Top 10 Theme Parks in Asia Part 1
Asia is one of the best places to be in to explore for people of all ages. It’s a wide are to cover, I know for sure. But once you’re there, you’ll feel the urge to take on the challenge. Theme parks in Asia are primary destinations if you desire to unwind or feel some adrenaline rush, and let me tell you, it’s perfect family getaway. Here are some of the best Asia has to offer:
Sky Ranch – Tagaytay, Philippines
Just as you’d imagine from the name, Sky Ranch is an amusement park that almost touches the sky as it is built atop the Philippine province of Tagaytay. The park’s Sky Eye Ferris Wheel takes 10 minutes to complete one revolution and provides a stunning view of the famed Taal volcano and its surrounding lake. If a Ferris Wheel in the sky wasn’t hardcore enough, there’s zip lining and other thrilling rides on offer as well. The altitude also allows for a cooler weather compared to the rest of the low-lying parts of Philippines, which can be searing hot for most of the year. Sky Ranch Tagaytay is a two-hour drive from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) – Terminal 3.
10 am – 10 pm (Monday – Friday), 8 am – 10 pm (Saturday – Sunday, and holidays)
Adult – 80 PHP (Mon – Fri), 100 PHP (Sat, Sun & Holidays)
Children – Free for children below 3 ft.
Dubai Parks and Resorts – Dubai, UAE
Opened just last December 2016, Dubai Parks and Resorts offers a “multi parks” experience by putting together three unique theme park escapades. Namely: Motiongate Dubai (a cinema-themed park), Bollywood Parks Dubai (a Bollywood-themed park), and Legoland Dubai (self-explanatory). In addition to this, Riverland is another attraction which features a food and retail district, as well as a ride along the artificial river that runs through Dubai Parks and Resorts. Legoland is part waterpark and part amusement park and is geared towards younger visitors, Bollywood Parks features mock Indian architectures and ambiance, and Motiongate offers experiences for all ages with circus shows and thrill rides. Dubai Parks and Resorts is a 40-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.
10 am – 6 pm
Adult – Starts at 335 AED for a “Multiparks” pass for 1 day
Children – Same as adults
Everland – Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Everland is the largest theme park in South Korea at 1,000,000 square meters. It houses various theme parks within itself like a zoo called Zootopia, a botanical wonder called Plantopia, a waterpark called Caribbean Bay, a kid-friendly Magicland, and various cultural experiences await with such things as the American Adventure, European Adventure, and Global Fair. Of course the main park, Everland, also offers various rides for thrill-seekers like the T Express, Rolling X Train, and Dragon Coaster. With so much on offer and being as big as it is, Everland internationally ranks 14th in annual visitors at a current rate of 7+ million yearly visitors. Avid visitors would recommend going in early in the morning as there just isn’t enough time to cover everything! Everland is a 3-hour ride from Incheon International Airport.
10 am – 10 pm
Adult – 54000 WON (1-Day Pass), 45000 WON (Night Pass), 84000 WON (2-Day Pass)
Children – 43000 WON (1-Day Pass), 36000 WON (Night Pass), 67000 WON (2-Day Pass)
Sunway Lagoon – Selangor, Malaysia
Sunway Lagoon is the go-to waterpark amongst the city-dwellers of Kuala Lampur as it is just 15 away from the capital (under favorable traffic conditions). The theme park is divided into six sections. Aside from the main waterpark; there is also an ‘Amusement Park’, a ‘Wildlife Park’, an ‘Extreme Park’, a ‘Scream Park’, and a ‘Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon’. Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon is a section of the main waterpark which is themed after the Nickelodeon TV shows. Visitors can get to meet Patrick and Spongebob, and venture through jungle-like terrain. The Wildlife Park boasts the first pair of white lions in Selangor, named Zuri and Zola. The Extreme Park has extreme sports like archery and paintball on offer. While, the Scream Park is a horror-themed venture. The Amusement Park is straight-up fun for the whole family. Sunway Lagoon is a 2-hour ride from Kuala Lampur International Station.
10 am – 6 pm
Adults – 170 MYR
Children – 140 MYR (less than 12 years old)
Senior – 140 MYR (more than 59 years old)
Nagashima Resort – Kuwana, Japan
Situated at the tip of Nagashima Island, and sandwiched between the Ibi and Kiso rivers, Nagashima Spa Land or Nagashima Resort is a destination which boasts of having some of the fastest and highest roller coasters in Japan. Nagashima Resort promises fun for the whole family with its varied facilities like an amusement park and waterpark combined, an Onsen (hot spring), an outlet shopping mall, a museum, and a flower park. With all these on offer, it’s no wonder ‘Spa Land’ was the term used to name the amusement park – it’s not just massages that guarantee R&R. Nagasima Resort is just an hour away from Chubu International Airport.
9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Off-Peak Season), 9:30 am – 7:30 pm (Peak Season)
Note that the waterpark is closed from late September to ate June.
Adults – 1600 JPY (Admission only), 6400 (Admission + Unlimited Rides)
Children – Same price range as adults
Take you and your family to a nice getaway and you’ll find yourself getting that much needed R & R. Remember to take snaps and tell me how your experience goes! I’ll get back to you with more of these Theme Parks and let me know if you like them too!
Keep on traveling!