Shah Alam is now the splash capital of Selangor with the November 2012 opening of the new water theme park called WaterWorld @ I City.
The big ride at WaterWorld @ I City is undoubtedly the fearsomely named Tornado Slide that delivers a 30 second jolt of adrenaline pumping stimulation designed to get those endorphins flowing.
The Childrens Adventure Pool is a large wet playground with colourful frogs, butterfly's and mushrooms surrounded by a host of fantasy characters from Aladdin and Snow White And The Seven Dwarves are strategically located on the side of the pool giving good family photo opportunities.
As to be expected water is flowing everywhere and the multitude of multi coloured slides and tubes are guaranteed to keep young children entertained for a large portion of the day.
The Tornado Water Slide
After climbing the appropriately named launch tower, a 49m tunnel awaits to send the four tube raft riders hurtling towards the 45-degree funnel.
Here the raft oscillates between 4 and 6 times up both sides of the funnel producing a weightlessness effect at the peak of each oscillation.
Then gravity takes control and the raft flows through the funnel bottleneck into the landing pool below.
The giant funnel has a viewing gallery at the top of its 18m diameter, it is so close to where the tube connects to the funnel it gives you a great opportunity to photograph the grimaces on your friends' faces as they enter the funnel before their descent through the 3m outlet to the landing pool.
If the Tornado Slide dominates the attention of the thrill seekers then the rest of the attractions at WaterWorld @ I City are undoubtedly focused on delivering entertainment to a younger generation of fun lovers.
Kids can also enjoy the Rainbow Racer Slide where their competitive streak can be harnessed as they try to speed to the landing pool in first place against their friends.
Other water slides include the Family Raft Slide and the Spiral Slide, however, these are fairly tame water rides aimed at family fun rather than adrenalin pumping speed junkies.
An imposing LCD screen stands out above the Giant Wave Pool and with a sound system raising the decibels it generates a great atmosphere for a day time water party.
As with most water parks there is a river of adventure to float around and there is also an extensive Jacuzzi pool in which to while away the stresses and strains of city life.
Before entry to the park your bags are searched for outside food that is not allowed into WaterWorld.
Upon payment for your entrance you can opt to leave a deposit that is programmed into the RFID watch given to wear on your wrist.
If you choose to purchase food or drinks from the cafe they scan your watch and the credit is reduced by the amount of your bill.
There is a store on site offering various water based goods to enhance your WaterWorld experience including water guns, floats, swimwear, sunglasses and suncreams.
When you leave the park your watch is scanned and if there is any balance owed it is paid to you at this point. If you spend past your balance in the park you can top up at any time.
WaterWorld @ I-City Entrance Ticket And Parking Information
- WaterWorld Entrance Fee Weekdays: Child: RM10.00
- WaterWorld Entrance Fee Weekdays: Adult: RM15.OO
- WaterWorld Entrance Fee Weekends: Child: RM20.OO
- WaterWorld Entrance Fee Weekends: Adult: RM25.00
- Parking Fee @ i-City: Monday-Friday 6am-6pm: RM1.00
- Parking Fee @ i-City: Monday-Friday 6pm-6am: RM10.00
- Parking Fee @ i-City: Saturday-Sunday 6AM-6PM: RM1.00 for 1st 2 hours then RM1.00 for each hour thereafter, max RM5