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10 Theme Parks in Malaysia to Visit

Amusement parks are a great form of escapism for kids and adults, and as the name implies, the park is designed for the amusement of young and old. It is an ideal space for kids and adults to completely surrender themselves to the thrills of these rides. While there are many safe rides for kids, adults too can be lost in a variety of rides that’ll take them to the edge and back – these rides also allow adults to briefly reminisce and relive the fun of their childhood. Across the globe there is Disneyland, Universal Studios Singapore, Epcot, and Cedar Point, but while you’re in Malaysia, check out these cool amusement parks that are worth a visit and will be sure to thrill!

See Also: 10 Child Friendly Resorts in Malaysia

1. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

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Sunway Lagoon, also known as Asia’s best attraction, offers adults and children non-stop fun and entertainment – all in one place! Enjoy the ultimate theme park experience, with over 80 attractions sprawled across 88 acres of land! Sitting atop a former mining pool, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park has Water Park named the Waters of Africa, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, and Scream Park. The Waters of Africa is home to the Vuvuzela, the world’s largest water ride and many other great attractions. Hop on board the Pirate’s Revenge, or take your children to Captain Kid’s Playland and Captain Kid’s Candyland at the Amusement Park. Go wild and interact with the animals at the Wildlife Park and gear up for more action at the Extreme Park before facing your fears at Scream Park. Whatever your fantasy, Sunway Lagoon has it!

Visit www.sunwaylagoon.com for more information.

2. Penang Escape Theme Park

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ESCAPE is different from any other theme park – it is a re-visioning and departure from the conventional ideas of roller coaster rides and sugar coated fantasies. ESCAPE draws from the childhood past to capture the dreams and traditional values and addresses some of the problems of our current age by encouraging physical wellness and reconnection with nature – all through play in the quest for fun. ESCAPE re-introduces the play and values of yesteryear so to inject reality into a world over dependent on an isolation-inducing electronic lifestyle. Through fun activities, with an emphasis on self-directed and self-powered play, the visitors experience Low Tech, High Fun. ESCAPE demonstrates there’s no age limit to having fun as the rides and games are designed for a wide range of age groups, abilities, and energy levels.

For more information, visit www.escape.my.

3. Lost World of Tambun

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Lost World Of Tambun is an action-packed, wholesome family adventure destination – cocooned by lush tropical jungle, natural hot springs, breath-taking limestone features of 400 million years of age, and seven amazing attraction parks, making it the ultimate day and night destination for a unique eco-adventure excursion for visitors of all ages. There is also a Water Park with exhilarating water rides for everyone, Tiger Valley, Adventure Park (a series of unique high rope elements designed to showcase the special limestone environment) and a Petting Zoo, as well as the Hot Springs & Spa to relax and rejuvenate. Lost World of Tambun is also a conducive learning environment with a range of fun-educational elements around the park specifically by restoring the glory of a tinmining wasteland to an iconic landmark.

Learn more about the park by visiting www.sunwaylostworldoftambun.com.

4. Legoland

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Legoland Malaysia theme park, the first in Asia, is situated in Nusajaya, Johor. It is the sixth park to open in the world. Legoland is built with over 40 interactive rides, shows, and attractions. More than 30 million Lego bricks are used in the building of these monuments including the Petronas Twin Towers, The Merlion Statue, Taj Mahal, and others. These well-known buildings are built using Lego bricks, an interactive world on a scale of 1:20 where people, trains, and aeroplanes come to life at the touch of a button. Other attractions at the park include Lego City, Land of Adventure, and Lego Kingdom. In the theme park, there is also an Observation Tower, which is the highest tower in Legoland Malaysia, at 60 meters from the ground. Legoland is a fascinating place to visit for children and adults alike!

To find out more, log on to www.legoland.com.my.

