Asian Theme Parks To Visit That Aren’t Disneyland Or Universal Studios | CoolJapan

Everyone’s favourite childhood memory might have occurred in an amusement park. At one point in our lives, we all probably have begged our parents to bring us to the local theme park as a weekend treat. We’d run around the park, cotton candy on hand, and couldn’t wait to gain enough height to be allowed in the more extreme attractions. But now that we’re adults, the novelty of these places have gone. Still, there are times that we miss the more carefree days of our youth. During those days, why not visit these memorable places once again? Feel like a kid again when you travel around Asia by checking out these theme parks around the region. They’re lesser known than your usual Disneyland or Universal Studios parks, but we guarantee they’re worth your visit.

Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Japan

Visiting at least one of the two Disney parks or Universal Studios in Japan would probably be part of your itinerary. But, unbeknownst to most tourists, the country has tons of other fun theme parks you can visit. One of those is Fuji-Q Highland located at the foot of Mount Fuji. People go there not only for the anime-themed attractions but also for the scenic environment. If you decide to ride one of their record-breaking roller coasters, try your hardest to keep your eyes open for a superb view of the country’s tallest peak.

Everland, Yongin, South Korea

K-drama fans have most likely included this in their bucketlists already. But even if you aren’t, you’ll still surely enjoy South Korea’s largest theme park. For adrenaline junkies, there’s the T-express, one of the steepest roller coasters in the world. Not quite ready for that? Enjoy the afternoon feeding giraffes at the Safari Zone instead. Everland is divided into five zones, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Legoland, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Though a bit far from Kuala Lumpur, Legoland in Johor Bahru is still a must-visit, especially for those who grew up playing Legos. Witness your childhood imagination come alive in this theme park completely made out of Lego bricks. What’s unique about this park is that its attractions are hands-on. Ride through the Lego kingdoms with a roller coaster or have a quick tour around Asia in their Miniland. 

Adventure Cove Waterpark, Singapore

We’re in a tropical region so it’s not a surprise that a ton of water theme parks are common in our area. Beat the year-long heat and humidity by heading off to Adventure Cove Waterpark this weekend. This attraction in Resorts World Sentosa, however, is not your usual water park full of refreshingly thrilling water slides. Here, you’re also allowed to snorkel with 20,000 fishes swimming in their man-made lagoon. 

Enchanted Kingdom, Laguna, Philippines

An hour away from Manila, you’ll find the country’s best theme park. Locals love to visit Enchanted Kingdom for a quick weekend getaway. The park features seven unique zones enjoyable for the young and young-at-heart. There’s a number of thrilling attractions you can try, from roller coasters to a drop tower ride. But aside from these, the food from the park is definitely worth a taste. Be sure to end your journey through the park by hopping on the ferries wheel for a breathtaking view of the countryside during sunset. 

(Cover photo from: @fujikyuhighland)

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