Aqua Planet
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SloganWatermazingExperience
LocationClark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Coordinates15°18′51″N 120°49′51″E / 15.31417°N 120.83083°E / 15.31417; 120.83083Coordinates: 15°18′51″N 120°49′51″E / 15.31417°N 120.83083°E / 15.31417; 120.83083
OwnerBB International[1]
OpenedFebruary 24, 2018 (2018-02-24)
StatusOperating
Area10 ha (25 acres)
Websitewww.aquaplanet.ph

Aqua Planet is a water park at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga, Philippines. It is the largest water park in the Philippines.

Background

Aqua Planet is a water park located in the northwest portion of the Clark Freeport Zone, which is mostly in Mabalacat, Pampanga. It is the largest water park in the Philippines; covering an area of 10 hectares (25 acres). It cost ₱2.5 billion to build.[2] The water park is a joint venture of BB International Leisure and Resort Development Corporation (BBI), Eaglesky Technology Amusement and Gaming, and Central Summit International.[3]

History

Development

Filipino-Taiwanese firm BB International Leisure and Resort Development Corporation (BBI) was given the rights to develop 122 hectares (300 acres) of land in Clark, part of which was later developed into Aqua Planet. The waterpark was designed by Taiwanese architects and engineers, including a professor from Harvard University.[4]

Construction and opening

The groundbreaking ceremony for Aqua Planet was held on October 5, 2013[3] and was projected to be operational by December 2016.[4] The water park first became operational on November 23, 2017, receiving a three-day soft opening and lighting ceremony. Aqua Planet had its commercial opening on February 24, 2018.[2]

Facilities

Aqua Planet has a daily guest capacity of up to 5,000 people with its 38 water slides and other attractions.[5] It also hosts two wave pools; one for children and another for adults.[6] The attractions were designed and developed by the Aquatic Development Group.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ Manabat, Ashley (27 February 2018). "Thousands flock to Aqua Planet opening in Pampanga". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Manabat, Ashley (22 February 2018). "Aqua Planet opens in Clark". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "P2.5-B water theme park set to rise in Clark". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b Pavia, Joey (16 July 2016). "P2.7-B water-theme park rising in Clark". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  5. ^ Del Rosario, Marna Dagumboy (25 February 2018). "World-class water theme park now open in Clark". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  6. ^ Navales, Reynaldo (24 February 2018). "Aqua Planet to attract foreign, local tourists". Sun Star. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  7. ^ "ADG Completes Design & Equipment Supply for the Brand New Aqua Planet Waterpark". Aquatic Group. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  8. ^ Lennox, Adrian (2 March 2018). "'Most Modern Waterpark in the Philippines' Debuts". InterPark. Retrieved 30 May 2018.