Marine Life Park: Adventure Cove Waterpark – review

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Step into a tropical paradise at Adventure Cove Waterpark, a part of Marine Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). Filled with mysteries of the ocean and splashing fun in the sun, this Waterpark also offers its guests opportunities to immerse in marine habitats. In the near future, interaction programmes with Indo-­Pacific bottlenose dolphins will be made available.

Update 20/11/2012: Marine Life Park will soft open on 22/11/2012. Both S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark will be open to the public.

Here is my review and photo tour of Adventure Cove Waterpark, the “wet” and outdoors aspect of Marine Life Park. You can also view my aerial photography series covering the construction of Adventure Cove Waterpark here.

Review

I visited the Adventure Cove Waterpark during a preview session on 18th November 2012. Most of the park and attractions were open throughout the day (except for Dolphin Island and the Grotto). Just like my S.E.A. Aquarium trip report, treat this as a “first impressions” review. I will visit the park again someday for a second look and add on to this review, if necessary.

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Map of Adventure Cove Waterpark

Previously known as “Equarius Water Park” or “Equarius at Sentosa”, Adventure Cove Waterpark is built at the west zone of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). It is placed above S.E.A. Aquarium, its sister attraction in the Marine Life Park umbrella of attractions. This is the second water theme park at Sentosa Island (the first being Fantasy Island, which closed in 2001. The other water theme park in Singapore is Wild Wild Wet at Downtown East.

It is a great venue for thrill seekers and families. There are a variety of slides, lazy river, wave pool, reef snorkeling, ray feeding and more, in a compact waterpark. I can’t compare with similar waterparks as some areas, such as the Grotto building, were closed during the preview. I also can’t seem to remember the last time I went to a similar waterpark anyway. However, there are enough waterslides and things to do there, and the park tickets are reasonably priced.

There is an exceptional focus on safety at Adventure Cove Waterpark. Lifeguards can be found EVERYWHERE (every few metres at Adventure River, and at the end of EVERY slide attraction). Slides have low ride capacity due to safety measures (the float will only be released from the loading area when guests from the preceding float has stepped out of the unloading area). Aquatic Safety crew and Lifeguards work together, using two-way radio to signal if the ride is ready for the next guest.

Food and beverages can be bought at several food and drink carts around the park. It’s standard theme park fare, with a lot of similarities with Universal Studios Singapore. Even the famous Turkey leg is available here.

There are also two restaurants, one of them is The Bay Restaurant:

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Meal prices are similar to Universal Studios Singapore (around S$10~13 for a main course with dessert), with the exception of drinks. Only bottle drinks are available (from S$2.50 per bottle) here. Family combo sets are also available. While there is a wide variety of meals at the park, the F&B outlets in Adventure Cove Waterpark are unfortunately not Halal certified.

Souvenir bottles and soda fountain drinks can also be bought around the park. The souvenir bottle at Adventure Cove Waterpark (S$8.80~14.80) comes with unlimited refills, valid only on the day of purchase, of course.

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I particularly enjoyed the strange (yes, I would use that term) architecture around Adventure Cove Waterpark, which evokes some sense of adventure and I would say… some mysteries of ancient sea life. The carvings and statues are intricately formed and very imaginative. There are three-headed creatures and dolphins with wings. There is just so much detail and incredible theming at some areas that when there is a more “clean” or modern structure next to it, it is jarring. I wished the park focused solely on this ancient look, but that might’ve been very challenging and costly to do.

This Waterpark is also filled with some very aggressive park photographers. They are at the Adventure River, Bluwater Bay and roam around dry areas of the park. The photographers at the Adventure River are the most eager to score a sale – guiding guests’ floats around to scenic areas for a few snaps. While they are friendly, they just could not take no for an answer! I’ve encountered this a few times at the Grotto, which sorts of ruined the experience of floating through the impressive theming and mysterious ambiance in this cavern section of the Adventure River. Photographers will “tag” guests with additional wristbands (simple and good idea, they’re almost impossible to lose), so it’s not surprising to end up with several white wristbands at the end of the day.

