New Theme Parks in Malaysia

Malaysia New Theme Parks
There are quite a number of new theme parks in Malaysia that are being developed or even opening, and this seems to be the biggest tourism trend in the country.

Recently in the last few years, a number of theme parks have already opened around the country and a very fast pace, which is now making Malaysia the theme park capital of Southeast Asia.

We came out with a list of Theme Parks in Malaysia which comes with relevant information and is suitable for those traveling with kids or family travel in and around Malaysia. 

New Theme Parks in Malaysia

Update November 2015 - The all new 20th Century Fox World Genting Theme Park is set to open in late 2016 or early 2017 end of 2018 or early 2019. Plus there are a number of other new theme parks being developed which are not in this list as I will be updating it once I get more information.

Though the buzz is all about the new Genting theme park, many are patiently awaiting the completion and also for the official news on when it will open.

This is currently world news, and even the international media has been eagerly waiting for the official opening of the park here in Malaysia.

Among other theme park news, there have been many speculations on certain other new concept theme parks in Malaysia, which were announced, but many failed to follow through due to a number of reasons.

Some are ambitions projects, trying to put Malaysia on the world map for being the capital of theme parks in Southeast Asia. One of them was about the Tiger Theme Park in Pahang, which never saw the light of day.

If you take a look at the list of planned Malaysia theme parks below, you can see that many of them were originally proposed five to six years ago, but till today, no news about them. 

Splash Park in Port Dickson
Splash Park in Port Dickson opened in 2015

*Update 2018: Please note this original article was done in mid 2013. A number of the opening dates were proposed by the developers and have been delayed to much later dates.

Some of them have even been cancelled without notice. Well, back then, it was a trend for big corporations to announce that they were opening a theme park or so on.

From time to time, I will come in and edit this list to update what is going on for the theme park news in Malaysia.

List of Malaysia Water and Theme Parks (Existing and Planned)

  1. Mimaland - Malaysia's First Theme Park Opened in 1971, closed in 1994
  2. A'Famosa Theme Park Melaka - Opened in 1992
  3. Genting Outdoor Theme Park - Opened in 1994, closed on Sep 2013
  4. Sunway Lagoon - Opened in 1993
  5. Bukit Merah Laketown Water and Theme Park Perak - Opened 1995
  6. Wet World Water Park Shah Alam - Opened 1996
  7. Berjaya Times Square Indoor Theme Park - Opened 2003
  8. Sunway Lost World of Tambun - Opened Nov 2004
  9. Carnivall Water Park Kedah - Opened Dec 2006
  10. ICity Shah Alam Theme Park - Opened 2009
  11. Melaka Wonderland - Opened May 2010
  12. Legoland Malaysia - Opened 2012
  13. KidZania Malaysia - Opened Feb 2012
  14. Hello Kitty Town & Little Big Club Iskandar Johor - Opened 2013
  15. Legoland WaterPark Malaysia - Opened in September 21, 2013
  16. Melaka Bird Park - Opened Feb 2013, largest in Asia
  17. Hang Tuah Village Melaka - Opened in Aug 2013 at Kampung Duyong, Melaka
  18. Bukit Gambang Safari Park, Kuantan - Opened June 2013
  19. Escape Theme Park Penang - Opened 2013
  20. Dinosaur Water Park at KSL Hotel and Resort Johor - Opened early 2013
  21. Angry Bird Theme Park, Johor - Opened in 2014
  22. District 21 Indoor Theme Park Putrajaya - Opened 2015
  23. Austin Heights Adventure Park Johor - Opened Dec 2015
  24. Movie Animation Studios Park or MAPS Perak - Opened in June 2017
  25. Tiram Water Park, Johor - Opened in 2017
  26. Escape Water Park Penang - Opened in early 2018
  27. Borneo Samariang Water Park Kuching Sarawak - Opened May 2018 
  28. MCM Studio Theme Park Johor - Opening in Aug 2018
  29. Ocean Quest marine park and Ocean Splash Water Park, Desaru Johor - Opening 2015/2018/2019)
  30. Splash Park Port Dickson - Opening 2015/2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  31. Jurassic Park Melaka - First in Asia and Planned Opening in 2015/2018/2019
  32. Sea World Melaka - Planned Opening in 2015/2018 or 2019
  33. Langkawi Eco Theme Park - Opening 2015/16/2018/2019
  34. Upin and Ipin Theme Park - Opening in 2016/2018 or 2019
  35. Ubisoft Theme Park - Opening in 2020
  36. Eco Marine Theme Park, Klebang Melaka - No opening date announced
  37. Wet World Wild Adventure Park Penang - Opened in Sept 2013 and closed down in 2015
Eco Theme Park in Langkawi
Artist impression of the Langkawi Eco Theme Park
Conclusion

There are a lot of speculation and concerns about the actual opening dates at the moment but some of the parks are currently being constructed. However, you should expect delays in some of the parks opening dates as they can be delayed. 

We at Malaysia Asia will do our best to keep you updated on any progress and changes if there are any. You are also free to leave a comment if you hear any news about this. 

With these new massive projects, you can be sure that at any state in Malaysia, you will be able to visit at least one themed park.

Tourism has been the main attraction for the country and therefore with the current good economy ongoing, we should also see many more unique hotels and resorts being built alongside these new theme parks in Malaysia.
New Theme Parks in Malaysia New Theme Parks in Malaysia Reviewed by David Jr on Sunday, June 09, 2013 Rating: 5

5 comments:

HenRy LeE said...

can't wait for the Jurassic Park Melaka to be opened! :)

David Jr said...

Thanks for the comments. Yes, with our super humid weather, water parks seem to be the popular ones.

But overall, it's great to know that so many parks are opening in the next few years.

mehdi ardakani said...

Helpful info. Thanks

Mark R said...

I'm really looking forward to exploring Jurassic Park Melaka when it opens. Our family has already been to Phuket FantaSea Thai cultural theme park, our first visit to Asia based theme park. The children loved the elephants, the show was amazing with lots of special effects. The place is suitable for families with many facilities to suit the family needs. And children below 100cm go free. Don't miss it if you happen to be in Phuket!

David Jr said...

Thanks Mark, there are also a number of others opening in 2015/2017. I too look forward to these parks and wonder how they are going to compete with each other.

Also, I removed postings here with links-backs, just so you know.

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