Water Cube to Reopen as a Water Park

BeijingNational Aquatic Center, better known as the Water Cube, is about to reopen asa world-class water amusement park in later July after 9-month closed-door renovation.

Fabulous Water Cube night view

Fascinating Water Cube night view

TheNational Aquatic Center, the venue where the swimming and diving events of 2008Beijing Olympic Games were held, earned the reputable nickname "Water Cube" forits unique design and appearance. Moreover, what impressed people are not only itscreative construction and advanced facilities but also the miracles it hadboasted. The famous American swimmer Michael Phelps won 8 Olympic gold medals and20 swimming world records were broken at the pool inside this magic Cube. With its famed neighbour Bird's Nest, Water Cube has become a must-see in the Beijing Olympic Village after the big sports event.

WaterCube had undergone extensive renovations for post-Olympic operation since lastOctober. According to the renovation blueprint, the new Cube is featured with anindoor water park covering an area of 10,000 square meters. Wave machines,seven-storey high slides and kinds of other water amusement facilities will beinstalled. It is said to be the largest and most advanced aquatic wateramusement park in China. Besides, shopping arcades, cafes and performancestages will be built inside the complex as well, in order to provide more qualityservices to its visitors. Upon its completion, the new Happy Magic Watercubewill be an attraction that Beijing can be proud of, said one of venueoperators.

Renovation Blueprint of Water Cube

The renovation blueprint of Water Cube

However,Water Cube will stop selling tickets for public tours after reopens. Instead,visitors could buy new entry tickets to enter the cube and enjoy the wateramusing programs, but the admission fee has not been confirmed officially.

OtherOlympic venues including the archery range, tennis courts and hockey rink inNorth Olympic Forest Park will reopen to the public at the end of this month.

Taking a Beijing tour to Water Cube to have funs of water programs in the hot summer would be a wise chioce.

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