Who says theme parks are only for kids? Having fun knows no age, and while Southeast Asia is a hotbed for cultural tours and temple hopping, it’s also got some of the world’s wildest rides and attractions. Here’s a breakdown of our favorite theme parks and the rides you should check out!
1. Thailand: Black Mountain Water Park
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Black Mountain Water Park just opened in 2011, and stands out as one of the regions best water parks. It spans over 40,000 square meters and is just 15 minutes from Hua Hin City.
Must Ride: A 17 meter high tower splitting into nine different slides and pools.
Address: 1 Moo 2, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand. If you’re coming from Bangkok, you can book an easy transfer here.
Opening hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm daily
2. Vietnam: Vinpearl Land Amusement Park
Vinpearl Land Amusement Park is fondly known as the ‘Disneyland’ of Vietnam. The island resort is filled with thrilling rides, an impressive waterpark, and its own dolphin show!
Must Ride: The Vinpearl Land Alpine Roller Coaster, the longest roller coaster in Southeast Asia stretching to 1.76 kilometers.
Address: Vĩnh Nguyên, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
Opening hours: Mon to Thurs, 8:00am to 9:00pm on Mondays to Thursdays; 8:00am to 10:00pm on Fridays to Sundays
3. Thailand: Siam Park City
Siam Park City was built in 1975, making it one of the oldest theme parks in Asia. It started out modestly, but has since grown to become Asia’s largest waterpark. Now, Siam Park City houses over 30 rides and attractions.
Must Ride: The world’s biggest Wave Pool— it’s been certified by the Guinness World Records!
Address: Minburi, Sukhaphiban 2 Road, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm daily
Get your Siam Park City tickets here!
4. Malaysia: LEGOLAND Resort
LEGOLAND Malaysia is a great place to go if you’re looking to spice up family weekends. This family-friendly resort features an Amusement Park, a Water Park, and a Hotel. With 7 themed areas of attractions for all ages, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Must See: Over 70 LEGO models scattered throughout the park
Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00pm daily
Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor
Book your LEGOLAND tickets here!
5. Malaysia: Sunway Lagoon
If you aren’t satisfied with LEGOLAND Malaysia, then head to Sunway Lagood! This award-winning theme park has over 80 attractions, so every kind of traveler—young, old, thrill seeker, or beach bum—is guaranteed to find a ride for them. Sunway Lagoon has also played host to a number of concerts and events, such as One Republic’s 2013 Malaysia concert, and the MTV World Stage.
Must Ride: The Vuvuzela Vortex Ride, which launches riders from an 11-story height before spiraling down a water tunnel
Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, 46150, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 46150, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm daily
Book your ticket here!
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6. Thailand: Dream World
Last but not least is Bangkok’s Dream World. True to its name, this park is a haven for kids and adrenaline junkies.With attractions such as the Super Splash and the Hurricane, cool down this summer (or just this weekend) and have a splashing good time!
Must Ride: The Wipeout Rid, where you’ll spend 20 minutes in the air getting tossed, turned, and flipped!
Address: 62 Moo1, Rangsit-Ongkarak Road, Thanyaburi, Pathumthani, 12130
Opening Hours: 10:am to 5:00pm on weekdays; 10:00am to 7:00pm on weekends and public holidays
Get your Dream World tickets here!