5. Hello Kitty Town

Located in Puteri Harbor in Johor, this is the first of its kind outside of Japan and is perfect for kids, with a host of attractions and interactive rides. Did you know that Hello Kitty is British? Her back story also says that she is a perpetual third-grader that resides in London, who is “five apples tall”. You’ll be able to learn a lot more about this adorable cartoon character but keep an eye out for Hello Kitty herself. Do not miss the live performance by Hello Kitty and her group of her friends on the “Purrfect Stage”.

Other activities include the Black Wonder, tours of the fully furnished Kitty House, jewellery-making courses, decorating nails with Sanrio characters, making customised cookies and dolls at the Wishful Studio, Tea-cup rides, photography opportunities, and birthday celebrations at the Friendship Land.

For more information, visit puteriharbour.com/play/sanriohello-kitty.

6. Angry Birds Activity Park

One of the more recently added attractions in Johor, this indoor park is located in the state’s premier shopping mall, Komtar JBCC and covers a whopping 26,000 square feet! Predominantly an activity park, it has various games and attractions for people of all ages, from toddles to children, and even adults. There are six different sections in the park – Danger Zone, Utopia, Classic, South Beach, Parents Lounge, and Red’s Jungle Run. The Angry Birds Go! Kart Track is one for the older children, making sure to keep interactivity a highlight in all their activities. From parkour to large trampolines and even a giant foam pit, the park is sure to keep the kids busy for the whole day!

For more information, visit angrybirdsactivitypark.my.

7. Wet World Batu Pahat Village Resort

Enjoy a fun-filled day with interactive water activities suited for families and even groups of friends. There are 10 different types of attractions, such as the Batu Pahat Tower, Big Splash, Kiddy Pool, Wave Pool, Mini Waterfall, Swan Boat, Lazy River, Fishing Pond, SPA Pool, and Dino Land. The Wave Pool is one the main attractions here, with man-made waves riding allowing visitors to be swept to shore. If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, then give the Lazy River and SPA Pool a go, both of which require you to just float languidly in the moment.

For more information, visit wetworld.my/batu-pahat/attractions.

8. Wet World Shah Alam Water Park

Wet World is Malaysia’s largest chain of water parks and prides itself as a value-for-money and family oriented park. Located in Selangor, the park is ideal for group functions, carnivals, parties, family days, school picnics, corporate events, and fundraising activities. Suitable for all age groups, the place ensures safety while people enjoy the exciting rides they have to offer. Check out some of their activities, such as the Super Hurricane, Thunder River, Caribbean River, Pirates Cove, Storm Rider, Bermuda Triangle, Tornado Rush, Kiddy Typhoon Lagoon, and Whirlwind Escape.

For more information, visit wetworld.my/shah-alam/.

9. A’Famosa Theme Park

Dubbed “The Largest Water Theme Park in Malaysia”, A’Famosa Theme Park is a place that offers absolute fun, regardless whether you’re a kid or an adult. Located in Melaka, it is also a good excuse to take some time out and head out of the city, away for all the hustle and bustle. Their attractions include cool pools, spine-tingling slides, awesome attractions, and tantalizing treats. With Malaysia’s scorching heat, this is a pretty good way to cool off too.

For more information, visit afamosa.com/water-theme-park.

10. i-City Waterworld Theme Park

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Another place to take your kids to for school holidays, the i-City Waterworld Theme Park in Shah Alam is a rather thrilling park. Do try out the Ultimate Tornado, a whirlwind ride, with a spiral slide, which is also the first of its kind in South East Asia. Other activities include the Ultimate Tornado, Rainbow Racer Slide, Family Raft Slide, Kiddies’ Twin Slides, Spiral Slides, Lazy River, Wave Pool, Relax Pool, and Kids’ Play Pool, which has Aladdin themes all over.

For more information, visit themepark.i-city.my/attractions/waterworld.

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Source: The Expat magazine August 2015

* This article has been updated and was originally posted on October 21, 2015 by ExpatGo Staff.

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