Ipoh & Perak Theme Parks

You might not think of theme parks when thinking of Ipoh! Except maybe for Sunway’s Lost World of Tambun! A must-visit for anyone with extra time in Ipoh and a great way to keep cool in the heat too!

But the silver state of Perak has more than one theme park! In fact, there are 5 theme parks hidden around Ipoh and Perak.

So here’s a breakdown of the top choices for Ipoh theme park and Perak theme park. You’ll surely find one that suits your travel mates and you!

Table of contents:

5 Best Perak & Ipoh Theme Parks

About half of the theme parks in this list have been around for quite some time:

While others are relatively newer!

But all of them have something unique to offer to their visitors!

Stick around and find out what!

Ipoh Theme Park

1. Lost World Of Tambun – Theme Park, Hotel and Hot Springs

Easily the go-to theme park for many families:

Lost World of Tambun certainly puts in effort to update its facilities and add on new zones to keep visitors coming again and again!

Entrance to Sunway Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh
Entrance to Sunway Lost World of Tambun

Spend the day splashing down water slides or chilling in the wave pool by the man-made beach!

And the fun doesn’t stop when evening approaches either!

Sunway Lost World has its own night park with fire-breathing performances!

Fire breathing performance at Sunway Lost World of Tambun
Fire breathing performance at Sunway Lost World of Tambun – photo credits to adnanj85 (Instagram)

Their Luminous Forest resembles a scene from one of James Cameron’s blockbuster movies, Avatar!

Avatar garden in Sunway Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh - photo credits to w.k.a.q (Instagram) - For the full list of Instagrammable spots in Ipoh, go to www.travelswithsun.com
Avatar garden in Sunway Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh – photo credits to w.k.a.q (Instagram)

Zones at Sunway Lost World Of Tambun:

  1. Theme Park
  2. Water Park
  3. Amusement Park
  4. Tin Valley
  5. Tiger Valley
  6. Petting Zoo
  7. Adventure Park
  8. Night Park
  9. Springs and Spa
  10. Luminous Forest
  11. Crystal Spa

Location: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak

Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 11am to 6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

Weekends: 10am to 6pm

Note: The Hot Springs and Night Park have different opening hours! 6pm to 11pm.

Contact: +605-542 8888

Entrance Fee:

Online Rates (All Parks): RM81.90 (Adults), RM77 (Child/ Senior)

Walk-In (All Parks): RM117 (Adults), RM110 (Child/ Senior)

Online Rates (Night Park & Hot Springs): RM59 (Adults), RM51 (Child/ Senior)

Walk-In (Night Park & Hot Springs): RM75 (Adults), RM66 (Child/ Senior)

Remarks:

  • Ticket prices don’t include spa use or massages, meals, selected rides (e.g., swan boat, kayak, zip line, caving, etc) and locker or float rentals.
  • Bring proper swimwear! And nothing too skimpy!

Read more: 5 Best Hot Spring Ipoh & Perak

Sunway Lost World Hotel

Booking.com
Sunway Lost World Hotel
Sunway Lost World Hotel – photo credits to booking.com

A hotel by Sunway that is just opposite from the theme park! Rooms for 2 pax cost around ~RM200 a night!

Things to note:

  • Warm service
  • Breakfast at the garden terrace
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Can’t bring your own food
  • Spacious and tidy rooms
  • Get discounted park tickets for staying at the hotel!
  • Complimentary evening passes to the Hot Springs
  • Some eateries at the same building

What’s not to like?

Room At Sunway Lost World Hotel
Room At Sunway Lost World Hotel – photo credits to booking.com

2. Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) – (Officially Closed)

This is an entirely different sort of Ipoh theme park:

MAPS Ipoh is where you can immerse yourself in the world of some of your favorite movies and TV shows!

Ipoh MAPS (Movie Animation Park Studios)
Ipoh MAPS (Movie Animation Park Studios) – photo credits to afdhalz (Instagram)

They have some rides from a couple of Dreamworks Animation movies like Megamind (Megamind MegaDrop Tower) and The Croods (Croods Coaster).

And besides these, they have some local cartoon characters as well. You might even bump into some mascots from BoBoiBoy and The Adventures too!

Many rides at Movie Animation Park Studios
Many rides at Movie Animation Park Studios – photo credits to afdhalz (Instagram)

It’s free to walk around and explore the place. Many of the colorful buildings and sets will tempt you into taking a selfie!

Look out for some unusual shows at their 4D theater or at their Live Action Zone where you can see different car and bike stunts in the flesh!

