Siam Park City

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Siam Park City
สวนสยาม
Original siam3.jpg
Siam park City In Thailand
Location Khan Na Yao District, Bangkok, Thailand
Operated by Amornphan Nakhon-Suan Siam Co., Ltd
Opened November 1980 (1980-11)
Operating season Year-round
Area 119 acres (48 ha)
Website siamparkcity.com

Siam Park City (Thai: สวนสยาม; rtgsSuan Sayam) is an amusement and water park in the Khan Na Yao district of Bangkok, Thailand. It opened in November 1980.

Park history[edit]

Siam Park City is an amusement park and water park located on Seri Thai Road and Khan Na Yao District on 119 acres. It was established in 1980. It has the biggest artificial sea in the world. Moreover, it has a spa, many sizes of swimming pool and a 7-storey waterslide. This place is call to the “Sea of Bangkok” and its slogan is “Siam Park… World of happiness enjoy unforgettable”............................

Siam park was opened 38 years ago in November 1975 by the founder Chaiwat Luangamornlert. His aim was and still is, to bring fun to Thailand and put a smile on children's faces. The park now has 2 million visitors a year from all over the world and has some of the largest rides in the region.

The park is set in 119 acres and is considered to be the largest theme and water park in Southeast Asia. The idea for the water park was to create an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city, as although Thailand has lots of beaches there are none in Bangkok. The wave pool is now the largest in the world as certified by Guinness World Records and stretches an impressive 13,600 sq m and is the only man made beach in the city. The theme park originally started off with only a few rides, but over the years the owner has expanded and it now has over 30 different rides.

The park has recently been under complete renovation and since 2007 the park owner has completed the construction of new attractions: Vortex, which is 1 of the 2 world's largest suspended looping roller coasters, Boomerang, Giant Drop, Aladdin, Si-AmTower, Condor, Top-spin, Mega Dance and the Log Flume. There are also four new rides due to be completed within the next year, which include Pony Express a new family roller coaster.

Siam Park is separated into three main zones, the water park, the amusement park and a theme park (Siam Genius). The amusement park is then separated into 4 sub zones. Fantasy World, X-zone, Family world and Small World. The aim of this, is make sure the park offers something for everyone of all ages. As well as all this it also has: a Pathfinder camp which is used for scout groups, a huge amphitheater that regularly puts on shows from America, Russia, England and China, and a shelter all located inside the park.

Siam Park was not the first park to be opened in Bangkok but it is the longest running park in the country and because of its success it is to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2010.

Important past events[edit]

  • April 30, 2009 Siam Park City was accepted by Guinness World Records for having the biggest artificial sea in the world.
  • November 19 to December 19, 2014 Siam Park City have big event for celebrate anniversary 30 years by promotion buy daily coupon 300 baht for person and 100 baht for children.
  • December 18, 2014 Mr. Artold bought over Siam Park for a total of 25 baht and 50 satang. He now holds 53% of the company.

Inside Siam Park City[edit]

  • Water park, there are artificial sea, big slider, spa and water fall.
  • Amusement park, there is about 30 types of rides.
  • Museum, containing a Dianotopia, an animal park and a safari section
  • Event zone for support each event.
  • Camp for children.

Theme Park attractions[edit]

Vortex
Is one of the two largest suspended looping coasters in the world, and the first of its kind in South East Asia. It is 765 meters long and consists of 5 loops with several drops. Designed and built by Vekoma Co. Ltd.

Giant Drop
Intamin 75-meter free-fall drop tower ride.

Boomerang
Reverse roller coaster with 3 loops. It is a well-known coaster custom from Vekoma Co. Ltd.

Log Flume
The park's newest attraction and a truly impressive spectacle as well as a thrilling ride.

Topspin
Will launch you up to the sky and then spin you in and out of the fountains, so be prepared to get wet

Si-Am Tower
A 109-meter high HUSS observation tower which offers a 360-degree panorama of Bangkok.