The other park staff are extremely courteous – they are very eager to greet guests and assist them with a smile. It reminds me of the good old days at Universal Studios Singapore (Early 2010).

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In terms of merchandise, the park’s retail store, Reef n Wave wear sells all the necessities for a day at Adventure Cove Waterpark. There are also many cute plush toys.. but that particular dolphin plush toy is nowhere to be seen.

Marine Life Park – Adventure Cove Waterpark is expected to soft open soon with S.E.A. Aquarium.

Marine Life Park will soft open on 22/11/2012. Both S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark will be open to the public.


Opening Hours

Adventure Cove Waterpark
10:00AM-6:00PM daily

Some attractions may have different opening hours:

Splashworks zone
12:00PM-4:00PM

Ticketing Information

Here are the Marine Life Park: Adventure Cove Waterpark (RWS) ticket prices:

One-Day passes (Peak)

$33 Adult (Ages 13-59)
$23 Child (Ages 4-12)
$23 Senior (Ages 59 and above)

Adventure Express: $20 per person
One-Time Express Pass for both Riptide Rocket and Rainbow Reef

One-Day passes (Off-Peak)

$29 Adult (Ages 13-59)
$20 Child (Ages 4-12)
$20 Senior (Ages 59 and above)

Adventure Express

$10 – Off-Peak days
$20 – Peak Days

One-Time Express Pass for both Riptide Rocket and Rainbow Reef.

*Locker rental fees are for a day. Lockers may be opened and locked again as many times as needed without additional fee.

Annual passes

$88 Adult (Ages 13-59)
$58 Child (Ages 4-12)
$58 Senior (Ages 59 and above)

UPDATE 23/11/2012: Upgrade to Annual Pass:
I have checked with Adventure Cove Waterpark. One-Day passes can be upgraded to Annual Passes by paying the difference in cost. That means a $59 top-up for Adults and $38 top-up for Child and Senior.

These annual passes entitle its holder to unlimited admissions to Adventure Cove Waterpark for a year, and includes benefits* such as:

  • $3 discount for Marine Life Park admission tickets (S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark)
  • Express Lane to enter Adventure Cove Waterpark
  • Priority to enter Adventure Cove Waterpark even when park is at/reaching maximum capacity
  • 10% discount at Marine Life Park F&B outlets
  • 10% discount for merchandise at Reef N Wave Wear (retail store at Adventure Cove Waterpark)

Other Charges

Guests are entitled to complimentary use of life jackets, snorkeling gear (at Rainbow Reef) and floats (Adventure River and Water Slides) in the park. No rental fee is required.

Locker rental

$10 – Small Locker
$20 – Large Locker

Cabanas at Bluwater Bay

$88 $128 - One private cabana


Special Programmes

All prices stated are for one guest.

Ray Bay
$20 $38 – Ray Bay

Shark Encounter
$88 – Shark Encounter (during shark feeds)
$38 – Shark Encounter (without shark feeds)

Dolphin Island

All Dolphin Island interaction programmes include: One-day admission to Adventure Cove Waterpark, One set meal at The Bay Restaurant, Complimentary use of Dolphin Island lockers, towels, wetsuits and flotation devices (during interaction programme time only).

Various terms and conditions apply for Dolphin Island programmes. Also, Dolphin Island programmes need to be booked in advance due to limited sessions per day.

Dolphin Discovery
$198 – Adult
$188 – Child (4-12 years old), Senior (60 years old and above)

Suitable for non-swimmers, participants will interact up-close with dolphins from waist-deep waters.
Programme Duration: Up to 90 minutes, with 30 minutes in the pool.

Dolphin Observer
$68 – Adult
$58 – Child (4-12 years old), Senior (60 years old and above)

This programme is catered to friends or family who are accompanying Dolphin Discovery interaction participants. Observers, well, only observe and do not interact with dolphins.

