Theme Parks in Malaysia have been the new travel trend in the last couple of years with many new attractions opening around Malaysia. This list of theme parks in Malaysia is to give travelers and holiday makers a rough guide on where the parks are located and what they offer. If you have kids and planning on visiting Malaysia, this guide would be useful in order to help you plan your trip around Malaysia.
All the parks are located in the peninsular of Malaysia and there are no theme parks in Sabah or Sarawak till date. Most the the parks require a minimum of half a day while some parks need a full day therefore there are hotels or resorts located in or around the parks. The parks here are independently reviewed and written by Malaysia Asia.
Snowalk: 10am to 1am daily
Theme Park A&B: 6pm to 1am daily
Wet World Shah Alam Water Park - One of the oldest water parks in the state, Wet World continues to thrill locals and foreigners at their flagship park at Section 2, Shah Alam. Recently upgraded with more thrilling rides, check out the Monsoon Buster Adventure, Caribbean Rider, Super Hurricane and Thunder River. They have a kiddies pool, water slides, adults game area and various restaurants and fast food stalls here. This park is about 15 minutes from the SkyPark Airport in Subang and about 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur.
Desa Water Park - This is another family entertainment part that boasts of an exciting variety of water rides and slides. It also houses the longest Master Blaster in Asia called the “Thunderbolt”. The place also has ATV rides, a flying fox and an archery arena at the brand new Extreme Park. Desa Waterpark is located along the turn off from the Sungai Besi Highway into Petaling Jaya. From KL, it is only a 10-15 minute drive there. There are no hotels in the vicinity.
Mon - Sun: 10am - 6pm
Closed on Wed except public and school holidays
Desa Water Park Website
Asian Water Sports Village Puchong - Another new player in the theme and water park business, the Asian Water Park opened in 2012 in the township of Puchong, Selangor. Everything related to water sports is featured here while there are also other activities like sand sculpting, kayaking, fish feeding, swimming and self-activities like barbecues. Motorized sports like the GX4, EvoPro 3, Graphic Deck, Banana Boat, Aqua Fly, Fifty Four, Turbo Blast and Fly Fish will keep your adrenaline pumping if you are a water sports lover. Plus they also have a private beach at the place. To get here, the best is to use Google Maps by keying in the water park name as it is a little complicated to explain. It is about 30-40 minutes drive from KL city and about the same from Petaling Jaya.
Mon-Sun: 10am - 7pm
Asian Water Sports Village Website
A'Famosa Theme Park - Located in Alor Gajah in Melaka, this pioneer water and theme park caters to families and tourist from the lower southern region of Malaysia. The theme park offers complete resort styled atmosphere with a water park, safari park, cowboy town and various sports and recreational activities apart from hotel resorts, accommodation and golfing while they also cater to MICE, weddings and events. Afamosa is also two hours drive from Kuala Lumpur or three hours from Singapore. Exit the Alor Gajah/Simpang Empat Toll on the North South or PLUS Highway. It is about 2.5 hours drive from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Daily: 9am - 5pm
A'Famosa Theme Park Website
Closed on Mondays except Public or School Holidays
Melaka Wonderland Website
Mon - Fri: 11am - 6pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 6pm
Lost World of Tambun Website
Bukit Merah Laketown Theme Park - This is another unique theme park and resort in Perak where thy offer a water park, eco park and an Orangutan Island. Yes, an island where Orangutans live and you can visit them. The resort also offers a mini zoo, chair lift, restaurants and accommodations. Getting here is via the PLUS Highway where you exit at Bukit Merah which is after Taiping or Ipoh. Driving here from KL will take you about 2-3 hours while from Penang it will be only 1.5 hours.
Mon - Fri: 12noon - 7pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 7pm
Bukit Merah Laketown Resort Website
MAPS Perak (Movie Animation Park Studios) - Another massive international theme park project which was scheduled to open in mid 2016 was also delayed to December 2016. MAPS Perak will offer more than 40 attractions in six themed zones and this park has collaborations with DreamWorks therefore a lot of people are waiting for this to happen. As of 15th December 2016, there has not been any official announcement, but we are speculating that Movie Animation Parks Studios will open in 2017.
Wet World Water Park Air Panas - Part of the Wet World chain, this water park in Negeri Sembilan offers a unique natural hot spring apart from the water slides and rides. There is a wave pool, children's and adults pool and also a spa pool. To get here, you need to exit the Senawang Toll on the PLUS Highway heading south or north.
Pahang Theme Parks
The theme park is split into different areas around the city and there are numerous hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment facilities in this one area. Everything is accessible by foot here.To get here, it is only one hours drive from KL. At the foot of the mountain, there is a cable car system all the way up and down for those not wanting to drive up.
Update Nov 2015 - The former Genting Theme Park has been closed for renovations since end 2013 for the all new 20th Century Fox World Genting theme park which is scheduled to open in late 2016 or early 2016. This will be the world's first 20th Century Fox Theme Park followed by Dubai and then Korea.
Update Dec 2016 - A new article published: 10 Facts About 20th Century Fox World Genting Malaysia.
Mon - Fri: 10am - 10pm
Sat - Sun: 9am - 10pm
Genting Theme Park Website
Penang Theme Parks
|Escape Adventure Theme Park|
Junior Kid: 4 - 12 years RM36.00
Big Kid: 13 - 60 years RM48.00
Escape Theme Park Website
Location: Komplex Bayu Senja, near the Park Royal Hotel Penang
Ticket Prices: RM30.00 per two hours per person
Business Hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm daily
Update November - This theme park is CLOSED.
Sarawak Theme Parks
A new addition here has been added and it is from the island of Borneo where in the last couple of years, there has been a couple of new theme parks in Sarawak which opened, but not world class. So this makes the list as it covers for the entire Malaysia. Currently, there is one in Miri while the other one is located in Kuching. A third is planned to open in Miri as well.