Have you heard of this term: “Sunday Funday”?
Come to think about it; I honestly can’t remember when was the last time I’ve a fun activity planned on a Sunday.
Launch Party of The Woosh at Downtown East
So imagine how delighted I was when I received the invite to the launch party of The Woosh at Downtown East!
The fiancé and I had been buried with work ever since we came back from Bali. And while we do spend a significant amount of time working together every day, it would be nice if we could take our mind off from work and just focus on spending some quality time together. Plus, with him being a big fan of water activities, I’m almost certain he’s going to have a lot of fun visiting a water park and going on all the rides.
While he had been to Wild Wild Wet many years ago, I don’t think I’ve ever been there before? Escape Theme Park, yes. But Wild Wild Wet? I don’t think so.
As such, I supposed it was also an excellent opportunity to see what they have to offer.
The event started at 09:00 and we managed to reach there just in time for registration.
Aside from being there to celebrate the launch of The Woosh, we were also there for the “Downtown East’s Seeing Double” campaign, where we join in an attempt to set the Singapore Book of Records for the ‘Largest Gathering of Dress Alike Duos’.
Because of this, I told the fiancé it’s important for us to dress the same. He was so serious that he even thought of bringing me to shop for new clothes! Thankfully, we do own identical t-shirts, so we decided to wear the same t-shirt with matching black shorts.
Did you know that Wild Wild Wet had undergone an expansion and now it’s double its original size?
Now spanning 4 hectares, it is also home to two newest attractions, Royal Flush and Free Fall.
To kick-start the event, we were invited to some light refreshments prepared for us near to the main stage and we were able to see what’s going on on stage.
Some games were played, and prizes were given, before the officiating of the record setting for ‘Largest Gathering of Dress Alike Duos’.
I supposed many were well informed of the event because like us, there were so many others who turned up in identical clothing! And with the combined effort of everyone, we managed to set the Singapore Book of Records for the ‘Largest Gathering of Dress Alike Duos’ with 111 Duos who dressed identically at the same place!
Certificates were also given out to thanks the participants, and by the time the event on stage ended, it was close to 10:00. Immediately headed straight to the changing room to get changed and kept our belongings in the lockers, before we rushed off for the rides!
The Locker Rental Station can be found near to the entrance of Wild Wild Wet. With three sizes available, you can choose to either rent it for 4 hours or a full day.
Since we each carried a backpack with us that day, we decided to go with the medium size locker. And because we were certain we would spend more than 4 hours in the park, we decided to rent the locker for a full day at SGD15. You can check out the price list for the lockers here.
Once we got our belongings kept, we immediately went for the first attraction. And what better way to start then trying out The Woosh!
Singapore’s Longest Inflatable Freestyle Water Slide
Crowned as Singapore’s Longest Inflatable Freestyle Water Slide, The Woosh is 50 metres long with a height of 4.5 metres.
With dual lanes available, the idea is you can challenge each other and compete to see who can slide further along the slide! The fiancé and I don’t see a need to do that, so we both went up via the left lane. We also spotted kids going up the slide with a blue mat. We went without one, and it was just fine. But I bet it’s going to be a lot way more fun if we have taken a mat and went down head first.
Here’s a better picture of the ride. You can see how long the entire slide is.
I honestly thought it would be terrifying sliding down from a height of 4.5 metres but having tried it; I must say it wasn’t as scary as I expected it would be. In fact, it was a lot of fun! Since it was an inflatable slide, I also felt safe (and well protected) while sliding down. I love that I can bump around any way I like without the fear of knocking into anything hard.
Right after The Woosh, we went to try out Royal Flush as it was just right behind it.
“Royal Flush is Asia’s first hybrid ride combining the Behemoth BOWL40 and TornadoWAVE – effectively combining two rides into one unique experience.”
A minimum of two people is required for the ride, while one float can take up to a maximum of 4 pax.
There is a vast contrast between this and The Woosh. I supposed the best way I can describe it is that you are surely going to feel the adrenaline pumping while on this ride. I say this is a must-try ride for me and I highly recommend you to give it a go when you visit Wild Wild Wet!
One thing that Wild Wild Wet stood out to me instantly compared to the other water parks is that they actually have fancy floats available for rent!
I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of the design of the floats available (though I did capture it in the video) but they have many designs to choose from such as flamingo, unicorn, GUMMY BEAR, etc. Super adorable! Plus, from what I remember, the price of the rental is also pretty reasonable (less than SGD10).
Aside from fancy floats and towels, they also have numerous cabanas for rent!
Took a picture of the price list for those who might be interested. I seriously might consider renting it if I’m there with my family or a group of friends.
Splash Play is better suited for children with fun jets and water sprays. That being said, it doesn’t mean I didn’t see parents joining in the fun with their young ones.
Just like what the website wrote, this water paradise is filled with exhilarating pint-sized versions of the big rides!
I don’t know about you, but that is enough to make me want to go up the slides!
Just a look at the queue and you will know how popular the ride is.
