A Quick Guide to Johor Bahru’s Awesome Amusement Parks

Hankering for a family vacation that’s low on stress and high on fun? Fortunately, this ideal getaway with your loved ones is entirely possible with Johor Bahru tour packages. These are the perfect solution for busy parents who want to book an enjoyable holiday with their kids, as this up-and-coming city offers r both indoor and outdoor amusements.

There’s something for everyone thanks to the variety of things to do. Entertainment options include shopping, dining out, nature-related activities, and sports, to name a few.

Of course, there’s something for the kids to enjoy, too. In fact, it might just be every child’s favourite vacation activity: going to an amusement park! There are a number of them in JB, and we’ve picked out some of the best ones, which you can check out below.

Angry Birds Activity Park

If your kids are fans of these adorable round birds, they’re in for a treat. Situated on the 3rd floor of the Komtar Johor Bahru City Center, the Angry Birds Theme Park is a 26,000 square foot indoor parkthat is the first to carry the Angry Birds branding in Southeast Asia. Your kids will likely spend the day immersed in the world of the game, thanks to its five themed play areas: Danger Zone, Utopia, Classic, South Beach and Red’s Jungle Run..

No matter which one you head to first, the little ones will be kept active and engaged, as each area is equipped with a variety of play facilities. Examples include slides, climbing platforms, a go kart track, a trampolining area, and an obstacle course, among other attractions.

For those who may be worried about their children’s safety, don’t fret. Helpful staff members will be standing by in key locations to make sure that everyone is using the equipment properly. You can rest assured that your kids will be looked after, so you can go ahead and relax in the park’s dedicated parents’ lounge. Keep in mind, though, that children younger than 11 years old need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to enjoy the park.


Who said learning can’t be fun? In fact, this concept may just be why Finland’s educational system has been lauded as one of the best in the world.Many experts attribute this success to several factors, including a “learning through play” philosophy that governs Finnish early education. Thus, teaching is focused on fostering joy and encouraging of physical activity, and it all starts before the child even turns six.

With this unique take on education, it’s no wonder why Finnish students outperform peers from other countries in Math, Science, and Reading subjects. If you want your kids to get a taste of this type of educational play for themselves, you’re in luck. In JB, there exists an entire amusement park that’s dedicated entirely for learning!

This unusual facility is called Fanpekka, which was developed by Japan-based company AEON Fantasy Co. Ltd. This establishment occupies 27,500 square feet of space on the 2nd floor of AEON Mall Tebrau City. Once you step inside, you’ll find an indoor play facility designed for children between the ages of 2 and 12 that makes use of Finnish concepts and philosophies.. Fun physical activities at this park can stimulate young minds, encouraging them to think critically, solve problems, and form associations.

In fact, there’s no shortage of play equipment to climb up and slide down from. Your kids will surely have a ball at Lasten Ocean, an ocean of a ball pit where a play area made to look like a pirate ship is docked. If your kid prefers to do a bit of roleplaying, they can head over to the town of Leikkimikki, which features miniature versions of food trucks, shops and stalls. For those who prefer something a little more magical, they can also discover the whimsical secrets of Lasten Castle, where the park’s mascots, fairies called Tonttu, reside.

After checking out all the attractions, your little ones are sure to build up an appetite. Luckily, you don’t have to go far to satisfy your hunger, as you can nip into the Fanpekka Café for snacks and refreshments.

Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park

Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park is a JB must-visit if thrills are your top family holiday agenda. It’s especially ideal if you have limited time to spare, as it combines three parks into one.

The first of these three parks is Austin Heights’ Adventure Park, where you can take on the longest indoor suspension obstacle course in the country. It’s also one of the most challenging, as you’ll take on 51 obstacles of  varying difficulty all while being suspended 5 to 8 metres in the air.

If you don’t think that’s high enough, then move over to the Water Park and its assortment of thrilling slides. These rides are so high up that some require you to climb up two whole stories just to take the ride.

For those who aren’t fans of getting wet, drier pursuits await at the Sports & Leisure Park. There,you can  go-karts , get in a good workout at the Jump Street trampoline gym, or just chill out at the indoor ice-skating rink.

Desaru Coast

For the family that’d rather do away with the hassle of shuttling from attraction to attraction, this integrated resort destination in Bandar Penawarhas it all. Depending on your preferences, you can even choose from four luxurious places to stay: Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, or One&Only Desaru Coast. With on-site facilities such as a water park, two world-class golf courses, a shopping and dining complex, as well as  family-friendly accommodations, you’ll never want to leave.

To start off your morning, take a morning walk with the kids on the beach before hitting Adventure Waterpark, the newest addition to Johor Bahru’s collection of excellent water parks. One of the major rides you’ll want to check out is Kraken’s Revenge, a combination roller coaster and flume ride that will certainly get your heart pumping. Another attraction is Tidal Wave Beach, a three-acre wave pool that holds over four million gallons of water, making it one of the biggest pools of its kind in the world. If you still haven’t gotten enough of the water, then check out Riptide, an exhilarating water twister ride.


Legoland is the country’s first international theme park and the first Legoland to be built in Asia. Since its debut in 2012, it has attracted thousands of families to the city. From its original 40 attractions, rides, slides and shows, the park has since grown to add 30 more attractions to its roster.

The latest addition to Legoland’s numerous attractions is SEA LIFE Malaysia,an interactive aquarium that houses over 13,000 fishes and other sea creatures. This area is divided into 11 distinct themed zones focused around a different species or habitat. Watch stingrays soar and drift across the waters at Stingray Bay, or meet our other friendly residents at Ocean Tunnel, which gives you a 180-degree view of their largest tank.

After you’re done admiring their magnificent sea creatures, you can head down to the Theme Park to experience their thrilling rides and take in a show or two. For fantasy fans, don’t miss The Dragon at LEGO® Kingdoms, a rollercoaster that will take you into the dark and mysterious depths of the castle. If you’re more of a fan of dinosaurs than dragons, then visit Dino Island over at the Land of Adventure to try out the wettest ride in the park. If you haven’t gotten enough of the water, though, then mosey on over to the Water Park to enjoy Legoland’s colourful water slides and rides.

No matter what type of amusement park you like the most, we’re sure you’ll have a blast at any of the notable places we’ve listed here. Just make sure to check if the parks have any particular guidelines to follow, such as any age or height limits they may have to impose on certain rides. We hope you have a memorable adventure with your loved ones in JB!