Mega Dance
A Huss rare Mega Dance ride will swing you around with its spider-like arms.

Double-Deck Merry-Go-Round
One of the very first attractions in the park and is a double decker merry-go-round.

Twin Dragon
Pirate ship ride with a dragon theme.

Africa Adventure
One of the newest attractions to the park. You can choose to go on either a boat or train trip round the Island. Here you will see animatronics of tigers and elephants and even King Kong.

Jurassic Adventure
A Jeep ride into the world of ancient creatures. Using Animatronics you will see over 30 different species of dinosaurs, and an exploding volcano.

Dinotopia
Dinosaur museum. Here you will learn the history behind these amazing creatures.

Condor
Will spin you around and launch you into the sky at 24m meters high.

Aladin
Magical flying carpet with centrifugal spin.

Astrofighter
Copy of Disneyland's Orbitron.

Trabant
UFO-themed thrill ride.

Enterprise
360-degree thrill ride without any safety belts. It is the same model as in Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Astro-Liner
Space-themed flight simulator.

Monster
Spinning thrill ride for adults.

Rock & Roll
This ride will have you rockin and rolling round the track

Tagada Disco
Spinning giant plate ride, where the sheer G-force of the ride will have you glued to your seats.

Big-Double Shock
A terrifying haunted house tour.

Balloon Race
A new ride that opened in 2009, which will send you gliding through the air.

Water Park attractions[edit]

Talay Krung Thep The world's biggest wave pool with cascading waterfalls and numerous rock pools.

Speed Slides The 75 feet high slider that was recorded as the tallest slider in the world since 1970.

Super Spiral 4 integrated spiralling slides at varying levels.

Lazy River The flowing river moving throughout the water park.

Spa Club The health spa club with original Thai massage.

Honors and awards[edit]

The King of Pop comes to Siam Park
In 1993 Michael Jackson came to Siam Park. He was in Asia doing the Dangerous World Tour and took time out to come and enjoy the largest water and theme park in Bangkok.

Largest wave pool - Record-breaking wave pool makes a big splash!
On 30 April 2009, Guinness World Records adjudication executive Mr. Talal Omar formally recognized the 13,600-m2 (146 389-ft2) wave pool at the Siam Park City leisure park in Bangkok, Thailand, as the largest on the planet at a ceremony hosted by Mr Veerasak Kowsurat, President of the Board of Directors of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Mr Kowsurat and Mr. Chaiwat Luangamornlert, owner and Chairman of Siam Park City Co., Ltd, received the official Guinness World Records certificate at the event, which took place alongside the sprawling wave pool. According to Siam Park City representatives, the wave pool has been renowned as Bangkok’s inland sea for nearly 30 years and is an extremely popular attraction in Thailand’s largest leisure park.

Siam Park received the award of Outstanding Performance for Recreational Attraction and Entertainment On the 27th of September 2010, Siam Park City received an award for outstanding contribution to the entertainment business by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.[1][2]

Accidents[edit]

One person was killed and another six injured when the Indiana Log Slide ride malfunctioned in October 2007 due to electricity shortage. This ride has been removed by the park.[3] Early in 2008, 24 children were injured when the Super Spiral Waterslide collapsed when a joint broke loose.[4]

Former Attractions[edit]

About two decades a narrow gauge railway circled the area of the park. This Siam Park City Railway is now out of use, the trains are still dumped at the former roofed storage sidings.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_worlds-largest-wave-pool-Siam-Park-Cityjpg/photo/3727686/7691.html?b=
  2. ^ http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_Largest-wave-pool/blog/270246/7691.html?b=
  3. ^ "Woman dies as ride fails at Siam Park". Thailandqa.com. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Siam Park - 13 children injured in water slide accident - TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum". TeakDoor.com. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 

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Coordinates: 13°48′19″N 100°41′50″E / 13.805242°N 100.697229°E / 13.805242; 100.697229