Dolphin Trek
$248 – Adult
$238 – Senior (60 years old and above)

This is an underwater programme where participants will wear Sea Trek helmets and interact with dolphins at a 4-metre deep pool. Also suitable for non-swimmers.
Programme Duration: Up to 80 minutes, with 20 minutes underwater trek.

Dolphin VIP
$398 – Adult
$388 – Child (4-12 years old), Senior (60 years old and above)

The ultimate Dolphin Island experience: Access to VIP lagoons and the ability to design your own dolphin interaction programme. Also comes with complimentary gift bag and photo.


List of Attractions and Minimum Height Requirements

Adventure Cover Waterpark attractions (Click to expand)

Rainbow Reef
Minimum Height Requirement: 107cm
Children under 122cm must be accompanied with a supervising adult.
Guests must be competent swimmers to participate.

Ray Bay
Minimum Height Requirement: 122cm
Children under 122cm must be accompanied with a supervising adult.
Children must be at least 5 years old to participate.
Children aged 5 to 11 years old must be accompanied with a supervising adult who is at least 21 years of age.


Splashworks
Minimum Height Requirement: 140cm
Guests must be competent swimmers to participate.


Bluwater Bay
Children under 122cm must be accompanied with a supervising adult.

Adventure River
Children under 122cm must be accompanied with a supervising adult.

Big Bucket Treehouse
Children under 122cm must be accompanied with a supervising adult.

Seahorse Hideaway
Children under 122cm must be accompanied with a supervising adult.


Riptide Rocket
Minimum Height Requirement: 107cm
Children under 122cm must be accompanied with a supervising adult.

Dueling Racer
Minimum Height Requirement: 107cm
Children under 122cm must be accompanied with a supervising adult.

Tidal Twister
Minimum Height Requirement: 122cm

Pipeline Plunge
Minimum Height Requirement: 122cm

Spiral Washout
Minimum Height Requirement: 122cm

Whirlpool Washout
Minimum Height Requirement: 122cm


Other Important Information

Appropriate Attractions Dress Code

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I would suggest that you keep your light footwear (slippers, sandals, swim shoes) on at all times and take them off only when required at the rides. Store them temporarily at the storage racks (see below)

Life Jackets

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Available free of charge at the park for weak/non-swimmers. Various sizes are available.

Lockers

Lockers are available at the Waterpark at $2 (small locker) and $5 (large locker). EDIT 25/11/2012: I received word that the locker rental fees have increased to $10 (small locker) and $20 (large locker). The lockers are the same size as the ones in Universal Studios Singapore and around Resorts World Sentosa. These lockers can be rented for an entire day and can be opened/locked again without extra fee.

Storage Racks

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Storage Racks are provided at some attractions for convenience. Guests should only place inexpensive items here (glasses, slippers, etc). Keep your valuables at the Lockers. Please do not leave jewelry, wallets, cameras and other valuables here.


Photo Tour

Entering the Adventure Cove Waterpark

The Entrance to Adventure Cove Waterpark is located behind Maritime Experiential Museum. It’s a long (but rewarding) walk!

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How about photos of general areas and theming around the park before we talk about the waterslides and attractions?

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It might seem small, but most areas are nicely themed and absolutely clean.

Adventure River

The 620-metre long Adventure River takes guests through a journey around most areas of Adventure Cove. It has a very gentle current, so it could take about 20+ minutes to complete a loop. The scenes are nicely themed at most areas and it is a relaxing ride.

The water depth of the river is 0.9 metres. Guests can “walk” along the river if they wish. Weak/non-swimmers and children should wear life jackets here.

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From here on, the ride goes into the Grotto.

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At this point, the Adventure River goes through an Aquarium Tunnel. I think it’s a freshwater aquarium, with some Arowanas and Turtles swimming around. It also goes around the Ray Bay after the Tunnel.

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The river goes over the Dolphin Island waterway at two sections.

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Not exactly sure what happened here, but it’s an opportunity for an interesting photo.

Ray Bay

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Ray Bay is one of Adventure Cove Waterpark’s immersive programmes. Ray feeding is one of possible activities here. Guests will need to wear gloves and boots provided by the park.

