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13 Awesome Theme Parks In Malaysia With Family-Friendly Accommodations


Iyesha •  Jun 26, 2019


[Updated 10 Mar 2020] With the school holidays approaching us soon, this is the perfect time to start planning for a fun-filled family vacation! And what better way to spend time with the young ones than some awesome bonding time at some of the best places around - theme parks! Credit: Giphy Luckily for us, there are plenty of theme parks in Malaysia that are within driving distances from main cities, making it an ideal short getaway for family vacations ? And when travelling with young ones, it's always best to have nearby accommodations for a good rest after a good day of exploring and having a blast on roller coasters or splashing about in water parks. We have compiled for you 15 theme parks in Malaysia with amazing accommodations, or with accommodations as nearby as possible that are comfortable enough for an entire family ? Read away and time to start planning for that awesome family day out! Prices are based on the searches for the travelling period of Mar 2020.
1. Legoland Malaysia (Johor)
Explore wonders at Asia's very first Legoland, which opened its doors in September 2012! The massive theme park covers over 76 acres and has more than 70 interactive rides and activities that are perfect for a family weekend getaway ?
Credit: @legolandmalaysia on Instagram Legoland is divided into the Legoland Theme Park as well as the Legoland Water Park.  At the theme park, discover over 7 themed zones such as Lego Technic where you can play with tons and tons of Lego bricks and let your imagination run wild with all the Lego inventions you can make. Take your thrill to new heights at Project X, an 18-metre high roller coaster that will make you scream with fun, explore the Lego Kingdom where you'll find two more roller coasters, and check out the Imagination Zone where you can watch three different 4D movies. Don't forget to explore the Land of Adventures too, where you'll get to test your shooting skills using a laser gun, and Miniland, a park with Lego replicates of famous landmarks such as the Petronas KLCC Twin Towers, the Taj Mahal, and the Great Wall of China ?Other zones include the Lego City where families and friends compete against other groups in a fire burning simulation and the groups race to put out the 'fires' from burning buildings. Last but not least, is the Legoland Water park that features over 20 waterslides for you to get soaked and have a blast! Price: Tickets start from RM146 (Adult) and RM120 (child/senior) for just the water park. See the full list of ticket packages here. Address: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar, 79250 Johor Bahru, Johor Contact: 07-597 8888 Website | Facebook | InstagramSuggested accommodation:Legoland Hotel
Credit: @legolandmalaysia on Instagram Located right in Legoland itself, is their very own themed hotel. Let the kids be a pirate for the night, or brave knights battling evil! Each room is fully designed to accommodate a family with up to three children ? Price per night: Starts from RM774 on Agoda (accommodates 3 adults, with 2 additional children under 16) Address: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar, 79250 Johor Bahru, Johor Website | Facebook | Instagram[P.S. Looking for a family-friendly destination outside of Malaysia instead? Here are 7 kid-friendly resorts in Southeast Asia for the ultimate family vacation]
2. Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, Genting (Pahang)
Looking for a short getaway near Kuala Lumpur? Head over to Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park at Genting. With the cool mountain weather, you'll feel like you're on a mild winter vacation instead ?Be amazed at the fantasy-like indoor theme park flanked with colourful neon lights, LED screens and happy music. Its carnival-like atmosphere is sure to get everyone in the mood for some fun!
