Pack up the kids and get ready for a fun ride! There are hundreds of theme parks located in Asia…and Little Steps has done the fun for you to narrow down the best of the best. Read on to get inspired for your next family holiday!
Tokyo Disney and SEA is the ultimate theme park destination in Asia and one of the best and most visited in the world. You can have fun, stay, dine, shop and more at Tokyo Disney. The DisneySEA park is a unique concept with six nautically themed ports. With multiple hotels, restaurants and a monorail on site, this trip can be so easy!
Tokyo Disney Resort, 1-1 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba 279-0031, Japan, +81 45-330-5211, www.tokyodisneyresort.jp
With over 7 million visitors a year and the addition of expensive new rides, Hong Kong Disneyland is thriving. There are plenty of attractions for the little ones in themed areas such as Fantasy Land, Adventure Land and Toy Story Land. Spot cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Cinderella. Look out for the new Iron Man thrill ride opening in 2016 and a new hotel in 2017!
Hong Kong Disneyland, +852 3550 3369, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, www.hongkongdisneyland.com
Located in Osaka and accessable by the bullet train, Universal Studios Japan is similar to the Hollywood original. Featuring shows, rides and restaurants based on famous movies like Jaws, Back to the Future and Terminator as well as kid favorites like Sesame Street, Shrek and Spiderman there is something for everyone here. Avoid the weekend queues and get an Express Pass!
Universal Studios Japan, +81 570-200-606, Japan, 〒554-0031 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Konohana Ward, Sakurajima, 2−1−３３, www.usj.co.jp
Spend a day at the family friendly Universal Studios Singapore. Enjoy a breakfast buffet with the gang from Sesame Street on weekends then catch the ‘When I Grow Up’ stage show. Fans of Magagascar, Jurassic Park and Shrek will be blown away by these areas and there’s some hair raising rides for the big kids too, don’t miss the 3D Transformer ride and the Revenge of the Mummy™ roller coaster.
Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island Singapore 098269, +65 6577 8899, www.rwsentosa.com
Immerse yourself in the underwater World at OceanPark Hong Kong. Catch a show, take a ride, get close to the animals while learning about ocean and marine life conservation. From the Waterfront to the Summit there's something for everyone, including Whiskers Harbour for the littlest ones. There are exciting expansion plans in the works for a hotel, waterpark and more.
OceanPark Hong Kong, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, +852 3923 2323, www.oceanpark.com.hk
The Legoland Hotel is now open so you can stay and enjoy the park for longer. Legoland has rides, slides, shows and attractions to keep everyone entertained. Look out for the new Star Wars Death Star made from half a million LEGO bricks, on display for a limited time! Cool down at the recently opened Legoland Water Park with water slides, wave pools and a lazy river.
Legoland Malaysia, 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia, +60 7-597 8888, www.legoland.com.my
Just nearby is the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, comprising of Hello Kitty Town, Little Big Club and Lat’s Place where you can enjoy rides, shows, interactive play zones all under the one (air-conditioned) roof! Kids will love singing along to a Barney show, riding on Thomas the Tank Engine or helping Bob the Builder build a house. When they’ve worked up an appetite head to Lat’s Place.
Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia, +603 2203 9668, www.playtime.com.my
The Wonderla Amusement Park and Resort with two locations in India has Dry Rides, Wet Rides, High Thrill Rides and Kids Rides. Wonderla Kochi also has a beautiful Botanical Garden and the Bangalore resort has a luxury hotel. As well as rides for all age groupls, there’s a huge variety of water rides from a beach like wave pool to a rain disco so you can splash around all day.
Everland is the largest and most popular theme park in South Korea. Go on a safari adventure, woosh down a snow covered slope or explore the huge Kidzcovery playground. The latest attraction is K-Pop Hologram where you can experience a live concert and meet K-Pop stars through a 3D hologram. Caribbean Bay is a huge water park for indoor and outdoor family fun.
Everland Resort, 199, Everland-ro, Pogog-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, +82 31-320-5000, www.everland.com