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!

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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 August 2019.

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 😍

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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: starts at RM231 (adult) and RM185 (child/senior citizen) for a 2-day theme park pass
Address: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar, 79250 Johor Bahru, Johor
Contact: 07-597 8888
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Suggested accommodation:

Legoland Hotel

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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 at RM1117 on Agoda
Address: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar, 79250 Johor Bahru, Johor
Contact: 07-597 8888
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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!

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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
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Suggested accommodation:

Genting Theme Park Hotel

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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 at RM255 on Agoda
Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Bentong, Pahang
Contact: 03-2718 1118
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3. A’Famosa Water Theme Park (Malacca)

Just 30 minutes drive from Malacca town, and about an hour 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 😎

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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 at RM42 (adult) and RM30 (child)
Address: Jalan Kemus / Sempang Ampat, Simpang Ampat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka
Contact: 06-552 0888
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Suggested accommodation:

A’Famosa Resort Hotel

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You don’t have to travel far with wet hair and drenched kids, the A’Famosa Resort has its very own hotel, and with its super spacious comfortable rooms? It’s definitely perfect for a short family getaway 😉

Price per night: starts at RM390 on Agoda
Address: Jalan Kemus, Simpang Ampat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka
Contact: 06-552 0888
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4. 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 😍

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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: starts at 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
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Suggested accommodation:

Berjaya Times Square Hotel

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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: RM244 on Agoda
Address: 1, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2117 8000
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5. District 21 (Putrajaya)

Conveniently located in iOi City Shopping Mall is the obstacle course themed indoor park 😎

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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: RM58 (weekdays), RM78 (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
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Suggested accommodation:

Palm Garden Hotel

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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: RM178 on Agoda
Address: Palm Garden Hotel IOI Resort City
Contact: 03-8943 2233
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6. Bangi Wonderland (Selangor)

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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: Weekday, weekend and school holidays are RM80 for 2 pax with MyKad or RM180 for 5 pax with MyKad, Public holidays are RM110 with MyKad for 2 pax or RM200 for 5 pax with MyKad
Address: Jalan Bangi Avenue 1/2, Bangi Avenue, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Contact: 03-8912 8333
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Suggested accommodation:

Avenue Garden Hotel

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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: RM142 on Agoda
Address: No.3, Pusat Perniagaan Bangi Avenue, Persiaran Bangi Avenue, Seksyen 2, Taman Bangi Avenue, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Contact: 03-8929 9999
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7. Lost World Of Tambun (Perak)

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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 😉

Price: RM113 (13 years old and above), RM110 (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
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Suggested acommodation:

Sunway Lost World of Tambun Resort

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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 at RM323 on their website
Address: No.1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
Contact: +605- 540 8888
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8. Puteri Harbour Theme Park (Johor)

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Puteri Habour in Johor is home to two theme parks, rather than a single one. Find yourself exploring the two quirky theme parks – Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town. Be in awe at everything being in pink and Hello Kitty themed on the first floor, or Thomas the Train theme on the higher floors. Don’t expect super exhilarating rides here unlike Sunway Lagoon since these parks are catered for much younger visitors who are around 8 years and below. But fret not, there are plenty of things for the adults to see too! Unsurprisingly enough, the highly decorated theme parks are probably two of the most instagrammable locations in the area 😉

Price: RM139 for a two-park pass on their website. RM95 for a single park pass (Sanrio Hello Kitty Town or Thomas Town)
Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Kota Iskandar, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor
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Suggested accommodation:

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour

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Why stop at Hello Kitty / Thomas the Train theme parks? Spend the night in themed rooms too 😉Located just within the same building as the theme parks is this quirky Hotel Jen by Shangri-La, perfect for a family stay in Johor.

Don’t worry, if you’re not into being surrounded by Hello Kitty or Thomas The Train for the entire trip, the hotel has plenty of non-themed rooms too 😁

Price per night: RM264 on Agoda
Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor
Contact: 07-560 8888
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9. Teluk Bahang Escape Theme Park (Penang)

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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: peak and non-peak period determined on their website calendar.
Peak period: RM87.30 (aged 4-12, 60 and above), RM32.30 (aged 13-60)
Non-peak period: RM82.50 (aged 4-12, 60 and above), RM125 (aged 13-60)
Address: 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-881 1106
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Suggested Family-friendly resort:

Holiday Inn Resort Penang

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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: RM216 on Agoda
Address: 72, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Contact: 04-886 6666
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10. Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) (Perak)

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Ipoh is a town full of old-time charm and Malaysian heritage and is just two hours drive away from Kuala Lumpur, it is one of the perfect destinations for a short family trip. One of the must-visit attractions in Ipoh is the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) where you can find plenty of movie-themed activities 😎There are over 40 different attractions with settings from Hollywood movies such as Casper, The Smurfs and Megamind.

Expect exhilarating rides such as two indoor rollercoasters, a drop tower, and more interactive activities. Younger visitors also have their own dedicated area at The Smurfs Playland with age-appropriate rides and slides 😉

Price: RM120 and RM114 (with MyKad)
Address: Persiaran Meru Raya 3, Bandar Meru Raya, 30020 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Contact: 05-501 5666
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Suggested accommodation:

Casuarina @ Meru Hotel

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When travelling with family, one of the most important things to consider is accommodation space, and Casuarina@Meru has just that – plenty of space for the entire family to be comfortable 😊Another factor to consider is the distance to the attraction your visiting, and this hotel ticks that off too since it’s just a 2-minute drive (or 10 minutes walk) from the MAPS Theme Park.

Price per night: RM119 on Agoda
Address: No. 1-C, Jalan Meru Casuarina, Bandar Meru Raya, 30020 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Contact: 05-529 9999
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11. Sunway Lagoon (Selangor)

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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: RM202 (13 years old and above), RM170 (12 years old and below), RM170 (70 years old and above)
Address:  3, Jalan Lagoon Timur (9/1), Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 5639 0000
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Suggested accommodation:

Sunway Lagoon Resort & Spa

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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: RM442 on Agoda
Address: Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7492 8000
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12. The Rift (Kuala Lumpur)

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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 at RM38
Address: 3rd Floor, North Court, MidValley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact:  03-2202 1808
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Suggested accommodation:

Cititel Mid Valley Hotel

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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: RM255 on Agoda
Address: Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: 03-2296 1188
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13. Wet World Shah Alam Water Park (Selangor)

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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
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Suggested Family-friendly resort:

Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam

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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: RM145 on Agoda
Address: Persiaran Perbandaran, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Contact: 03-5511 8811
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14. I-City Theme Park Shah Alam (Selangor)

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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 RM15 – RM100, depending on the attraction
Address: D-1-G, Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ CityPark, I-city, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Contact: 03-5521 8868
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Suggested Family-friendly resort:

Best Western i-city

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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: RM195 on Agoda
Address: A-GF-01, No. 6 Persiaran Multimedia, Section 7, I-city, 40000 Shah Alam
Contact: 03-5521 9000
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And there you have it, 15 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 😊

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