Don’t know where to bring your kids to during school holidays? Maybe our list of upcoming theme parks and attractions can help you!
There are a number of theme parks and attractions opened around the country in the past few years. Here are a few more upcoming theme parks and attractions that will be opened at the end of this year or early next year and we have them all listed here for your convenience!
20th Century Fox Theme Park, Genting Highlands
Opening in 2016, the first Fox park in the world — 20th Century Fox World theme park was part of a RM5bil Resort World Genting refurbishment programme, which includes the construction of an additional 1,300 hotel rooms adjoining the First World Hotel. The new theme park will have rides and attractions based on movies like Ice Age, Life of Pi, Alien, Predator and Night At The Museum.
Upin and Ipin Theme Park, Sepang
Ubisoft Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur
Ubisoft has announced their plans for a next-generation theme park. Slated to open in 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the park will be a 10,000-square-meter indoor complex featuring rides, shows and other attractions, all built around Ubisoft’s games and characters. Few specifics have been revealed about upcoming attractions, but Ubisoft will produce all digital media for the rides, and help design guests’ journey into the park to ensure visitors’ experience is at its best.
Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), Ipoh
Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) is currently one of the most unique and exciting projects underway in Malaysia’s leisure and tourism landscape. Poised to be the First Animation Theme Park in Asia with a target completion by early 2016, MAPS will be offering 40 attractions in 6 themed zones such as DreamWorks Adventure Zone featuring Mr Peabody & Sherman, Megamind, The Croods and Casper The Friendly Ghost, including The Smurfs ‘Live’ Animation Attractions, Home of BoBoiBoy, Malaysia’s Tallest Drop Tower – Megamind Megadrop and South-East Asia’s First Car and Bike ‘Live’ Stunt Show – Stunt Legends.
Langkawi Eco Theme Park
Opening in 2015/2016, the RM700mil park will be an “eco-expansion” of the Oriental Village, an outdoor lifestyle and shopping mall with a boutique hotel located at the foothills of Mount Machincang on the north-western part of the island. A key attraction in the theme park will be an immersive Omnidome 3D flight to be created in partnership with National Geographic and named Flight Over Langkawi. The omnidome is a 3D-theatre which will showcase the beauty of the island. It will be built in the first phase of the park which is scheduled for completion in 2015.
Other components of this phase include a bio-dome which will showcase the flora and fauna of Langkawi, a cultural village with an amphitheatre and a 250-room hotel.
The second phase will include tree-top walks, rope bridges, a wilderness adventure park, a VIP tree-top resort and more hotels.
Splash Park, Port Dickson
If the lure of beaches at Port Dickson doesn’t appeal much, there will soon be a wet theme park to cool yourself off. Set to be the largest water theme park in Negeri Sembilan, it is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. The water theme park will comprise of a lazy river, sand pool, and a wide array of water play toys and facilities. The Splash Park adventure will centre around a large water play ship structure which could set it to be the biggest playship structure in Malaysia.
Families can have fun exploring the large water ship, sliding down a multitude of water slides, floating along lazy rivers, engaging each other with various water play items, playing among a forest of jumping jets and relaxing by beach pools, along with restaurants facilities and night entertainment.
Special areas will also be equipped with cabanas and lounge chairs that will allow parents to relax while seeing their children at play or for group outings or events.
While mothers and younger children splash away in the park, fathers could take the opportunity to sneak in some golf at the nearby golf course, while older teenagers will find thrilling activities including go-karting, paintball matches etc. at the Extreme Park.
Jurassic Park, Klebang
It looks like the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park are making their way to Malaysian shores! The dinosaur theme park at 1Malaysia Square in Klebang will also be the first Jurassic Park in Asia. The theme park is set to give a surreal experience and combined education, thrills and state-of-the-art technology as 200 artificial dinosaur models operated by electronic and hydraulic systems will be exhibited at the site.
Sea World, Klebang
Much similar to the Sea World in Orlando, the largest whale aquarium is set to build in Malacca and is said to be even bigger than the Underwater World in Langkawi. It will also house an underwater aquarium where visitors can watch dolphins, sharks and other deep sea creatures up close. Other exhibits at the aquarium would display marine life and freshwater species from around the world.
The park is expected to be unveiled by the end of 2015.
Eco Marine Theme Park, Klebang
Eco Marine Theme Park Water Fountain and Laser Show is expecting to launch in December 2015. The water theme park features a Music Water Fountain Laser Show which will be the first and the largest in Asia when completed.
Ocean Quest Marine Theme Park and Ocean Splash Water Park, Desaru Johor
The Ocean Quest Marine Theme Park and Ocean Splash Water Park at the Desaru holiday resort are slated to be opened to the public in 2015 or 2016. It is an interactive marine park and focused on endangered species.
Ocean Splash will be an international quality water park and very different from any other existing water parks in Malaysia. The best comparison would be the Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando, Florida, in terms of theme and design.