15 Best Malaysian Theme Parks For a Fun Filled Holiday
Many festivals and public holidays fall either on weekends or nearly weekends, giving many the chance to take long weekends off.
But the dilemma remains that where to go during these holidays.
People with family look for a place that is fun for the adults as well as kids; whereas single people mostly just want to forget the stress that their work life cause.
Well here’s a winner suggestion for everyone that are up for an adventurous and memorable holiday in Malaysia: exciting and thrilling theme parks that bring out the child in you to play!
We’ve put together a list of 15 best theme parks in Malaysia, in a non-chronological order, for you to make your holidays unforgettable.
1. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Selangor
We’d be kidding if this isn’t in the list. This theme park is not only famous among Malaysians but also among the region. It has a whopping 80 attractions over a 360,000 square meter area, and houses both a water park and a dry park. It is categorized into Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, and Scream Park. On top of that, it also houses Malaysia’s first bungee, something that thrill-seekers could never say no to.
2. Legoland, Johor
Located at the Southernmost tip of the Peninsula Malaysia, this theme park is a go-to place for Malaysians and Singaporeans alike. Touted as Malaysia’s first international theme park, it follows the thematic features of the famous brick toy, Lego. Everything is here is constructed using logo, and you may be able to construct structures here using the pieces as well.
Apart from that, Legoland also houses various theme areas such as the Lego Kingdoms, the Land of Adventure and Miniland. The Lego Hotel is another attraction pull, which has guestrooms in various themes as well, such as pirate, adventure and many more.
3. Escape Theme Park, Penang
These themes park explores a very unique and different theme altogether, a theme that is not commonly found in theme parks: nature. The premise is lush with greenery and fresh air ambience, and also houses adventures and rides mostly based on obstacle courses. Those into physical activities and fun-filled rogue activities can opt to visit this park.
Soon, you will find yourself holding on to a rope, flinging yourself from one rock to another and even splashing down a water ride in their very own theme park.
Another theme park owned by the Sunway Group, Lost World of Tambun is located in the quaint and serene Ipoh City.
The park offers you a myriad of activities and experience, and houses various different parks and adventures. Some of them are amusement park, water park, adventure park, petting zoo, and a tiger park; and you also get to try your hands at tin-mining (Ipoh is a household name in the country’s rich in tin-mining history).
The theme park also boasts Malaysia’s longest man-made river adventure, at 660 metres in length. Bonus if you visit this theme park is that you have a food haven right at the door step as Ipoh is also well-known for its hawker-style street food.
5. Bukit Gambang Theme Park, Pahang
Located in East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, this theme park is one of the major theme park attractions in the world. It takes up a huge 727 acres and hosts a water park as well as a Safari park.
They also have three world-class hotels in-location; therefore, you do not have to fret about finding a place to stay for your trip. Another major feature of this premise is its Safari park, where you can witness free-roaming animals. They also host the rare white lions in their Safari park.
6. Wet World Water Park Shah Alam
Touted as one of the pioneers of theme parks in Malaysia, this resort is a family-oriented park which has something for each family member to enjoy as much as they wish. They also allow you to have your events here, from private family events to corporate functions.
Customers of this premise have given rave reviews of the theme park as well as their event hosting portfolio, saying that their food and hospitality is worth coming back for.
As for their theme park, among crowd favourite rides are Super Hurricane, Thunder River, Caribbean River, Pirates Cove, Storm Rider as well as the Bermuda Triangle.
7. District 21 Indoor Adventure Theme Park, Putrajaya
This theme park varies slightly from others as this one is housed in 70,000 square feet of air-conditioned atrium in the IOI Mall.
The concept of this theme park is designed to test your agility, stamina as well as endurance, so expect multiple levels of endurance courses.
You also get an experience of competition as you can claim victory if you complete all levels of the Indoor Ninja Warrior Course. Other than that, they have Power Station, Go Pedal, Indoor Roller Glider and even an ice rink for ultimate fun.
8. A’ Famosa Theme Park, Malacca
Expect to spend the most part of your day here, as this theme park is known as the largest water theme park in the country. Founded in 1992, the theme park has seen some serious expansion and renovation in the years and now hosts various different parks in its premise.
Among their main attractions are Cowboy Town, Water World as well as the Animal Safari World. You can also venture the town, as just outside lies the famous A’ Famosa fort as well as the other various attractions that the Historical City of Malacca is world-famous for.
9. SkyTrex Adventure, Selangor
A relatively new concept in Malaysia, this premise brings a new definition to a nature-based theme park. It follows the concept of sky-trekking tree to tree, and allows you to fully enjoy various aerial adventure activities that include but not limited to flying, swinging, jumping as well as dangling.
SkyTrex also categorise its adventures as per level of difficulties, so you can enjoy what you are physically capable of. The three levels are Little Adventure, Big Thrill and Extreme Challenge.
10. Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur
Located at the heart of the capital of the country, this theme park boasts various parks and adventurous rides. It is also known as the country’s largest indoor theme park, as well as in Asia. Among their famous rides are those in Galaxy Station as well as in Fantastic Garden.
Apart from that, the theme park is also very accessible via public transport, especially as a Monorail station is just a stone-throw away.
11. Kidzania, Kuala Lumpur
Built specifically for kids, this theme park is where the fun is. It boasts various activities as well as interactive workshops for the children. Her, kids experience visiting banks to withdraw cash, fly air crafts in various weathers, as well as have over 90 careers options to choose from.
A visit to Kidzania is both fun and educational for both parents and kids, and after an engaging day in the theme park, they can explore shopping malls such as eCurve as well as The Curve for some shopping as well as for lunch or dinner.
12. Angry Birds Activity Park, Johor
This theme park, as its name suggests, is based on the popular video game – now-turned-movie franchise, The Angry Birds. The premise is located inside Komtar JBCC and offers various memorable for everyone who is a fan of the well-loved cartoon characters.
With its various fun-filled activities, the theme park is a favourite among Malaysians and Singaporeans alike.
13. Hello Kitty Town, Johor
Another theme park set based on a franchise, this premise focuses on Hello Kitty, the famous Japanese characters. In fact, the Johor branch is the first outside Japan. Everyone who is a fan of the loved cat character are familiar of this theme park and have visited the park at least once in their lives.
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14. I-City Waterworld Theme Park
This theme park has a galore of rides as well as adventures, perfect for adults and children alike. Among the many rides are the Rainbow Racer Slide, Kiddies’ Twin Side, Spiral Slides, Lazy River, Wave Pool, Relax Pool, as well as the Kids’ Play Pool.
Apart from this, the theme park’s famous ride is the Ultimate Tornado, a spiral whirlwind slide, which is the first of its kind in the Southeast Asian region.
15. Melaka Wonderland, Malacca
This theme park and resort is another crowd favorite among Malaysians and Singaporeans. Among their adrenaline-boosting rides are the Tornado Chaser, Kamikaze Racer, 1 Big Wave Pool as well as the Adventure Island.