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Guide To Sunway Lagoon: Iconic Amusement Park Near KL With 80+ Attractions, Themed Rides & Glamping

Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia – Theme park near KL


When it comes to theme parks in Malaysia, most Singaporeans immediately think of LEGOLAND Malaysia and Genting SkyWorlds. Sunway Lagoon is somewhat of a pioneer, having opened all the way back in 1993. It measures 88 acres which, to put it into perspective, is more than 3.5 times the size of VivoCity – SG’s biggest mall.

You can look forward to over 80 attractions across 6 different parks, all included in a single ticket. Accommodation wise, there are luxury hotels within the complex so you don’t have to fret about transportation to and fro, as well as glamping packages with premium BBQ dinners. 

Here’s the full lowdown so you can start planning your trip to Sunway Lagoon, located less than an hour from KL.

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Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia – Theme park near KL80+ attractions across 6 different parksSunway Lagoon hotel & glamping packagesHow to get to Sunway Lagoon from Singapore


80+ attractions across 6 different parks


Prices for theme park tickets in general aren’t exactly negligible, so it can be a real downer to enter and find that there are limited things to do. At Sunway Lagoon, you have the inverse challenge of potentially too much to do.

The entire theme park is split into 6 different parks, comprising an amusement park, water park, wildlife exhibit, and Nickelodeon-themed “Lost Lagoon” all in one. There are also zones dedicated to haunted houses and thrilling activities like bungee jumping, so adrenaline seekers know exactly where to go. 


1. Amusement Park – Kid-friendly rides & carnival games


Sunway Lagoon Malaysia - Amusement Park RidesImage adapted from: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

The main Amusement Park section is where you’ll find all the classic rides like a Ferris wheel, carousel, spinning teacups, and pirate ship. It’s foolproof fun for all ages, whether you’re accompanying your little one or have a fear of roller coasters

Carnival GamesImage credit: Sun City

There are also carnival games where you can win cute plushies. Games like the ring toss and ball-in-the-bucket are simple enough for kids to partake in, and if you’re here on a couple’s getaway, you stand a good chance of snagging prizes for bae.

Sunway Lagoon Suspension BridgeImage credit: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

The Amusement Park is also home to the iconic Sunway Lagoon Suspension Bridge, one of the most IG-worthy spots in the theme park. It measures 428m long, dangling over the park’s attractions from rides to bodies of water, and is a must-visit to snap some pics and commemorate your trip.


2. Water Park – 5D rides & surf pool with man-made waves


Kids Water ParkImage credit: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

Pack your swimsuit and lotsa sunscreen, ‘cause the Water Park is where you’ll get hours of fun splashing around. The kiddos will have a blast over at Little Zimbabwe, an African-themed water playground for children. There are plenty of different slides and fountains for them to explore as they stay cool in the wading pool.

Vuvuzela Vortex RideImage adapted from: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram, Sunway Lagoon

One of Sunway Lagoon’s highlights is the Vuvuzela Vortex Ride, a gargantuan water slide that’s 11 storeys tall. Besides the staggering height, it’s also the world’s largest vortex ride, meaning it uses centrifugal force to propel you even harder. Imagine the thrill of being flushed down a giant toilet bowl, if you will.

For a slightly different water ride, give the Waterplexx 5D a go. It’s a 5-dimensional ride with moving seats, laser projections, and plenty of wind, mist, fog, and water jet sprays to fully immerse you – and leave you soaking wet.

Surf Beach Man-Made WavesImage credit: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

Those who wanna experience ocean vibes without the fear of lurking jellyfish and stingrays can head to Surf Beach. It’s a huge 13,000sqm surf pool where you can float along and enjoy the man-made waves, or channel your inner Baywatch babe/hunk and take part in the Flowrider surfing simulator.


3. X Park – Exhilarating activities like bungee jumping & go-karting


X Park is where the activities are decidedly more high-adrenaline or physically demanding. From go-karting to archery, you can expect to activate some muscles here, and have your heart rate soar considerably.

Sunway Lagoon Bungee JumpImage credit: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

Thrillseekers love a good Bungee Jump, and over here you’ll get to catch a bird’s-eye view of the entire Sunway Lagoon complex as you take the leap. For the slightly more faint of heart who still want to catch some air time, there’s a Bungee Trampoline where you’ll get to control how high you wanna bounce.

Live out your Mario Kart fantasies on the Go-Kart course – sans the banana peels and turtle shells. The circuit is designed with sharp turns and continuous twists so you can put your manoeuvring skills to the test.

G Force X MalaysiaImage credit: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

Chase that heart-dropping thrill some more with G Force X, a slingshot ride which propels you at speeds of up to 120km/h. In between catching your breath and relishing the sheer adrenaline, you’ll also get to enjoy aerial views of the theme park. 

