Waterparks have been around since the mid-50s, it’s a place where you, your friends, and your family can enjoy fun activities while getting soaked in various water-themed attractions. Aqua Planet, a water park in Clark Pampanga, is considered to be one of the largest waterparks in Asia and the largest waterpark in the Philippines, with a total land size of 10 hectares. To give you perspective, 10 hectares is equivalent to roughly 19 Football fields!
Aqua Planet had its first opening on November 23, 2017, and had its formal commercial opening on February 24, 2018. Owned by BB International and Partners, Aqua Planet is located in Mabalacat, Freeport Zone, Pampanga. It costed the Filipino-Taiwanese firm, a total cost of 2.5 billion Pesos to build the water park. It was designed by Taiwanese Architects and Engineers including a professor from Harvard University, so you know that Aqua Planet truly intends to be a world-class theme park. (Manabat,2018)
With a total of 38 water slides and attractions, everyone from any age can enjoy Aqua Planet. They even have facilities that are specifically made for guests that have disabilities, now that’s what I call inclusive.
Among these attractions, they have Tornado Slides, Wave Pool, Wave Rider, Octopus Racers, Kiddie Zones and even an attraction called Hurricane which is like a roller coaster but its water slide. Talk about a thrilling experience!
Aside from the attractions, they even have lodging facilities complete with lockers that can accommodate up to 15 people per lodging which they call Cabanas or Bubblies which you can rent for 3,000 Pesos for a 1-day stay. if you’re not keen on renting lodgings, don’t worry because they have tables, chairs and umbrellas that are free of charge although it’s on a first-come-first-serve basis. Oh, and did I forget to mention that they also have free-parking facilities as well?
As of writing this article, Aqua Planet is temporarily closed until further notice because of the ongoing quarantine restrictions set out by the Philippine Government, but as we continue to give rise to the effort of getting vaccinated, soon enough establishments like Aqua Planet will open and we can enjoy this marvellous theme park soon!
Location: Aqua Planet
Bounded by J.P Rizal Ave., J.P. Laurel Ave. and, Prince Balagtas Ave, Clark Freeport 2023 Mabalacat, Philippines
950.00 PHP – Adult
750.00 PHP – Child (Below 4ft)
Operating Hours (Temporarily Closed)
Monday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
For more information you may visit:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aquaplanetph/?ref=page_internal
Disclaimer: Credit to the rightful owners. We do not intent copyright infringement with these photos.
FAQ. Aqua Planet. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1, 2021, from https://www.aquaplanet.ph/faq.
Manabat, A. (2018, February 27). Thousands flock to Aqua Planet opening in Pampanga: Ashley Manabat. BusinessMirror. Retrieved October 1, 2021, from https://businessmirror.com.ph/2018/02/27/thousands-flock-to-aqua-planet-opening-in-pampanga/.
© Pio Angelo Despi
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Antipolo
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