[PHOTOS] Asia's First Animation Theme Park Is Now Open In Ipoh And It Looks Pretty Epic

There's something for everyone! :)

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Here's another reason to visit Ipoh!

Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), touted as Asia’s first animation theme park, has finally opened its door to visitors on Monday, 26 June.

Situated in Bandar Meru Raya, MAPS opened its doors to eager visitors who were seen lining up at ticket counters as early as 8am.

More than 7,000 visitors showed up at the RM520 million (US$121 million) theme park's soft launch, according to The Star.

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The theme park features over 40 attractions across six thematic zones for visitors of all age groups

These zones are Animation Square, Dream, Blast Off, Live Action, Lakeside, and Fantasy Forest Zones.

The park, which boasts the tagline “Live Your Dreams!”, houses attractions based on popular cartoon themes like The Smurfs and Casper the Friendly Ghost as well as homegrown characters like BoBoiBoy.

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For those in need of an adrenaline rush, catch adrenaline-pumping car and motorbike stunt performances at the park's Stunt Legends Arena

There are three live shows happening daily in the 2,000-seat complex.

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For thrill-seekers, the park houses Megamind Megadrop - Malaysia’s tallest drop tower - that descends 52 metres within three seconds! Not for the faint-hearted for sure.

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That drop. :O

Fuel up and recharge in this "spaceship" where you can have a meal in three levels of restaurants in an outer space themed environment

While you're chowing down on delicious grub, don't forget to share your memories on social media instantly as MAPS provides free WiFi with speed up to 1,000Mbps.

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For kids and those who are young at heart, the Fantasy Forest Zone gives them an opportunity to explore the Cave of Wonders or cool down under the watchful eyes of ancient Roman statues at the Coliseum Water Garden

The theme park has also placed photographers at all zones for your photo-op needs. Printed copies can be purchased at selected photo kiosks.

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Looks like MAPS has something for everyone in the family! In conjunction with the Raya holidays, discounted tickets priced at RM131 for adults and RM104 for children are currently available until 2 July.

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Address: Persiaran Meru Raya 3, Bandar Meru Raya 3, 30020 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 10.00am to 6.00pm (Monday - Friday), 10.00am to 10.00pm (Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays, and School Holidays)

Contact Details: +605 501 5666

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