There are 3 sessions each day (usually 11am, 3pm and 5pm), and the programme will cost $20 $38 per guest. Each session may only accomodate 6 guests, so if you really want to take part in this experience, book in the morning!

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Nice design touches to go along with the area.

Dolphin Island

This won’t be ready for a while, but Dolphin Island is beside the Ray Bay. Now that the exportation of Dolphins from Philippines is finally approved, Dolphin Island should be on track for opening in the first half of 2013. This is where Dolphin Interaction Programmes will take place (with the controversial Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins). It is not included in normal admission, so there will be an extra fee.

Edit 19/11/2012: Some dolphins have arrived at Marine Life Park and are undergoing quarantine.

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Rainbow Reef

Reef snorkeling at Rainbow Reef is included in park admission, and not an up-charge as previously thought. There is no limit to how many times you can snorkel here too – you just to join the queue.

You must be a competent swimmer to experience this attraction. Water goes to 2.9m deep here, so life jackets must be worn at all times. Participants will also be briefed with safety guidelines (and have to respond to lifeguards’ signals). There are several lifeguards here keeping watch on guests, and they are ready to jump into the waters to assist if necessary.

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If you choose not to take part, there are several viewing panels along Rainbow Reef.

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Rainbow Reef bragging rights: 20,000 fishes, 60 species.

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Let’s see some of the waterslides and playzones!

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Big Bucket Treehouse is an water play area for young and old. The shorter slides here are good starters for the bigger ones around the area.

Water depth is 0.3 metres here.

Whirlpool Washout and Spiral Washout


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These are two shorter “big” waterslides. Two-rider floats are used here (even if you ride alone, carry that large yellow float up!)

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Whirlpool Washout is the slide with the “whirlpool bowl” and it’s pretty fun – you might even get flushed down the whirlpool backwards! This slide had a much longer queue most of the time.

Spiral Washout (the cone) isn’t as exciting as it looks, though. Floats rock gently at the lower section of the cone and goes down a dark helix section.

This pair of slides share the same entrance, storage racks and float pick-up point. The queue splits when it reaches the stairs, so be sure to queue at the right lane.

Tidal Twister and Pipeline Plunge

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These are the big waterslides. There is a choice of single or two-rider floats here.

Just like the Washout waterslides, these two slides share the same entrance, storage racks and float pick-up point. The queue is a long walk and goes deep into the back of Adventure Cove Waterpark, but also splits into two lanes when it reaches the stairs. Remember to queue at the right lane.

Tidal Twister has a mix of cone elements (where floats can spin and end up going into the slide backwards!) while Pipeline Plunge focuses on speed and enclosed (dark!) elements. Tidal Twister had a longer queue most of the time.

Slides again

Here is an old aerial photo taken many months ago, showing the cone element of Tidal Twister. There is a second cone somewhere down the line.

Riptide Rocket

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This is a HydroMAGNETIC HORNET by ProSlide, and the first in Asia apparently. The ride starts off with a deceptively slow conveyor-belt lift hill, and drops into enclosed slide sections, before bursting out into a sharp drop, and a dramatic launch (powered by magnets!) into darkness again! There are also some surprising water sprays and splashes in the enclosed sections.

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Aerial view of some parts of the track, taken a few months ago. There are three “drops and launch hill” sections.

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This is of course, something all guests should try. The waiting time for this can get very long due to its low capacity. I’ve only seen three floats being used. Only one float can be released into the ride at any time, and that is only when guests from the preceding float have left the unloading area.

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The finale of Riptide Rocket has a sharp helix turn that causes some floats to capsize (or at least tilt to some degree that riders slide off) at the splashdown. Extra thrills, I guess. The splashdown pool has a depth of 1.1 metres, which should be alright for most adults. Parents should take extra care here and be ready to help their children, should the float overturn.

Dueling Racer

This is (surprisingly) one of the most exciting and fun slides, in my opinion. The first parts of slides are fast and thrilling, and the end could either be a surprising splash or something else (my foam mat sort of flipped over once when I slowed down).

