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Playa Maya Water Park

The largest open-air water park in Eastern China can refresh you during the hot summer season

Shanghai Playa Maya Water Park, also known as Maya Beach Water Park (玛雅海滩水公园 in Chinese), is located at the south-west areas of the Happy Valley theme park. The water park occupies an area of 12.8 hectares (31.6 acres) and can accommodate more than 26,000 visitors per day. The size and infrastructure of the park allow hosting about 14,000 people simultaneously in one hour. Based on the energy-saving principle, the facilities are run by the power of water, which consumes only 25% electricity of the traditional overwater roller coasters.

There about 30 different water amusement rides in the park, including double-track overwater maglev roller coasters, big octopus slide, the world's biggest magic interactive super water village, Asian newest slides group, and deep-sea swirl experience projects. Also, to meet the needs of people of different ages, the park opens a children entertainment area equipped for family fun. The water is sanitised every four or six hours so that you can enjoy in the park without hygiene concerns.

Playa Maya Water Park only operates for about two-three months every summer. The dates differ each year slightly, but it is roughly from the last week of June to early September. As a sister park of Happy Valley theme park, the water park has a direct gate to the latter one, but you need to buy a separate ticket. This way, you can smoothly switch from the water park activities to the thrills and rides of the Happy Valley theme park to spend a lovely day with friends and family.