Want to go for a theme park trip during the weekend or long school holiday in Malaysia with your family or friends?
But you find that flight tickets are too expensive?
Look no further – Johor Bahru is just a short distance away from Singapore which hosted many international theme parks.
Today, I’m going to share with you the 5 theme parks in Johor Bahru to have fun.
Check it out!
5 Theme Parks In Johor Bahru To Discover
1. Fanpekka Theme Park (Brand New Theme Park In Johor Bahru)
Fanpekka Theme Park has recently opened its doors to the public in the AEON Tebrau City shopping mall, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
The first Finnish conceptual theme park in Asia, Fanpekka is designed on the idea that children learn by playing.
Learning problem-solving and global communication skills are pillars of the Finnish educational curriculum, and they are pristinely integrated into the design of Fanpekka. The park is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Fanpekka was designed for families, with children aged 2 to 12 specifically targeted. The play area’s convenient location within the shopping centre allows children a light-hearted respite while on an outing with the family.
The 27,500 square foot playground is divided into four main sections, each focusing on providing relaxation while nurturing the mind, body, and soul.
Tonttu, named after a Finnish fairy tale, transports children to a world of magic and mystique.
Allowing children to go on adventures to ‘worlds’ like this one enables them cultivate a sense of self while sharing in the experience with their families.
Creating a safe environment for children to explore their imaginations while making sense of the world around them is key to the highly successful Finnish system that is implemented here.
Why is the play-based Finnish education system so successful? Experts take note of the fact that Finns place an emphasis on early childhood education and development.
In their system, even the youngest children are regarded as unique and respected as individuals with different needs, desires, and, most importantly, ways of learning.
Embracing individuality gives children the experiences and tools that they need to develop innovation and social skills.
They do this through praising creativity and allowing children to figure things out in their own way and on their own time. Incorporating these ideals into Fanpekka will now give these opportunities to children visiting or living in Malaysia.
The goal of Fanpekka is to provide a fun, yet educational, environment for all children and families, especially those who might not have access to outings like this otherwise.
Aeon Fantasy’s Director, Wataru Koiwa, hopes to reach out to about 6,000 families per month with the use of these new facilities. The theme park is also expected to rise above the competition due to being indoors and, as such, not at the mercy of the weather.
Fanpekka Theme Park can divide into 6 categories as listed below:
1. Lasten Ocean
Ocean appears all of a sudden when Tonttu casts magic spells. There might be a legendary monster living in it!
2. Assembly Leikkimokki
Let’s assembly a house by pieces with parent. What kind of house would you build?
Welcome to Workshop. Let’s experience the handmade crafts created by Tonttu!
4. Lasten Castle
An old castle that Tonttu has revived. There are many Tonttu in the castle and like to play around the classic building with the children.
5. Role Play Leikkimokki
Tonttu really likes the shops and people that gather in this town. Let’s have fun by role-playing as shopkeepers or customers! It’s possible that Tonttu will arrives at the town!
6. Toy Corner
Tonttu made a toy town for his little friends. Let’s surprise Tonttu by exploring some creatuve plays.
Enjoying a trip to Fanpekka is not an experience limited to nearby locals, either. Singaporeans can easily make a day trip to the province, meaning the playground can be utilized as a subtle educational tool by anyone in the area.
The addition of Fanpekka Cafe by SDS is the icing on the cake, giving families the opportunity to snack and drink in between play sessions. In the coming months, the park will surely turn into a tourist hotspot for visitors and their children, as well, truly emulating the Finnish way and providing a positive safe haven for all.
2. Legoland Malaysia Theme Park
It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Johor Bahru. Spread over 70 acres, this is a theme park that everyone can enjoy and have an ultimate fun with family and friends.
It is a family theme park where you can have maximum fun no matter what age you are. The park which opened in September 2012 is the first in Asia and 6th in the world.