For your own safety, read and follow the safety instructions provided at the loading area!

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Blue foam mats with handles are used here. Very comfortable and easy to use.

Splashworks

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Located next to Rainbow Reef, Splashworks is an activity area for adept swimmers. There are three types of “walking” activities (a balance beam, tight rope and rope net), two platforms to jump into the water and a burma bridge. The last activity here is a rope climb (with a bell to ring at the top!)

The water depth is 4.0 metres deep here. You MUST be a competent swimmer to take part in any of the activities here.

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Bluwater Bay

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Adventure Cove Waterpark’s wave pool might seem small, but it is sufficient to function as a “float around and relax” pool.

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The deepest section of this wave pool is 1.6 metres deep. Wave height varies, and can go up to 2.0 metres. Weak/non-swimmers and children should wear life jackets while in the wave pool.

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The transparent floats from Adventure River can be used here. Sometimes you don’t even need to walk to the float pick-up area, there’s so many left around the area.

Whether you are floating in the pool or sitting at the deck chairs, this is a nice place to chill out. While I thought that the wave pool was small, it was quite fun to float around with its gentle waves. Here’s a tip: Get onto a float and paddle into inner section of Bluwater Bay before the waves start. Be aware that there is a safety line at the deep end (1.6m) and for your own safety, you should not go close to that line. Try to stay around the 1.4m point.

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The waves start every 15 minutes. I’m not sure how long they last, though.


That’s all from me for now. I hope you enjoyed this long photo tour of Adventure Cove Waterpark. Feel free to leave your thoughts about the park!

Why not view the aerial photography series tracking the construction of Adventure Cove Waterpark?

And just like S.E.A. Aquarium, I will visit Adventure Cove Waterpark again for a second look.

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42 Responses to Marine Life Park: Adventure Cove Waterpark – review

  1. awangku November 19, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    Very small wavepool. But the whole water park looks like it’s going to be a great experience. I’m going to singapore this december, and maybe i’ll check this out. or maybe not. cause i have very little time in Singapore.

  2. PK November 19, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    Favourite post of all time!! :D Would love to try Ray Bay and I’m so glad that the dolphins have been approved for RWS!
    p.s. nice swimmers at Rainbow Reef!

  3. Luke November 19, 2012 at 2:20 am #

    Wow the park looks really nice.
    I will definitely enjoy adventure river and the rides!
    Too bad that I have exams these weeks… I will have to wait until December to give it a try!

    • Dejiki November 23, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      I’m sure you’ve been to bigger parks but well, this park isn’t asking too much with its admission fee. Are you getting the AP? :)

  4. fabian
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    November 19, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Funny that you commented on the ‘strange architecture’. You should listen the story behind the sculptures of the different creatures in the various areas, it will add on to the ‘strange-ness’, haha. But overall I think the sculpts are very cute!

    • Dejiki November 20, 2012 at 9:34 am #

      Wish they added some details of the story at the park. I’m still having mixed feelings about the jarring “modern” elements though. “Ancient rock” bridges with bright blue railings?

      Would be nice if they built it like Wild Wadi in Dubai.

    • FabianPan November 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

      Wow Fabian! Your name is so similar to mine!

  5. Logan November 19, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    had so much fun!!! wow!! you were able to take lots of great photos, you even caught me in one of them. great review!

  6. Gustave154 November 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Amazing! Definitely better than wild wild wet lol!

  7. WeeKiat November 21, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Kinda disappointed by the adventure cove water park.
    I personally feel that it’s just slightly better than Wild wild wet.
    I was only impressed with the RipTide Rocket and rainbow reef experience that day. Everything else is quite run of the mill. Sadly, it feels like a big missed opportunity.
    They should have gone big on the thrills with more exciting rides or really focus on the marine life interaction element (rainbow reef and the raybay).
    It’s just kinda stuck in the middle and doesn’t have the same ‘wow’ factor that USS provides.