Stunt arena at Ipoh MAPS
Stunt arena at Ipoh MAPS – photo credits to afdhalz (Instagram)

Zones at Movie Animation Park Studios:

  1. Fantasy Forest
  2. Animation Square
  3. Blast Off
  4. Coral Kingdom
  5. Lakeside
  6. Live Action

Location: Persiaran Meru Raya 3, Bandar Meru Raya, 30020 Ipoh, Perak

Opening Hours:

Mondays to Thursdays: 4pm to 11pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

Fridays to Sundays: 10am to 11pm

Contact: +605-501 5666

Entrance Fee: No entrance fee but you have to pay for each ride

Remarks: They won’t close on Wednesday if it’s a public holiday or during school holidays

3. Angsana Space Park

Officially opened at the end of July 2018:

Angsana Space Park is housed in Angsana Ipoh Mall under UDA Mall Sdn Bhd.

Exterior of Angsana Ipoh Theme Space Park
Exterior of Angsana Ipoh Theme Space Park – photo credits to hanschai (Instagram)

The indoor theme park with a space galactic theme is an entertainment hub with virtual reality games! A unique experience that the whole family can enjoy!

There is a dedicated area for kids under 12 years old! Even if the overall selection of games is small.

However, reasonable prices make it worth trying if you’ve never had a go at a virtual reality game before!

Angsana Ipoh Theme Space Park
Angsana Ipoh Theme Space Park – photo credits to hanschai (Instagram)

Attractions at Angsana Space Park:

  1. 9D VR Dark Mars
  2. Space Track
  3. HTC VR Console
  4. Human Gyroscope
  5. Space Shuttle

Location: Kampung Kastam Greentown, 30450 Ipoh, Perak

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm

Entrance Fee: Prices for the different attractions range from RM5 to 15

Remarks: It’s actually made more for adults rather than kids, for once!

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Perak Theme Park

4. Bukit Merah Laketown Theme Park / Waterpark

A more affordable alternative to the previous waterpark in this list:

Bukit Merah Laketown Resort & Theme Park is only about an hour’s drive from Ipoh!

Bukit Merah Laketown Resort
Bukit Merah Laketown Resort – photo credits to kinastudio (Instagram)

Here, you can partake in many rides and different slides at their water park.

Racer Slides At Bukit Merah Resort
Racer slide – photo belongs to the resort

And if you want to stay out of the water:

You can visit their Eco Park. Where you can cycle above the park (Skycycle)’s Tropical Rainforest! Or you can get up close with the residents at their Pets Park!

But the best thing about this Perak theme park has got to the orangutan sanctuary on an island in Bukit Merah Lake!

Orangutan hanging on a rope at Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation
Orangutan hanging on a rope at Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation – photo credits to minamisakikaho (Instagram)

Zones at Bukit Merah Laketown Theme Park:

Opening hours vary for the park’s different sections. Some sections may be going under maintenance too so check before you go!

In general, the prices are usually RM5 cheaper with a MyKad.

  1. Waterpark
  2. Eco Park
  3. Orang Utan Island
  4. Adventure Park
  5. Recreation Park

Location: Jalan Bukit Merah, 34400 Simpang Empat Semanggol, Perak

Opening Hours:

Mondays to Thursdays: 11am to 6pm

Fridays to Sundays: 10am to 6pm

Contact: +605-890 8888

Entrance Fee: See their promo packages on their website

Remarks: Proper swim attire required for their waterpark!

Read more: Taiping Lake Gardens & Other Must-see Taiping Attractions

5. Frenzy Water Park Marina Island Pangkor (Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice)

A theme park by the sea?

Frenzy Water Park Marina Island (also known as Frenzy Hippo Park) is right off the shore on the island of Pangkor in Perak with beautiful views of the sea!

Frenzy Waterpark Marina Island
Frenzy Waterpark Marina Island – Photo credits to ewadablablablurz (Instagram)

The water here is calm and perfect for water-based activities involving:

  • Canoes
  • Paddle boats
  • Kayaks
  • Yoyo boats
  • Floats (they have a lot of cute ones!)

You can attempt their obstacle course on the water too! Friendly staff will be there to help you get through it!

And don’t worry, there are bathroom and changing room facilities too!

Mind that the water park is usually overrun with kids!

Location: Jalan Utama Marina Island, 32200, Perak

Opening Hours: 8:30am to 7pm but they are closed between 12:30pm and 3pm

Contact: +6016-559 5800

Entrance Fee: They have promotional packages on their website that include accommodation and entrance to the water park

Remarks: Bring along hats and caps for protection against the sun! Water is quite deep here too.

How To Visit These Theme Parks From Ipoh

If you don’t have your own car, it can be quite inconvenient to get around these theme parks. As most do not have any other facilities other than what is offered inside the theme park.

With RayTheTour/Travelswithsun private tour service, you can always customize your own itinerary so you can include a visit to any of these!

Locations we cover:

  • Ipoh
  • Taiping
  • Kuala Sepetang
  • Kuala Kangsar
  • Sitiawan
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Gopeng

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Conclusion

Bet you didn’t know that there were so many theme parks in Ipoh and Perak!

Which Perak theme park are you most keen on?

Come check them out the next time you’re making a trip to this part of Malaysia!

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