Credit: @santo.be.lim on Instagram There are over twenty exhilarating rides for everyone to experience. Find everything you need for the entire family from a simple but pleasant classic carousel for the young ones to the Sky Tower, which takes its passengers up to the top of the tower, and drops at a thrilling speed ? Thrill-seekers should also take a ride on the Eagle Landing Zipline, which zips across 200m across the indoor park! Or take a family ride together and tour the entire theme park on a vintage train, the Copper Express ? Price: starts at RM10 (weekdays) and RM15 (weekends, public holidays, the eve of public holidays and school holidays) Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang Contact:click hereWebsite | Facebook | InstagramSuggested accommodation:Genting Theme Park Hotel
Credit: @christyongyisiew on Instagram Genting Theme Park Hotel is one of the most family-friendly resorts in the country since it was designed with kids as its main guests (sorry, parents!). Conveniently located steps away from the theme park, the entire hotel is transformed into fantasy land for kids with its floor covered in artificial grass, and miniature slopes and mountains for kids to tumble around. Even the check-in counter is designed as a hot air balloon that looks like it's about to take off on an adventure ? Price per night: Starts from RM278 on AgodaAddress: Genting Highlands, 69000 Bentong, Pahang Contact: 03-2718 1118 Website | Facebook | Instagram[P.S. Looking for family-friendly cafes to meet up with friends instead? Here are the best kid-friendly halal cafes in KL for a great meal out]
3. Splash Out (Langkawi)
Splash Out opened late last year, and since then it's been added to the list of reasons why a getaway to Langkawi is always a good idea! Located in Kuah town, this water theme park's 12 awesome water attractions will guarantee you a fun-filled day, whether you're travelling with friends or family.
Credit: Splash Out on Facebook Adrenaline junkies would want to head straight to the Perfect Storm, one of the park's most thrilling attractions which is 6-storeys high! But if you're visiting with young kids or with friends who are afraid of heights, don't worry! There are plenty of family-friendly attractions at Splash Out too. Check out Sprinkler Island where a gigantic water sprinkler will jet out in all directions or get yourself drenched at the Big Splash Kingdom where a giant bucket of 250 litres of water is ready to drop on you every 1-2 minutes. Price: RM67.50 (Adult); RM49.50 (Children); RM36 (Senior Citizen) - online rates Opening hours: Sun-Tue, Thu; 12PM-7PM, Fri-Sat, Public & school holidays; 10AM-7PM (closed on Wed, except during public and school holidays) Address: 79, Persiaran Mutiara 2, Pusat Perdagangan Kelana Mas, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia Contact: +60 4-966 7948 Website | Facebook | InstagramSuggested accommodation:Bella Vista Waterfront Langkawi Splash Out conveniently has a resort located adjacent to the park, Bella Vista Waterfront Langkawi! This budget-friendly accommodation functional accommodation that'll make it easy to get to the park. #HHWT Tip: Looking for different accommodation options in Langkawi? Check out this list! Price per night: Starts from RM97 on AgodaAddress: Persiaran Mutiara Dagangan Kelana Mas, 07000 Kuah Langkawi, Kedah Contact: +60 4-966 2800 Website | Facebook
4. A'Famosa Water Theme Park (Malacca)
Just 30 minutes drive from Malacca town, and about an hour and a half away from Kuala Lumpur is the A'Famosa Water Theme Park. This family-friendly park is made with families in mind and is ideal as a weekend spot to spend in the water to wade off the Malaysian heat ?
Credit: @izzaraairis on Instagram Take a wet ride on over half a dozen slides into the water and explore all the different zones. Young kids will particularly enjoy the Arabian Village, that was inspired by the story of Aladdin. Its pool and surrounding area is designed to look like magic lamps and flying carpets ?Or get the whole family on a raft slide, an inflatable ring that takes up to 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 kids)! For thrill-seekers, jump into the Inner Tube Slide or Body Slide where you slide through coils of slide tubes into the water or get on the exhilarating Seven Storey High-Speed Slide, where you'll take a massive plunge down right into the water! Price: Starts from RM35 (adult) and RM28 (child) for the water theme park Address: Jalan Kemus / Sempang Ampat, Simpang Ampat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka Contact: 06-552 0888 Website | Facebook | InstagramSuggested accommodation:A’Famosa Resort Hotel
Credit: A'Famosa Resort on Facebook You don't have to travel far with wet hair and drenched kids, the A'Famosa Resort has its very own hotel. With its super spacious comfortable rooms, it's definitely perfect for a short family getaway ?They also offer private pool villas for larger families looking for an extra special getaway. Price per night: Starts from RM184 on their websiteAddress: Jalan Kemus, Simpang Ampat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka Contact: 06-552 0888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
5. Berjaya Times Square Theme Park (Kuala Lumpur)
If you're in KL for the weekend instead, remember to drop by Malaysia's largest indoor theme park, located right in the heart of KL City ?
