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!
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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!
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!
Their Luminous Forest resembles a scene from one of James Cameron’s blockbuster movies, Avatar!
Zones at Sunway Lost World Of Tambun:
- Theme Park
- Water Park
- Amusement Park
- Tin Valley
- Tiger Valley
- Petting Zoo
- Adventure Park
- Night Park
- Springs and Spa
- Luminous Forest
- Crystal Spa
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Sunway Lost World Hotel
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?
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!
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!
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!
Zones at Movie Animation Park Studios:
- Fantasy Forest
- Animation Square
- Blast Off
- Coral Kingdom
- Live Action
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.
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!
Attractions at Angsana Space Park:
- 9D VR Dark Mars
- Space Track
- HTC VR Console
- Human Gyroscope
- Space Shuttle
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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!
Here, you can partake in many rides and different slides at their water park.
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!
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.
- Eco Park
- Orang Utan Island
- Adventure Park
- Recreation Park
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!
The water here is calm and perfect for water-based activities involving:
- Paddle boats
- 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!
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:
- Kuala Sepetang
- Kuala Kangsar
- Cameron Highlands
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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