World’s Longest Waterslide To Open At Penang’s ESCAPE Theme Park By December 2018
Thrill-seekers and water lovers should start planning your swimwear #ootds because the world’s longest waterslide will be opening in Penang, Malaysia.
Just an hour’s plane ride away, Singaporeans now have one more reason to bump visiting Teluk Bahang’s ESCAPE theme park, up on your bucket list.
As the slide is slated to open next December, let’s deep dive into the other attractions awaiting the adventurous crowds who’ll throng the latest addition to the water park on opening day.
Worth The Wait?
Sure, December 2018 sure seems far away, but this epic theme park’s offerings have undoubtedly already captured our imaginations.
The waterslide will be 420m high, at the top of its very own hill. With the slide itself coming in at a massive 1km long, you’ll definitely expect an insanely fun rush from start to finish.
The best part is, there’s a chairlift ride, so there will be no struggling up a never-ending flight of stairs to get back to the top.
For how this works, you’ll probably be interested to check out the highlight reel of the star attractions to get you pumped for the ride.
That’s Not All
If being an adrenaline-junkie isn’t really your thing, there will be other non-water related attractions to look forward to.
ESCAPE theme park has cool obstacle courses, such as Aerobat, where you can show off your acrobatic skills while swinging through the air.
A child-friendly activity called Discovery Dig, will let you fulfill your childhood dreams of being a pirate quite literally.
Using tools provided – or your bare hands if you prefer – you’ll be tasked with digging through mounds of soil and sand to uncover hidden treasure, while learning more about Malaysia’s mining history.
There’s also going to be a brand new water park, apart from the world’s longest waterslide. Catch a sneak preview of this here.
Other notable attractions will include a luge and zip coasters for an aerial view of the water park. There’s even a ride called a Tubby Line, for daredevils to experience the thrill of speeding down a river.
You’ll definitely want to bring along your go-pros and waterproof cameras to capture all the in-tunnel whooshing, so you can relive the maximum zipping glory whenever you wish.
Escape Theme Park opens from Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm, and will be closed every Monday.
Admission is going to set you back $45 if you are between the ages of 13-60. The good news is that children under the age of 3, can go in for free when accompanied by a paying guest.
While kids from 4-12 years old and adults above 60, can expect to pay about S$30 per entry if no prior booking is made.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of the ticket prices in Malaysian Ringgit:
Clearly, it’s advisable to make your bookings on their official website 2 months in advance, so you’ll be able to enjoy a lot of savings on your fares.
If you’re planning to get there from Penang International Airport, it’s only an hour’s drive away. Taking a cab from the airport on the other hand, will probably set you back between S$9-$13.
Pack Your Bags
With Penang being so close to Singapore, this is the perfect opportunity to start planning to whisk your loved ones away for an adventure of a lifetime.
We definitely think a wet and wild Christmas getaway next year does sound pretty good.
Don’t forget the major plus points you stand to gain when all your jealous friends find out that you’ve been on the world’s longest waterslide without them.
Featured image from YouTube.