Archery Target ShootingImage credit: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

If you fancy yourself an excellent marksman, head to the paintball and archery stations. Test your accuracy without fearing that you’ll get caught in the crossfire, as it’s purely target shooting and not a battlefield-type arena.


4. Lost Lagoon – Rides themed after Nickelodeon shows


Lost Lagoon NickelodeonImage credit: Sunway City

The Lost Lagoon is an official Nickelodeon themed zone that has attractions for both young and old – ‘cause we all know the love for cartoon series like SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles transcends generations. 

SpongeBob SquarePants & Dora The Explorer MascotsLittle ones will be thrilled to snap pics with roving mascots.Image adapted from: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

Expect rides and activities themed after a number of Nickelodeon hit shows. These come in varying thrill levels, from tame canopy trails and water playgrounds for kids to high-level water rides with gravity-defying ascents and heart-sinking drops.


5. Wildlife Park – Borderless enclosures & animal feeding kits


Sunway Lagoon Malaysia - Wildlife ParkImage adapted from: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

Save time and hassle by squeezing in a zoo visit on your amusement park outing. Sunway Lagoon has a Wildlife Park within the theme park, and it’s no shabby makeshift mind you.

It houses more than 150 species of animals, and the borderless glass enclosures allow you to get real up close with the wildlife. See white tigers, majestic snakes, exotic birds, and cute critters like hedgehogs and raccoons at breathtaking proximity

Malaysia Wildlife ParkImage credit: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

Besides just coursing through the enclosures, you can catch the 3pm daily show at the Wildlife Theatre, feed critters like tortoises and goats by purchasing Animal Feed Kits (from RM15, ~S$4.37), and interact with animals through zookeeper-guided sessions. Check out the Wild Encounters schedule and plan your trip accordingly.


6. Scream Park – Horror movie BTS & themed scare zones in Oct


Sunway Lagoon Malaysia - Scream ParkImage credit: Klook

Every year come October, Sunway Lagoon’s Scream Park holds a Halloween festival à la Halloween Horror Nights. First launched in 2013, it’s called Nights of Fright and the entire Scream Park section gets transformed into a scare zone.

There’ll be themed trails, live performances, and roving scare actors to give you the heebie jeebies. Spot popular characters in horror pop culture like Jigsaw, Annabelle, and Valak from The Conjuring and The Nun.

Sharknado AliveImage adapted: Sunway City

For those popping by any other time of the year, you can still look forward to Sharknado Alive. This year-round exhibit takes guests on 15-minute BTS tours of the Sharknado film series, a horror-comedy franchise known for being so kitschy, you can’t look away. The studio tour grants exclusive glimpses to the movie set-ups and over-the-top props, including numerous shark statues you can strike poses with.

Diehard fans of the franchise will also be able to pick up assorted merch here, immortalising the films even though it’s been a decade since the original’s release. Who knows, these may become vintage treasures in the future.


Sunway Lagoon hotel & glamping packages


Hotel packages


If Sunway Lagoon is in your itinerary, it pays to stay within the sprawling Sunway complex. Besides the obvious benefits of shaving travel time and costs to and fro, there are also some attractive hotel packages that provide value for money.

Deluxe Plus Room at Sunway Pyramid HotelDeluxe Plus Room at Sunway Pyramid Hotel.Image credit: Sunway Hotels

For instance, the Quackcation package comprises a 1-night stay for 2 guests at either Sunway Pyramid Hotel’s Deluxe Plus Room or Sunway Lagoon Hotel’s Deluxe Room will cost RM908 (~S$264.80), inclusive of breakfast.

The hotel package includes 2 admission tickets to Sunway Lagoon, 1 Animal Feed Kit for the Wildlife Park, a Sunway Lagoon retail voucher worth RM50 to snag some souvenirs, and Sunway Pyramid app points worth RM100.

If you’re swinging by the theme park past sundown, opt for the Ducktacular Getaway package.

Deluxe Plus Room at Sunway Clio Hotel.Deluxe Plus Room at Sunway Lagoon Hotel.Image credit: Sunway Hotels

Similarly, you’ll get 1 night’s accommodation at either the Sunway Pyramid Hotel or Sunway Lagoon Hotel, with breakfast for 2. At RM728 (~S$212.30), the package consists of 2 admission tickets to Sunway Lagoon at night, 3 carnival game vouchers, and the same RM50 retail voucher and app points worth RM100.

