Men in Black, Ghostbusters, and Jumanji land their own thrill rides at world’s first Colombia Pictures theme park

Men in Black, Ghostbusters, Jumanji, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will each be getting their own thrill rides thanks to a new partnership between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amazon Falls to open the world’s first Colombia Pictures theme and waterpark.

The 14-acre location will be set within the seaside town of Bangsaray, located 90 minutes from Bangkok and will be a ‘unique themes and water park and entertainment destination for Thailand,’ that will feature rides and newly themed attractions based on some of the biggest movies from Hollywood.

Called Colombia Pictures Aquaverse, the park will play home to rides based on the likes of Ghostbusters, Jumanji, Bad Boys, Men in Black, and Hotel Transylvania.

 Catering to visitors of all ages, the park will encompass eight highly themed and immersive zones with a range of both water and land-based attractions as well as a program of live shows, immersive entertainment, interactive props, unique sets, themed restaurants, as well as specialty merchandise and retail locations.

Opening this year, rides like the Ghostbusters Supernatural Experience and the Men in Black Thrill Rides will include hair-raising water coaster rides and water domes, while the Bad Boys Raceway will be a new outdoor go-kart track in a neon Miami theme. 

“We are delighted to be teaming up with Liakat Dhanji and Amazon Falls on launching Sony Pictures’ first theme and water park and are inspired by his vision of creating an immersive entertainment destination for Thailand. Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse is the next step in Sony Pictures’ larger global strategy to grow and expand location-based entertainment by utilizing its strong global film and TV brands,” said Jeffrey Godsick, EVP of global partnerships and brand management and head of location based entertainment at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

“We are creating opportunities for all audiences around the world to immerse themselves deeper into our stories through water parks, touring exhibitions, and theme park attractions.”

Liakat Dhanji, CEO and chairman of Amazon Falls Co. Ltd., owners and operators of Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse, added: “Sony Pictures Entertainment and Columbia Pictures’ breadth of global content, technology and talent leadership will be invaluable in creating a fully immersive experience that will bring curiosity and wonder to a global audience. The launch of Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse represents a first step in what we envision to be a broader collaboration that will pioneer the future of an integrated entertainment destination as part of the EEC’s smart city.

“Alongside our unique rides and attractions, we look forward to forging new partnerships with top accommodation, technology, retail and F&B partners as we curate an unmatched lifestyle experience that will resonate with all our visitors.”

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