Top 6 best amusement park & best theme park in Asia
Summer vacation is a fun time for youngsters. Summer holidays are popular among families, with many opting for places that include theme parks or other forms of entertainment. In Asia, there are several possibilities to visit an international theme park and participate in interesting activities for both children and adults. Now, scroll down to see the top 6 finest amusement parks in Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as the greatest theme parks in Asia, for your ideal family holiday.
Siam Park City, Thailand
Siam Park City has recently become very popular among Southeast Asean families. The park offers many interesting family activities such as swimming pools, roller coasters, and Thai massage, all at reasonable prices.
The Sea of Bangkok, the world’s biggest artificial lake at 1,200 square meters, is located in Siam Park City. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized this lake. It gives the impression that you are swimming in the center of Bangkok. There are shallow places for youngsters with little waves, as well as a tumultuous Super Spiral portion. If the rough-and-tumble swimming makes your muscles hurt, you may pay 300 Baht for an hour of massage.
Siam Park City is divided into five “worlds” for children: Water Park, Family World, X- Zone, Fantasy World, and Small World. Every year, 2 million visitors from all over the world visit the park.
With its thrilling activities for adults and children above 1.3m, X- Zone will take your breath away. Vortex, a huge roller coaster that reaches speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour, is the most popular attraction. The three-spiraled Boomerang, the Mega Dance, and the 75-meter-high Giant are among the other rides. As you approach the park, don’t be shocked if you hear screams and yells!
If you are traveling with children, be sure to stop by Small World. This park is perfect for young families, featuring a Mini Carousel, Motorcycles, Mini Boats and Mini Astrofighters. The Small World castle is an ideal place to find shade and refreshment on scorching hot days. Family World—another section of the complex—features themed areas and attractions such as Dinotopia and Jurassic Adventure, African Adventure, and the Big Double Shock haunted house.
The park is surrounded by restaurants and carts selling food, drinks and ice cream at reasonable prices. The entrance ticket to Siam Park City includes a lunch buffet featuring Thai, Indian and European dishes.
+ Address: 203 Suan Sayam Road, Khannayao District, Bangkok.
+ Entrance ticket (fee, prices): Adults: 30USD/day; children (under 1.3m): 25 USD/day.
More details can be found at www.siamparkcity.com/
+ How to get to Siam Park City: The fastest way to get to Siam Park City from central Bangkok is by taxi. The trip will take about 45 minutes and cost around 2000 baht. Remind the taxi driver to turn on the meter.
Legoland Malaysia, located in Nusajnaya, Johor Bahru, is the first Lego Park in Asia. It opened in September 2012 and now offers 40 games, roller coasters, shows and activities for the whole family. The park is decorated with huge Lego structures designed and built by artists. The artists have constructed several of Asia’s grandest sites, including the Great Wall, Angkor Wat and the Taj Mahal, using tens of millions of Lego blocks.
Previously, you had to fly to the USA, UK or Germany to explore this special type of park, but now there is one as close as Malaysia.
At Legoland you will have the chance to assemble your own Lego car and enter it in races. You can also see models of dinosaurs, or enter ancient Egypt at Pharaoh’s World at the Land of Adventure. Star Wars fans will be delighted by the park’s 2,000 Star Wars themed models.
If you want to cool off during a hot summer day, drop by Legoland Water Park, next to the theme park. The waterpark has more than 20 tube slides and 70 lego models. You can even “Build-A-Raft” from soft Lego blocks and float along the lazy river. You can also join the Aqua Zine Wave Racer water shooting game. Before you leave, stop by the Observation Tower to get a view of the whole Lego Complex.
Visiting Legoland is very convenient, as you do not need to worry about finding accommodations. The Legoland Hotel is located right inside the park and features rooms decorated with Kingdom, Pirate and Adventure themes, a perfect place for children after an activity-packed day.
+ Address: Legoland, 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johohr.
+ Entrance tickets (prices): Adult (12+): RM 196. Children: RM 156 for tickets booked online seven days in advance at www.legoland.com.my/book-visit/day-tickets.
+ How to go to legoland malaysia: From Kuala Lumpur, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Station in Berjaya Times Square, you can take a bus to Johor Bahru (a 4–5 hour trip). More information about buses can be found at: www.legoland.com.my/planning-your-visit/how-to-get-here/bus-service.
Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Extreme thrill fans cannot miss Ocean Park in Hong Kong, which is famous for the Abyss Tower’s 56 meter free fall, and the Hair Raiser, Hong Kong’s fastest coaster reaching 88 km/h. The park also features 20 other coasters. Visitors to Ocean Park enjoy seeing cable cars cross the park between the Summit and Waterfront areas.
The Park is 870,000 square meters and contains an indoor water park, an aquarium, a zoo and an amusement park. You and your family will have the chance to see marine animals such as jellyfish, dolphins, and sea dogs, and to learn more about marine ecosystems and environmental protection. You can also visit world-famous animals, like the panda couple An An and Jia Jia, the monkey couple Le Le and Hu Hu, and other rare species such as red pandas, giant iguanas and Chinese crocodiles.
Ocean Park offers three educational shows per day, featuring performances from dolphins and see dogs. The Birds Theatre allows audience members to interact with hunting birds like eagles and vultures, and the Arctic Wolf Den offers a comprehensive view of this species’ lifestyle. The show ticket is included in the entrance ticket.
