Saturday, February 6, 2016

Asia’s first Nickelodeon-themed park expected to boost Sunway Lagoon’s appeal

Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah interacting with the characters from Nickelodeon’s hit cartoon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The first Nickelodeon-themed attraction in Asia, the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, is now open to the public in Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia.
Nickelodeon’s iconic characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are featured in the attraction.
Iconic Nickelodeon characters SpongeBob SquarePants and his starfish friend, Patrick, welcoming guests during the launch of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon in Sunway Lagoon.
Iconic Nickelodeon characters SpongeBob SquarePants and his starfish friend, Patrick, welcoming guests during the launch of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon in Sunway Lagoon.
At an investment of more than RM100mil, the park has been built on 4ha of land with 14 astonishing rides to give visitors an exhilarating experience.
One of the Nickelodeon-themed rides is the ‘Spongebob Splash Adventure’ comprising a monumental stone structure perched in a reflecting pool, a sprawling complex of aqueducts, cascade water slides, and a massive SpongeBob colossus.
The launch was attended by Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Guests enjoying Nickelodeon’s signature green slime in Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, Sunway Lagoon.
Guests enjoying Nickelodeon’s signature green slime in Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, Sunway Lagoon.
This attraction is a fantastic addition to Sunway Lagoon and one that will greatly boost the appeal of Selangor as a tourist destination,” Azmin said in his speech.
The attraction is the result of a joint initiative between Sunway Group and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).
VIMN is made up of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Paramount Channel.
Sunway Group deputy chairman Datuk Razman M. Hashim said, “We are pleased to work with VIMN to bring the first Nickelodeon-themed attraction to Malaysia.”
Sunway Lagoon’s signature volcano attraction erupted to celebrate the launch of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.
Sunway Lagoon’s signature volcano attraction erupted to celebrate the launch of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.
“Sunway Lagoon has provided a home for VIMN in the past years including as the venue for the annual MTV World Stage event,” VIMN Asia executive vice-president and managing director Mark Whitehead said.
“Their expertise has made them an ideal partner and we are delighted to make it Nickelodeon’s Asia debut as we further expand the Nicklodeon brand in the region.
“The attraction will enable children and families in Malaysia and around South-East Asia to connect with our brand and its iconic characters in a unique way,” he added.

-thestar online.
http://sunwaylagoon.com/

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