Booking period: Now till 30th November 2023Stay period: Now till 31st December 2023

Sunway Lagoon HotelADDRESSJalan PJS 11/15, Off, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Opening Hours:Thursday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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GOOGLE REVIEWS4.5 (2902)CONTACT INFORMATION+60 03-7492 8000 Sunway Pyramid Hotel ADDRESSPersiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Opening Hours:Thursday 00:00-00:00 Show Time Hide

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GOOGLE REVIEWS4.5 (8328)CONTACT INFORMATION+60 3-7492 8000 More InformationRECOMMENDED TICKETS AT $77.00 image$102.33imageCheapest$77.00

Find out more about Sunway Lagoon hotel packages.


Glamping packages


Alternatively, you could opt to spend the night on actual theme park grounds. Sunway Lagoon offers glamping packages where you can step right out to the action. 

Sunway Lagoon Malaysia GlampingRoam freely around the camping grounds, with bean bags and hammocks for you to lounge on.Image credit: Sunway Lagoon

The Camp Out! glamping experience also comes with a BBQ dinner and private pool access. Rates are RM668 (~S$194.70) for a Single Tent and RM998 (~S$290.90) for a roomy Twin Tent. Get your beauty sleep in spacious tents fitted with up to 2 single beds, an air cooler, and refreshments should you wake up in the middle of the night feeling peckish.

Glamping BBQImage credit: Sunway Lagoon

Sustenance wise, each glamping package is inclusive of breakfast and a BBQ dinner per pax. Needless to say, you’ll also get admission to Sunway Lagoon, plus a nifty 10% discount for pay-per-ride attractions, lockers, and tube rentals at the Water Park.

Find out more about Sunway Lagoon glamping packages.

The Camp Out! glamping experience also comes with a BBQ dinner and private pool access. Rates are RM668 (~S$194.70) for a Single Tent and RM998 (~S$290.90) for a roomy Twin Tent.

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Priced from RM1,388 (~S$403.95) for a 2D1N package for 2 guests, the package comes with the following perks:

2-day admission tickets to Sunway Lagoon for 2 paxSunway Lagoon Night admission ticket for 2 paxBuffet breakfastBBQ dinnerMystery gift pack

Find out more about Lagoon Villa.


How to get to Sunway Lagoon from Singapore


Now that you’re geared up to journey to Sunway Lagoon, here are the various modes of transport that’ll take you from Singapore to Subang Jaya – assuming you’re flying in via KL.

The theme park is located about a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). A taxi or private hire car will cost roughly RM200-RM255 (~S$58.21-S$74.20).

For those travelling in big groups or with little kids in tow, you might want to get a Kuala Lumpur Private Vehicle Charter to have a car (S$50.30) or van (S$100.35) ferry up to 7 people straight from your choice of pickup in KL, be it the airport or a hotel.

Sunway City Free Shuttle Bus MalaysiaImage credit: Sunway City

There is a free shuttle bus service within the Sunway Resort City complex that runs every 25 minutes between 7am-10.15pm on Monday to Saturday, and 9am-10.15pm on Sundays. You’ll be able to hop on and off at stops like the Sunway Metro bus stop, Sunway Pyramid Hotel, and Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

Check out the full list of Sunway Shuttle Bus stops.

KLIA RailwayImage credit: KLIA2

Lastly, you could go for the railway services from KL Sentral or KLIA to Sunway Lagoon station, but that’ll take you roughly 1 and 2 hours respectively when combined with Bus Rapid Transit services.

Prices start from RM9 (~S$2.79) for the whole journey, making this the most affordable option if you have time to spare and want to check out some scenery along the way.


Get access to 6 different parks with 1 Sunway Lagoon ticket

OGs know that while Sunway Lagoon may not be the newest kid on the block, there’s a reason why people across generations have great memories of it to share.

Sunway Lagoon Malaysia Subang JayaImage credit: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia via Instagram

Offering access to 6 different parks at the cost of 1 ticket, it’s quite a steal considering the sheer number of attractions that are available. The best part is, you’ll find tailored activities within each zone that’ll suit you and your group’s preferences, whether that be family-friendly games or thrilling rides and horror themed exhibits.

Next time you’re brainstorming things to do in Kuala Lumpur besides feasting and shopping, give this huge 6-in-1 theme park a go. With over 80 attractions in one spot, you’re bound to chalk up a list of personal faves you’ll want to head to again and again.

Book your tickets to Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park ADDRESSBandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Opening Hours: Show Time Hide

GOOGLE REVIEWSundefined (undefined)RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT $34.35 imageCheapest$34.35

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A portion of this content may contain referral links to products. Our opinions remain our own.Cover image adapted from: @sunwaylagoonmalaysia viaArticle originally published on 27th October 2022. Last updated on 31st August 2023.

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