+ Address: Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Tel: (852) 3923 2323
+ Entrance tickets (fees, prices): Adult (12+): $438. Children (3-11): $219.
+ How to get to Ocean Park: Ocean Park is open all days except for major holidays. To get the park, take bus #629 near MTR Admiralty (B Terminal),or bus #171 from Lai Chi Kok South Horizons to Aberdeen Tunnel Toll Plaza. More information can be found at: www.oceanpark.com.hk
+ Events: Ocean Park secured a prestigious Applause Award which “honors an amusement park whose management, operations and creative accomplishments have inspired the industry with their foresight, originality and sound business development.”
Disneyland Tokyo, Japan
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Snow White, and Peter Pan have been a significant part of many childhoods across many generations. A child’s trip to Disneyland is a journey to paradise, and an adult’s trip to Disneyland is a journey back to childhood.
Disneyland Tokyo is a part of the Disney brand, which includes Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida. It is located in Urayasu, Chiba, East Tokyo (USA). World Bazaar, Tomorrowland, Toontown, Fantasyland, Critter Country, Westernland, and Adventureland are the seven themed zones of the park. A parade of popular cartoon characters takes place every morning, while a two-hour light display takes place every evening.
The DisneySea park, which is inspired by ocean myths, distinguishes itself from its competitors and draws the world’s fourth highest number of park visitors.
The Mediterranean Harbour, which replicates Italy’s Venice Harbour with beautiful waterways, the majestic MiraCosta Hotel, and delicate gondola boats, is located at the park’s entrance. The Mysterious Island, inspired by Jules Verne’s writings, stands in the heart of the park. You may join a voyage to the earth’s core utilizing the most modern scientific vehicles here. Mermaid Lagoon, the Arabian Coast, and Port Discovery are all must-see sites.
Between May and June, when the weather is pleasant and there are few people, is the perfect time to visit Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. Weekends are usually quite busy, and you may have to wait for many hours. The cost of a day at the park, including food, drink, and souvenirs, will be at least 10,000 yen.
+ Address: 〒279-0031 Chiba Prefecture, Urayasu, Maihama, １−１
+ Entrance tickets: Adult’s (18+) day ticket: 7,400 yen (18+); Juniors (12–17): 6,400; and children (4–11): 4,800. Details can be found at www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/ticket.
+ How to get to Disneyland Tokyo: The easiest way to reach Tokyo Disneyland is by train, which will take about 20 minutes from Tokyo central gas station to Maihama, right at the park entrance. More information can be found at: www.tokyodisneyresort.jp
Everland, South Korea
Everland entertainment park is Korea’s first family park, located about one hour from Seoul. Global Fair, Magic Land, Zootopia, European Adventure, and American Adventure are the park’s five themed lands. It may take your family many days to tour the entire region, as it is Korea’s largest entertainment park.
Children who want to experience thrilling high speeds should go on the T–Express ride, which is 1779 meters long and the sixth longest wooden roller coaster in the world. It can reach a top speed of 104 km/h at a 77 degree angle . Those who love nature can explore the French-style four season garden that features more than 140 types of tulips, lilies (from June to August) and daisies (from September to October). Zootopia is home to wild animals from all over the world, such as horses, tigers, lions, elephants, penguins, and domestic animals like goats, sheep and dogs.
Everland is open all week with daily shows. On the weekends there are parades and concerts from famous music artists.
+ Address: 199, Everland-ro, Pogsok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do.
+ Entrance tickets: 54.000 won/day for adult and 43.000 won/day for children.
+ How to get to everland: From Seoul, Gangnam station (Seoul metro number 2) at Gate 10, take the 5002 bus to Everland. Traveling time is 50 minutes . More details can be found at: www.everland.com/web/multi/english/everland/main.html.
Universal Studios, Singapore
The Sentosa Express train will transport you from the heart of Singapore to WaterFront station, right adjacent to Universal Studios, for just 35 Singapore dollars. The first movie theme park in Southeast Asia features seven zones and 24 exhibits based on Hollywood movies. There are eighteen of them that are exclusive to Singapore Park. Without having to go to the United States, you and your family will be able to see amazing sequences from the Mummy, Transformers, Jurassic Park, Shrek, and Madagascar.
Hollywood Avenue, near the central lake, is the busiest part of Universal Studios. Costumed figures pose for photos with tourists at one end of the avenue. Don’t miss out on the Louis NY Pizza Parlor’s wonderful New York-style pizza and other delectable meals from KT’s Grill. Visit The Lost World, which displays preserved Jurassic dinosaurs and insects, as well as water activities, if you’re interested in the prehistoric.
Queues tend to be long at this park. If you don’t have much time, prioritize visiting Transformers, Revenge of the Mummy, the Jurassic Park water world, and Far Far Away.
Don’t forget about the nighttime shows. Wings of Time by the sea, Crane Dance, the world’s largest puppet play, and the fireworks spectacular near Hollywood Avenue are among them. These performances, which usually run between five and twenty minutes, draw a large number of tourists. For the best seats, inquire about performance schedules and arrive early.
+ Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
More details can be found at: www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/Attractions/UniversalStudiosSingapore.
+ Entrance tickets: Adults (13–59): S$74. Children (4–12): S$54
+ How to get to Universal Studio Singapore: From the center of Singapore, take the Sentosa Express to WaterFront Station, right at the entrance of Universal Studios.