New water park in Clark billed as biggest in Southeast Asia

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Aqua Planet is said to be the biggest water park in Southeast Asia.

A new water theme park — billed as the biggest in Southeast Asia — has opened in Clark, Pampanga.

Aqua Planet features more than 38 water slides and attractions within its 10-hectare site. These include a spiral ride, super bowl, flow rider, tornado, octopus racer, mermaid bay, lazy river and boogie bay among others.

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Aside from its water attractions, the park features eight shops and restaurants offering a wide array of foods and souvenir items for guests of all ages.

Dr Irineo Alvaro, chairman and president of the Bridges and Benevolent Initiatives (BBI) Foundation and general manager of Aqua Planet, said the park was committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience to all visitors — including people with disabilities.

The park can accommodate up to 5,000 people per day.

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Meanwhile, Department of Tourism Director Carolina Uy said Aqua Planet’s opening would entice both foreign and local visitors and a perfect alternative for Boracay amid the controversy it is currently facing.

“Let us take advantage of this to promote this latest attraction to the Mindanao and Visayas region as Clark has direct flights from this region available here through Cebu Pacific and AirAsia. This is a perfect destination for summer,” Uy said at Saturday’s grand opening.

Others who attended ribbon cutting were Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Chairman Andrea Domingo, Bases Conversion and Development Authority president Vince Dizon and Clark Development Corporation president Noel Manankil.

Clark’s Aqua Planet is accessible via North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). It only takes 15 minutes by car from Aqua Planet to the SM City Clark, 20 minutes to Angeles City Heritage Plaza, and about 45 minutes to Subic Bay via SCTEX.

The park’s website does not carry any information about the entry fee or conditions.

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