    • Dejiki November 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      I guess it’s the same problem the entire resort is experiencing: when they try to cater to all sorts of audiences, it ends up not being very strong on either end of the spectrum.

  8. william November 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Looks like no match against Bali’s Water Bomb. But I will still give it a try within the next few days.

    • Dejiki November 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

      Waterbom Bali does have a lot more thrilling rides.

    • Chris November 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      While I have not been to Water Bomb based upon a review of the photos on their web-site it is clear there is no comparison to Adventure Cove. Water Bomb may have a few larger slides, but it is definitely quite ‘down market’ from the elaborately themed and extremely well done Adventure Cove.

  9. DaddyistheBest November 23, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Oh, I envy the fact that you got to enjoy everything minus the big crowds!

    Looking at the Adventure River, I was tempted to bring along a camera to take photos – this is not something you can do at most of the other rides! But just how “calm” is this ride – would it be “safe” enough to bring an (ordinary, probably non-waterproof) camera?

    • Dejiki November 23, 2012 at 10:30 am #

      Hey there!

      While Adventure River is a very mild ride, there are water jets, waterfalls and mist sprays at several sections of the River. It is also impossible to avoid splashes from other guests.

      I would advise that you get a waterproof bag (with camera window) for your camera. i’m talking those small ones designed for smartphones and slim cameras. Alternatively, a well-sealed ziplock bag might work, though it may degrade image quality.

  10. Chris November 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    We just spent an afternoon at Adventure Cove and while it may not have many thrill type slides, the park is extremely attractive and well themed. We found the service solid and staff extremely friendly. The park is clearly working hard to make a good first impression. The slides were fun as was the wave pool and kids splash area and there were life guards everywhere which should reassure parents of young children. As the park is still gearing up, the menu at the the Bay Restaurant was limited, but the food was quite good (especially if compared to the rubbish you’d find at most American parks). Overall excellent for a day-trip from the city. I suspect that visitors from outside Singapore staying at Sentosa hotels will find it a nice break from the heat. I hope that as it becomes more well known they will limits crowds as I suspect the park could easily be overrun.

  11. Chris November 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Dejiki – This is an extremely well done review of Adventure Cove with professional quality pictures!

  12. FOOBY January 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    WAH looks super fun to me! Recently found out about the water park so decided to do some research on it! Great pictures btw! :D

  13. Emma @ QMI Gas Measuring January 30, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    Wow what an in-depth review! The park looks great.

  14. Joe February 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    Do they sell adult swim wear there ?

    • Dejiki February 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

      Yes, swim wear is sold at the Reef & Wave Wear shop inside the park.

  15. Yuki February 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Great review !!
    question: If going with 2 boys (4yrs old & 1 yr old), height less than 100cm, is there any attraction suitable? Thank you.

    • Dejiki February 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

      Hi Yuki,

      By the park’s regulation, the following attractions are suitable for young children (no height requirement) with at least one adult accompanying:
      Bluwater Bay, Adventure River, Big Bucket Treehouse, Seahorse Hideaway.

      In my opinion, the four attractions should be suitable for a 4-year-old child (with adult accompanying the child at all times). It is strongly advised to have your child wear the life jackets (provided free of charge) at the park. For the younger child, it’s best to stick to Seahorse Hideaway and the shallow area of Bluwater Bay.

      • Yuki February 22, 2013 at 12:37 am #

        Wow! Thanks so much for your prompt rely. Sorry just one more, is it allowed to hold the 1yr old boy to sit on me when playing th Adventure River? Thanks!!

        • Dejiki February 22, 2013 at 8:24 am #

          I’m not absolutely sure, but your boy must be able to wear the life vest. Check with the lifeguards at the Adventure River when you are at the park.

  16. Xh March 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    Great and extensive review of the waterpark! I would like to ask if there would be life jackets provided at the splash works? And approximately how long do we have to queue for the rides? Thanks!

    • Dejiki March 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      Life jackets are not provided at Splash works. Guests who wish to participate in activities there must be good swimmers and confident with activities over a deeper pool. If I’m not wrong, guests are not allowed to wear life jackets at Splashworks.