Out of the many rides we took that day, Slide Up is probably the one that really took us by surprise; simply because it was way more thrilling than what we both expected. I remembered hearing the fiancé said “oh my god” the moment we plunge down from the four-storey ramp and soar to the opposite end. The high speed when we drop was not something we were expecting.
It certainly was an exhilarating ride!
While the Professor’s Playground is designed with the kids in mind, we had a lot of fun waiting under the huge water bucket and waiting patiently for the water to splash down. And we certainly weren’t the only ones who enjoys that because we were surrounded by both kids and adults! No doubt one attraction that is well suited for all ages.
I don’t think many would leave Wild Wild Wet without going for a dip in the Shiok River. Spanning 335 metres in length, the Shiok River skirts the perimeter of the park.
Guests can either choose to use the floats provided or not. Either way, just go with the flow and enjoy the view of the surrounding landscapes. For those like me who didn’t know how to swim, they would be pleased to know that the water depth is only 1 metre.
I didn’t know a ride like this was available in Singapore until the fiancé pointed it out to me. He was the one that spotted it from afar and told me to join him on this ride.
He took a similar ride like this the previous time we went to Bali’s Waterbom. Back then, I didn’t go on the ride because they have a minimum weight requirement of 45kg.
While this one at Wild Wild Wet didn’t have a minimum weight requirement (you do have to have a minimum height of 1.22 metres to go on the ride), I simply don’t have the courage to try it.
I quote from the Wild Wild Wet’s website, “The first of its kind in Singapore, the all-new Torpedo ejects you from an 18-metre-high capsule right into a heart-stopping free fall, which propels you straight into a manic trajectory of hair raising twist and turns at mind-numbing speed of up to 70km/hr.”
While I’m not willing to give it a try, the fiancé was game to go on the ride on his own.
There, just look at how happy he was before going on the ride!
It seems crazy to me to drop down from four storeys high, and experience all the twist and turns at a speed of 70km/hr!
Kudos for him to conquer the ride, and telling me it wasn’t scary.
While I would never want to try out Torpedo, I wouldn’t mind spending my time at the Tsunami Pool.
Since I can’t be in an actual ocean, this could be the next best thing I could have that mimic the same effect. I truly enjoy lying back and enjoying the crash of the waves. (With my life jacket, no less!)
Right before I leave, I spotted this! Stand Up Paddling at the Tsunami Pool It looks so cool!
Next to the Tsunami Pool is also where you can find the booth for the float and towel rental.
For those who want to unwind and chill, the Jacuzzi would be the perfect place! We found a nice spot and park ourselves there when we got tired from all the rides.
By the time we were ready to leave, it was almost 17:00?
Sometime during the mid-day, we did take a break and made a trip out of Wild Wild Wet to have our lunch at KFC. While they do have F&B outlet available inside Wild Wild Wet, those who prefer to have their meals outside can do so. Just remember to obtain a re-entry stamp from the staff before you exit the park.
Aside from going out for lunch, I also spent some time going around taking pictures and videos. The fiancé and I both agree that half a day is probably all we need to enjoy the park if we didn’t head out or went around taking pictures.
It was such a tiring yet fun day for us! So glad I made the decision to come down to Downtown East, despite staying at the other end of Singapore!
For those who are seeking for ideas on where to go or fun activities to do during the weekends, I would recommend you come down to Wild Wild Wet!
Considering the scale of the water park and number of rides they have here, I also find the prices for the admission to be very affordable. NTUC members get to enjoy a discounted rate or receive a voucher with the purchase of your admission tickets. Click here for more information on the tickets.
But that’s not all! From now to 31st July 2017, get twice the excitement when you come dressed in identical outfit with your family member or friends at Downtown East!
– 1-for-1 admission to Wild Wild Wet
– 1-for-1 bowling game at Orchid Bowl
– 1-for-1 playtime at eXplorerkid
– 50% off stay at D’Resort
D’Resort @ Downtown East is a nature-inspired resort nestled in the lush greenery of Pasir Ris Park (just beside Wild Wild Wet). The resort has a total of 387 rooms and offers a total of 9 different room types (including chalet units and suites), of which many offer unique park, mangrove and beach views.
Win a 2D1N Staycation Package at D’Resort
Twin & Win! From now to 31st July 2017, take part in their Instagram contest and stand to win a 2D1N Staycation Package at D’Resort + other attractive prizes!
To participate, simply snap a wefie anywhere with your twinning buddy or family in identical outfits and upload it onto Instagram with the hashtag #SeeingDoubleSG.
*Do ensure your profile is set to Public.
For more information, check out www.downtowneast.com.sg/seeingdouble
Lastly, for those who wish to try out The Woosh, Singapore’s Longest Inflatable Freestyle Water Slide, do bear in mind that it’s only available for a limited time from now till 30th July 2017 and is only available during school holidays, public holidays, and Fridays – Sundays!
Wild Wild Wet
Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: Off-Peak (Weekdays, except Gazetted School & Public Holidays): 1300 – 1900 / Peak (Saturday, Sunday & Gazetted School & Public Holidays): 1000 – 1900 *Last admission at 18:00 daily