Credit: @berjayatimessquarethemeparkkl on Instagram The theme park is divided into two sections - the Galaxy Station for older guests (above the age of 13) or the Fantasy Garden for the younger adventure seekers ?Thrill-seekers would be happy to know that there is an 800-metre long rollercoaster aptly named the Supersonic Odyssey that'll make exhilarate you with its heartline roll, loop and corkscrew! For the ones with brave souls, challenge yourself at the Haunted Chambers, a haunted house with special effects and actors to scare the soul out of you ? And not to forget, the younger and most important visitors are free to explore the Fantasy Garden with age-appropriate rides to keep the entire family occupied with a fun-filled day! Price: RM55 (adult with MyKad), RM70 (adult without MyKad), RM45 (child with MyKad), RM65 (child without MyKad) Address: No. 09-103, 9th Floor, Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact: +603 2117 3118 Website | Facebook | InstagramSuggested accommodation:Berjaya Times Square Hotel
Credit: Berjaya Hotel Because of its convenient location, the Berjaya Hotel is one of the places best to explore the city, shop and experience the theme park! The hotel, shopping mall, and the theme park are all located within the same building. It doesn't get any more convenient than that ? Price per night: Starts from RM207 on AgodaAddress: 1, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: 03-2117 8000 Website | Facebook | Instagram[P.S. Remember to check out 12 kid-friendly destinations with affordable attractions for some awesome family fun!]
6. District 21 (Putrajaya)
Conveniently located in IOI City Shopping Mall is the obstacle course themed indoor park ?
Credit: District 21 on Facebook The indoor park covers over 6500 square metres across the shopping mall and is filled with obstacles for you and your family to challenge yourselves! Explore the post-apocalyptic themed park with its trampolines, aerial obstacle courses, high-speed slides, and even zip-line at a speed of 30km/hour! Younger ones will not miss out too with its availability of kid-friendly obstacles such as a carousel, mini obstacle courses and pedal golf karts ? Price: RM64 (weekdays), RM80 (weekends), free for children below 90cm height and wheelchair-bound visitors Address: AT 6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Contact: 03-8328 8888 Facebook | InstagramSuggested accommodation:Palm Garden Hotel
Credit: @ioipalmgarden on Instagram Just a 10 minutes walk away (or a 4-minute drive) is the Palm Garden Hotel. The hotel is nestled within lush greens and  conveniently located for those wishing to explore Putrajaya and its surroundings ? Price per night:RM155 on AgodaAddress: Palm Garden Hotel IOI Resort City Contact: 03-8943 2233 Website | Facebook | Instagram
7. Bangi Wonderland (Selangor)
Credit: Bangi Wonderland Theme Park and Resort on Facebook Head out to Bangi for a fun-filled water splashing day at Bangi Wonderland Theme Park & Resort. This soak-worthy water park features 16 exhilarating rides including a water human canon, the Anaconda Trail, the Surf Rider, Wonder Loop and the Magic Funnel! Price: - Adults: RM55 (with MyKad), RM60 (without MyKad) - Children (130cm and below): RM45 (with MyKad), RM56 (without MyKad) - Special group packages are available for 2 & 5 people. Please refer to their website for full ticket packages and pricesAddress: Jalan Bangi Avenue 1/2, Bangi Avenue, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Contact: 03-8912 8333 Website | Facebook | InstagramSuggested accommodation:Avenue Garden Hotel
Credit: Avenue Garden Hotel on Facebook Located just across the road from the Bangi Wonderland Theme Park is the cosy and convenient Avenue Garden Hotel. With its convenient location and centrally located within Bangi, it's easy for you and the family to head out and explore all of Bangi and its neighbourhood areas such as Kajang, or maybe a short drive down to Seremban ? Price per night: Starts from RM173 on AgodaAddress: No.3, Pusat Perniagaan Bangi Avenue, Persiaran Bangi Avenue, Seksyen 2, Taman Bangi Avenue, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Contact: 03-8929 9999 Website | Facebook[P.S. Staying in KL instead for the holidays? Here are 14 things you can do with your kids in KL during the school holidays]
8. Lost World Of Tambun (Perak)
