When you think of Malaysia — an image of a hot and humid tropical city, street stalls with unique and yummy food, and a mild city/nature experience come to mind. In fact, there’s little to nothing in the country that will get your heart racing and the endorphins rushing.
After all, Malaysia is not well-known for extreme sports and adrenaline-inducing activities. Case in point, you won’t find many famous theme parks ala Disneyland and Universal Studios on its shores.
That being said, Malaysia still remains one of the favourites when it comes to a fun destination to visit with friends and family. The numerous theme parks in Malaysia — though not as huge as the ones we’ve mentioned — provide an alternative for visitors looking for a fun-filled holiday.
From water sports to sky-high rides, Malaysia’s theme parks present the opportunity for a tropical escape. And with the upcoming 20th Century Fox World Malaysia slated to be completed in 2020, we are inspired to find the best theme parks in Malaysia for you to visit the next time you’re in town.
So without further ado, here are the five best theme parks in Malaysia.
1. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Looking to cool down on a hot summer’s day? Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is the place for you.
Often considered one of the best water theme parks in Malaysia, Sunway Lagoon is a favourite among travellers of all age groups as it has a wide variety of attractions. From the slow-moving train rides to the exciting water slides, there’s something for everyone.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park offers over 80 attractions to choose from, spread across an area of 88 acres. The park is divided into six adventure zones, with different intensity and level of thrill rides. Aquatic daredevil can look forward to the Water Park while the adrenaline junkies can get their heart racing at the Amusement Park.
At the Wildlife Park, animal lovers can get up close and personal with the myriad of exotic wildlife. And lastly, the Scream Park is a definite must-visit for you horror fans out there.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan Opening Hours 10.00 am to 6.00 pm daily
Entry fees depend on whether you are a local or international visitor. Generally, the admission rates for adults (13 years old and above) is RM202. For children (12 years old and below) and senior citizens (60 years old and above), the price of admission is RM170 per person.
Tickets include entry to all parks, rides, activities and attractions. However, admission fees do not include pay-per-ride activities like Bungy Jump, G-Force X, Go Kart, and Scuba Diving.
Interested? You may purchase your tickets online from Changi Recommends.
2. Genting Highland (Indoor) Theme Park
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Remember when we mentioned that 20th Century Fox World would be opening its doors in 2020? Well, this new and exciting theme park will be located in Genting Highlands — a reputable name in the hospitality and theme park industry.
Aside from the forthcoming Fox World, Genting Highland features an extravaganza of activities for all its visitors. For those looking to get lucky, try your hand in the Sky Casino (with moderation, of course). For those looking to take in the picturesque views, the mountainous region of Genting provides ample source material. And most importantly, for the shopaholics, Genting Premium Outlet is just a gondola (or taxi) ride away!
But, the crème de la crème of Genting Highlands has got to be its theme park. Specifically, Genting recently reopened its indoor theme park to the glee of theme park enthusiasts and holidaymakers out there.
Now named the Skytropolis Funland Indoor Theme Park, this park spans over 400,000 sq ft with over 20 new rides located in the First World Plaza.
The theme park features various children’s rides, along with family rides such as carousels and spinning teacups. For the adventurous, there are also thrill rides to get your blood pumping. Sky Towers and Spin Crazy, for example, will get your head spinning and heart racing.
Otherwise, other attractions include Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Adventureland and Snow World.
Genting Highland Theme Park First World Plaza, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang Opening Hours 10.00 am to 10.00 pm daily
Skytropolis attractions are on a pay-per-ride basis. Tickets cost RM10 per ride from Monday to Friday, and RM15 per ride on weekends, public holidays, the eve of public holidays, and school holidays.
There is a preview pass option that allows unlimited experience for the available rides. Tickets for one-day preview passes can be found on Changi Recommends.
3. Lost World of Tambun Theme Park
If you are looking for a holiday with the right mix of fun, thrill, and adventure, you should visit the Lost World of Tambun Theme Park. This theme park is one of Malaysia’s most visited family holiday destinations and will definitely give you the surge of adrenaline that you crave.
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The park features a wholesome family experience behind their walls with everything you could possibly want, from amusement park rides to eco-adventure thrillers! And if you didn’t already know, the park is also a resort so you don’t have to worry about where to crash after a long day of fun.
Sunway Lost World of Tambun is divided into six distinct areas of infinite fun and adventure. These areas are the Water Park, Amusement Park, Petting Zoo, Tiger Valley, Tin Valley, and Adventure Park.
Other attractions in Tambun include the Night Park which features hot springs, spas, and a Luminous Forest.
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Lost World of Tambun Theme Park 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway, Sunway City, 31150 Ipoh, Negeri Perak Opening Hours 11.00 am to 6.00 pm from Monday to Friday | 10.00 am to 6.00 pm on weekends, school holidays, and public holidays. Closed on Tuesdays, except on Malaysian school and public holidays.
Entrance tickets for adults (13 years old and above) cost RM117, whereas tickets for children (12 years old and below) and senior citizens (60 years old and above) are RM110 per person.
Ready to get lost in ecstasy and excitement? Tickets to the Lost World of Tambun Theme Park can be purchased at Changi Recommends.
4. ESCAPE Theme Park
Next on our list is for you adventure seekers (and the young at heart) out there.
ESCAPE Theme Park is found on the tiny island of Penang — and more specifically, in the serene jungles of Teluk Bahang. This theme park was built in a natural setting and features physical activities for adults and children alike.
Quite the refreshing change of pace from the city, the activities at ESCAPE are a throwback to your formative years, where climbing jungle gyms and swinging on ropes was the norm. To that end, Atan’s Leap, Monkey Business, Go Ape, etc. are some of the many fun-filled activities you can do here.
If you’re worried about the safety of your children, fret not. ESCAPE provides the highest quality of safety equipment for your children while they are having the time of their lives.
ESCAPE Theme Park 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang Opening Hours 10.00 am to 6.00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays
Walk-in entrance tickets for adults (13 years old and above) cost RM147, whereas tickets for children between 4 and 12 years old cost RM97. Senior citizens (60 years old and above) tickets are priced at RM97 per person.
5. Legoland Malaysia
As the name implies, this theme park is themed (get it?) after the ever-popular Danish toy — Lego. You’ll find Lego merchandise and paraphernalia strewn about throughout the park and its accompanying Legoland hotel.
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The rides and attractions here are constructed out of Lego Bricks (not literally) and present exciting opportunities to test your bravery. Oh, and have we mentioned that the Legoland Theme Park is the first international theme park in Malaysia?
Everything in the park is a treat for your senses. You’ll be able to push, create, dismantle or assemble just about anything you can get your hands on. But as far as attractions go, the theme park offers the usual suspects. Expect a Water Park, Wave Pool, roller coasters, and the like. Moreover, you can even flex your creative muscles in the Build-A-Raft area.
A not-to-be-missed attraction in the theme park is Miniland — an area featuring landmarks in Asia recreated through the colourful plastic bricks.
Legoland Malaysia No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor Opening Hours 10.00 am to 6.00 pm from Sunday to Friday | 10.00 am to 7.00 pm on Saturdays
One-day theme park entry tickets are priced at RM231 for adults and RM185 for children/senior citizens.