Movie Animation Park Studios or MAPS Ipoh is a new addition to Malaysia’s growing list of theme parks. It is said to be Asia’s first animation theme park and is located in Ipoh, Perak. It features Malaysian animated characters like BoBoiBoy as well as international characters such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, The Croods, Megamind, the Smurfs and Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
The park soft-opened in June 2017. One of the park’s 6 themed zones, the Dream Zone, is still undergoing testing and is not yet open to the public. Expected completion is late 2017.
1. Animation Square Zone
Includes The Adventurers Cartoon Academy, BoBoiBoy Hero Academy, 4D Adventure Theatre and various shops and food outlets.
2. Dream Zone (Not Yet Open as at August 2017)
Includes The Croods Crazy Chase, Casper’s Birthday Blast, Mr Peabody & Sherman’s Time Adventure, Dream Theatre, Megamind Megadrop and more themed shops and food outlets.
3. Blast Off Zone
Includes The Smurfs, The Adventurers Bumper Blast, Starship Restaurant and more.
4. Live Action Zone
Features Stunt Legends Arena, Asia’s first live stunt show.
5. Lakeside Zone
Includes Space X-plorers, Hyperspin and Asteroid Attack.
6. Fantasy Forest Zone
Includes tamer rides and attractions for younger kids.
The standard admission charges are way too expensive in my humble opinion. Perhaps the owners are in a hurry to recoup the RM 520 million which they have reportedly invested to build the park.
Various promo rates are offered during the current soft-opening phase, the cheapest of which is RM 125 Adult, RM 100 Child which are for Mondays-Thursdays only and Malaysians only.
You can see all the current ticket prices and buy online tickets on the MAPS official website.
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm.
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday & School Holiday: 10 am to 10 pm.
You can find the exact location on this map:
Movie Animation Park Studios, Persiaran Meru Raya 3, Bandar Meru Raya 3, 30020 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
There is a large parking area in front of the entrance. Currently parking is free but the ticket barriers are in place so perhaps a parking charge will be introduced later.