Credit: @sunwaylostworldoftambun on Instagram Nestled among the lush greens and limestone hills of Ipoh is the Lost World of Tambun, you'll forget that you're even near modern civilization! The massive park is divided into multiple sections which are the Water Park, Amusement Park, Tiger Valley, Tin Valley, Petting Zoo, and the Hot Springs & Spa ?Spend a weekend day and your day will be filled with things to do from riding waves in the water park, ride exhilarating roller coasters, interact with animals at the petting zoo, learn about Ipoh's tin mining heritage, and chill and relax in the hot springs and spa. Definitely, a resort that would satisfy every single member of the family ? #HHWT Tip: Purchase your tickets ahead of time online for much cheaper prices than walk-in rates! Price: - Walk-in prices: RM117 (13 years old and above), RM110 (12 years old and below, senior citizens) - Online ticket prices: RM81.90(13 years old and above), RM77(12 years old and below, senior citizens) Address: No.1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia Contact: +605 542 8888 Website | Facebook | InstagramSuggested accommodation:Sunway Lost World of Tambun Resort
Credit: @sunwaylostworldoftambun on Instagram In the theme park itself, is the beautiful Lost World Hotel, set in the same setting of lush greens and 400 million-year-old limestone hills, giving it a total 'lost world' atmosphere ?Guests will be happy to wake up to views of misty green hills from modern and comfortable rooms. Not to forget that you can also star gaze into the star-filled night sky while having a good soak in their very own hot springs ? Price per night: Starts from RM260 on their websiteAddress: No.1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia Contact: +605- 540 8888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Teluk Bahang Escape Theme Park (Penang)
Credit: @escapemy on Instagram Penang is an island filled with activities to do! From beach activities to exploring the heritage city of Georgetown, it is no surprise that the city is a favourite with many travellers. For families, once you're done exploring the beaches and town, head over to the ESCAPE Adventure Park and spend the day exploring the outdoors in a confined and safe space. Among its highlights is a free-fall activity that allows you to take the plunge from a 20-metre high platform onto a large inflated featherbed or zip through Penang's longest zip line at 456 feet long across the lush tropical greens! For those who wish to start easier instead of jumping off platforms and ziplining across jungles, there are plenty more to do! Experience swinging from much lower platforms, compete in a tree-climbing contest or even have an adventure exploring caves ? Price: Starts from RM116.90 (adult); RM77.70 (child aged 4-12) Address: 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang Contact: 04-881 1106 Website | Facebook | InstagramSuggested Family-friendly resort:Holiday Inn Resort Penang
Credit: @holidayinnresortpenang on Instagram Just 10 minutes drive away from the ESCAPE Adventure Park is the Holiday Inn Resort Penang. Aside from clean, comfortable and modern rooms, the hotel is also located at Batu Ferringhi, one of Penang's top tourist location making it perfect for a lovely evening stroll with the family on the less busy days ? Price per night: Starts from RM199 on AgodaAddress: 72, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Contact: 04-886 6666 Website | Facebook | Instagram
10. Sunway Lagoon (Selangor)
Credit: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia on Instagram There are so many activities to do at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park that it just might take you a few days to complete everything! Have a splash at their massive water park with slides, a manmade beach and tons and tons of water rides from high-speed tube slides to six-lane waterslides. Or spend an evening in the haunted house filled with actors and special effects that will thrill the life out of you! Not to forget that they also have an amazing amusement park with roller coasters and a whole lot more ?For the adventurous, don't forget to check out the adventure park that has activities such as paintball, and climbing. Price: - Adults (13 years old and above): RM202 (without MyKad), RM138 (with MyKad) - Children (12 years old and below) & senior citizens (60 and above): RM170 (without MyKad), RM113 (with MyKad) - Special 2-day pass prices also available for international travellersAddress: 3, Jalan Lagoon Timur (9/1), Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, SelangorContact: +603 5639 0000 Website | Facebook | InstagramSuggested accommodation:Sunway Lagoon Resort & Spa
