Movie Animation Park Studios or MAPS Ipoh is a popular 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, was still undergoing testing and was not yet open to the public. Completion was expected in late 2017 but as at January 2020 the Dream Zone is still not open . Perhaps there has been a change in strategy.
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)
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.
Since August 2019 you can now enter the park for free and just pay per ride and attraction. The park uses a reloadable cashless MAPS e-pay card system with a minimum top-up of RM10.
You can find more details on the MAPS official website.
Monday & Tuesday: 4 pm - 11 pm.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday & School Holiday: 10 am to 10 pm.
Closed every Wednesday, except during school & public holidays.
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.