When people hear the word “theme park”, they usually think of places such as Disneyland or Universal Studios like the ones in the United States. In Asia however, theme parks have that extra flair that makes visiting a unique and surely memorable experience.
Here are just a few of the best and most unique theme parks that you’ll find in Asia:
Legoland Malaysia opened its gates back in 2012, and since then it has been a prime destination for visitors looking for a different theme park experience. Legoland Malaysia is about a 45 minute drive from Singapore’s Changi Airport, and 20 minutes away from Johor’s Senai International Airport. Legoland has 2 sections, the theme park itself and a water park. The theme park boasts of Lego themed rides and activities including a section where you get to play and build using actual lego bricks. The water park has a wave pool, and a river ride where you can build your own raft! A one day combo ticket for both the theme park and the water park costs RM225 (55USD) for adults, and RM180 (45 USD) for kids. The theme park is open from 10am – 7pm daily, and the water park is open from 10am-6pm. You can visit their website for more information.
In South Korea, Everland is undeniably the largest and most popular theme park. Everland is about 2 hours away from Incheon Airport, and to get there, you can take bus No. 8852 which has a stopover at Everland. While a bit far from the city, it’s most definitely worth the trip as it boasts of 5 unique zones; the Global Fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, and Zootopia. It also includes a resort named Carribean Bay. A one day ticket costs 52,000 Won (46 USD) for adults and 41,000 Won (36 USD) for children. They also offer night tickets which let you in the park at around 5:00 PM, and it costs 43,000 Won (38 USD) for adults and 34,000 Won (30 USD) for children. They’re open daily from 10am-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
If you’re looking for an amazing theme park in Thailand, then look no further. Siam Park City has everything you need, and more. The great thing about Siam Park is that it’s both a theme park and a water park all rolled into one awesome place. The park itself has 5 areas, the water park, X- Zone, Family World, Fantasy World, and Small World, which have rides suitable for children as well as adults of all ages. Tickets for adults cost 30 USD for a day pass, and 25 USD for kids. For children below 100cm, entrance is free of charge. Getting there is pretty straightforward; it’s about 25 minutes away from Bangkok Airport, and you hitch a ride from any of the taxis in the airport. Siam Park City is open daily from 10am – 6pm. You can visit their website for more information.
Wonderla Bangalore is ranked among the best theme parks in India. Wonderla features a bunch of roller coasters and other rides as well as a fully equipped water park. Their main attraction would be the amazing waterslides that are perfect for anyone of any age. To get there from the airport, you need to hitch a ride going to Majestic Bus Terminal and from there you can ride the BTMC Volvo going directly to Wonderla. Entrance for adults during weekdays cost 920 Rs. (14 USD) and 740 Rs. (11 USD) for children. During weekends and peak days, entrance for adults cost 1150 Rs. (17 USD) and 920 Rs. (14 USD) for children. They’re open during weekdays from 11am to 6pm, and during peak days and weekends, they are open from 11am-7pm. For more information, check out their website.
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore is sure to make the top of the lists when it comes to the best theme parks in Asia. Like it’s namesake, Universal Studios Singapore hosts a number of rides and attractions that have a movie theme. Among the top attractions would be the Revenge of the Mummy, Transformers: The Ride, and Waterworld. What sets Universal Studios Singapore apart would be the attention to detail that they have for their rides. Since most of their rides are themed after movies, you’ll really get the sense that you’re inside the movie when you’re on the ride. It’s about 25 minutes away from the Changi Airport, and you can get there either by hailing a taxi, or by taking the train. For adults, a day pass would cost 74 SGD which is about 54 USD. For kids aged 4-12, a day pass costs 56 SGD or about 41 USD. The park is open from 10am- 7pm daily. You can learn more by visiting their website.
Tokyo Disneyland has all the trappings of a classic theme park, and more! It first opened its gates back in 1983 and was modeled after the Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom in Florida. It has 7 themed locations, namely the World Bazaar, Tomorrowland, Toontown, Fantasy Land, Critter Country, Western Land, and Adventure Land. Each of the themed locations have their own special and unique flavor, so to get the most out of your visit, it’s best to get there early so that you can visit all the locations. Getting there from Narita Airport is as simple as taking the airport limousine straight to Tokyo Disneyland. For adults, a one day ticket costs 7400 Yen, or 72 USD. For children ages 12-17, tickets cost 6400 Yen or 62 USD, and for children ages 4-11, tickets cost 4800 Yen or 46 USD. The park is open from 9am – 10pm daily. Check out their website.
Disney Sea Japan
Disney Sea is another fantasy theme park that’s located in Japan. It’s inspired by the myths and legends of the sea and it has 7 different themed locations. Namely, the Mediterranean Harbor, Mysterious Island, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery and American Waterfront. Disney Sea was designed with a more grown up audience in mind. What makes Disney Sea different from Tokyo Disneyland is that it has faster, larger, and scarier rides and everything feels more surreal compared to the usual Disneyland experience. It really should be on your list if you’re visiting Tokyo. Getting there is as easy as taking a bus from Narita airport that goes straight to Disney Sea. For adults, a one day ticket costs 7400 Yen, or 72 USD. For children ages 12-17, tickets cost 6400 Yen or 62 USD, and for children ages 4-11, tickets cost 4800 Yen or 46 USD. The park is open from 9am – 10pm daily. Check out their website.