Credit: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa on Facebook Sunway Lagoon makes it easy for you by providing a grand accommodation right at the doorstep of the theme parks ?Besides having an amazing room, the hotel is also linked to a large shopping mall too! Price per night: Starts from RM371 on AgodaAddress: Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Contact: 03-7492 8000 Website | Facebook | Instagram
11. The Rift (Kuala Lumpur)
Credit: @nurulazwin on Instagram This is not your usual theme park, but rather a virtual reality (VR) theme park where you'll get to ride the highest roller coasters, shoot zombies, and be a wizard - all from your stationary seat ?One of the highlights of the VR theme park is its Zero Latency activity, where you'll be placed in an empty room with your group and choose from three different scenarios. A guide will give you laser guns and VR goggles and be amazed as the room before you transform into a zombie-infested room, outer space, or an adventure fantasy land (depending on which scenario you pick). Each scenario will have its goals and you and your group will have to face different puzzles and teamwork to reach the goal of the game ? Price: Starts from RM38/pax Address: 3rd Floor, North Court, MidValley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact:03-2202 1808Website | Facebook | InstagramSuggested accommodation:Cititel Mid Valley Hotel
Credit: Cititel Mid Valley on Facebook Cititel Mid Valley is a favourite hotel by many travellers because of its convenient location. The hotel is conveniently nestled between two of KL's main shopping malls - Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall, making it super convenient to shop, eat and have loads of fun at the Virtual Reality theme park ? Price per night: RM178 on AgodaAddress: Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact: 03-2296 1188 Website | Facebook[P.S. Looking for other hotels in KL connected to shopping malls? Check this list out!]
12. Wet World Shah Alam Water Park (Selangor)
Located in Shah Alam, this water park is an ideal location to beat KL's summer heat by having a blast at in its pools and thrilling water rides ? Spend the day in the waterpark cooling off at the cascading waterfalls, or take an exhilarating ride at the Monsoon Buster, a 225 metre water slide where the water will propel you by its super powerful water jets ? Price: Children RM32 (with Mykad) or RM42 (normal price), adult RM37 (with MyKad) or RM47 (without MyKad) Address: Persiaran Dato Menteri, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Contact: 03-5510 2588 Website | FacebookSuggested Family-friendly resort:Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam
Credit: Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam on Facebook Just a five-minute drive away from the waterpark is the super spacious Grand BlueWave Hotel. Located in the heart of Shah Alam, the hotel is convenient for families to visit the water park and other attractions within the area. Price per night:RM158 on AgodaAddress: Persiaran Perbandaran, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan Contact: 03-5511 8811 Website | Facebook
13. I-City Theme Park Shah Alam (Selangor)
Credit: I-City Leisure on Facebook Also known as the City Of Lights, this i-City is a family-friendly area perfect for a day out with loved ones ?The area gets its nickname from being fully lit with cascading neon and LED light, giving it a surreal atmosphere after sunset. There are plenty of attractions within the park for you and your family to enjoy such a 5D museum, water world, red carpet wax museum where you can meet life-like celebrities, and SnoWalk where you can experience snow in Malaysia! Price: From RM23 onwards, depending on the attraction (refer to the full list of attractions and pricing here) Address: D-1-G, Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ CityPark, I-city, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Contact: 03-5521 8868 Website | Facebook | InstagramSuggested Family-friendly resort:Best Western i-city
Credit: Best Western i-City Shah Alam on Facebook There's no better place to stay in i-city than their very own Best Western hotel. The convenience of this hotel allows you to explore the entire i-city as well as its surrounding areas ? Price per night: RM190 on their websiteAddress: A-GF-01, No. 6 Persiaran Multimedia, Section 7, I-city, 40000 Shah Alam Contact: 03-5521 9000 Website | Facebook | Instagram And there you have it, 12 totally awesome theme parks in Malaysia near accommodations for an amazing family getaway! Time to pack up the kids and partner for your next fun-filled family vacation ?