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Post by lee » March 13, 2013, 9:10 am

I'm pleased to see they're building a water park on the ring-road so this is great news for my daughter. It looks like a big project from what I can see.

It's good to see more developments in Udon geared towards children these days .
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Post by Prenders88 » March 13, 2013, 9:24 am

That will make two waterparks in Udon, the first Playport, is under construction and going up quickly. Also on the Ring Road. Won't be long there will be a theme park like Ocean Park in Hong Kong, I would have thought as there is a huge catchment area surronding Udon Thani.
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Post by Techland » March 13, 2013, 11:45 am

The 'B' on that map IS the Playport. So do we get two parks or is Lee (as usual) a bit late with news?

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Post by lee » March 13, 2013, 12:11 pm

Techland wrote:or is Lee (as usual) a bit late with news?
I didn't see any other mention of waterpark on this forum so I thought I'd post the information for people who were not aware of it. It may be old news to some but not everyone lives in Udon full-time and may appreciate the news.

I thought it might be part of the playport, hence the Google map, but using a different name. There is no information on their website yet.

Anyway no harm in mentioning it for the benefit of others. If you don't appreciate my post then why don't you make an effort to post up-to-date information yourself?

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Post by papaguido » March 13, 2013, 12:14 pm

According to the the facebook page, last year a contest was held to name the park. I'm guessing the winning name was Play Port.
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Post by jackspratt » March 13, 2013, 12:43 pm

lee wrote:
Techland wrote:or is Lee (as usual) a bit late with news?
I didn't see any other mention of waterpark on this forum so I thought I'd post the information for people who were not aware of it. It may be old news to some but not everyone lives in Udon full-time and may appreciate the news.

I thought it might be part of the playport, hence the Google map, but using a different name. There is no information on their website yet.

Anyway no harm in mentioning it for the benefit of others. If you don't appreciate my post then why don't you make an effort to post up-to-date information yourself?
Thanks for the information Lee.

ps I wasn't aware you had been tasked with providing up-to-the-minute news. :-?
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Post by Bandung_Dero » March 13, 2013, 1:24 pm

Just hope there's plenty of supervision, the Thais are notorious NON swimmers.

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Post by kopkei » March 13, 2013, 6:06 pm

my question here would rather be ...how long will it stay clean? , the thai are more notorious in breaking and making
everything quickly dirty ...i will keep swimming in my own pool ... ;)

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Post by pienmash » March 13, 2013, 6:27 pm

Two excellent points raised by BDD and Kopkei...... supervision and cleaning / regular safety n maintainance .....

Stiil i wish the venture good luck n hope it takes off as theres a desperate need for activities for all ages here ..

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Post by papaguido » March 13, 2013, 7:33 pm

About 3 yrs ago, family and I visited the water park in Korat. In order to play in the water, we had to wear proper swim suits, including bathing/swimming caps for all (as long as you had hair on your head a bathing cap was a must). A trip through outdoor shower was a must. Food and drink were only allowed in designated areas and the facility was well maintained and clean. I hope the same standards are applied here.

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Post by Techland » March 14, 2013, 12:07 pm

Well, I had been there last week and the situation is still the same (guards, caps...). Of course the building quality was poor compared to western standards, so it shows some signs of usage and needs some renovations now. Which will most probably not happen. But it is still damn popular (fully crowded including whole school classes) and big fun for the kids. Meanwhile they even have a separated quite pool, no children allowed, where the old walrusses can swim undisturbed :mrgreen:

I am sceptical with the Udon project as the pics do not show what I or my children would like to see: fun from toys and sliders. Just empty (boring) pools. The pics and info at the construction site also indicate a mixed sports area, nothing of the above multi-pool area.

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Post by parrot » April 26, 2013, 2:49 pm

Scanning some Thai sites today: The water park is due for a 'soft' opening on 12 May this year and a full opening sometime mid-next year.

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Post by rick » April 26, 2013, 4:44 pm

I find it hard to believe it will be ready in under 3 weeks. still just a mess of a building site viewable from the road.

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Post by Techland » April 27, 2013, 11:44 am

Yes. The first sildes are up inmidst the mess - and suggest toddler fun only. The bigger sidebuilding already has all the ad displays outside. Seems like that will become another electronics TV etc shopping center. Makes me wonder - is that part of the 'Playport' or something totally different?

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Post by Techland » April 29, 2013, 6:20 pm

I don't get it. The PowerBuy sign is up now.

According to the first plans hanging outside the construction site that building should have been a hall for indoor sports.

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