Asia is an exciting continent to explore and there are some unique, interesting and thrilling theme parks here. From Disney and Universal to hilariously bad, Asia has many parks but today we are sharing the best theme parks in Asia.
1. Tokyo Disney Resort – Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Disneyland is an iconic palace to visit, complete with lands such as Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. But, what makes this resort number 1 on our list is Tokyo DisneySea. This is arguably the best Disney park in the entire world. Explore the myths and legends of the sea in this water-themed park complete with amazing light shows and impressive fireworks. Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland are our favourite parts in Asia and need to be on your itinerary if you visit Japan!
Visit one park for ¥8,200 (adult) or ¥4,900 (child). 2 day passports include both parks and cost ¥14,800 (adult) and ¥8,800 (child).
2. Universal Studios – Osaka, Japan
Located in Osaka, Japan, this is one of the best theme parks in the world. Not only does it include thrilling rides and 4D shows but the lands are well themed and immersive. Harry Potter fans will love this park; walking through Hogwarts, visiting Ollivanders to buy a wand and even trying some butterbeer.
Not a Potter fan? Visit the Nintendo inspired area opening soon, explore Jurassic Park, Hello Kitty in Universal Wonderland and the minions. Plus, Sesame Street lovers can meet their favourite characters as well as Snoopy.
For a 1 day pass, adult tickets start at￥7,091 whilst children start ￥4,910.
3. Sunway Lagoon – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A family-friendly amusement park, this theme park has a bit of everything. Thrill rides include a bungy jump or exciting rides in the extreme park area. Looking for something spooky? Head to the haunted house or cool off in the waterpark. Families can visit the mini zoo whilst foodies will love the massive variety of street food, cafes and restaurants on offer. There are over 90 attractions here too, so you will not be left disappointed.
Adult passes start at MYR 165
4. Dreamworld – Pathum Thani, Thailand
Not far from Bangkok is the incredible Dreamworld. The park was built to turn children’s dreams into reality, so expect giant beanstalks to climb, supersized houses and even a snow town. There are also some thrill rides for those looking for something a little more exhilarating.
Plus, the park has its fair share of water rides to help keep you cool in the Thailand sun as well as a Water Fun play area for young children. Families can also enjoy the animal farm with exotic animals or take in one of the shows or parades.
Tickets start at 1100B per person
5. Everland – Seoul, South Korean
This is Korea’s biggest theme park and is the most popular in the country too. With its own resort and outdoor water park as well as 5 differentiated themed park areas inspired by the different continents, this theme park is massive.
Visit the Global Fair, a place for food and pictures inspired by places around the world and somewhat similar to Disney’s Epcot. Zootopia is the park’s most popular area, inspired by the film, you can visit the petting zoo, see the animal shows or go on a pony ride. Safari rides are also available here too.
Stop by the European Adventure to appreciate the flower garden or Mystery Mansion then head to Magic Land for some elaborate themed and colorful buildings and rides. Castle, ride the Rodeo in American Adventure before jumping on the Double Rock Spin ride.
One day tickets start at 56k WON (adults) and 44K WON (children) whilst two-day tickets cost 87K WON (adults) or 69K WON (children).
6. Shanghai Disneyland – Shanghai, China.
Shanghai Disneyland is huge and includes many of the loved attractions from the American parks. TRON is the standout ride here whilst the innovated and updated Pirates of the Caribbean is the best version of this ride in the world.
The castle is unique, in that it represents storybook characters rather than a specific princess whilst the usual meet and greets and parades can be expected here too. Families can also enjoy the unique Voyage to the Crystal Grotto and get lost in Alice in Wonderland’s Maze. We ranked the Shanghai Disneyland rides from best to worst too!
Adult prices start at 399 RMB but check prices in advance, this park used a tiered structure for peak season.
7. Motiongate – Dubai
This is the largest, Hollywood-inspired theme park in the Middle East, with over 100 rides to choose from. There are many areas you will recognise as the park includes attractions from DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate.
Blast some ghosts on the Ghostbuster ride or visit Hotel Transylvania for a less spooky take on the haunted house. Attractions are also inspired by Cloud with a chance of meatballs, The Smurfs, Underworld, Zombieland, Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and the Hunger Games.
Tickets start at 250 AED
8. Ocean Park Hong Kong
This is one of the world’s most visited theme park because of its unique location. Spread across 226 acres on the side of a mountain, this park not only includes a selection of fun rides but also an oceanarium.
Visit the world’s largest aquarium dome, head to the Panda habitat and explore the animal and marine mammal park before experiencing the rollercoaster of the amusement park.
Adult tickets start at HK$498 whilst children start at HK$249.
9. Waterbom Bali – Bali, Indonesia
Cool off in this action-packed waterpark located near Kuta. Surrounded by luscious gardens and forests, this park has lots to offset all visitors. With thrilling rides and free-fall drops, there is enough here to keep those thrill seekers entertained whilst the private gazebos on offer is ideal for those looking to relax and unwind.
The scenic surroundings make the lazy river journey a beautiful and relaxing trip whilst youngsters can enjoy the fantastic area. Plus, there is a Flow Rider attraction for those that want to work on their surfing.
Adult passes start at 150K IDR
10. Universal Studios – Singapore
Known as one of the best family-friendly theme parks in the world, this Universal Studios Singapore park is quite a bit different to others in the world. Firstly, it is much smaller, meaning attractions are closer together and you can get around the park in just a few hours.
There are 24 attractions at this park, many of which are linked to movies such as Shrek, Madagascar and Transformers as well as an area dedicated to Sesame Street.
The park can be found within Sentosa Island, meaning you can stay in one of the many luxury hotels and enjoy the themed restaurants and attractions in the area too.
One day tickets cost S$81 for adults and S$61 for children.
So those are our 10 best theme parks in Asia – which park is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!