Marine Life Park looks amazing and almost complete now. Gone are the pools undergoing cleaning and treatment – they are all sparkling blue. There are also many finishing touches all over the park – we can now see the little facilities offered at the park to make a visit enjoyable.
This update also includes the list of water rides and attractions available at Adventure Cove Waterpark at Marine Life Park.
Marine Life Park – from the air series
Apart from looking more complete and ready for guests, there’s nothing much to see or say about this area because the marine residents have not arrived in the pools yet.
This action-packed zone includes:
Let’s move to the nearby attraction: Adventure River.
The Adventure River looks ready for guests to hop in!
Why, it’s a replica of the famous Tail o’ The Pup hotdog stand from L.A., California. Why is it here? For those who don’t know, this hotdog stand used to be at the Hollywood zone at Universal Studios Singapore, right beside Brown Derby. If you walk pass the area, notice how there’s a yellow-boxed cutout on the street. Yep, that was where this Hotdog stand used to be.
Anyway, the stand was removed before the park opened to public in March 2010. Despite originating from L.A., It didn’t really look right beside Pantages Hollywood Theatre and The Brown Derby, so I’m not sure how it looks here. It really is the same stand, by the way, with some changes – see how there are two holes at the top of the stand. Well, those were used to hold up the “Tail o’ the Pup” signage.
Oh before I forget, I now have the names of the attractions at this area. This information is based on my own research, as no official information is available to public yet.
List of rides and attractions at Adventure Cove Waterpark zone at Marine Life Park*
*Amusement/Thrill rides and attractions within this zone only. Does not include Marine Life exhibits/aquariums/pools/shows/etc.
The only wave pool at the park, surrounded with thrilling water rides. Cabanas and lounge chairs form a cozy ring around the shallow edge of the pool.
Themed Lazy River
The long lazy river that travels around most areas of Marine Life Park.
Large water rides
A long water slide that goes through spiral cone elements.
Roarin’ Rapid or Riptide Rocket
Note: I’m not absolutely sure if this is the right name.
A high speed water slide, also known as a “Hydromagnetic Coaster” which uses a conveyor belt as a (somewhat launched) lift hill.
The blue 2-rider in-line tubes are used exclusively at this ride.
A long water slide that is mostly enclosed.
A dual-lane slide for two riders to dive head-first on a mat, racing down several dips.
Small water rides
A short water slide with a spiral cone element
A short water slide with a whirlpool dish element
Play zones (for young children)
Big Bucket Treehouse
A treehouse-themed playground set in a shallow pool, with two slides.
A shallow pool with fountains.
Everything looks ready in this area. Floats stacked nicely, some slides operating… There are some park staff doing finishing touches and maintenance work.
A group of park staff gather around beside one of the Cabanas along the Bluwater Bay wave pool.
Also, the non-permanent queue system (with mobile rope posts) is set in place for rides in the park. If you’ve noticed, there is no covered queue areas. Logically, the rides will close during inclement weather, but it’s something to be mindful of, especially those with sensitive skin (or sensitive to heat). Even the lounge chairs around the Bluwater Bay are exposed to the sun – until the foliage form a nice overhead cover.
That concludes another installment of Marine Life Park – from the air. The park is looking ready, with most of the facilities getting finishing touches and strong numbers of park staff around the park. I hope I’ll be able to feature some marine creatures in the next update. Stay tuned (Subscribe!) for the next update in a few weeks.