Theme parks are a popular form of entertainment where many tourists from all around the world flock to the fun-filled destination to relive fond memories.
It doesn’t matter how old you are or whether you have kids, these attractions are a source of joy for people regardless of age. Thanks to these upcoming theme parks and attractions in Malaysia, you won’t have to travel far for an awesome experience.
1. Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS)
- When: 26th June 2017
- Where: Ipoh, Perak
Be among the first to experience the first animation theme park in Asia this June. Housing 23 interactive attractions and 15 thrilling rides under 6 different theme zones, the park will play host to activities based on animated movies and television shows. They include “Mr Peabody & Sherman”, “Megamind”, “The Croods”, “Casper The Friendly Ghost”, “BoBoiBoy”, and “The Smurfs”.
2. Langkawi Eco Theme Park
- When: 2017/2018
- Where: Langkawi
In staying true to Langkawi’s lush nature and outdoor activities, this 13.35ha eco-theme park will have an “Immersive Omnidome 3D Flight” where visitors will get to see the whole island from a bird’s eye view. Other components include a flora and fauna biodome, a cultural village with an amphitheatre, tree-top walks, rope bridges, a wilderness adventure park, a VIP tree-top resort, and more hotels.
3. 20th Century Fox World
- When: 2017/2018
- Where: Genting Highlands, Pahang
After a few delays due to construction matters, the much talked about 20th Century Fox World will debut either later this year or early next year. Said to be the first 20th Century Fox theme park in the world, this new attraction will include a total of 25 rides from popular movies such as “Ice Age”, “Rio”, “Alien vs. Predator”, “Planet of the Apes”, “Life of Pi”, “Titanic”, and “Night at the Museum”. The other 20th Century Fox theme parks will open in Dubai and South Korea sometime in 2018.
4. Splash Park
- When: 2018
- Where: Port Dickson
Craving for a splashing good time? Come next year, you’ll be able to cool off at the wet theme park near Port Dickson beach. The Splash Park facilities (such as a lazy river, sand pools, interactive water fountains, and water slides) will be centred around a gigantic play ship. Those who wish to sneak in some golf sessions can do so at the nearby golf course. Other thrilling activities like go-karting and paintball matches will be available at the Extreme Park.
5. Jurassic Park
- When: TBA
- Where: Malacca
Ready for the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park to invade Malacca? The project is expected to bring in approximately 200 artificial dinosaur models operated by electronic and hydraulic systems. The Star previously reported that other exhibits will include an underwater aquarium where patrons can admire various marine life and freshwater species from around the world up close.
6. Ocean Quest Marine Theme Park and Ocean Splash Water Park
- When: TBA
- Where: Johor
The upcoming theme park located at the Desaru holiday resort is divided into 2 zones. Ocean Quest Marine Theme Park will be a conservation aquarium where visitors can learn and find out more almost-extinct marine creatures. Ocean Splash Water Park, on the other hand, will be an amusement water park that offer wave-making pools, cascades of sliders, and a slew of other water features.
7. Ubisoft Theme Park
- When: 2020
- Where: Kuala Lumpur
If you enjoy playing video games, you’re going to feel right at home at the Ubisoft Theme Park. Set to be a 10,000-square-meter indoor complex, this next-generation theme park will include rides and shows built around Ubisoft’s popular games and characters like “Assassin’s Creed”, “Far Cry”, “Ghost Recon”, “Just Dance”, “Rainbow Six”, “Prince of Persia” and more.
8. The TWO Theme Park
- When: TBA
- Where: Rawang
Located beside the North-South Expressway, The TWO will not only comprise of a shopping mall but also an outdoor, semi-outdoor, and indoor theme park with exhilarating water rides and adventure sports. Upon completion, the 3-in-1 theme park resort will be the largest in Asia. Word on the street is that this ambitious project will be constructed in 4 phases over 8 to 10 years.