Happy Magic Water Park

activities / Water sports

Happy Magic Water Park information

Location
Běijīng , China
Address
Olympic Green, off Beichen Lu
北辰路奥林匹克公园内
Getting there
Subway: Olympic Green
Prices
water park entrance adult/child ¥200/160, swimming only ¥50
Opening hours
10am-8pm
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Unlike most of the 2008 Olympics venues, Běijīng’s National Aquatics Centre, aka the Water Cube, has found a new lease of life post-Olympics. The otherworldly, bubble-like structure now houses Běijīng’s largest indoor water park. It's a fave with children, who can negotiate neon plastic slides, tunnels, water jets and pools, all set alongside elaborate, surreal underwater styling.

There’s a lazy river, a 40ft freefall drop inside a plastic tube, and a wave pool designed to mimic the ocean. You can pay ¥50 for a two-hour swimming session in the ordinary pool, but for full-on water-slide action, you need the ¥200 ticket. The park is about 7km north of the city centre.