Legoland Malaysia Theme Park is located about 33km from Senai International Airport and about 30-minute drive by car. If you coming from Singapore Changi Airport, the route distance is about 66km and the journey may take approximately 1 hour drive. Besides that, it is also near to JB Sentral or CIQ complex Johor.
The theme park is divided into 2 categories which are Legoland Theme Park and Legoland Water Park. Both of the parks are suitable for all ages. Each one of the theme parks will require a full day if you want to get the best value for your money.
There are more than 70 hands-on rides and slides in the theme park, each one designed to delight you and bring out the child in you.
There are 8-themed attraction and extra big adventure for little kids as listed below:
- The Beginning
- LEGO Kingdoms
- LEGO Technic
- LEGO City
- Land of Adventure
- LEGO Ninjago World
Besides the rides that will delight you, you can also trying out the food, visiting the memento shops from where you could buy souvenirs and gifts and generally enjoying the wonderful and unique park.
At every step of the way there is continuous interaction with the rides to make the visit a total adventure. The LEGO models are spectacular and real 1:20 scale replication of the real buildings in Asia. Everything is so magical and beautiful here that you would not want the day to finish.
3. Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is more to see and enjoy in Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya) than the astounding miniature LEGO buildings.
You will need to dedicate the better part of the day to enjoy this amazing multi-storied themes park.
Also read: Top 11 Things To Do Near Legoland Malaysia (Where You Can Enjoy After Legoland Trip!)
You are greet by Hello Kitty at the entrance of Sanrio Hello Kitty Town. It is first Hello Kitty themed outside of Japan.
There are many attractions you can visit such as Purrfect Stage, Dream Photo Garden, Kitty’s House and Wishful Studio.
You can also dress up like Hello Kitty, make cookies and jewelry in Hello Kitty style.
4. Angry Birds Activity Park
It is the first Angry Birds Theme Park in Malaysia and hosted in KOMTAR JBCC.
It is just a few minutes walking distances from Johor Bahru Checkpoint and connected to Johor Bahru City Square Mall by a bridge.
The Angry Birds Theme Park provides a variety of attractions and fun games and suitable for youth, kids, toddles and parent alike.
The fun games can be divided into 5 zones which are listed below:
- Danger Zone
Fun games in Danger Zone include Lazer Bird Shoot and Space Drop Air Bag.
Fun games in Utopia include Air Parkour Track, Piggy Shooting Gallery, Bird Wire Slack Line, Anti Gravity Trampoline and Giant Leap Foam Pit.
Fun games in Classic include Bird Nest Climbing Track and Angry Birds GO! Kart Track.
- South Beach
Fun games in South Beach include Captain Black Birds Ship, Balance Bike Lagoon, CineMine, Angry Birds Video Game and Red Bird Sona.
- Angry Bird Shop
At Angry Birds Shop, you can buy angry birds stationery, merchandise, toys, apparel and snacks.
5. MCM Studios Indoor Theme Park
MCM Studios is the newest addition of theme parks in Johor and is arguably the largest park in South East Asia and also the fifth largest in the world! The 500,000 square feet theme park is housed inside Capital 21 Shopping Mall and it takes up the entire 3rd and 4th floor of the mall.
It features more than 20 different themed attractions that are divided into 3 main sections- Music Planet, Movie Planet and Cartoon Planet.
- Music Planet will expect daily circus performances by Great British Circus in a tent that are built within the theme park, which includes musicals and theatricals performances. You’ll get to witness the show- live!
- Movie Planet offers exciting and hair-rising rides that will bring your favourite movie scenes to life.
- Cartoon Planet will use Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology to show classic cartoon characters of various animated characters.
What’s more, the mall has 3 floors of retail spaces featuring 5 thematic zones- America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Middle East.
To top it off, there are two hotels- Hilton Garden Inn and Planet Hotels for visitors to stay over the weekend to fully enjoy the theme park!
This is definitely the one-stop tourist attraction in JB that you wouldn’t want to miss. So, lock in your calendar as it slated to open this coming August 2018!
How To Get To Johor Theme Parks From Singapore
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