a water park for older children or adults who are young at heart. Not recommended for people who cry or bruise easily!