      As for the ride, it depends. If you go to the park during the weekends, it can be as long as 20-40 minutes (for Riptide Rocket especially). During weekdays, the queues are usually very short (0-10 mins) but Riptide Rocket sometimes has a long queue (20+ mins) because a lot of people want to keep riding it.

      • Xh March 1, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

        Thanks so much for the quick reply! Looking forward to going there tomorrow!:D

  17. Estella March 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Hey, can I know what footwear should I wear there because I don’t have swim shoes or booties. Thank you!

    • Dejiki March 8, 2013 at 10:56 am #

      Hi Estella,

      You could wear flip-flops or sandals around the park. Footwear will need to be removed to participate in the attractions, though.

  18. Ken March 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Hi. Thanks so much for the great review. I was just wondering if it is possible to visit both the SEA aquarium and also adventure cove waterpark in one day? Or should we really allocate one day for each area? I have 3 kids (aged 4,6,8) which will probably also slow us down. Would you recommend one day per area?

    Thanks!

    • Dejiki March 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

      Hi Ken,

      Honestly, I don’t think you need a day at the SEA Aquarium. At most 2.5 hours if you slowly browse and take photos of every exhibit. If you are just bringing your family for a tour of the exhibits, it should take less than an hour. The rest of the day can be spent at Adventure Cove Waterpark.

      Some people prefer to spend the morning at Adventure Cove (as it’s usually a lot less crowded and lines for slides are much shorter) and visit the aquarium in the late afternoon. However this strategy may not work for all – some children would get very tired after spending hours playing in the sun, or they may not even want to leave the waterpark as the experience is more fun and engaging than walking in an aquarium.

      • Ken March 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

        Thanks so much for the quick reply, it is a big help. I think we’ll try to do as you suggest and go to Adventure Cove in the morning and if we have time, we’ll go to the Aquarium for an hour before closing. If we run out of time or kids won’t leave waterpark, then we’ll just skip the aquarium this time.

        Thanks again.

  19. vikram March 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    it is a beautiful place

  20. Arisha
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    April 12, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    I went just now. It was fun. It was crowded though it weekday. But queue was fast moving. I think they need provide signs showing the rides how is it about.
    Got some keep asking those around and even keep asking and stall the line.

    There one problem i encounter at adventure river. The floats that left afloat was making a jam in some areas. End up you are stuck and had to push it aside.
    And also floating life jacket around.

    Other then that it was enjoyable.

  21. Jiexin April 19, 2013 at 2:58 am #

    Hi may I know if they provide towels there?

    • Dejiki April 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

      Nope, towels are not provided to standard Waterpark guests. If you rent a Cabana (for $88), the park will provide you with 4 towels for the day.

  22. Jaslin
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    May 7, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    It was a very complete and comprehensive review. Thank you so much for sharing!

  23. Andrea Pita October 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    My family and I visited Adventure Cove last week, found the park to be very clean and tidy.
    We went on a normal Wednesday, not Sch holidays or public holiday and found the park very over crowded. Gave up waiting in line for most of the slides esp the one Riptide wait would’ve been well over an hr and made matters worse when every 5 mins groups of people would walk up with “express” armbands then resulting in your place in line getting bumped back. Felt like the speed of getting people on rides and the gaps between was extremely slow.
    Our youngest child is 3 and was very limited to what he could do.
    Wasn’t to disappointed due to the entry price not being overly high.
    We enjoyed the Big bucket tree house due to small wait time for for slides and also splash works (with an older child sitting and waiting with the 3yr old)
    We locked our slip on shoes in our locker and that was a big mistake because the bad design pathways get extremely hot.

  24. Raj December 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    is there places to sit down with family like benches? and also do they really check our bags for food?

    • Dejiki December 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

      There are a few benches around the entire park, but the best place to sit down would probably be Ocean Restaurant (with tables). Yes, the park staff will check bags for food at the path leading towards the park entrance.

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