Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park describes itself as Malaysia's premier theme park and Asia's Best Attraction and from what I have seen I think that is a fair comment. My daughter rates it as her  joint favourite theme park in Malaysia (along with Legoland Malaysia) but she prefers Singapore's Universal Studios.

Sunway Lagoon is spread over 80 acres and is part of the wider 800 acre Sunway Integrated Resort City which includes a 5 star hotel, a very popular shopping mall, residential blocks, a hospital and more. Built on derelict tin mining land in Petaling Jaya south of Kuala Lumpur, the development is a successful example of rehabilitating an industrial wasteland.

Sunway Lagoon theme park has 6 sections - Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Scream Park, X Park and Sunway Lost Lagoon. Here is my review of each section:

1. Water Park

Sunway Lagoon Water Park

The Water Park comprises Little Zimbabwe, an African themed water park, and Surf Beach.

My kids enjoyed the Congo Challenge, a six-lane water slide where people can race each other downhill headfirst on mats.

There are a number of other slides and tubes to enjoy as well as a lazy river and a waterfall.

But the highlight of the Water Park has to be the Vuvuzela, which the park describes as the world's largest vortex ride. It is similar to the vortex ride at i-City, but Sunway's version is much higher and lasts longer. I expected there to be massive queues for this ride but but there was no waiting time at all and we went on it twice. My daughter and her friends loved it!

Vuvuzela ride at Sunway Lagoon

Surf Beach is said to be the world's largest man-made surf pool. The wave machine, which can produce waves of up to 8 feet in height, was not working on my recent visit. The backdrop to the beach is a 75 feet high volcano which is supposed to erupt periodically but again there were no eruptions on my last visit. The Surf Beach is a nice place to relax and if you arrive early you might be able to grab one of the curtained gazebos on the island for that extra tropical feeling.

Of course proper swimming attire is required for this section of the park and changing rooms and lockers are provided.

Gazebo at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon

Another popular attraction at the Water Park is the Waterplexx 5D, a fun virtual ride in a cinema-like setting and with seats that move while watching the short (4 minutes) but thrilling movie wearing 3D glasses. The plastic seats and puddles of water on the floor give a clue of what to expect as the audience gets spashed and soaked during the experience. Expect to get wet!

2. Amusement Park

Sunway Lagoon Amusement Park

For land lubbers who prefer to stay dry there is plenty to do in the World of Adventure including a roller coaster at the Lost City of Gold, a spinning ride called Apache Pots, and stomach churning upside down rides on the Tomahawk and Pirate's Revenge.

The Wild Wild West has tamer rides for younger kids such as Butch Cassidy Trail, the Alamo and, my favourite, the Grand Canyon River Rapids. There is also the Colorado Splash some arcade games.

Suspension Bridge at Sunway Lagoon

Here too you can also enjoy crossing a 428m long pedestrian suspension bridge (again claimed to be the world's longest).

3. Wildlife Park

Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park is a great little zoo specialising in cute, cuddly, friendly animals and a few not-so-cuddly ones like eagles, pythons and tigers, including a pair of rare 'white tigers' . The petting enclosure was a big hit with the family and we enjoyed hand-feeding the rabbits, tortoises and guinea pigs and petting the ponies. Over in the bird enclosure there were some amazingly friendly budgies who liked to use my wife's head and arms as a perch as well as kites, owls, peacocks, macaws and cockatoos.

There is also a Night Zoo for a different experience, open every Friday, Saturday and School Holidays.

4. X Park

Extreme Park, Sunway Lagoon

There are a whole bunch of adrenaline rush activities here for the thrill-seeking extreme sports fans. You can experience weightlessness (and probably a good deal of nausea - I didn't try it!) on G Force X, a slingshot ride which hurtles you 65m into the air at 120km per hour and apparently produces 5 G's of force.

You can war-game with paintball guns, drive quad bikes, race Go-Karts, practice your climbing skills on the vertical climbing wall and bounce on the Power Jump Bungee Trampoline. There is also a 203m Flying Fox and paintball target shooting..

Quad Bikes at Sunway Lagoon

5. Scream Park

The Lynton V Harris Scream Park is a modern take on the old house of horrors. There are currently various different scenarios for you to scare yourself silly with, namely Sharknado Alive! and Nights of Fright. 

In addition to frightening special effects, Scream Park employs live actors who jump out and scream at you, blow down the back of your neck and do lots of other scary tricks. Not suitable for the faint hearted. I did not enjoy it that much but then again it is not intended for old guys like me!

6. Sunway Lost Lagoon

This is essentially an extension of the Water Park with a dozen new water slides and water playgrounds set in tropical rainforest-themed surroundings.

2024 Ticket Prices & Operating Hours

Sunway Lagoon has just one price covering entrance to all 6 Parks (Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife, Extreme Park, Scream Park, Lost Lagoon) with unlimited rides. 


Adult 13 & Above

Child 12 & Below

Seniors 60 & Above









TIP You can get up to a 12% discount on these prices by buying online through Tripcarte's secure website with instant ticketing, fully refundable and hassle free e-tickets.

Note that most of the activities in the Extreme Park carry an extra fee (Bungy Jump, G Force X, Go Kart, Paintball Combat).

Children below 90cm get in free.

Seniors are age 60 and above (ID needed).

Sunway Lagoon is open Wed - Mon from 10am to 6pm.  Closed on Tuesdays except during Malaysian school and public holidays.

Night Park is open Wed - Mon from 6pm to 11pm.

There are plenty of food outlets inside the park. No outside food is allowed.

How to Get to Sunway Lagoon

If you are coming by car there is a huge car park in the neighbouring Sunway Pyramid shopping mall but it gets really busy at weekends so arrive early.

If you are a tourist staying in KL it would be probably be easiest to take a taxi. It is not far and will not be expensive.

KTM Komuter trains stop at Setia Jaya and from there you can take the BRT Sunway Line bus to Sunway Lagoon.

Putra LRT's nearest station is Kelana Jaya and again you would need a feeder bus.

Free Shuttle Service

Sunway provides a free shuttle bus service around Sunway City every 25 minutes (subject to traffic conditions).

Operating hours

Mon – Fri: 0700 – 2130
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 0900 – 2130

Shuttle stops

  1. Sunway Pyramid Hotel
  2. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
  3. Sunway Lagoon Entrance
  4. Sun-U Residence
  5. Sunway Medical Centre
  6. Menara Sunway
  7. Sunway University College (Side Entrance)
  8. Monash University Sunway Campus
  9. Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (Under the Lion head)


Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

Sunway Lagoon has its own 5-star hotel, the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa with a fine view over the theme park. Not only is it super convenient for the theme park but it is also attached to one of the top shopping malls in KL, Sunway Pyramid, and there are many restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots in this area. 


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