You didn’t think China would let its beautiful Water Cube go to waste, did you? It was actually transformed into the Happy Magic Water Park, which just so happens to be the largest in the world. Inside, it is basically a “magical underwater wonderland with hanging ribbons, blue bubbles and floating jellyfish; there are about 10 different rides including a wave pool, tube slides, speed slides and even a lazy river.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
The water park takes up about half of the 130,000-square-foot (12,000-square-meter) complex and features a wave pool, lazy river, spa area, and 13 water slides and rides. One of the slides is seven-stories high! Unfortunately for locals, the entrance fee of $30 is pretty steep compared to their average income ($138/month), so the water park is geared more toward tourists. Renovations of the project cost about $50 million and was completed by planning and design firm Forrec.