For that 45s when you are in the tunnel, you are weightless, carefree like a bird, with iFLY’s giant turbine propelling you upwards !
For that short moment when you are airborne, you throw away all your worries.
Your mind is blank, and the short 45 seconds feels like 5min of pure adrenalin.
Flyers have to go through an orientation first, learn the correct postures and instructor’s hand signals. (leg straight, leg bend, chin up and most importantly Relax!)
Suit up, with goggles and helmet too. No phone and camera allowed inside the tunnel.
If you are jumping off a plane, 45s is all it takes to fall from 12000 to 3000 feet.
Although we are confined in the tunnel, those experienced ones can drift towards the top at 56.5 feet (5 storeys high), then zoom down for that adrenalin kick (watch the professionals do it)
This must be one of our best experience in 2014.
The whole flying experience still feels surreal, Daddy say he felt like Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible. (Did we mention wind speed is 170MPH! )
Video (Link): Best of all, Daddy and Boon Wee can encourage each other to overcome their fears.
Video(Link) : Attempt 2, thank you to our videographer Boon Kang. It might look like we are iSWIM, that is because the draft is pushing our legs out of control
The instructors will demo their skills during intervals, the experts make it look like a Matrix sequel, spinning upside-down so effortlessly. Our friendly iFLY coach, Josh. Thanks for the coaching !
At iFLY, we step out of our comfort zone, and tandem jump is no longer taboo in Daddy’s bucket list. He is still shaking his head at Bungee jumping.
Oh, remember to smile for the camera 🙂
(your cheeks would be flapping)
I can Fly (iFly) !
More Tips :
– if you find yourself heading towards the window, just slightly push away with feet or hand
– no dress code but you must wear a pair of shoes(rent at reception)
– no cameras allowed, so keep your GoPro at home
– get someone to take your photo or video(recommended) from outside
– you need to book a iFly session 90min before it starts
– ticket pricing starts from $70 and $79, for children (under 18) and adult respectively (super off peak)
– x2 sessions of 45 seconds, we recommend $30 for an extra round
– minimum age limit is 7 years old
– photos can be ordered separately
Lunch, recharge. Kids are hungry but refuse to leave their water play! That speaks volumes of the FUN at Adventure Cove Waterpark.
Price wise, expect $10 to $16 per meal. We brought in some buns, staff are not so strict on food-import, as we witness families with hugh pot of curry :p
The smaller kids will love Big Bucket Tree house! Abundant slides, ropes, and splashes kept them coming back for more.
The older kids will play hide and seek among the ropes and nets. Xin went down the slide so many times the lifeguard recogonise her.
The selling point for Adventure Cove Waterpark are the different S.L.I.D.Es. As we went during school holiday, queues from 30 to 60 minutes are not uncommon.
Daddy try only two slides, and he told us he loves the green-landscaping. Daddy is not a thrill-seeker haha. All the Rides are listed here.
We need to keep our spectacles and slippers in these cylinders. Unfortunately, some revelers will become blind like bats, thus discounting the fun factor. Do take note underwater cameras are not allowed on the slides.
We paddle down the Lazy Adventure River twice. Easy to navigate, just sit on the tube and let the current push us along.
You must watch our River video below, one loop will easily last 20 mins!
Windows and openings will allow you to get upclose to stingray and catfish habitats! We even venture into a dark tunnel. Go on a weekday, so that you can spend more time (less congestion) to appreciate the “exhibits”.
Hot dogs, ice cream is available at mobile F&B outlets.
Video (Link) : We did mention we love Adventure River, catch us cruising the river of FUN !
Feedback and recommendations :
1) Tickets for adults and kids are $29 and $20 respectively. It is almost $100 for a family of four, not including F&B. We always feel Singapore attractions can accommodate more family-friendly pricing (maybe run a $50 whole-family-package once a year)
2) As with most water themeparks (and even swimming pools), usage is subject to lightning warnings. Maybe Adventure Cove Waterpark can do partial refund for affected users, as a goodwill gesture.
3) Car park fees for a whole day will amount to $20.
We suggest that you might want to park at Beach-carpark for a maximum of $8. (updated 2015Jan – Sentosa entrance per car is now $7 weekends, we ended up paying $18 for carpark fees. Beach Carpark might not be feasible anymore)
4) You can actually walk 15 min from Vivocity over to Sentosa via Boardwalk.
** For point 3 and 4 (including carpark rates), click Sentosa link.
5) Lockers will be $10 or $20 for the whole day, unlimited open/close. We might recommend that you leave your non-valuables luggage at Bluwater Bay’s deck-chairs.
6) Leave weekends and holiday periods to tourists, unless you love to queue. It is no fun to shiver for 45min waiting for the next 2min slide !!
7) Above photos are taken underwater (Dicapac) and our Nikon D5000 (not waterproof)
SengkangBabies came, conquer and enjoyed ourselves. We only wish we had visited on a weekday 🙂 .We LOVE Adventure Cove Waterpark !